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The best Christmas breaks for singles over 50 in 2023

The best Christmas breaks for singles over 50 in 2023

If the kids have flown the nest or you’re just in search of a hands-off festive feast where you don’t have to stress over the roasties, singles aged over-50 seeking a home from home this Christmas can discover inviting destinations this December.

As everyone knows, filling those middleman days between Christmas and the New Year with purpose is already a challenge once the obligatory Christmas Day walk has been trodden and everyone exists solely in a daze of leftovers.

Whether a seasonal skier, Christmas market city breaker or a quintessentially British (and brave) Boxing Day dipper, there’s a solo holiday for everyone to switch things up for the festive period in 2023, with the added bonus of socialising with likeminded lone travellers the cherry on top of the fruit cake.

To get away this Christmas Day, here are the best stays to consider, from the winter wonderlands of the Austrian Alps to Prague’s enchanting Christmas markets complete with all the traditional cheer.

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Christmas in Austria

Solos Holidays

Wander Austria’s snowscapes on a solo trip from Salzburg

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Solos Holidays’ Christmas in Austria package includes seven nights half board accommodation at the Johannesbad Palace Hotel in the centre of Bad Hofgastein, return flights, airport transfers and festive excursions for a magical Christmas spent in the Austrian Alps.

Think idyllic tours of the Salzbuger lake district, a Christmas Eve gala dinner and a Christmas morning sleigh ride complete with celebratory glasses of Glühwein, all while spending some relaxing alone time in Austria’s traditional winter wonderlands and steamy saunas.

Christmas in Austria from £2,615pp, departing 23 December 2023.

Chester Christmas cheer

Just You Solo Adventures

A staycation to historic Chester is full of festive feasts and old-world charm

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If any seasonal staycation can measure up to traditional family recipes cooked in your kitchen, at the Doubletree by Hilton Hotel & Spa in Chester, a five-day Christmas in Chester break is sure to feel like a home from home.

Festive feasting spans classic afternoon teas, a Christmas Day lunch with all the trimmings and hearty English breakfasts as part of your half-board stay, while the historic sights of charming Chester – as discovered on walking tours of its cathedral – meet invigorating…

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