During national holidays like Easter and Christmas, the same principles apply. Allowing infrequent sweet foods as part of a meal is perfectly acceptable but control access to sweets and chocolate in line with an overall healthy and balanced approach to eating.
During times of the year when sweet treats are more readily available, aim to keep control of what your child is eating, and perhaps ask relatives to avoid just buying sweets or chocolate as gifts so as not to overwhelm them. Perhaps encourage activity-based gifts instead such as magazines, books, or play equipment.
But don’t feel guilty if your child eats more sweets or chocolate than normal, as long as they ordinarily have a good balance, it won’t be a problem for a short period.