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Last-minute Christmas and New Year staycation deals from just £35

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HOLIDAYS can go ahead if you are in tier 2 or tier 1 this Christmas, with staycations starting again from December 3.

Any region in either tier can stay at a hotel or holiday park this festive season, although tier 2 can only go away with their household.

This means getting a last-minute break is now possible with B&Bs and cottages able to welcome guests back.

It isn't good news for residents in tier 3, who are advised not to travel out of the area, nor are hotels open.

For the rest of the UK, here are some of the best deals to make the most of for Christmas and New Year.

Many of the deals are also available for the New Year, so you can still get in a trip even if you can't have the big party to see in 2021.

However, up to three households can join up for five days this year for Christmas between December 23 and December 27.

Social distancing won't need to be kept to during the five day relaxation of the rules, but ministers will remind people to be alert of the risks of spreading the virus.

You still can't go to the pub or restaurant as a group, however, so is best to stay inside together.

The world's first mulled wine hot tub has opened in the UK, where you can bath in the booze while enjoying a glass of it.

One hotel in Michigan has launched a special Buddy the Elf Inspired suite experience, running from November 21 to December 31. 

A hotel in New York is offering a lavish Christmas package deal with a private ice-rink, personal Nutcracker performance and even a private driver, butler, nanny and massage therapist - for £132k.

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