New Years Holiday | Winter Sun or City Break?

I love Christmas time and, like lots of people, have a good break from work to enjoy spending time with my friends and family and celebrating the festivities. I don't want those days to go to waste so once Christmas Day and Boxing Day have passed I start to get a little restless and want to make use of the days off. This January we went to Edinburgh and enjoyed the end of the Winter Markets and last year we went to Belfast and explored somewhere new. It's left me wondering does Winter Sun or a City Break make for the best New Years holiday?
Winter in the UK can mean dark mornings, nights, cold weather so by the time the 31st of December rolls around it's not too surprising that Winter Sun holidays are popular for people to relax and top up their Vitamin D. There's a few different places that Holiday Gems recommend for warm temperatures, beautiful coastlines and a bit of guaranteed sunshine.

Tenerife is a popular option with flights just taking around 4 and a half hours to reach the 22 degrees heat. The sunny days last for 6 to 7 hours a day giving you the opportunity to explore the tropical landscapes,  sunbathe on the golden imported beaches and play in the water parks. 
Lanzarote is an affordable winter option, again with a relatively quick flight, taking you to the sunshine of the Western Sahara. The average temperature in Lanzarote, and the sea, is around 20 degrees so if water sports or going for a swim is your thing you can do it at this Canary Island.

There's a few more options if you're up for a longer flight, Cape Verde has been on my bucket list for a while and who would say no to a trip to Orlando? I feel like they would be slightly better suited to a holiday across Christmas and New Year. Can you imagine Disney at Christmas?
I love a sunny holiday in the Summer but maybe Winter sun will just make me long for the nice weather more and make January, February and March more of a struggle? How do you go from sand between your toes and layering up the suncream to thick wooly jumpers and hot water bottles? Maybe I should hold out for a cheap Benidorm holiday deal for Easter or the SummerA city break can be the perfect opportunity to see new places, make memories together and satisfy the travel itch.

Upon recommendation from lots of friends and colleagues we're spending our New Year in the Polish city. In the middle of the Rynek Glowny medieval square is a laser and music show to bring in the new year - they sound like they know how to celebrate hosting one of Europes biggest open air parties. When we're not gathered together sampling the vodka menus we'll be exploring the Christmas markets and wrapping up warm to visit the salt mines. Apparently Krakow is good for shopping too...

New Years Eve in the Czech capital is brought in with fireworks and can be watched from a river cruise boat, a cosy pub or braving the cold in Wenceslas Square, the Old Town Square. Other than toasting in the New Year, there's plenty of culture and history to soak in. The castle, cathedral and town hall top the list on Trip Advisor and I'm sure stopping off for beer, apple strudel and goulash in between is encouraged.
Other city breaks that embrace the winter weather might be Nuremberg in Germany with one of the most famous Christmas markets, or Reykjavik in Iceland to catch a glimpse of the Northern Lights and warm up in the thermal pools. There's just so many options, could it become a bit of a tradition? Could we alternate from sun to snow?
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