This article about what’s on in December was published by the Great British Mag content team on 1 December, 2019

It’s finally December. And we Brits know how to do Christmas. Prepare to have fun, over-indulge and generally walk around with a warm-fuzzy feeling as everyone is extra nice to you.

To get you into the festive spirit we’ve picked the coolest things for you to get up to this December.

National Christmas Jumper Day

What: National Christmas Jumper Day

When: 13th December

Where: Nationwide

Cost: The cost of a jumper

Are you ready for National Christmas Jumper Day when thousands of Brits wear the most hideous Christmas jumper in the name of charity?

Go on and help raise money for the amazing children’s charity, Save the Children.

To raise as much money as possible make sure your jumper has a Christmas theme. Jumpers with snowmen, Santa Claus or a Christmas pudding get a thumbs up, and if you can pick up a novelty jumper with Christmas bobbles, lights or sounds that’s even better.

Remember there is just one rule – the tackier the jumper the better!

Burning the Clocks

What: Burning the Clocks

When: 21st December

Where: Brighton town Centre

Cost: Free

Did you know that the winter solstice, the shortest day of the year, is just three days before Christmas?

And before Christmas was brought to the UK in the 6th century, ancient Britons used to celebrate the solstice with festivals of fire to welcome the lighter days ahead. 

Since 1995, the people of Brighton have been reviving this ancient ritual with a new tradition of their own. Every year thousands of people join the Burning the Clocks procession and take homemade paper lanterns, of all shapes and sizes, down to the beach to light.

It is a beautiful sight to see and the celebrations finish with a firework display over the  city.

Hogmanay Street Party

Whats on in December

What: Hogmanay Street Party

When: 30th December – 1st January 2020

Where: Edinburgh

Cost: £31.50

Hogmanay is how the Scots celebrate the start of the New Year and the Edinburgh Street Party is the biggest of them all. Attracting 60,000 party goers from around the world!

The party starts at 7pm and goes onto the early hours with music, street performers, dancers, acrobats and fire eaters.  Revellers will also have the best views of the amazing firework display over Edinburgh Castle.

Fancy going? Well we have a pair of tickets to giveaway for the party on 31 Dec. Enter here.

Loony Dook

Photo credit: Chris Watt

What: Loony Dook

When: 1st January, 2020

Where: South Queensferry, Edinburgh

Cost: £12 and free to observe

The Loony Dook takes place on the first day of each new year. It is when a thousand brave people dress up in fancy dress and throw themselves into the freezing cold water of the Firth of Forth at South Queensferry.

The madness is to raise money for charity and to celebrate the New Year in a uniquely crazy way!

What are the times?

2:15 pm

Check-in for Dookers is open from 12.30pm. Dookers must buy a ticket in advance and check-in by 1.45pm on the day.

How to get there?

Lothian Country runs buses to and from South Queensferry. Dalmeny train station is also relatively near to the event and around 20 minutes from Waverley Station and 15 minutes from Haymarket Station.