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The Top 5 Festive Places to Visit

When thinking of ideal locations to visit during the countdown to Christmas, many people dream of being surrounded by a blanket of snow in New York City or the French Alps. However, contrary to common belief, there are plenty of festive experiences and picturesque locations to visit right here in the UK!

We have compiled a list of our favourite festive destinations to visit this advent season. From city breaks to scenic routes, be inspired and explore the diversity that Britain has to offer! Discover our complete range of vehicles and book yours today.

1) Birmingham

Birmingham has become famous across Britain for hosting the largest German Christmas Market outside of Germany and Austria. Held in the heart of the city centre, you’ll be spoilt for choice with the best that Frankfurt has to offer right here on British soil!

Explore artisan gift stands, bursting with beautiful one-of-a-kind trinkets or warm-up with glühwein (mulled wine). Shop and experience all of the festivities that the UK’s second-largest city has to offer, with late-night shopping at the famous Bullring, Selfridges and Resorts World.

Hire one of our luxury sports cars or hybrids today for easy city driving – perhaps a Mercedes-Benz to fit the German theme that takes over the city during the 6-week long yuletide celebration.

2) Scotland

The majestic Aurora Borealis has fascinated mankind for thousands of years, but did you know that you don’t have to travel to Lapland to see the Northern Lights?

Scotland lies at the same latitude as Norway and Alaska, meaning this natural wonder of the world is visible from multiple locations in the Scottish Highlands! Take a trip to see the ‘Mirrie Dancers’ in style with a luxury 4x4 SUV and cruise effortlessly through the idyllic winding roads of Northern Scotland.

3) London

Visiting London? Hire a head-turning sports car and have a cosmopolitan Christmas. Witness Kensington’s Hyde Park transform into the breath-taking ‘Winter Wonderland’, famous for bringing all of your Christmas dreams to life. From ‘Cirque Berserk’ – a theatrical acrobatic circus, to the ice-bar, comedy club, and the UK’s largest open-air ice rink, there are countless activities guaranteed to jingle your bells!

If culture and tradition is your style, then journey through the ‘Magical Ice Kingdom’, an exquisite display of beautifully handcrafted snow and ice sculptures. With this year’s theme being Charles Dickens ‘A Christmas Carol’, you can re-live the story and indulge in the art, literature and tradition of a classic Victorian Christmas right here in the bustling capital.

4) The Cotswolds

If you’re dreaming of a white Christmas, then take a trip to the picturesque Cotswolds and experience a quintessentially British winter. Expect snow, carols and church bells ringing across a collection of endless breath-taking country views, quaint villages and historic towns that look as though they came straight from a Christmas card.

Just two hours by car from London, hire a luxury SUV from one of our central London locations and escape to the countryside in style.

5) Manchester

Rich in culture, the vibrant city of Manchester will wish you a Joyeux Noël, Feliz Navidad, and Merry Christmas all in one breath.

The award-winning Manchester Christmas Market hosted in the heart of this buzzing city offers an array of mouth-watering international food, beverages, and beautifully crafted gifts. Soak up the atmosphere and succumb to the temptation of festive treats and unique keepsakes.

Explore the festivities that Manchester has to offer with our range of luxury vehicles available for collection from Manchester Airport.

Hire your dream car this Christmas with Avis Prestige

Experience first-class service and top of the range vehicles when you hire your luxury holiday car with Avis Prestige today. With bespoke delivery services and meet and greet options from Heathrow Airport, we ensure that your experience is one-of-a-kind. Contact our dedicated reservation team today to discover how we can make your Christmas wishes come true this winter.