Although the year is almost over, there’s still just enough time to squeeze in a bit of last-minute travelling. December is the perfect month for doing last-minute, life-changing things, so why wouldn’t you begin 2020 with a totally new outlook on life, somewhere absolutely magical and unexpected? To help you out, here are the best destinations for a short December 2019 trip?
If you have a passion for skiing, you must have Utah on your travel bucket list. This American state is known for its snow, and its soft, powdery texture. The Alta Ski Resort is the best place to get a good feel for snow, not just in Utah, but in the whole of North America. December is the perfect month for hitting the Alta slopes, because it’s a month after the beginning of the seasons, and a couple of weeks prior to the arrival of peak-season skiers.
No one can party like the Scotts, that’s for sure.
Therefore, why wouldn’t you begin the New Year with incredible amounts of passion and enthusiasm, which can only be served to you at that special day in Scotland?
Edinburgh is the proud owner of one of the world’s largest New Year celebrations – Hogmanay, which has more than 150,000 participants each year.
This amazing party was brought in by the Vikings who invaded the stunning land in the 8th and 9th centuries, when they celebrated the passing of the winter solstice by lighting fire torches and swinging fireballs. Hogmanay today is a three-day medley of massive street parades, music performances, fireworks, and of course – fireball swinging.
Barcelona’s oldest and biggest Christmas market, the Fira de Santa Lucia, takes over the town in December and it offers a whole array of magnificent activities, shopping opportunities, and things to see. Don’t forget to get your very own caga tio, a poor log, which is supposed to poop (cagar) out gifts. It even has a smiley face!