Whether you’re seeking a few hours of relaxation during the busy festive period or looking for that ideal Christmas present for someone special, a spa day or longer spa break can fit the bill perfectly. In this guide, we look at your options for festive spa days and breaks and for spa-related Christmas gifts. We also highlight a couple of great New Year’s Eve spa packages.

Why enjoy a Christmas spa break?

Christmas spa breaks can provide some much-needed respite from all the festive planning and parties. Choose a Christmas spa break that falls over 25 December to enjoy a day of relaxation and indulgence while someone else does the cooking and washing up!

What’s included in a Christmas spa break?

Inclusions will vary between Christmas spa packages, but may include:

- One or more spa treatments: either inclusive or chosen from a menu of options

- Use of the spa’s leisure facilities: these may include a swimming pool, thermal suite and relaxation areas

- Meals, drinks and snacks: possibly including a mince pie or two!

- Accommodation: overnight breaks will include accommodation and breakfast the next morning

- Festive fun and treats!

Some of our favourite spa hotel Christmas packages

A few of our 500+ spas offer special themed Christmas breaks. A few of our favourites include:

Available for Christmas Eve check-in only, the Crowne Plaza Reading East in Berkshire offers a Two Night Christmas Spa Break featuring a festive five-course Christmas Day lunch plus use of the spa facilities. You will also enjoy breakfast on both mornings and a glass of Champagne.

Upgrade to the venue’s Two Night Christmas Deluxe Break to look forward to the same inclusions, with the added luxury of a bottle of Prosecco and dinner in the hotel’s restaurant each night.

Alternatively, the Crowne Plaza Marlow in Buckinghamshire offers a One Night or Two Night Christmas Break, which includes full use of the leisure facilities. You will also enjoy overnight accommodation, full English breakfast and Christmas lunch.

For some pre-Christmas spa luxury, Ardencote Hotel & Spa in Warwickshire offers a One Night Yuletide Solstice Luxury Spa Break on various dates in December. The package includes overnight accommodation, selected meals, access to the extensive facilities and a 55-minute treatment.

Tip: As you can imagine, Christmas hotel breaks that offer a spa package are popular, so book early!

Fancy a festive spa day instead?

If you would like to enjoy some spa relaxation amid the busy Christmas period, we offer a range of festive spa days. These packages do not include accommodation but feature lots of pampering inclusions. A few you might like are:

DoubleTree by Hilton Sheffield Park in South Yorkshire offers a Christmas Sparkle Morning or Afternoon, each of which includes one 25-minute treatment, a dip in the pool and a lovely Prosecco afternoon tea served in the Marco Pierre White Restaurant.

Available on selected dates, the Festive Wreath Making package at The Spa at Bedford Lodge in Suffolk features use of the leisure facilities and a glass of bubbly, plus a wreath making workshop – so you can return home relaxed and with a charming Christmas wreath to hang up!

Enjoy the Ultimate Christmas Pamper package at the elegant Malmaison Birmingham. It features an indulgent 80-minute inclusive treatment, use of the leisure facilities, and a two-course lunch with a glass of fizz.

Perfect SpaSeekers’ Christmas spa gifts

Christmas is a time to celebrate with family and friends. It is also a wonderful opportunity to show your appreciation with a thoughtful gift – and what could be more thoughtful than the gift of relaxation? Christmas spa gifts can come in the form of a spa day or a spa voucher that gives the recipient more flexibility to choose their own date and location.

What our customers say:

“I arranged a pamper day at Macdonald Cardrona Hotel Golf and Spa for myself and my girlfriend as a Christmas present and we couldn’t have asked for a more relaxing and enjoyable time. From the minute we arrived, we were very well looked after, and the treatments we had were all fantastic! The only regret we have is not staying longer!” Duncan Bisset, from Aberdeen

“I gave my daughter the ‘Maternity Indulgence Day’ as a christmas gift. she was absolutely delighted to receive it and arranged to visit Formby Hall Golf Resort and Spa, Southport in January. She was seven months pregnant and feeling ‘frumpy’ but she returned from the spa feeling refreshed, revitalised and like a woman again.” Linda Knowles, Rainford

Christmas spa vouchers

We offer a range of vouchers for specific spa experiences that can be redeemed throughout the year. These include:

Lovers’ Pamper Day: A full day of spa treatments for you and your partner, or a couple you know. At certain spas, selected treatments will be experienced in a dual treatment room for more intimate indulgence.

Men’s Pamper Day: Your partner, relative or friend will look and feel his very best after undergoing a day of treatments created specifically for the needs of male skin. 

Mother and Daughter Pamper Day: Enjoy some quality time with your mum, or (adult) daughter in a day of shared spa indulgence (or make two ladies very happy with one gift this Christmas!). 

Mini Pamper Day: Our shorter - but equally invigorating - budget-friendly pamper days make a wonderful stocking filler for all adults.

If you like the idea of a spa Christmas gift, but don’t want to commit to booking a package, we offer two alternatives:

- open vouchers to a certain monetary value that are redeemable against services offered by our 500+ spas

- vouchers redeemable for a single treatment: choose a 30-minute massage or 30-minute facial

So, you see, there’s a perfect Christmas spa gift for everyone!

All our vouchers are available immediately after purchase, so if you’re stuck for a last-minute gift, we’ve got you covered!

New Year’s Eve spa packages

What better way to ring in another year than with a New Year’s Eve spa break? These breaks are a great way to combine your New Year celebrations with a relaxing spa retreat. For example:

The Crowne Plaza Marlow offers several New Year packages, including the One Night New Year's Eve Gala Ball Break. The package includes full use of the facilities, plus overnight accommodation and breakfast. The highlight is the five-course Gala Dinner. If you would like to add spa treatments, opt for the venue’s One Night New Year's Eve Gala Ball Spa Break.

Book your Christmas or New Year spa experience online today. If you need help selecting your perfect SpaSeekers’ Christmas gift, you can also contact our team.

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