What’s Hot December 2016?

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Christmas is coming and it’s feeling awfully chilly which is helping to get us into the festive spirit. We’ve rounded up celebrations from around the globe which will help to keep the celebrations going well past the 25th December.

Santacon – London

Here at dealchecker, we think there’s potentially nothing more festive than a good pub crawl. There is no better pub crawl than Santacon, which sees thousands of Christmas lovers dress up like Father Christmas and congregate to drink pints of beer and mulled wine in some of London’s most iconic locations. The event this year takes place on the 10th December and you can register to take part here.

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[Photo by liquoredonlife – Flickr]

SnowGlobe Music Festival – California

California conjures up images of golden sands and turquoise waters, but get away from the shoreline and there are rugged mountains to explore. SnowGlobe festival marries exhilarating skiing with live acts that will see you dancing long into the night, amidst picturesque Lake Tahoe. This year’s event take place between the 29th and 31st December, and acts include Major Lazer, Odesza and Flume perform.

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[Photo by Otillia du Plessis – Flickr]

Hogmanay – Edinburgh

Not satisfied with one boozy evening-long affair to celebrate the New Year, the Scottish have a three-day extravaganza called Hogmanay. Edinburgh’s celebrations are some of the biggest with vast fireworks shows alongside torchlight processions, huge street parties and live music. Those who want something a little more cultured to welcome in the new year will appreciate the dance shows and theatre offerings available. There’s something for everyone in this Scottish city!

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Burning the Clocks – Brighton

Whilst many of us spend the shortest day of the year huddling under blankets at home, Brighton is set ablaze. The annual Burning the Clocks event takes place on the 21st December in 2016, and during it, processions of locals and tourists will carry handmade paper lanterns through the streets before setting them alight on the beach. To get involved yourself, all you need to do is buy one of the designated lantern-making kits and get creative. This year’s celebration will be followed by an after party for those who don’t want the darkest of nights to end.

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[Photo by Dominic Alves – Flickr]

Happy holiday hunting from the dealchecker team!