5 things to look forward to in December 2022

You know what they say – let’s end the year with a bang! With endless reasons to celebrate and make everlasting memories, this December will certainly be one for the history books.

Discover our fun-filled list of things to look forward to in December 2022, including the most talked about events of the season!

Jurassic World – The Exhibition

Editorial credit: Anton_Ivanov / Shutterstock.com

If you’re searching for an incredible, immersive experience this December, look no further than Jurassic World The Exhibition, now open for a limited time in London. With 3D scenes inspired by the film, you’ll walk through the land of the giants, coming face to face with life-size dinos, including the infamous T-Rex. You can even enter the Hammond Creation Lab, where scientists bring dinosaurs to life. Rally up your friends and family – this is an experience you certainly won’t want to miss!

Stay Nearby: London Excel | London Docklands Central

Winter Solstice

Got plans for 21st December yet? Why not unite with Brighton locals and tourists to celebrate Burning the Clocks? A lively community event to signify the shortest day of the year. The evening begins with a parade through the city, where many will bring extravagant paper lanterns to illuminate the streets. Finishing on Brighton’s well-known pebble beach, each lantern is thrown onto a blazing bonfire to mark the end of the year. Consider it a magical evening for all the family to enjoy!

Stay Nearby: Brighton | Brighton Seafront

Boxing Day Sales

Looking to venture out after your cosy Christmas celebrations? Join the famous buzz of Oxford Street shoppers, explore over 200 shops at The Trafford Centre, or head to the heart of Edinburgh to browse St James Quarter. The Boxing Day sales never disappoint, and with thousands of retailers whacking down their prices, you’re sure to bag a bargain.

Stay Nearby: London Covent Garden | London Central Marylebone

New Year’s Eve

When it comes to seeing in the new year, bigger is always better! Why not head to The Big Smoke to witness the UK’s largest firework display? Join thousands of upbeat party-goers in a momentous countdown and experience the harmonious notes of Big Ben as the clock strikes twelve. Or, if you prefer a more relaxed evening, enjoy a little fine dining in one of Central London’s many restaurants followed by a starlit River Cruise. However you wish to celebrate, the capital offers a wealth of opportunities to welcome 2023 with a bang!

Stay Nearby: London Farringdon | London Central Kings Cross

Scottish Hogmanay Celebration

For those hoping to go all-out this New Year, attending a celebration in Scotland is a must. Both Edinburgh and Glasgow are famed for their Hogmanay traditions. The capital typically begins the party on 30th December with a mesmerising torchlight procession through the city. The following day welcomes the famous street party whereby revellers can have a cheeky tipple, dance to DJ soundtracks, tuck into glorious street food, and enjoy funfair attractions! As midnight strikes, a visually stunning display of fireworks lights the skies, concluding a magical evening.

Stay Nearby: Edinburgh Central | Edinburgh Central Rose Street