Averages for Sunny Beach in December

December

Overview

The final and most festive month of the year sees Sunny Beach in the heart of winter, a very quiet resort out of season, and showing signs of local life rather than tourism.

Christmas is a wonderful time to visit Bulgaria as a whole, with plenty of festivities to enjoy and sights to see, and if you head to Sunny Beach at this time of year then you can expect an average temperature of a rather chilly 5°C, r...

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Averages for Sunny Beach in December

  Temperature 5°C

41°F

Low Temperature 2°C

36°F

  High Temperature 8°C

46°F

  Sunshine Hours 5 hrs
  Chance of Sunny Day 20 %
  Rainfall 48mm
  Rainfall days 5 days
  Chance of Rain 20 %
  Chance of Cloudy Day 60 %
  Sea Temperature 12°C

54°F

Chance of Windy Day 20 %

Averages for Sunny Beach in December

December

Overview

The final and most festive month of the year sees Sunny Beach in the heart of winter, a very quiet resort out of season, and showing signs of local life rather than tourism.

Christmas is a wonderful time to visit Bulgaria as a whole, with plenty of festivities to enjoy and sights to see, and if you head to Sunny Beach at this time of year then you can expect an average temperature of a rather chilly 5°C, reaching a high of only a few degrees more, at 8°C. Evenings are chillier still, so you will certainly be needing to wrap up warm, reaching a low of around 2°C on average.

If November was Sunny Beach’s wettest month then December shows a little sign of improvement in terms of precipitation, with a slightly less 48mm on average throughout the month, affecting around 5 days. Sunlight hours are reduced however, at around 5 hours per day; having said that, when the sun does shine it is certainly dazzling and perfect for a scenic walk. If you like to swim, the Black Sea averages a temperature of 12°C - a little chilly!

If you are lucky enough to be spending Christmas in Sunny Beach you will be treated to a peaceful experience indeed.

Where to stay

If you’re staying in Sunny Beach in December then you will need a hotel which offers everything on-site, with plenty of options for entertainment. Whilst the choice might be limited compared to the rest of the year, there are still a few large hotels open for your December break. Barcelo Royal Beach Hotel is the perfect choice, offering entertainment on-site, restaurants, facilities, and amenities to make your festive break go with a bang.

What to do

Spending the Christmas period in Sunny Beach is a treat because even though the temperatures are lower than they are typically throughout the year during this time, they are still pleasant enough to get out and enjoy everything this scenic resort has to offer. If you’re into golf then certainly head to Lighthouse Golf Course for a round or two in very scenic surroundings indeed. This is the perfect choice for both beginners and advanced players.

Alternatively, you could relax in a totally different way, without getting active in the slightest, by heading to a spa for total and utter peace and quiet. Treat yourself to a few treatments and you will be floating on air, before relaxing in the Jacuzzi and sauna to pass your cares away. Majestic Beach Resort Spa has a great range of treatment on offer, from massages to pedicures, and everything in-between – treat yourself for Christmas!

Sunny Beach and the surrounding area celebrates Christmas in a typically traditional way, and you will find that many restaurants and hotels open up especially for the Christmas and New Year period, meaning you won’t struggle for somewhere to spend the big day. Alternatively you could simply head to the beach and have a BBQ instead, followed by a scenic walk around the resort and surrounding countryside.

Hit the beach

December may be chilly and it isn’t really the month to be swimming in the sea, however it is the perfect time to experience Sunny Beach in a quieter, more reflective mood. Cacao Beach may be bustling and busy in summer, but during winter it is a sombre and laid-back place to visit.

Take a walk along the shore, explore the natural sand dunes, and take a lungful of fresh, sea air – the perfect early morning or afternoon walk to blow away the cobwebs.

Eating & drinking out

Again, Barcelo Royal Beach Hotel is your best bet for dining and entertainment during the winter months, especially during December. Any of the large all-inclusive hotels which stay open throughout the year in Sunny Beach will have a range of restaurants on offer, and as the festive period nears you will find more in the way of entertainment too.

There are many restaurants which open particularly for Christmas Day and New Year’s Eve, and these will require a pre-booking in order to secure a table, usually full of locals and those who have moved to Sunny Beach on a permanent basis from abroad.

December events in Sunny Beach

Public Hoilday

Christmas Eve

24th December 2016

Bulgaria's Christmas Eve is celebrated with a meal consisting of an odd number of dishes which follows the 40-day Advent fast. This vegetarian meal includes grains, vegetables, fruits, and nuts. Walnuts, in particular, are found on the Bulgarian Christmas Eve table.

Website:

http://goeasteurope.about.com/od/bulgariatravel/a/bulgariachristmastraditions.htm

Second Day of Christmas

26th December 2016

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.

Website:

http://www.novinite.com/articles/17612/Bulgaria+Celebrates+2nd+Day+of+Christmas

New Year's Eve

31st December 2016

New Year's Eve is a huge celebration. People crowd into bars, nightclubs and restaurants to celebrate the coming of the New Year.

Website:

http://newyearseveblog.com/new-years-eve-sofia/

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