Weather Averages for Lisbon in December
Averages for Lisbon in December
December is one of the coolest months of the year in Lisbon, but as Portugal enjoys a subtropical Mediterranean climate, the temperature stays fairly mild.
The average temperature reaches up to around 14°C (that's about 57°F), and at night can dip as low as 8°C (about 46°F).
The average monthly rain is around 106mm and there is about 5 hours of average daily sunshine.
The average sea temperature is about 17°C (about 62°F), and combined with the cooler temperatures and likelihood of rain, it is not recommended that you go swimming.
The weather can be fairly changeable so it is a good idea to check the local weather forecast before you travel.
Many people who enjoy running head to Lisbon in December for the Lisbon Marathon.
December events in Lisbon
1st December 2015
Independence Day on 1st December is a commemoration of the independence from Spain. Like other parts of the country, the people of Lisbon celebrate this day with great honor.
Óbidos Vila Natal - Christmas in the Castle
6th December 2015
Christmas in the Castle, a festival is full of fun and surprises at Vila Natal especially for kids. There are lots of activities and shows like ice skating, ice slides, pedal carts and much more.
Dia do Bairro Alto Festival
11th December 2015 to 18th December 2015
Bairro Alto offers a night time party zone , whilst during the day it is relatively quiet. All of the cafes, shops and bars come alive in the calçada streets at night. It is one of the most popular areas in Lisbon. The event occurs from 11th December to the 18th.
New Year’s Eve
31st December 2015
Lisbon, a great place New Year's Eve. The 2015 event will be held at Comercio Square which is the biggest in Portugal. Expect to see sparkling lights and fireworks beside the Tagus River.
Cirque du Soleil - Quidam
18th December 2015 to 20th December 2015
Cirque du Soleil is a Canadian entertainment company that will be playing this circus event in Lisbon from December 18th to 20th. Amazing clowns and athletes wearing marvelous costumes perform at this breathtaking event.