Weather Averages for Marbella in December
Averages for Marbella in December
Marbella in the winter may not see the best of the hot and sunny climate that the area is known for having in the summer, but its micro climate means that the area enjoys warm and pleasant weather year round with plenty of sun, meaning it is still a great choice of holiday destination even in the winter months.
Marbella is rapidly becoming a popular destination with holiday makers looking to enjoy mild weather and plenty of sunshine on their winter holidays, a stark contrast to the cold and winter climates they may well be leaving at home.
At this time of the year, it's likely you'll be able to find bargain prices with your accommodation.
The average daily temperature in Marbella is 12°C (54°F), reaching highs of 16°C (61°F) or dropping to a an average low of 8°C (46°F).
The average temperature of the sea is15°C.
The average amount of rainfall this month in Marbella is 98 mm over 5 days.
Marbella sees an average of 6 hours of sunshine each day throughout this month.
One ever popular activity in Marbella is sailing and this is a great way to spend some time. Relaxing on board a chartered yacht will allow you to enjoy the pleasant weather and stunning views of the coast. There are plenty of sailing clubs and schools that offer any number of different boat trips.
When in Rome, do as the Romans; when in Marbella, drape yourself in your finest glitz and hit the town! The local nightlife is one of the area's prime attractions and not to be missed. Known for its flamboyant parties and huge array of clubs and bars, a night (or two) out in Marbella is bound to be a highlight of your holiday.
December events in Marbella
Spanish Constiution Day
6th December 2015
Spanish Constitution Day is a patriotic celebration and public holiday that marks the anniversary of when Spain became a democracy. Since it falls on a Sunday, many businesses and organizations may also close on Monday the 7th. The large patriotic parades and festivities mostly take place in Madrid. In Marbella, Spanish flags are proudly hung on homes and businesses and many locals take the day to relax and spend time with family and friends. Restaurants, attractions, and shops should remain open, but call ahead before heading out.
8th December 2015
The Immaculate Conception is considered a holy day of obligation, so churches all around the city will hold special religious services in honour of the event. The Divine Mercy Church in Marbella will provide an additional English speaking service. The day is also observed as a national holiday so many businesses and shops may be closed, so call ahead before heading out. Restaurants and cafés will mostly remain open to the public.
Christmas Eve & Christmas Day Celebrations
24th December 2015 to 25th December 2015
Elaborate Christmas decorations and nativity scenes (naciementos) literally take over the city of Marbella during the holiday season. Christmas Eve is celebrated in Spain with large feasts including fish or seafood starters, roast turkey with truffles, sparkling ciders and turron (an almond candy), which will all be featured on menus at many restaurants around the city. After dinner, many locals and tourists gather around nativity scenes (just about every church and private home will have one), sing carols and wait to hear the church bells at midnight. The entire country of Spain attends Midnight Mass services which are held at every Catholic Church in the city. On Christmas Day the feasts and festivities continue. Mostly everything in the city is closed, but many restaurants remain open to the public. Families gather together, eat more food, and may exchange small gifts, but the real gift giving day isn't until the eve of Three Kings Day on January 5th.
New Year’s Eve
31st December 2015
There is definitely a long list of parties, gala dinners and outdoor celebrations to choose from to celebrate New Year’s Eve in Marbella. Large restaurants, popular bars, and nightclubs all host New Year's Eve parties, but reservations need to be booked in advance. Just before midnight many people migrate down to Old Town Square where they anxiously await the countdown and then a fantastic show of fireworks. Bring your own bottle of champagne, kiss a loved one, wish each other a “Happy New Year” and don’t forget the grapes! - it is a New Year’s tradition in Spain to eat 12 grapes for every chime of the clock at midnight for good luck in the New Year. The rest of the night is spent partying until the wee hours of the morning.