This month there is just one public holiday; on Christmas Day, December 25.
The end of November sees the official end of what has been a very busy hurricane season but it is not unknown for tropical storms and hurricanes to still form into December and even January.
The Epcot International Festival of Holidays and the Epcot Candlelight Processional continue on select nights until December 30.
At Magic Kingdom, Mickey’s Very Merry Xmas Party runs on select nights until December 22.
Over at Universal the Universal Christmas Celebrations continue until January 6, 2018, whilst SeaWorld’s Christmas Celebration and Busch Gardens Christmas Town both finish on December 31.
The Gaylord Palms ICE! Christmas Around the World show runs until January 7.
There should be at least one launch from Cape Canaveral in December.
There is a SpaceX launch of a Falcon 9 on December 8 to the International Space Station.
The Falcon 9 launch with a mystery payload called “Zuma” which was scheduled to lift off last month has been postponed indefinitely whilst SpaceX resolve a fairing shroud issue.
SpaceX still hope to position the Falcon 9 Heavy on launch pad 39A for a static hold-down firing test of all 27 engines during December but the launch will be no sooner than January 2018.
December should again see average temperatures and below average rainfall across the whole region. Temperatures could drop into the 30s in the North.
In the North around Pensacola and Jacksonville it will be a mixture of sunshine and clouds getting cooler as the month progresses. Daytime temperatures will be between the low 50s and high 70s with overnight temperatures between the high 30s to low 50s. Like last month, there will be more sunshine on the Atlantic coast.
Across the Central region, the outlook is similar but a lot warmer and fewer clouds. Daytime temperatures will be in the mid 60s to low 80s with high 40s to low 60s overnight.
Down in Miami and the Keys, it will be similar to the Central region but warmer overnight. Temperatures will be in the low 70s to low 80s during the day and low 60s to low 70s overnight.
Check out the rest of the weather for all of Florida including a live weather map, monthly temperature and rainfall charts across the State and the latest hurricane news.
Just a few new books in December including the latest edition of the Brit Guide Orlando 2018 and Frommer’s EasyGuide to Disney World, Universal and Orlando 2018 (both delayed from last month) plus the latest edition of The Unofficial Guide to Universal Orlando 2018.
December Book List
- Insight Guides Flexi Map Orlando (Insight Flexi Maps) by Insight Guides
- Rockhouse: Max Strang (Masterpieces) by Oscar Riera Ojeda
- Florida Lore: The Barefoot Mailman, Cowboy Bone Mizell, the Tallahassee Witch and Other Tales (American Legends) by Caren Schnur Neile
- Brit Guide Orlando 2018 (Brit Guides) by Simon Veness
- The Rosewood Massacre: An Archaeology and History of Intersectional Violence (Cultural Heritage Studies) by Edward González-Tennant
- Geology of the Florida Keys by Eugene A. Shinn, Barbara H. Lidz
- Frommer’s EasyGuide to Disney World, Universal and Orlando 2018 (EasyGuides) by Jason Cochran
- The Unofficial Guide to Universal Orlando 2018 (The Unofficial Guides) by Seth Kubersky
- I Am Not a Tractor!: How Florida Farmworkers Took On the Fast Food Giants and Won by Susan L. Marquis
- The Marching Chiefs of Florida State University: The Band That Never Lost a Halftime Show by Bill F. Faucet
- The Complete Walt Disney World 2018: The Definitive Disney Handbook by Julie Neal, Mike Neal