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12 of the most unusual Christmas family holiday destinations

From white-sand beaches to monochrome hotels and the real deal in Finland, these amazing holidays all evoke a snowy spirit

Posted: 21 November 2013
by Catherine O'Dolan

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Lake Louise, Canada

Sleigh bells ring out as you take a magical trip alongside the glimmering, frozen Lake Louise in Alberta. There’s also all manner of snowy fun on offer, from ice skating and cross-country skiing to snowshoeing (you know, when it looks like you’re wearing old-style tennis rackets on your feet), as part of the fabulously festive package at the Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise, which guarantees the whitest of Christmases. 

There are plenty of diversions within the luxury confines of the hotel, including family movie screenings, decorating the Chateau’s Charlie Brown Christmas tree, decorating Christmas stockings, making gingerbread cookies and Santa’s workshop and games nights. For the grown-ups, there’s a massive choice of seven great restaurants, as well as wine tasting – all alongside the picture-perfect setting that is the stunning Lake Louise. 

Seven nights at Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise in a Deluxe Lakeview room with Prestige Holidays costs from £6,596 for a family of four, including Air Canada economy flights and transfers. Visit

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