Where's hot in December?

If you're hoping to escape the winter frost, or fancy spending Christmas surrounded by something a little warmer than snow, hop abroad for a hot Christmas break. With two weeks of holidays to play with, you've got enough time to fly long haul to South America or Australia for barbeques on the beach. Closer to home, the Canary Islands are a popular choice, especially if you're staying there into January, as New Year celebrations an integral part of island life. Keep reading to see where else is hot during December.

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Goa, India is hot in December Goa
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Nov Jan

Florida

Florida

December in Florida

8h 36m
Approximate UK flight time
16
Average Temperature
7
Hour of Sunshine

Florida gives you a traditional Christmas, without the freezing cold weather. Disney World just before Christmas tends to be but quieter than the lead up to New Year, but otherwise the best place feel festive is St. Augustine. Their Annual Christmas Parade has been going for more than 60 years. Expect floats accompanied by marching bands, and of course Santa himself. The town hosts a month-long "Nights of Lights" celebration, where millions of little white lights twinkle in the atmospheric old town. If you're hoping for a swim, the water in the south of the state tends to be warmer than the north.

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Or how about São Paulo?

São Paulo

São Paulo

December in São Paulo, Brazil

11h 33m
Approximate UK flight time
24
Average Temperature
5
Hour of Sunshine

First thing's first: if you're thinking of spending Christmas and New Year in São Paulo, you'll have a choice of 15,000 bars to celebrate in. For evening entertainment, try dancing samba at the lively Ó do Borogodó, or for decent caipirinhas go to Bar Veloso in Vila Madalena. But with the weather this hot, daytimes are best spent in Praia do Encanto, which is a short drive from the city. São Paulo is also a fine dining destination, so for contemporary Brazilian food, go to D.O.M, which was voted one of the top ten restaurants in the world.

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Or how about Goa?

Goa

Goa

December in Goa, India

9h 15m
Approximate UK flight time
27
Average Temperature
10
Hour of Sunshine

Goa can lay claim to being the ultimate winter sun destination. Over Christmas, expect to see lots of decorations in the shop windows as well as nativity scenes on your way to the beach. Music festival Sunburn is now a three day international event, while the Mary Immaculate Conception Church Feast in Panjiim is also one of the biggest festivals in Goa. The fireworks, parades and street parties attract thousands of people over three days.

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December in Gran Canaria Gran Canaria

December in Gran Canaria

4hr 5m Approx. UK flight time 21°C Average temperature 7 Hours of sunshine per day

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December in Cape Verde Cape Verde

December in Cape Verde

5h 32m Approx. UK flight time 25°C Average temperature 6 Hours of sunshine per day

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