December finally brings the beginning of the ski season in Europe. And with fewer crowds and off-peak prices, it can be a great time to go skiing. Alternatively, if you’re keen to get some winter sun before the festive season, or you fancy spending Christmas somewhere exotic, there’s a huge choice of destinations that are fabulous in December.
You could opt for hot, white sand and deep azure lagoons in Thailand, sailing in the Caribbean, plunging gorges and thick jungles in Mexico, or misty forests, winding rivers and majestic volcanoes in Costa Rica. North India is wonderful too, as are many parts of Australasia. Or, you could go in completely the opposite weather direction, to the ends of the earth and an ice-white oblivion that’s both spectacular and unique: Antarctica. Christmas and New Year could be unlike any you’ve experienced before!