Weather Averages for Negril in December
Averages for Negril in December
Summer never really ends in the exotic resort of Negril in Jamaica, considered by many as home to the most splendid beach in the world. Spanning miles, Negril’s coastline is a marvel to behold. Untouched by modern development and maintaining its natural beauty, the resort is a popular destination for tourists in winter, with many seeking to spend Christmas and welcome the New Year in a subtropical environment.
In December, sea temperature floats around 28 degrees Celsius, meaning that it is as good a month for swimming as any and even at its coldest, daytime temperatures rarely drop below 23; that’s warmer than summertime temperatures of many European countries! The sun shines for 10 full hours and the island doesn’t know what snow is. Precipitation is only 61 mm for the month of December, practically guaranteeing great weather and sunny Christmas.
Across the street from the famous stretch of beach and among the most beautiful tropical forests in Jamaica, you will find the Rayon Hotel, which in the past few years has grown to become one of the most popular places to spend Christmas in Negril.
Cozy and hospitable, the Rayon is the ideal resort for spending the holiday season with a tropical spin. During Christmas, the boulevard in front of the Rayon comes alive with a shopping centre, a nightclub, a fitness centre and a host of restaurants and bars that keep the holiday spirit alive and merge it with the Caribbean soul. Many of the restaurants there offer special Christmas dinners and will make your Christmas stay in Negril a truly memorable one.
Families visiting Negril for Christmas should definitely visit Kool Runnings Water Park, Negril’s best waterpark. Featuring warm waters and lots of slides and pools of all sizes, Kool Runnings is the ideal place to go for some exotic Christmas fun. Enjoys santas in bikinis and lots of themed games that merge local customs with conventional Christmas traditions.
December events in Negril
Reggae Marathon & Half Marathon
6th December 2014
The Reggae Marathon & Half Marathon is Jamaica’s premier International Marathon Event. The Marathon, Half Marathon and 10K start at Long Bay Beach Park situated along Negril’s famed 7-mile white sand beach. The course loops into the town of Negril then heads north towards the town of Green Island.
Electric Butterfly Music Festival
20th December 2014
This event is the highlight of the Christmas season, as the festival features an array of music genres from EDM, Hip-Hop, Electro to Dancehall. Expect partying and drinking on the beach to the best music Jamaica has to offer.
24th December 2014
This is one of the biggest celebrations throughout Jamaica. Christmas Eve in Jamaica is affectionately known as Gran Market. Gran Market is a long standing tradition for Jamaicans dating back centuries. It is the time for families to hit their home towns across the island and celebrate through to the early hours of Christmas Day.
25th December 2014
This is the day when countries across the world, including Jamaica commemorate Christ’s birth. Christmas Day in Jamaica is observed as a quiet time with family and friends.
New Year's Eve
31st December 2014
New Year's Eve in Jamaica consists of a lot of extravagant pompousness, gleam, and glitter. The whole of Jamaica, and in particularly the major cities of it, are poured deep down in the celebration spirit. In Jamaica, there is an old tradition of cleaning the house, and decorating it with flowers, plants, trees, and handicrafts.