Britons taking a holiday in Spain this month can get into the Christmas spirit and pick up some last-minute gifts by visiting the popular resort of Benidorm.
According to Euro Weekly News, the Steiner-Waldorf school at Partida Els Talls is hosting its annual Christmas market on December 13th.
The market will be open from 11am until 6am providing holidaymakers with the ideal opportunity to snap up some festive bargains.
As well as stalls selling seasonal food and drink, visitors can also expect a range of other activities and events.
Finnish musician Pyry Mikkola is set to perform in Spain later this week.
Those taking holidays in Spain can catch the talented violinist in concert at the Arroyo de la Miel church on December 11th.
Arroyo de la Miel is located in north-east Benalmadena and, according to Euro Weekly, the concert will commence at 7pm.
Mikkola, who has been described as a "dazzling" musician, will perform pieces by composers such as Bach, Sarasate, Paganini and Sibelius.
If you're feeling tired and rundown by the stresses and strains of everyday life, then a trip to La Manga Club could be just the thing you need to prepare for the year ahead.
La Manga's luxury health spa offers a range of relaxing and rejuvenating treatments specially designed to you feeling soothed and radiant.
A refreshing facial is the ideal place to start and there are plenty of options available to suit all skin types.
Guests looking to turn back the years and reveal the skin's natural radiance may wish to opt for a deep cleansing facial, which includes an exfoliating peel, gentle massage, deep cleansing mask and a sumptuous skin softening hand treatment.
As well as arranging flights and accommodation, those taking holidays in Spain should also ensure they are getting value for money from their mobile operator while abroad.
That is the advice of moneysupermarket.com, which is urging phone users to check their tariffs before embarking on a break abroad.
The price of phone calls and other services offered by operators can increase when a phone is used abroad, making it important for consumers to get the best deal.
Keeping the family entertained on holiday in Spain is never easy, especially when there are babies, toddlers, teenagers and grandparents to cater for. However, holidaymakers staying at La Manga Club should find that they have no such problems.
Located in the Murcia region of Spain, beside the famous Mar Menor coastal lagoon, La Manga Club is one of the world's finest holiday resorts and basks in more than 300 days of sunshine annually.
The resort covers an area of over 1,400 acres and boasts unrivalled sports and leisure facilities, including a number of championship golf courses and a luxury health spa.
Employees looking to use as little as possible of their annual leave should take their main holiday around Christmas time, it has been suggested.
According to travel experts at Teletext, taking holidays in Spain and other destinations over the festive period is an excellent option for "savvy" travellers.
A recent study carried out by the organisation revealed that many holidaymakers are using the downturn to secure good deals on flights and accommodation.
Teletext marketing director Ash Makkar commented: "It's no surprise that theyre opting for sunshine breaks as the weather in the UK has turned arctic and we didn't have much of a summer so despite economic doom and gloom people are craving their sunshine fix.
Holidays in Spain and other popular destinations are seen as an essential rather than luxury expenditure, it has been claimed.
Speaking recently, a spokesman for the Association of British Travel Agents (Abta), said that for many families, holidays are part of every day life and will not be sacrificed as a result of the credit crunch.
"We've been going abroad in large numbers since the 1970s and for most people it's something they don't regard as a luxury anymore," he commented.
In addition, he added, holidaymakers have access to some excellent deals on flights and holiday packages.
Sometimes a week in the sun just isn't enough and with more freezing weather expected in the UK, it could be time to take an extended break at La Manga Club in Spain.
Extended stay packages are available for holidaymakers looking to spend more then 30 days at the resort and with three championship golf courses and 28 multi-surface tennis courts, there is certainly enough to keep everyone entertained.
One of Europe's top golf resorts, La Manga Club basks in sunshine for over 300 hours a year and is the ideal destination for those looking to escape the grey skies and chilly weather in the UK.
The club's extended stay package is open to guests staying in self-catering accommodation at Hyatt Las Lomas Village, easier.
Holidaymakers looking to indulge in some rest and relaxation can head to La Manga Club's luxury health spa and enjoy one of the sumptuous treatments on offer.
When it comes to relaxing, there is nothing better than a massage and guests staying at La Manga have several options to choose from, with everything from deep tissue massage to reflexology available.
For first-time spa guests, a Swedish massage is an excellent option, with therapists using aromatic essential oils, which help to detoxify the body.
Pregnant guests can enjoy a specially tailored massage, which can help to relieve backache and soothe swollen ankles.
One of the reasons holidays in Spain are so popular is the fact that the country has a long-standing reputation as a quality holiday destination, it has been suggested.
Furthermore, the government's plan to double long-haul passenger duty in the future could mean that holidays on the continent are more popular than ever, Homes Worldwide reports.
Commenting on the popularity of Spain as both a property investment and holiday destination, Victor Sague, sales and marketing director for Taylor Woodrow de Espana, said that Spain was likely to remain a must-visit destination.
"Despite the continued competition from newer emerging markets such as the Far East, Spain has and continues to be one of the most popular choices for holidaymakers and those looking to buy a home abroad," he added.