What is Jersey like for Xmas New Year, does it get very busy?
Much like any other town. Very pretty lights; Christmas markets; variable weather but if nice, lovely walks to be had; sales start early after Christmas; several special attractions depending on when you are here. Quality hotels e.g. 'Longueville Manor' and old country house hotels e.g. 'Chateau La Chaire' tend to fill up quickly and can be costly but there are a range of hotels to suit most budgets that will be open. On Boxing Day there is a big 'old car' rally that starts from the Weighbridge in St. Helier and tours each of the Island's Parishes, attracting sizeable crowds to see anything up to 100 old cars all pre-1950. There are several good places for Christmas Day lunch if you don't eat in the hotel you are staying at (many have inclusive packages). Probably best to go on TripAdvisor and see which hotels appeal to you and then enquire as to availability and costs through booking sites such as 'hotels.com'. I suggest hiring a car to tour the Island if the weather is good and book flights early as they escalate in cost the nearer you get to Christmas.The Island doesn't get particularly busy at Christmas but there is enough going on to give a festive atmosphere.
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