Holidays in Latvia in December
Latvia is a small amazing country that has found a place on the Baltic coast. Due to the proximity of the Baltic Sea, it has a rather mild climate, good in any season, so tourists always feel comfortable here..
Holidays in Latvia in December are a great time to enjoy winter fun, including sledging and skiing, ice fishing and even skiing.
December is not the coldest month in Latvia, and this makes many tourists happy. There is no real cold here at all, the temperature in winter reaches -7 ° C, but you can meet with chilly winds. But most often December invites you to a real winter fairy tale with snow, light frost and bright sun.
In Latvia, you can stay in luxury hotels with the highest level of service, or choose a village farm for relaxation. You can go on a fabulous city tour. It's great to visit Jurmala this time of year, when the city is completely empty..
But Riga, on the contrary, welcomes guests hospitably, appears at its best. In December, the whole city is in the process of preparing for the New Year and Christmas. New Year's Riga is beautiful, everything shines with lights, every courtyard and house is decorated. The Dome Cathedral is magnificent, old churches in which nativity scenes are arranged - these are scenes showing the happy moment of the birth of Jesus Christ.
Another attractive place for tourists can be an exhibition dedicated to the greatest jewel of Latvia - amber. The exposition is open at the Museum of Nature and tells about the history of its formation, forms, colors and shades. The finest amber threads became the highlight of the exposition.
Alpine skiing is becoming more and more popular among Latvians and residents of neighboring countries. Of course, experienced tourists have nothing to do here, but beginners or intermediate skiers will find several good ski resorts here, and not very expensive ones..
Tourists are delighted with the beautiful crafts of local craftsmen using wood, clay and amber. Linen amulet dolls dressed in national costumes will impress women and children.
From the products: the famous black balsam, named after the capital, no less famous Riga sprats and amazing black bread. Children will be crazy about the candies of the local Laima factory.
The main December holidays in Latvia begin at the end of the month. December 24, like many Western Christians, the inhabitants of this country celebrate Christmas Eve, the next day - Christmas. December 26 is another holiday, which bears the name of St. Stephen, on this day it is customary to give gifts. And New Year's Eve among Latvians is proudly called St. Sylvester's Day.
In Riga itself, near Kalnciema Street, there is a whole block of old wooden houses. They were restored and created an amazing city of Riga craftsmen. There is a permanent fair here, delighting tourists with various local souvenirs..