Christmas City Breaks

Christmas City Breaks

If you’re looking for an excuse to combine Christmas shopping with the fun of a city break and the luxury of a hotel stay, a visit to Macdonald Hotels & Resorts will tick all the boxes.

Plan a getaway with us and immerse yourself in the spirit of the season with a Christmas City Break, the perfect way to get into a fabulously festive mood before the big day arrives.


Bath’s fairy-tale qualities come into their own in the build up to Christmas and its golden-hued charm provides a magical backdrop for a decadent Christmas City Break. Take time to enjoy the outstanding five-star facilities and exceptional service at Bath Spa Hotel, with a top-notch spa, fabulous dining options and a selection of exquisite rooms and suites providing the luxurious environment you deserve.

A short walk over Pulteney Bridge takes you to the heart of the city, where Roman relics meet Georgian grandeur and the quaint streets provide unique shopping opportunities – with the traditional Christmas Market creating an atmospheric world of its own. There’s plenty more to discover when you’re out and about, including the world-famous Roman baths and the iconic Royal Crescent. 

Bath at Christmas


Treating the family to a pre-Christmas weekend getaway means finding a location with something for everyone – and Botley Park Hotel & Spa is the ideal choice.  A fantastic base for exploring Southampton and the area nearby, there’s a wide variety of activities within a short drive of the hotel, including the ever-popular Paulton’s Park, Home of Peppa Pig World and a countryside alternative at River Hamble Country Park.

Alternatively, enjoy a break for two and take advantage of the excellent on-site facilities, including a luxurious spa and a leisure club with an 18-metre swimming pool – the perfect way to unwind after a gift-buying trip to Southampton, where you can also explore the Old Town and enjoy the lively atmosphere in Guildhall Square, the city’s Cultural Quarter.

Southampton Christmas Market


There’s no better destination for a Christmas City Break with a focus on serious shopping than Birmingham – and Burlington Hotel is ideally placed for access to the hottest spots for retail therapy, including the world-famous Bullring Shopping Centre.

If you’d like to dip into Birmingham’s fascinating past, you can combine a stroll around the lively canal network with a visit to the Jewellery Quarter – symbolic of the city’s proud heritage and a magnet for shoppers and curious tourists. Or check out the Custard Factory, former home of the ever-popular Birds Instant Custard, now a creative hub and home to many independent shops, cafes and bars.

With a range of entertainment venues within easy reach, it’s easy to plan an action-packed pre-Christmas getaway, with the calm and elegant Burlington Hotel the perfect retreat when you’re ready to relax.

Birmingham Christmas Break


We offer the best of both worlds when you treat yourself to a Christmas Break in Chester. New Blossoms Hotel is in the heart of the historic city while Craxton Wood Hotel & Spa is just 15 minutes away.

Chester is a fantastic destination for Christmas shopping, with the city’s historic Rows - England’s oldest shopfronts - housing a fantastic range of independent retailers and the lively centre exuding a warm, festive ambiance. When you’ve shopped to your heart’s content, let the lure of your beautiful hotel draw you back.

Craxton Wood Hotel & Spa sits within 27 acres of Cheshire woodland, its peaceful and picturesque location providing the ideal antidote to the hustle and bustle of the city. Fabulous spa and leisure facilities take your getaway to another level with an 18-metre swimming pool and thermal suite in addition to a range of restorative treatments.

Chester at Christmas