Those looking for the best festivals and best December Events 2023 will probably end up narrowing down their search to Christmas markets.
And it could not be otherwise.
Cities like Bruges, Edinburgh, Nuremberg, Strasbourg, Zurich … manage to shine with a truly unique and magical light. Small villages and large capitals open their doors to visitors for a truly unforgettable vacation. As a couple, with family and children, the Christmas markets are one of the main December Events 2023 not to be missed.
Provins, is a small village, declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. For just one weekend of the month, you will be able to witness two days of magic. Appointment on 09 and 10 December with the renowned Medieval Christmas. And, remaining on Christmas theme, the Krampus parade, in Munich, is the right opportunity to get acquainted with these wacky, disquieting, masked characters. And, how can we not mention the incredible Samichlaus Swim in Zurich? You will see people dressed as Santa Claus, swimming in the icy waters of the river. We report among the most incredible and unusual December events!
Scotland: a land of great traditions. The traditional Scottish New Year (which in these parts they call Hogmanay), is celebrated everywhere with large bonfires, fires and extremely spectacular celebrations. Among the most beautiful festivals are the Flambeaux Procession and the Stonehaven Fireballs.
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Tollwood WinterFestival, also in Munich, is one of the most interesting December events in Germany. A Festival that has always stood out for the extraordinary cultural offer of music, theater, cabaret and art, with a careful look at the environment and technology.
Splendid scenographies, authentic works of art and wonderful plays of light, distinguish the most important, and awaited, among the December events: the Fête des Lumiéres in Lyon. From 07 to 10, the splendid French city hosts a review that, by now, has made history. Wonderful itineraries await you among historic and suggestive places, with extraordinary works created ad hoc by the best international artists.
Games of light, and splendid scenographies, animate, in the same way, the Capital of the Netherlands. The Amsterdam Light Festival takes place over a period of 60 days, throughout December and January with two routes to be taken on foot or by boat. Imagine seeing this wonderful city from the Amstel, with truly unique and incredible lights and colors. Guaranteed show.
And, if you were in Amsterdam by the end of the month, you certainly can’t miss the International Ice Sculpture Festival in Zwolle. Just one hour by train from the capital, a unique spectacle, at iced temperatures.
Lots of fun, wild parties and techno music, in a scenic landscape in the snowy mountains of Saalbach-Hinterglemm. Rave On Snow is one of the most important snow music festivals. Born 25 years ago, over the years it has become a reference point for the sector. Appointment from the 14th to the 17th of the month.
Music. Gastronomy. Events. Art and craft. In December, for 9 days, one of the most anticipated events of the year awaits you, Artigiano in Fiera. A Festival that attracts over 1.5 million visitors!
We close the list with one of the most incredible December 2023 events: Els Enfarinats! Eggs and flour are the main ingredients of what is in effect one of the most famous, and strangest, events in all of Spain.
A celebration that has occurred for almost 2 centuries, on December 28th (Day of Innocence) in the small Spanish village of Ibi, not far from beautiful Alicante. On December 28, the streets of Ibi will be invaded by soldiers armed with eggs and flour ready to attack anyone who gets in their way. In a short time you will find yourself surrounded by clouds of flour and you will try to dodge the eggs and firecrackers in every way.
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