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Christmas Markets 2021: Here are 10 fun festive destinations you can fly to direct from Edinburgh Airport

As December approaches and we edge closer to the Christmas, here are the places you can fly to for some festive fun.

Last winter, foreign travel was firmly off the menu as Covid restrictions left flights cancelled and holiday resorts empty.

But this year we are once again free to travel and the departures board at Edinburgh Airport is filled with attractive destinations for a week-long holiday or long weekend away.

For those of us comfortable with boarding a plane again, we thought we’d look at what options are available when it comes to places with a suitably festive atmosphere – without the hassle of connecting flights or transfers.

While some countries have scaled back celebrations due to rising Covid cases – notably Germany, Holland and Austria – others are planning a relatively normal festive season.

Expect Christmas markets and attractions, colourful Christmas decorations, and a decent chance of a covering of snow.

It goes without saying that you should check the Covid restictions for your destination of choice with the Scottish Government before you go.

Here are ten top options for a Christmassy break.

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