This winter, why not go all the way and head for some of the world's most beautiful shopping streets for a very special Christmas shopping break? Imagine the fun you'll have strolling from shop to shop, snapping up local handicrafts or bargains in the sales... Let's hope Santa brings you what you dreamed of!

Christmas by the waterfront in Hong Kong

Christmas by the waterfront in Hong Kong

You're in the heart of Hong Kong with one aim in mind: to find the ideal gifts for friends and family. But what about a present for you? After all, you can always grab a bargain at the Christmas sales!

Between Victoria Harbour and Kowloon Bay, the vibrant Tsim Sha Tsui district will astonish you with the range of local and international brands on display. After a little more window shopping on Nathan Road, your taste for a little luxury brings you to Soho, where you finish your Hong Kong break in exclusive style.

Buying Christmas gifts in Dubai

Buying Christmas gifts in Dubai

The city might be different, but your aim is the same—shopping for gifts! Sitting at a chic café in the Mall of the Emirates, you're thinking about the hundreds of stores to visit, and if you'll be able to squeeze in a go on the artificial ski slope!

Next, you head to the Wafi, an extravagant shopping mall in the shape of a pyramid, before aiming for the traditional Gold Souk. There, surrounded by an Ali Baba's cave of golden jewels, your stay in Dubai is almost over...

Shopping for brands in Brussels

Shopping for brands in Brussels

Surrounded by a series of stunning facades, the Grand-Place in Brussels is always worth a visit, especially when it's hosting the illuminated Christmas market. But how to choose when there are so many lovely things on offer?

Instead, you make your way to the Rue Neuve, Brussels' premier street for brand names, before you head to the Rue Dansaert, home to famous designer labels. Finally, a hot chocolate in your hand, you end your Brussels Christmas break gazing out on the haute couture of the Avenue de la Toison d'Or...

Christmas shopping Swiss-style, in Geneva

Christmas shopping Swiss-style in Geneva

Moving from one chocolate centre to another, let's visit Geneva, one of Europe's most chic cities. You'll be dazzled as you gaze at the famous brands of Swiss watches and the department stores of the "rues basses" shopping district. It's hard to resist the fantastic clothes and traditional Swiss souvenirs on display.

You'll barely have recovered by the time you reach the Rue du Rhône, where luxury goods take pride of place. Finally, your stay in Geneva concludes at the Place Fusterie Christmas market...

Searching for special presents in Amsterdam

Searching for special presents in Amsterdam

From a centre of chic to a bohemian paradise, for vintage and retro fans Amsterdam is hard to resist. You head towards the Noordermarkt flea market, where you're sure to find something special. Jordaan, meanwhile, is like an Ali Baba's cave. You'll be spoilt for choice among the record shops and vintage clothing stores.

Along the canals, the designer fashion shops will no doubt entice. Perhaps it's time for a break at the Singel canal flower market, before you enjoy the rest of your Amsterdam Christmas break...

Shopping in Rome: a Christmas that's molto originale

Shopping in Rome: a Christmas that's molto originale

You'll find other treasures of times past in Rome. There you can satisfy your cravings for antiques and artworks on the Via del Governo Vecchio and by the Piazza Navona square.

Perhaps a little over-awed, you decide to enter the famous Galleria Alberto Sordi. There, you're blown away by the glasswork and the art deco architecture that serves as a backdrop to the beautiful gifts you can buy from the gallery. Your stay in Rome finishes in style, with a stroll along the Via Cola di Rienzo towards the Vatican...

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Shop... then relax with AccorHotels

How great it feels to get back into a warm hotel room after a long day out shopping! Just a few metres away from each city's main shopping streets, your AccorHotels hotel is the perfect location to shop, and then relax...

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