Best places to visit in December
Make the most of the festive season with a short break or Christmas vacation this December. Whether you're eager to immerse yourself in the joys of the holidays with a city break in a fairytale European destination, or want to escape the winter weather entirely and soak up some December sun at a hot beachfront resort, Radisson Blu has plenty of inspiration for places to go on your Christmas or New Year's break.
From skiing and snow sports, to Christmas markets, theater and cultural attractions, there's an abundance of ways to spend a short break or longer family vacation this December. Couples can choose from romantic winter destinations, as well as fantastic ideas for New Year breaks with friends or kids.
No matter where you spend the holidays, our selection of stylish, sophisticated hotels provide a welcoming home away from home. Browse the ideas below, and start planning your unforgettable December vacation.
Beach holidays in December
Escape the cold this December with a relaxing beach vacation with Radisson Blu. Many spectacular destinations are still hot at this time of year, so if you're looking for a bit of winter sun to tide you over until the spring, explore our fabulous selection of hotels near some of the world's most beautiful beaches.
Savor the breathtaking Mediterranean views on a luxury beach break in Tripoli, or enjoy some high-end shopping in Dubai before soaking up the December sun. Head to St. Julian's on Malta for rich history, stunning scenery and lively nightlife, or indulge in a weekend break on the shores of the Black Sea in Batumi, Georgia. Whether you're planning a family or couples' vacation, or a memorable Christmas or New Year's break, there are plenty of options for a midwinter beach holiday.
Radisson Blu Al Mahary Hotel, Tripoli
This seaside diplomatic quarter hotel offers 351 rooms and suites with comfortable modern furnishings, Free high-speed, wireless Internet and coffee and tea provisions. Dine on Moroccan, Italian or international cuisine, or relax with a hot cup of coffee or tea at Oya Café. The expansive spa and outdoor swimming pool make it easy to relax, while the Business Class Lounge, Business Center and meeting facilities help corporate travelers remain productive during their stay.
Radisson Blu Hotel, Batumi
This architecturally unique Batumi hotel welcomes guests to the stunning Georgian coast. Enjoy Black Sea views from the 168 rooms and suites, and be sure to visit the Anne Semonin spa for a wide selection of massages and other beauty treatments. The fully equipped event facilities are near city transport and are ideal for both personal and business events.
Radisson Blu Hotel, Dubai Deira Creek
With an ideal location close to the city's most popular business and cultural destinations, the Radisson Blu Hotel, Dubai Deira Creek is perfect for business and leisure travelers alike. A total of 276 opulent rooms and suites and 16 on-site restaurants comprise this iconic accommodation, which dates back to 1975. Embark on a dinner cruise aboard our floating restaurant, or employ one of our 12 conference rooms for a one-of-a-kind meeting or event.
Radisson Blu Resort, Malta St. Julian’s
Overlooking the sparkling Mediterranean Sea, the Radisson Blu Resort, Malta St. Julian's is the perfect spot for a restful holiday. Less than 10 kilometers from Valletta, the capital city, and only 13.5 kilometers from the airport, this St. Julian's hotel in Malta makes transportation a breeze. Stay in one of 252 stylish rooms and suites with relaxing terraces and balconies that provide unforgettable sea views. Dine at one of our delicious restaurants or sip a refreshing cocktail from one of the on-site bars. Additional services include an upscale spa, outdoor pool, indoor heated pool, two tennis courts and a fitness center. The resort’s diving school provides lessons, equipment and knowledgeable guides so you can discover the Mediterranean’s underwater beauty.
City breaks in December
With Christmas markets popping up in many popular European destinations and festive decorations lining the streets, December is a fabulous month for a city break. Whether you're hoping to get in some early Christmas shopping and to check out the colorful displays of lights, or you want to plan a Christmas weekend getaway or short break for New Year's, Radisson Blu has hotels in a wide selection of appealing destinations.
Explore the charming cobbled streets and ornate churches of Prague, which transform into a winter wonderland in December, or browse the famous Christmas markets of Cologne in the shadow of its stunning cathedral. Madrid comes to life during the Christmas season, with street displays, shopping and festivities galore; or, head to scenic Edinburgh, where the ancient streets are brightened with markets, rides, a skating rink and other festive attractions. When it comes to December city breaks, there's no shortage of inspiration!
Radisson Blu Hotel, Cologne
This Cologne hotel is perfect for both business and leisure travelers with its proximity to both the trade and fairgrounds and to cultural attractions, like the city’s famous cathedral. The atrium inner courtyard welcomes travelers to rest and relax in 393 rooms and suites with thoughtful comforts like heated bathroom floors. Event space for up to 1,500 attendees is available.
Radisson Blu Hotel, Edinburgh City Centre
Discover the history and beauty of Edinburgh from this hotel located on the renowned Royal mile. In the heart of the capital's historic district, the hotel affords guests easy access to Holyrood Palace and Edinburgh Castle. Elegant, well-appointed rooms offer individual climate control as well as Free high-speed, wireless Internet. An on-site restaurant serves fresh Scottish fare, while the hotel's fitness centre features a swimming pool and sauna.
Radisson Blu Hotel, Madrid Prado
Located in El Barrio de las Letras in the midst of the Golden Triangle, this hotel is near an abundance of museums including the renowned Museo del Prado. The hotel’s neoclassical exterior is complemented by a modern interior created by 2 of Spain’s top designers, and the 60 stylish rooms and suites all include Free high-speed, wireless Internet. With an on-site restaurant, bar, indoor pool, gym and spa, the Radisson Blu Hotel, Madrid Prado offers the perfect place to relax after a day of exploring the city's art and culture.
Group and family holidays in December
Give your family a Christmas break to remember with an activity-packed family vacation this December. From skiing in the beautiful Carpathian Mountains in Bukovel, Ukraine, to exotic safaris on the Kenyan plains near Nairobi, Radisson Blu has countless ideas for an unforgettable family getaway this Christmas.
There are also lots of fun places where you can spend New Year's Eve with your kids, or plan a group vacation with friends to ring in the New Year. London and Stockholm are both fabulous city break destinations that are ideal for a short New Year's break, with museums, attractions, seasonal theater and markets to keep all ages entertained. Whatever type of festive break you're looking for, we have all the inspiration you'll need.
Radisson Blu Portman Hotel, London
Guests searching for a London hotel in the enviable West End are welcome at the Radisson Blu Portman Hotel. We offer 272 rooms and suites with Free high-speed, wireless Internet access and a location just minutes from Buckingham Palace. Various dining options like the Portman Corner Restaurant and the terrace are available on site, along with a world-class fitness centre and meeting facilities for up to 600 delegates.
Radisson Blu Resort, Bukovel
Year-round activities abound at this hotel in Bukovel amid the breathtaking scenery of the Carpathian Mountains. Ski, snowboard or skate in the Ukraine's most popular ski resort. In the summertime, enjoy hiking, cycling, horseback riding and rafting. All 252 rooms and suites include Free high-speed, wireless Internet access. Savor delicious cuisine at the hotel's on-site restaurants and bars. Enjoy a massage or beauty treatment at the spa and wellness center. With 1,400 square meters of conference facilities, the hotel is ideal for business retreats.
Radisson Blu Waterfront Hotel, Stockholm
This exceptional Stockholm hotel places guests next to the Waterfront Congress Centre and near transport options. The sophisticated design of the rooms does not sacrifice comfort for style. Dine on international favorites at the on-site restaurant, and use the ample equipment in the fitness area. Event delegates appreciate the on-site business center, which provides secretarial services.
Radisson Blu Hotel, Nairobi Upper Hill
This brand-new hotel gives Nairobi visitors a fresh option for first-class accommodation in the central business district. We make it easy to navigate the city’s bustle, providing everything from a place to park upon arrival to the indulgence of a poolside drink on a hot day. Take meals in our all-day restaurant with terrace or at the grill. Our sophisticated wellness centre will help you recharge for events in stunning conference space, including our 590-square-metre ballroom.
Wellness holidays and spa breaks in December
Treat yourself or a loved one to an indulgent spa break or wellness vacation this December. Whether it's a pampering Christmas gift or a well-deserved New Year's Eve break, a relaxing winter getaway is the perfect way to unwind before or after the festive season and get a head start on those New Year's resolutions.
Radisson Blu has a wide selection of spa hotels that are perfect for a December retreat. Admire stunning views of the French Alps in Les Arcs 1950, before warming up in the steam room and sauna, or unwind on a city break in charming Cottbus, Germany. Dessau is a cozy weekend base for exploring nearby parks, gardens and historic attractions; or, for a really exotic spa break, head to Bamako in Mali, for a soothing dose of winter sun.
Radisson Blu Fürst Leopold Hotel, Dessau
Facing the renowned Anhaltisches Theatre, this hotel in Dessau offers an unrivaled location in the city center. Just a few minutes from the train station, the Radisson Blu also features 204 comfortable rooms and suites with high-speed, wireless Internet access. Dine on site at the Restaurant Fürst Leopold or grab a snack or a well-mixed cocktail at the JU Bar. Our Wellness & Beauty Center provides guests with the ultimate in relaxation. Events of all types are also held at the hotel, with accommodation for 230 guests.
Radisson Blu Hotel, Bamako
This elegant hotel in Mali’s fastest growing city lies in the ACI 2000 district and offers 190 inviting rooms and suites with individual climate control and Free high-speed, wireless Internet. Dine at Tamani, serving international cuisine, or enjoy a light snack and a drink at Le Djembé. The outdoor pool offers bright blue water and refreshments from the nearby bar, and corporate travelers can take advantage of spacious meeting facilities that include a 508-square-meter ballroom and several smaller conference rooms.
Radisson Blu Hotel, Cottbus
This Cottbus hotel boasts picturesque surroundings and a convenient location. Guests have a great view of the city and can book excursions to nearby attractions like Spreewald Nature Reserve. Our 241 rooms and suites include upscale amenities. Guests can dine at 2 on-site restaurants and a bar. Pamper yourself at the spa or take a dip in the 9th floor pool. Spacious conference rooms accommodate a variety of events.
Radisson Blu Resort, Arc 1950
This ski-in, ski-out residence in the charming village of Arc 1950 offers 291 apartments and 21 suites filled with authentic Alpine touches. Enjoy the excellent skiing of Les Arcs, and when not on the slopes relax at the Deep Nature Spa or in the heated outdoor swimming pools. Le 1950, French Brasserie serves French cuisine and a filling American-style breakfast, and conference space allows guests to hold memorable events surrounded by the beauty of the French Alps.
Romantic breaks in December
With crisp days and cozy nights, December is a wonderful time of year for a romantic Christmas getaway or couples' New Year break. Christmas lights and festive decorations add to the charm, or if you'd rather enjoy a romance in the sun, there are lots of destinations that are still warm in December.
Ancient monuments and colorful markets form an exotic backdrop for a romantic city break in Cairo, or spend a weekend exploring the atmospheric Old Town in lively Ankara. Krakow's fairytale streets are beautiful with a dusting of snow, while exploring the Christmas markets in Turku, Finland is the perfect sophisticated short break. Whatever type of romantic vacation you prefer, Radisson Blu has hotels in plenty of inspiring locations.
Radisson Blu Hotel, Ankara
Situated near the Ataturk Mausoleum and Gençlik Park, the Radisson Blu Hotel, Ankara occupies a premium position in the city. Two on-site restaurants provide ample dining options, and services like a 24-hour fitness center ensure a relaxing stay. Six upscale meeting rooms round out the list of amenities at this premier business accommodation.
Radisson Blu Hotel, Cairo Heliopolis
Three kilometers from the airport, the Radisson Blu Hotel, Cairo Heliopolis offers convenient accommodation in the upscale Heliopolis neighborhood. Choose from 427 rooms with Free high-speed, wireless Internet, nightly turndown service and elegant private bathrooms. Taste a variety of world cuisines at the on-site restaurants, and take advantage of features including meeting facilities, a rooftop pool, and a fitness center and spa, all designed with business and leisure travelers in mind.
Radisson Blu Hotel, Krakow
Step into the world of Radisson Blu during your visit to Krakow. The hotel's 196 rooms and suites make you feel at home with sophisticated décor and Free high-speed, wireless Internet. Two on-site restaurants and a bar offer plentiful dining options, while the in-house fitness center helps you stay in top form. Versatile meeting facilities are available as well.
Radisson Blu Marina Palace Hotel, Turku
Sometimes called the "Paris of Finland," Turku is a city of pleasure: great food, romance, indulgence, and events. And the Radisson Blu Marina Palace Turku also offers all of this. This iconic hotel is situated in the very centre of Turku, by the beautiful Aura river. All city services are within walking distance and those arriving with a car can conveniently park in the hotel's heated garage.
December nature holidays
Embrace December's chilly days and the beautiful winter scenery with an outdoor nature break with Radisson Blu. Whether you're interested in brisk walks, skiing or other snow sports, there are plenty of fantastic vacation spots that let you enjoy the great outdoors all winter long.
Want to get in some skiing this Christmas or New Year's? Spend your weekend break at the popular resort of Trysil in Norway, or base yourself in Sochi for easy access to skiing in the Caucasus Mountains.
Prefer to bask in the sun and enjoy some watersports? Port Elizabeth, South Africa, and Yas Island near Abu Dhabi are both perfect hot destinations for beaches, wildlife and outdoor adventure this December – so you can get close to nature while escaping the cold.
Radisson Blu Resort & Congress Centre, Sochi
This contemporary Sochi hotel combines the best of a stunning locale with exceptional on-site features and comfortable rooms. Stay connected with Free high-speed, wireless Internet, and try the many delicious restaurants located on site. Pamper yourself with a relaxing treatment in the spa, or relax poolside with a cold drink. Business delegates and personal party planners will find just the facilities they need to host memorable events.
Radisson Blu Mountain Resort & Residences, Trysil
Situated above sea level, the Radisson Blu Mountain Resort & Residences, Trysil offers the ideal location for alpine and cross-country skiing. After you hit the slopes, retreat to one of 369 comfortable rooms and suites, offering scenic mountain views and convenient amenities like free high-speed, wireless Internet access. Maintain your fitness routine at the gym, then head to one of 2 on-site restaurants that are sure to hit the spot. For business travelers, 8 flexible meeting facilities are available.
Radisson Blu Hotel, Abu Dhabi Yas Island
Tucked on the coast of picture-perfect Yas Island, the Radisson Blu Hotel, Abu habi invites guests to enjoy a slice of Gulf Coast paradise. Enjoy thrilling visits to the Formula 1 racetrack and Ferrari World theme park, or play a round on the beautiful Yas Links golf course. Savour delicious meals while you drink in the views. Stay active with a swim in the pool or a competitive game of tennis on the hotel courts.
Radisson Blu Hotel, Port Elizabeth
Dazzling views of the Indian Ocean from floor-to-ceiling windows in each room create the perfect backdrop for memorable vacations in Port Elizabeth. Hotel guests appreciate thoughtful amenities like Free high-speed, wireless Internet access and coffee and tea facilities. On-site dining, a cocktail lounge and even a spa and gym are also available. Host meetings for up to 180 in one of our spacious facilities.
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