If you’re looking for the perfect getaway this season check out the perfect destinations to celebrate Christmas and the ideal locations to avoid Christmas. And follow our tips and advice to surviving the Christmas travel season.Manchester Christmas Markets - 15 November - 22 December 2013 For one of the largest Christmas markets in the UK head to Manchester for the 15th annual market that promises to be bigger and better this year. Over 200 stalls will line the local streets with food and gifts on sale from across Europe. There will be clothes, presents, toys, jewellery and crafts on offer as well as a wide range of European food from Dutch pancakes, Spanish paella and Hungarian goulash. Treat your loved ones to an usual gift this season such as a bonsai tree, Dutch cheese hamper or Spanish chorizo parcel. Lincoln Christmas Market – 5 - 8 December 2013 Lincoln is a charming cathedral city with more than 2,000 years of local history and this winter, 250 traditional market stalls will adorn the cobbled streets and medieval square. Lincoln is credited with bringing the first German style Christmas market to the UK in 1982 thanks to influence from its twin town of Neustadt in Germany. In fact traders from Neustadt still bring their local crafts, drink and foods to over 250,000 visitors from across the world. As well as German gifts there are also handmade local wooden toys, ceramics, artwork and hand painted glassware. Belfast Christmas Market – 16 November - 21 December 2013 For a taste of a traditional continental market visit Belfast where the City Hall Gardens are turned into a winter wonderland. There is food, drink and gifts aplenty varying from traditional stollen, gingerbread Magenbrot, German Bratwurst, hot mulled wine and handmade toys, gifts and wares.