December is one of the most magical times of the year. The snow is falling (at least in some states), homes and shops are adorned with lights, and your skis have probably already enjoyed at least a few days out on the slopes.

Whether you’re a snow enthusiast or would rather trade the cold for a warm day on the beach, we’ve rounded up the best December events around the world for you to enjoy the festivities of the season (or to get a break from them).

Pack your bags for Australia, Paris, or stay right here in Colorado for the following can’t-miss events in December.

The Big Design Market

Where: Melbourne and Sydney, Australia
When: November 25-27 (Sydney) December 2-4 (Melbourne)
What to Expect: Discover the perfect gift for your favorite design enthusiast at this premier design showcase — even if that someone is you!

You can browse furniture, fashion, home décor, and even find fun surprises for the kids.

If you’ve got the whole family in tow, your kiddos can enjoy the array of free creative projects while you attend panels hosted by guest designers.

Colorado Gives Day

Where: Denver, Colorado
When: December 5
What to Expect: This annual statewide event seeks to support philanthropy in Colorado through online giving. More than $200 million has been raised for Colorado nonprofits through since 2007.

You can schedule your donation in advance from November 1-December 4, or wait until December 5 to make your donation. You can make your donations to any qualified Colorado of your choice at

Paris International Fantastic Film Festival 

Where: Paris, France
When: December 6-11
What to Expect: If you’re a fan of the strange, the fantastical, or the downright gory, you’ll want to book a flight to Paris this winter for this cinematic adventure.

Prepare to enjoy a mix of exclusive short films and feature-length fantasy creations, all at the historic Max Linder Panorama theatre. There will also be screenings of fantasy and horror classics, including some shiver-inducing classics by the master of horror, Stephen King.

The Dew Tour

Where: Breckenridge, Colorado
When: December 13-17
What to Expect: No snow sport fanatic will want to miss this annual ski and snowboard competition.

See some of the world’s best skiers and snowboarders go big with banked slalom races and slopestyle competitions amongst the beautiful Rocky Mountains.

The event comes to an exciting head with a concert on the boardwalk on Saturday night, featuring artists sure to keep you warm all night.

Snowglobe Music Festival 

Where: South Lake Tahoe, California
When: December 29-31
What to Expect: End the perfect day of skiing and snowboarding with a night of music, art and more snow fun.

This crossbreed festival features pro snowboarders showing off their best stunts next to the main stage, where DJs will be spinning electro pop and hip hop and graffiti artists will be showcasing their skills with live masterpieces. 

Wherever you end up this holiday season, flying private ensures your relaxation starts the minutes you step on the plane.

Get ahead of the holiday crowds by booking your flight early. Get a quote for your private flight today and arrive at your winter destination in style and luxury >