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100 Sleeps until Christmas

Christmas is well and truly on its way! With only 100 days to go, it’s time to start planning the perfect festive celebrations! Find out more.

Christmas tree

As the nights become darker, the leaves turn brown, and the children get back into their normal school routines, it can only mean one thing - the countdown to Christmas has begun! With only 100 sleeps until the big day, it’s time to start planning how you and your family can experience the perfect Christmas this year. Before you start cooking the mince pies or turning on the Christmas music, make sure to read our guide on how you can plan the ultimate Christmas day. 

The perfect gift

Christmas present

To make this Christmas one to remember, it’s time to start planning the perfect gift for the children. Although the little ones may have already mentioned some ideas of what they want for Christmas, by the time the day comes along, their minds may have changed to the latest toys. However, if you want to find a present that’ll be sure to make them smile for months (or years) to come, then give them the gift of a magical Christmas holiday in Lapland. You could even turn the holiday into a surprise by keeping it a secret. Let them have an early Christmas present a few days before you’re set to leave, and instead of finding a small toy or chocolate bar in the box, they’ll be overwhelmed with joy to find tickets to a festive holiday of their dreams – to meet Santa!

The more the merrier

Family decorating a Christmas tree

With everyone’s busy schedules, it may be difficult to find the time to spend with your extended family. Christmas is the best opportunity to invite them all along to enjoy some quality time together and festive fun. You could even arrange a group holiday for the festive period that all generations will enjoy, and Lapland is the ideal destination! The little ones will be able to have their dreams come true when they meet Santa, and any older relatives will appreciate the stunning snowy views, cosy atmosphere and great entertainment. All the family will bond, and you may even start a new family tradition.  

Stay in the ultimate festive location

Christmas decorated fireplace

What better place is there to spend Christmas than the home of Santa himself. You and your family can enjoy a magical experience at one of the festive hotels in Lapland, that are all easily reached from a long list of regional UK airports. Each festive hotel has something spectacular, from Northern Lights viewing rooms to hotels that have adventure swimming pools with water chutes, Jacuzzis and slides.

Staying in a cosy log cabin in Lapland is a sure way to have a storybook-worthy Christmas. With an abundance of charm, warm log fires and traditional Christmas decorations, these cabins will have children and adults alike excited for the big day.

Although Christmas is the most wonderful time of the year, it can become busy and sometimes even stressful because you want it to be perfect for the kids. However, on a holiday to Lapland, the whole family can relax and enjoy the festive season. Whilst one of Santa’s Helpers will be preparing you and your family delicious meals and keeping the cabin spick and span, you can relax, take in all the festivities and save your energy to enjoy the multitude of winter activities included.

Activities they won’t forget

Husky ride

The best gifts are the ones that make memories of a lifetime, and in Lapland you’ll have plenty of activities to choose from that the whole family will cherish for years to come. From adventurous snowmobile trips to fun husky sledge rides, you and the family can explore Lapland’s snowy wilderness in the best fun-fuelled way. If your little ones are animal lovers, this will make their Christmas as the children can meet the huskies and reindeers.

A meeting with Santa

Family meeting Santa in Lapland

Nothing quite compares to seeing your child’s face light up when they meet with Santa! During your Lapland holiday, you can hop aboard one of our snowmobiles or reindeer sleigh rides and your whole family will get to meet Santa in his secret home.

Before you visit Lapland, the little ones can write a letter to Santa telling him what’s on their wish list and the exciting things they’ve learned in school. Plus, sending it to Santa has never been easier, as you’ll receive secret instructions for how you can use our special Christmas Magic Mail after you’ve booked your holiday.

The build-up

Cosy night in with hot chocolate

Part of the magic of Christmas is the build-up, and although it may be a little too early to start watching Christmas films, it won’t be long before log fires are alight and shop windows are decorated in a festive fashion. Make the most of the last couple of months before Christmas by getting the whole family to enjoy some cosy nights in. With hot chocolates, movies and comforting snacks, it will be sure to get the whole family into the festive spirits.

With only 100 sleeps to go, Santa’s elves are already busy preparing for guests in Lapland to ensure everyone has the best Christmas yet. So, be sure to browse our festive accommodations and find your film-worthy location for your families Christmas this year.