Sunny Beach: December Weather Averages
|Sunshine Hours||5 hrs|
|Chance of Sunny Day||13 %|
|Rainfall days||5 days|
|Chance of Rain||35 %|
|Chance of Cloudy Day||57 %|
|Chance of Windy Day||28 %|
|Chance of Fog Day||18%|
|Chance of Snow Day||16%|
Averages for Sunny Beach in December
December is very cool in Sunny Beach as winter truly grips the resort.
Daytime temperatures only reach up to around 8°C (46°F) and can fall to a brisk 2°C (36°F) at night. There is also a likelihood of experiencing rain at this time of year.
It would be a good idea to pack warmer jackets and waterproof macs if visiting during December.
However, as temperatures can be much milder than other parts of northern Europe, many people decide to visit Sunny Beach and spend Christmas in a more non-traditional setting!
There is still lots to see and do at this time of year.
Bulgaria is famed for its stunning scenery, and the cooler temperatures mean this is a great time of year to get out into the hills, whether it is hiking, cycling or going on a jeep safari. Guided tours are available so you can learn as much as possible about the wildlife in the area.
Jeep safari tours of Bulgaria.
The area is very popular for water sports during the summer months, however in the winter you can experience the beautiful coastline by taking a boat tour around the Black Sea.
Keep in mind that boat trips may not be available if the weather is particularly bad.
For those seeking to soak up some of the local history, you can head to the ancient town of Nesebar, just to the south of Sunny Beach.
Here you can wander round the bay of this picturesque town or explore some of the ancient buildings, which range from ancient Greek to Ottoman. A particular highlight is the wide array of churches to be seen.
Though accommodation is less plentiful in the winter months, you will still be able to snap up a bargain in the resort, whether it is the high-end Majestic Hotel and Residence or the more affordable Palace Hotel, there is something to suit every budget.
Old town Nesebar, UNESCO world heritage site, Bulgaria.
December events in Sunny Beach
25th December 2014
The day celebrates the Nativity of Jesus which took place 25th December 1 BC. Whilst the holiday has a strong grounding in the story of the birth of Jesus, many of the traditions we associate with Christmas have evolved from pre-christian beliefs and certainly the traditions have evolved beyond purely a Christian holiday to have a wider secular significance.
Second Day of Christmas
26th December 2014
December 26th is the second day of the Christmas celebrations according to the Bulgarian Orthodox Church. The day after Nativity, Christians gather to glorify God's wisdom with songs and to honor Virgin Mary who gave birth to the Saviour.
New Year's Eve
31st December 2014
New Year's Eve is a huge celebration. People crowd into bars, nightclubs and restaurants to celebrate the coming of the New Year.