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Europe in December
Written by Arundhati Toshniwal on January 6, 2022 Share on

Europe in December – Snow and Snow!

This traveller’s dream destination offers you the cities which have a perfect combination of history, heritage, culture, and scenic beauty, all in one! Europe in December is all about cold waves, snows, hot coffees and cuddles! In the north side of Europe, you can witness snow and snow, while on the south side of Europe the cities get cold but not much as they are around the Mediterranean Sea. In December you can explore Christmas markets, concerts, winter shopping flea markets, ice skating and New Year celebrations as these are the major events! Most cities start their festivities around the first week of December as many people all around the world visit Europe! Around Christmas and New Year lots of tourists move around the region and the cost of accommodation, airfares, train tickets increases.

Weather in Europe in December

In Northern Europe, the average low temperature in many places can be at -3°C and the highs can be averaging -1°C.  On other hand, in Southern Europe, the average high temperature is 15°C and it does not get much colder than 9°C.  

 

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What to wear in Europe in December

If you are visiting the chilly northern countries then make sure you pack a lot of warm wool and cotton clothes. You will need to layer up the clothes so you can be warm and enjoy the trip without getting cold or cough! Pack a scarf, gloves, and a warm hat also.

Whereas, if you are planning to visit the southern region then carry some jackets and sweaters as the temperature may vary but still it will be cold. Also, do carry a water-resistant jacket, in case of rain.

Also read –Top 10 Places to Visit in Europe in January: A Complete Guide

What to wear in Europe in December
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Tips for Travelling to Europe in December

  1. Limit your luggage– Try not to overpack for your winter vacation as you will surely regret carrying that giant suitcase. It can be a tough mission to carry a heavy suitcase over a slippery, snowy pathway. Also, why not buy new items and get indulge in the culture of the place you visit!
  2. Wear layers– Wear layers as chances are to be really cold outside and very warm inside. You can pack a really warm coat to save space in your suitcase.
  3. Carry cash– Try to carry cash with you (not much). There can be many restaurants, cafes and many other places which may only accept cash.
  4. Thermal wear– Thermal underwears are really helpful to keep you warm and active on your holiday. While you are travelling in Europe in December, it is great to layer up!
  5. Explore one place at a time– Try not to rush your vacation and explore one place at a time. You can get to know a lot of amazing things about that place. If you will rush your vacation then you be able to enjoy it anywhere.

Also read – 15 Things ‘NOT’ to do on your Europe Vacation – Have Fun!

Tips for Travelling to Europe in December
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Places to visit in Europe in December

  1. London, England
  2. Milan, Italy
  3. Bruges, Belgium
  4. Vienna, Austria

1. London, England

Enjoy this joyful festive season in London, as it is one of the great destinations to visit. The weather here is unpredictable as it can be wet, cold and chilly. You can visit Victoria and Albert Museum, Hyde Park and Kensington Gardens. If you are with your kids then visit the Christmas tree at Trafalgar Square and meet Santa Claus. This city thrives with fun and goes definitely should visit it ASAP!

Also read – 10 Best Things to Do in London in Summer for a Fantastic Trip

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2. Milan, Italy

Milan is known for its avant-garde fashion, street shopping and marvellous architecture and cultural heritage. Explore some amazing fashion on the streets and buy some amazing clothes for your loved ones and yourself. Watch a holiday show or concert at the La Scala Theatre. Stroll down the famous Navigli in the evening and have some delicious food. You can spend some serene time at beautiful Lake Como, Bellagio and Lugano. The city is cloaked in the snow by the end of the month and decorated for Christmas and New Year.

Also read – 10 Best Free Things to do in Milan for a Memorable Italy Vacation

3. Bruges, Belgium

One of the best-preserved and charming medieval cities in Europe! Bruges shine up with light displays and looks wonderful. Do not forget to have mugs of Belgian hot chocolate in the historic Craenenburg Café and keep yourself warm! You can visit the Belfry Tower, Basilica of the holy blood, shop at the street markets, and have a beer where ever you want as Bruges serves amazing beers!

Also read – Top 6 beautiful places to visit in Bruges which will mesmerize you

Bruges, Belgium, Europe in December
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4. Vienna, Austria

Vienna continues to attract visitors with its many great historical sites, collections of art, historic palaces and rich cultural heritage. You can witness the richness of culture at Vienna’s magnificent museums, concert halls, and one of the world’s great opera houses. Vienna has a distinctive charm and flair. You can visit Imperial Schönbrunn Palace, the Hofburg, St. Stephen’s Cathedral, Belvedere Palace, and many more!

Also read – Honeymoon In Vienna: Best Things To Do And Places To Stay

 

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Frequently Asked Questions on Europe in December

Which cities I should visit in Europe in December?

The whole of Europe is a treasure box that will never disappoint you. Still, the top choices to visit are London, Bruges, Vienna, Milan, Venice, Reykjavik, Budapest, and many more!

What is the weather in Europe in December?

In Northern Europe, the average low temperature in many places can be at -3°C and the highs can be averaging -1°C.  On other hand, in Southern Europe, the average high temperature is 15°C and it does not get much colder than 9°C.

Is Europe a good place to visit?

Yes, Europe is definitely a dream destination for all the travellers out there and it has a lot to offer to its visitors.

Europe in December is a magical experience you might just not find somewhere else. Aren’t you excited about a hot chocolate drink and feeling snowflakes on your cheeks already? Get your passport handy but before, check out Pickyourtrail as it provides the best deals on Europe holiday packages. You can customise your Europe itinerary and explore this enchanting place at your pace as you want! See you soon!

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