The Canary Islands, located just off the Moroccan coast, is the only true European destination with warm weather over the Christmas holidays, averaging in the mid-70s. There are over 900 miles of stunning coastline, offering the chance to relax at the edge of the sea while letting the feel of the soft white sands, clear cerulean waters and rays of sunshine recharge your batteries in between the holiday delights. You can explore the islands’ soaring volcanoes, sip unique wines indigenous to the region, and get an in-depth looks as to how all seven islands, El Hierro, Fuerteventura, Gran Canaria, Lanzarote, La Gomera, La Palma and Tenerife, celebrate the holidays in their own way, with special local traditions. On Lanzarote you’ll have a choice of over 80 beaches for spending the holiday on, while hotels offer their guests all sorts of Christmas activities, and Santa Claus often makes an appearance at hotel pools. Tenerife tends to be particularly cheap as compared to most other popular warm climate destination, and just about everything else is quite affordable as well.