Christmas 2023 is fast approaching, and we’ve got plenty of innspiration to get you into the festive spirit! Enjoy magical UK Christmas market breaks – as well as visiting some of the best markets in Germany too. If that wasn’t enough, our handy Meet Inn the Middle tool will help you find the best place to meet up with friends and family this winter, and we’ve even pulled together some tips on top London attractions like Winter Wonderland! Have a very merry Premier Inn Christmas!
Christmas breaks 2023
UK Christmas Markets
Whether you’re planning Christmas breaks in York or just a magical day out with the kids in London, our list of the best UK Christmas markets will help you find all the best places to eat, drink and be merry this winter. Plus, thanks to our stylish hotels in Germany, there’s never been a better time to visit some top German Christmas markets, too!
Christmas Grotto tester
With Christmas just around the corner the excitement is building, and families across the UK will be busy planning shopping trips to Christmas markets and visits to Christmas lights to get into the festive spirit. But if you're looking for something new to experience this Christmas then read on, as we have something truly magical in store for you and your family!
German Christmas Markets
Planning winter breaks to Germany? Whichever city you’re staying in, make sure you check out our guide to the best German Christmas markets to visit throughout your trip! From festive gifts and handmade ornaments to tasty treats like mulled wine and gingerbread hearts, you’ll find plenty to make you feel merry and bright this winter.
Festive menus at Premier Inn
All we want for Christmas is you! Come and join us for some mouth-watering meals and tasty drinks this festive season.
From pigs in blankets and festive turkey to a glass of fizz and Christmas pudding, our great-value restaurants are the perfect place to get together this winter.
We’ll also be ho-ho-hosting Santa Claus himself at over 100 restaurants across the UK – come and join us for an unlimited breakfast, a meet and greet with the big man, and an exciting early Christmas present!
Hyde Park’s Winter Wonderland first started way back in 2007 when it was just an outdoor ice rink and a Christmas market. Since then, it’s grown to become one of the most popular places to visit in London at Christmas!
From mid-November to January, a huge area near Hyde Park Corner transforms into a fairy-tale land, complete with traditional fairground rides, a giant observation wheel, a circus and – of course – Santa’s Grotto. Check out the nearest hotels to Hyde Park below and book your Christmas break with us!
Our favourite time of the year is finally here, and what better way to get into the Christmas spirit than a trip out to see some festive lights near you? Take in the shimmering displays while enjoying a hot chocolate – and maybe even sneaking in a bit of Christmas shopping, too!
We’ve analysed Instagram hashtag data for ‘#[city]christmaslights’ and Google search data for ‘Christmas lights [city]’ for 319 global cities – including 92 cities in the UK.
Then, by combining both sets of scores, we created a unique Christmas Lights Index, revealing the best spots to head to for dazzling displays this year.
Meet Inn the Middle
Looking for somewhere to meet your friends and family?
Rest easy – our handy new tool has you covered, helping you find the perfect half-way point between you and up to three other people for those long-awaited reunions. Simply enter your address and up to three others, click submit, and voila – journey planning just got a little bit easier!
Hotels near Hyde Park Winter Wonderland
London Kensington (Earl's Court)
London Leicester Square
London Kensington (Olympia)
hub London Covent Garden
Is Premier Inn open on Christmas Day?
Yes! Our Premier Inn hotels and the majority of our great-value restaurants will be open on Christmas Day, so why not go ahead and book your Christmas breaks or festive meals with us?
Are Premier Inn hotels open on Boxing Day?
We’ll be open on Boxing Day 2023, and we look forward to welcoming you for family breaks this winter. Don’t miss out on our tasty festive menus and Christmas dinners too!
Where to go for Christmas UK 2023?
With so many festive activities and Christmas markets taking place across the UK, it can be tough choosing which city to visit for Christmas! Christmas breaks in Bath are ideal for romantic winter breaks, and – thanks to iconic landmarks like York Minster and the Shambles – Christmas holidays in York are always magical. If you still can’t decide where to go for Christmas in the UK, why not let our Meet Inn the Middle tool help you choose?
Where is the best city break for Christmas in the UK?
Whether you fancy exploring Edinburgh Christmas Market in the East Princes Street Gardens or staying in one of our hotels near Hyde Park for fun days out at Winter Wonderland, you’ll be spoilt for choice when it comes to UK city breaks this Christmas. For a little innspiration, check out which cities made the Nice List when it comes to the best Christmas markets in the UK.
Where can I take my kids on Christmas breaks in the UK?
Looking for ways to keep the kids entertained this winter? We’ve got you covered! Head over to Kent for the ever popular Rochester Dickensian Christmas Festival, where families can enjoy all kinds of amusements, markets and Victorian-themed festivities just a short walk away from our Premier Inn Rochester hotel. Or why not book one of our London hotels for Christmas? As well as exploring Christmas markets in the capital, you’ll get to experience some of the best things to do in London at Christmas, from seeing the Christmas lights on Oxford Street to visiting Hyde Park’s Winter Wonderland.