Every month we bring you a small round up of some of the coolest events that are happening around the globe so wherever you are in the world, you’ll always have something fun to do. These are on our hotlist for December.
Edinburgh, Scotland: Hogmanay
Hogmanay is the biggest and best party in Scotland that takes place at the end of December every year and is the perfect way to see in the new year with friends and family – and even new friends you meet at the celebrations. Hogmanay involves a lot of ceilidh dancing, kilts, live music, fireworks and real good times. Over the course of the three days Scotland’s capital city is a hub of activity with something to suit all ages. On the 30th there is an illuminating torchlight procession that winds and weaves its way through the city centre accompanied by a cast of pipers and drummers. But on the 31st, that’s when the real party begins, the infamous Edinburgh Street Party. People from all over the world flock to one of the biggest outdoor parties in the world and celebrate their night with live music, DJs and street entertainment and when the clock strikes 12 there is an INCREDIBLE firework display from Edinburgh Castle to see in the new year! And for those brave enough, on 1st January there is the infamous Loony Dook where people dress up and go for a New Year’s Day dip in the freezing River Forth – the perfect way to take on your NYE hangover if you ask us! Hogmanay is a crazy few days in Edinburgh but it’s a great way to celebrate the New Year and do something a little different.
30th December 2017 to 1st January 2018
Price: Different events have different prices which can be found on the event page here
USA, Lake Tahoe: SnowGlobe Music Festival
If you’re someone who likes dance music, skiing or snowboarding and LOVES celebrating New Year then this is the perfect festival for you. SnowGlobe brings over 50 artists to perform over three stages at the beautiful Lake Tahoe and has the incredible Sierra Nevada Mountains as its backdrop. As far as music festival’s go SnowGlobe has the perfect set up for adventure sport fans – attendees can hit the Heavenly Mountain slopes during the day and once they’ve had enough pow action they can head to the festival and dance the night away. Previous headliners have included Deadmau5, Wiz Khalifa, Disclosure and Skrillex so if you’re attending this year you know that the line-up is going to be just as good! If you manage to catch a spare moment between the live music and snow sports you should definitely look out for the graffiti artists and painters who create work onsite, sometimes doing live performances! And no doubt you’ll be pretty hungry after a day of activities so you can grab a bite to eat at one of the delicious food trucks. The organizers of SnowGlobe care about their attendees and want them to have the best experience possible so that’s why they also arrange reduced-price lift tickets for festival goers who want to hit the slopes on Heavenly Mountain.
29th to 31st December 2017
South Lake Tahoe, California, USA
Line up: Travis Scott, Zedd, Dillon Francis, Khalid, Snakehips. Lane 8, San Holo, Claptone, Nombe, Louis Futon, Kidnap Kid, Krane, Luca Lush & many many more…
Price: 3-Day GA $219, 3-Day GA + Shuttle $259
Miami, USA: Art Basel Miami Beach 2017
Art Basel is an art lover’s paradise and brings art appreciators from across the globe to Miami Beach in December to celebrate all things art. Art Basel is one of the largest contemporary art fairs in the whole world and showcases paintings, sculptures, photographs, films and editioned work from international galleries and established and emerging artists. Not only is there the big art fair at the Miami Beach Convention Center there are also more than 25 satellite art fairs that pop up over the city too, so Miami really is a hub of art activity from the 7th to 10th December and a great opportunity to purchase your very own piece of art to take home with you.
7th to 10th December 2017
1900 Washington Ave, Miami Beach, Florida 33139, USA
Price: Day ticket $50, Permanent ticket (valid all days) $120
Bath, UK: Lace in Fashion
This is your last chance to see the ‘Lace in Fashion’ exhibition at the Fashion Museum in Bath as it ends on 1st January 2018. Since the sixteenth-century lace has been a sign of style and elegance and this exhibition showcases both the techniques and the top names that have made lace such an important piece of fabric in fashion over the years. The exhibition will feature 50 historic treasures and designer dresses that date from the 1500s to the present day and follows the journey of lace from craft to catwalk.
Ends 1st January 2018
Fashion Museum, Assembly Rooms, Bennett St, Bath BA1 2QH, UK
London, UK: SHOWstudio Fashion Illustration pop-up
Taking place at SHOWstudio’s brand new pop-up in London’s Covent Garden is the fashion illustration exhibition. Each illustration has been commissioned by Nick Knight, who is the founder of SHOWstudio’s fashion website and one of the world’s most respected fashion photographers. The pop-up will also host a selection of SHOWstudio illustrators who will offer the public a chance to watch them create their beautiful illustrations right in front of them. But you better be quick as the pop-up ends on 30th December.
Ends 30th December 2017
SHOWstudio, 15 Floral St, London WC2E 9DH, UK
Price: Free (Yay!)
Les Deux Alpes, France: Rise Festival
Rise Festival, a week-long mash up of DJs and snow sports that takes place on the amazing Les Deux Alpes in France. Attendees have the chance to party on the highest skiable glacier in Europe and listen to some of the biggest names in house, disco, drum & bass, grime and more. During the day Rise attendees speed down the resorts famous slopes and have over 100 marked runs and over 200km off piste skiing to choose from. And once they’ve finished with their snow sports for the day they can head to one of the many apres-ski bars or clubs that Rise Festival has taken over for the week to carry on the party. Be sure to look out for some of the awesome adventure & wellbeing activities like the mountain husky rides and the paragliding! Or maybe you fancy a little break from all your snow sports and raving? Then you’re in luck as there are ice cave meditation classes and even alpine yoga! Each festival ticket includes a lift pass so you’ll be ready to hit the slopes as soon as you arrive.
16th to 23rd December 2017
Les Deux Alpes, Isère, France
Line-up: Craig David presents TS5, Bicep, Monki, Kidnap Kid, Philip George, Riot Jazz, Hammer, Chaos In The CBD, Denis Sulta, Metrik & many many more…
Price: Final release ticket £249.00 + booking fee