December Festivals

Festivals in December

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Ajyal Youth Film Festival

Ajyal Youth Film Festival

Dynamic Doha on the coast of the Persian Gulf turns its attention to film for six days each December, during the Ajyal Youth Film Festival. ...
Middle East Qatar Doha Film Festivals Childrens Festivals December
Art Basel (Miami Beach)

Art Basel (Miami Beach)

Art Basel stages the world's premier Modern and contemporary art fairs annually in Basel, Miami Beach, and Hong Kong. A driving force in supporting the ...
North America United States Florida Miami, FL Art Festivals December
Berlin Christmas Markets

Berlin Christmas Markets

Berlin lights up in the lead up to Christmas as sixty Christmas markets set up shop to usher in the festive season. From early November ...
Europe Germany Berlin Christmas Markets Christmas December
Budapest Christmas Fair

Budapest Christmas Fair

Vörösmarty Square will again be festive season central in Budapest with a packed Christmas programme, guaranteed to delight the whole family. More than 100 carefully ...
Europe Hungary Budapest Christmas Markets Christmas December
Burning of the Clocks

Burning of the Clocks

Each year on the 21st December — the shortest day of the year — residents of Brighton and Hove make their way through the city ...
Europe England Brighton Community Festivals Street Parades December
Christmas Beer Festival

Christmas Beer Festival

It's Christmas and according to local sources, 'tis the season to be jolly. If you happen to find yourself in Essen in Belgium you can ...
Europe Belgium Essen Christmas Beer Festivals December
Dubai International Film Festival

Dubai International Film Festival

Since its inception in 2004, the Dubai International Film Festival has served as an influential platform for Arab filmmakers and talent at an international level, ...
Middle East United Arab Emirates Dubai Film Festivals Short Film Festivals December
Dusseldorf Christmas Markets

Dusseldorf Christmas Markets

Downtown Dusseldorf turns on the festive cheer each year from mid-November, during the annual Dusseldorf Christmas Markets. Make your way to Marktplatz, Dusseldorf's Christmas market ...
Europe Germany Dusseldorf Christmas Markets Christmas December
Fira de Santa Llucia

Fira de Santa Llucia

Get into the Christmas spirit, Catalonian style with Barcelona's annual, Fira de Santa Llucia. With a traceable history dating back to 1786, today's Fira still ...
Europe Spain Barcelona Christmas Markets Christmas December
Frankfurt Christmas Markets

Frankfurt Christmas Markets

Join more than three million annual visitors as they take in the history and splendour of Frankfurt's age old Christmas market — believed to have ...
Europe Germany Frankfurt Christmas Christmas Markets December
Great Christmas Pudding Race

Great Christmas Pudding Race

Take a chilly London December day, 120 contestants donned in fancy dress, give them a pudding and send them through an obstacle course and what ...
Europe England London Christmas Charity Events December
Hamburg Christmas Markets

Hamburg Christmas Markets

Hanseatic Hamburg turns on the Christmas charm each and every December with a wide range of Christmas markets and a packed festive programme. The most ...
Europe Germany Hamburg Christmas Markets Christmas December
Helsinki Christmas Markets

Helsinki Christmas Markets

By December, the north's dark canvas of winter has descended upon Helsinki. The distant sun pokes it head above the horizon at about 10am, hangs ...
Europe Finland Helsinki Christmas Markets Christmas December
Hogmanay

Hogmanay

The Scots have always been a highly hospitable bunch proud of their tradition. And for the brave, what better way to see it in action ...
Europe Scotland Edinburgh New Year Events Traditional Festivals December
Hyde Park Winter Wonderland

Hyde Park Winter Wonderland

Despite whether you've been bad or good, from late November through early January, Santa and his pint-sized helpers serve up lashings of Christmas fun at ...
Europe England London Christmas Christmas Markets December
New York City SantaCon

New York City SantaCon

A slew of Santas takes to the streets of the Big Apple for a day each December for SantaCon. The reason? Well there is none, ...
North America United States New York New York City, NY Bizarre Festivals Christmas December
Prague Christmas Markets

Prague Christmas Markets

Magnificent Prague has been spellbinding tourists for centuries. A visit when the snow is falling and the Christmas markets are in full swing adds yet ...
Europe Czech Republic Prague Christmas Markets Christmas December
Saint Lucia's Day

Saint Lucia's Day

Annually on the 13th December, residents of Helsinki rug up and and take to the streets around the capital's Senate Square for a procession that ...
Europe Finland Helsinki Religious Events Street Parades December
Stuttgart Christmas Markets

Stuttgart Christmas Markets

From late November right up until Christmas Eve, more than 250 traditional wooden stalls, decorated with fir branches and baubles, take over Stuttgart's inner city ...
Europe Germany Stuttgart Christmas Markets Christmas December
Sunburn Festival

Sunburn Festival

Devotee of dance? Make sure you get a decent dose of sunburn this winter. Since 2007, hordes of EDM lovers have made the pilgrimage to ...
Asia India Goa Electronic Dance Music Festivals December
Tallinn Christmas Markets

Tallinn Christmas Markets

Tallinn's UNESCO listed, medieval old town centre feels almost custom made for Christmas. With her narrow cobbled lanes and imposing spires, her inviting cafes and ...
Europe Estonia Tallinn Christmas Markets Christmas December
Tblisi International Film Festival

Tblisi International Film Festival

Originally part of Tblisi's International Festival of the Arts, in 2002 the Tbilisi International Film Festival first emerged as a stand-alone festival. Today it features ...
Europe Georgia Tbilisi Film Festivals Short Film Festivals Documentary Film Festivals December
The Falls Music and Arts Festival (Lorne)

The Falls Music and Arts Festival (Lorne)

Kicking the West Coast since 1993, Lorne's Falls Festival is a bit of a Victorian New Year's Eve institution. Set high amongst the ancient mountains ...
Pacific Australia Lorne Rock Festivals Indie Rock Festivals December
The Taste of Tasmania

The Taste of Tasmania

Following the culmination of the Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race, when the nation's gaze is squarely on the Apple Isle, the Tasmania Taste Festival takes ...
Pacific Australia Hobart Food Festivals New Year Events December
Vienna Christmas Markets

Vienna Christmas Markets

During the festive season, when her squares are bathed in a symphony of light, it's a magical time to be visiting historical Vienna. Head for ...
Europe Austria Vienna Christmas Markets Christmas December
Whirling Dervishes Festival

Whirling Dervishes Festival

The 13th century Sufi poet, Celaleddin Rumi (Mevlâna) is widely considered one of the world's great mystic philosophers. His religious writings and poetry are highly ...
Europe Turkey Konya Traditional Festivals Religious Events December
Winter Wonders

Winter Wonders

Brussels bursts at the seams with Christmas cheer each year at their annual Winter Wonders festival. Along its two kilometre course, visitors are greeted by ...
Europe Belgium Brussels Christmas Markets Christmas December
Woodford Folk Festival

Woodford Folk Festival

Growing tired of the same old staid summer festival experience? Get yourself way down under my friend — all the way to the top of ...
Pacific Australia Woodford Folk and Folk Music Festivals Indie Rock Festivals December

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