Promotion & incentive ideas - Top 10 things to do in December
Sarah Vickers
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Promotion & incentive ideas - Top 10 things to do in December

1st December 2016

December is here, bringing with it plenty of festive cheer. Whether you're all about embracing the holiday season with visits to the Christmas markets, or you'd rather head for sunnier climes to escape the chill, read on for our favourite things to do in December - ideal for your next incentive or promotion.

 

Promotion & incentive ideas for December

 

Promotion & incentive ideas - Christmas Markets
 

 

 

Christmas Markets, Europe

With dozens of Christmas markets springing up across Europe in December, the only problem is deciding which to visit. Berlin boasts some of the biggest offerings on the continent, Copenhagen offers the twinkling lights of Tivoli Gardens, Tallinn's medieval square adds an air of the traditional, while Vienna provides a touch of class. Wherever you choose to go, you're sure to come home with a suitcase full of handmade crafts and a belly full of gingerbread and mulled wine.

 

Promotion & incentive ideas - Sunburn

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Sunburn Festival, India

Set in the gorgeous state of Goa, Sunburn Festival welcomes electronic dance music fans to its shores each year for a showcase of local acts and big name stars from across the world. If previous years are anything to go by, this year's line up is sure to impress. Previous headline acts have included Swedish House Mafia, Axwell and Paul Van Dyk.

 

Promotion & incentive ideas - Art Basel

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Art Basel Miami, Florida, USA

For four days in December, Art Basel Miami takes over the city as thousands of art fans descend to try to catch a glimpse of the next big thing. Dozens of art shows take place across the city but even if you're not a connoisseur this is still a fantastic time to visit. With so many people in town for the event, the clubs are packed during the final few nights and the atmosphere is electric. 

 

Promotion & incentive ideas - Junkanoo

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Junkanoo Parade, Bahamas

Originating in the times of slavery, Junkanoo began as a time when slaves were allowed to leave the plantations for three days over the Christmas period to celebrate with their family and friends. Junkaroo has evolved from these small origins to the elaborate parade of music, dancing and costumes it is today. In Nassau, thousands of colourfully-costumed Bahamians take to the streets, dancing to the sound of drums in a sea of brightly-coloured bodies. Spectators line the streets cheering the performers on and moving to the rhythm of the beats.

 

Promotion & incentive ideas - Visit Santa

 

 

Visit Santa, Finland

What better way is there to celebrate Christmas than with a visit to Finnish Lapland to meet with Santa himself? No matter what your age, you're sure to be spellbound by the sight of Christmas trees blanketed in white and the cosy cabins which welcome you in for a meeting with the man in red. There's a host of other exciting activities to try while you're in Lapland as well; snowmobile through fresh powder, drive a pack of huskies or take a magical sleigh ride pulled by Santa's reindeer.

 

Promotion & incentive ideas - Rio Reveillon

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Réveillon, Brazil

Rio's Réveillon ends the year with a celebration which is all about fresh beginnings and moving forward. On the beaches of Rio, thousands of Brazilians dressed in white come out to welcome in the new year with fireworks, music and dancing in a party that lasts all night.

 

Promotion & incentive ideas - SnowGlobe Festival

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SnowGlobe Music Festival, California, USA

Lake Tahoe is the beautiful setting for this winter festival which combines electronic music, snow sports and the picturesque views of the nearby Sierra Nevada Mountains to create one of the most memorable ways to welcome in the new year. At the Main Stage, artists and DJs keep the crowds moving to fight the winter chill, while between sets pro skiers and snowboarders shoot down the stage-side ramp, performing impressive tricks that fans can attempt to mimic the following day on the slopes.

 

Promotion & incentive ideas - Universo Parallelo

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Universo Paralello, Brazil

Translated as 'parallel universe', Universo Paralello is an eight day trance music festival that sees out the year in style. This six stage extravaganza draws trance fans from across the world who join the Brazilians in a psychedelic frenzy of music and movement.

 

Promotion & incentive ideas - Big Mountain Music Festival

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Big Mountain Music Festival, Thailand

Big Mountain Music Festival is one of the largest outdoor music festivals in Southeast Asia. While most events focus on attracting the biggest international acts, Big Mountain is proud to showcase music from Thai and local artists - such as this year's headliners, Thaitanium and Getsunova. The music genres are varied, with pop, electronic and indie represented alongside traditional Thai and folk favourites.

 

Promotion & incentive ideas - Hogmanay

 

 

Hogmanay, Scotland

Edinburgh's Hogmanay brings the new year to Scotland in a flash of fire, fireworks and festivities. The celebrations begin with a torch-lit parade down the Royal Mile on 29th December and end on New Year's Day with hundreds of costumed revellers running into the freezing waters of the Firth of Forth. In between there's Scottish dancing, traditional music and plenty of pints.

 

 

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