Weather Averages for Alicante in December
Averages for Alicante in December
With a climate that sees some of the best of the Mediterranean weather, it is really no wonder that Alicante is such a popular holiday resort throughout the year.
Thanks to its position sheltered by mountains and hills, Alicante is ideally positioned to receive very little wet weather, with rain only seen on average for 20 days a year.
On top of this, it experiences around 300 days of sunshine a year.
When it comes to the winter months in Alicante, it really doesn't get much better.
At this time of the year you're likely to see nothing but warm and sunny days.
Alicante is the ideal choice of holiday resort if you're looking to enjoy some winter sun on your holiday.
The average daily temperature in Alicante is 12°C (54°F), reaching highs of 16°C (61°F) and lows of 7°C (45°F).
The average temperature of the sea in this month is 16°C.
There is an expectation of 36 mm over 5 days of rain in Alicante.
Alicante sees on average 5 hours of sunshine per day during this month.
Alicante's nightlife has always been an enticing option for visitors, with plenty to enjoy on an evening out. Alicante has a hige number of bars, restaurants and tavernas, many situated close to the beach, and a night out on the town promises to be an exciting and lively time that you're bound to enjoy, whatever sort of evening you're looking for.
December events in Alicante
Christmas Craft Market
1st December 2014 to 5th January 2015
The Christmas Craft Market will be selling a selection of goodies but mainly figurines for traditional nativity displays.
6th December 2014
December 6th is Constitution Day in Spain (Día de la Constitución) and is a national public holiday. It marks the anniversary of the 1978 Referendum in which the Spanish people overwhelmingly approved the current Spanish Constitution.
Feast of the Immaculate Conception
8th December 2014
Alicante celebrate the festival in honour of the Immaculate Conception. Belief in the most pure and sinless conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary without Original Sin.
Christmas / Nochebuena / Navidad
25th December 2014
Alicante celebrates Christmas Day, an annual Christian commemoration of the birth of Jesus Christ. Entire families; grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins, second cousins, get together for hours of intense eating and drinking during what's often the biggest meal of the year. A typical sweet finale is a turrón, a sweet toasted almond nougat – an Alicante specialty for over five centuries!
New Years Eve/ Nochevieja
31st December 2014 to 1st January 2015
On 31st December, there are a number of fireworks displays lighting up the city, as well as a heap of party celebrations livening up the streets, as Alicante welcomes the New Year and a little bags of lucky grapes are handed out to be eaten as the clock strikes midnight.
Santa Claus or Saint Nicholas Day
6th December 2014
The local Santa Claus rides around the Old Town on a white horse, giving toys to the little boys and girls.
Una pista de hielo para soñar en Navidad/ Ice rink
12th December 2014 to 7th January 2015
When in Alicante, you can enjoy a ‘White Christmas’ in a Mediterranean climate thanks to the ice rink in the Plaza del Ayuntamiento square. This becomes a magical place, filled with coloured lights and a huge fir tree.
Christmas Nativity Market
19th December 2014 to 23rd December 2014
There will be some 50 craft stalls in the Plaza. These will be accompanied by live music, activities and games for the children and a living nativity scene complete with some of the animals that Mary and Joseph shared the stable with.
Christmas Sweet Market
20th December 2014 to 24th December 2014
A number of stalls selling a selection of Christmas sweets, dried fruits and cakes will join the original Christmas Market
Fairground and children’s rides/ Exponadal
26th December 2014 to 5th January 2015
This is a large venue where children can enjoy rides, games, workshops, and a circus.
28th December 2014
This is the day where people make jokes upon each other (like the 1st of April in many other countries).