December; it’s a time for joy, festivities, and time spent with family. Towns and cities across the UK will be lit up with Christmas lights and craft markets will take over town squares. It is a time of merriment for many as we look forward to a few extra days off work to spend with our loved ones. This December capitalise on the joyful atmosphere and make the most of the varied events taking place across the UK. If you’re wondering, ‘what’s on in December?’, we have found a selection of our favourite events to share with you.
Tenby Boxing Day Swim
On 26th December every year, hundreds of people gather at Tenby in Wales for the Tenby Boxing Day Swim. This year you could be one of them; braving the bracing winter waters. Many people dress up for the event, and it’s quite a spectacle. Even if you don’t want to swim, it’s certainly worth watching and the atmosphere is brilliant
St Nick’s Festive Night Market
If you would prefer to stay on dry land, then how about a trip to Bristol on Friday 7th December 2018. Taking place in the city centre, near Castle Park, St Nick’s Festive Night Market is an evening not to be missed. Expect a wide array of mouth-watering food, live music and other gems; from clothes to jewellery. It’s perfect for kick-starting that festive feeling.
Winter Owl Evenings
For winter fun of a different variety, head up to the North York Moors where you can enjoy Winter Owl Evenings. This much sought after event takes place every Sunday in the run-up to Christmas, but there are only a couple of evening still available. Held at the National Centre for Birds of Prey, the evening includes a two-course meal and a guided tour of the owls by torchlight.
Festive Wreath Workshop
For distinctly festive fun, visit Allan Bank and Grasmere National Trust in the Lake District. They will be hosting a Festive Wreath Workshop on 1st December 2018. All the necessary natural materials will be provided and mulled wine and mince pies are also included.
Edinburgh Santa Run
Festive fun of a different sort will be taking place in Edinburgh on Sunday 9th December 2018. Princes Street Gardens will be taken over by the Edinburgh Santa Run. This jolly event is sure to get you in the festive spirit and all of the proceeds go to the charity When You Wish Upon A Star. It is a family-friendly event for all ages and the distance is 2.5km.