December is a great month to travel and get out of town. If you are looking for a last minute trip and to experience something new, there is no better way than to immerse yourself in a festival.
Here are some of our top picks for festivals around the world for the month of December:
Temples of Angkor, Cambodia
The Temples of Angkor, the famous 'lost city' of the Khmers, is an amazing archaeological site in Asia. It is a highly sought after place to travel to. During the dry season, there is an average of eight hours of sunshine per day and the temperature is a comfortable 86 degrees F. Learn about the temples colorful history in the month of December.
King's Birthday in Thailand
Why not celebrate the King's birthday in Thailand on your next trip? HM King Bhumibol Adulvadeg celebrates his royal birthday on the 5th December and for an entire week, there are various activities and religious ceremonies to observe and participate in.
New Year's Eve - Sydney, Australia
Sydney's New Year Celebrations are one of the largest free public events in the world. The Sydney Harbour literally lights up with a spectacular display of fireworks. Over six kilometers of Sydney's harbour provides the perfect view and setting for spending your New Year's.
National Finals Rodeo
It could be argued that Las Vegas is a never-ending festival, however, there are moments where even Vegas outshines itself. The 10-day National Finals Rodeo is certainly an event you won't want to miss. This Rodeo is known as the Superbowl of Rodeo, the NFR ropes in the season's top 15 competitors. The festival is held the first weekend in December.