Amazing Outdoor Events Happening in December

iStock_000059060488_SmallJust like that another month has been ripped away from the calendar, but December is no ordinary month, not at all, in fact December is uniquely defined by changing weather, holiday obligations, and of course, the ending (and beginning) to another adventurous year. Whatever you do this December, don’t let the cold weather hold you at bay, instead get outside, go do something, and finish the year strong. To help you along your way, here for you today are 10 amazing outdoor events happening in the month of December:

BANFF Mountain Film Festival – Everywhere – All Month Long
The Banff Mountain Film Festival, put on by the Banff Centre, is taking off on its world tour and landing near you this December. Featuring enough footage to get you stoked until the next winter season, this traveling film and culture festival has stops all across the country and is well worth the small trip to take a seat, enjoy some high action adventure, and leave inspired for your next big expedition into the world.

The Ugly Sweater Run – Denver, Colorado – December 19
Unpack that ugly sweater you keep in your closet just for this time of year and hop in line for the The Ugly Sweater Run this December in Denver. Featuring all the bells and whistles (and wintry designs too), the Ugly Sweater Run is actually taking place in cities across the country, and with an optional extra $5 donation, you’re entry into any Ugly Sweater Run can add to the resources of the charitable organization, Save the Children

SPC Open 2015 – Burlington, North Carolina – December 19
Don’t let the cold weather stop you from throwing some discs this winter and think about attending the SPC Open 2015 disc golf tournament. Set in the beautiful hills of Burlington, North Carolina, the SPC Open 2015 is a one day event with 36 hole of disc golf, open to amateurs and advanced players alike, and is sure to prove to be a good way to stay warm despite the falling temperatures.

The Solstice Chase Fat Bike Race – St. Croix Falls, Wisconsin – December 19
Throw some lube on the chains and race your fat bike down to St. Croix Falls, Wisconsin this December to take part in the 3rd annual Solstice Chase Fat Bike Race. Featuring a 42 km. or 21 km. course, this fat bike race might be a competition, but at the end of the day why everyone is spinning their tires across the finish line, it all comes down to a celebration of winter athletics and the beauty that is wintertime in Wisconsin.

Snowglobe Music Festival – South Lake Tahoe, California – December 29–31
End the year on a high note with the Snowglobe Music Festival taking place in South Lake Tahoe, California at the end of December. Featuring some of your favorite trap, hip-hop, electronica and more, this festival will have some high-flying fun and head bobbing music to make up for any lack of dancing you might have incurred over the past year. Set in sunny South Lake Tahoe, the options are endless as to what adventure to find after the festival. 

New York Road Runner’s Midnight Run – New York City, New York – December 31
Start the New Year off right with the New York Road Runner’s annual Midnight Run occurring at the stroke of midnight 2015/2016. A great way to get a jump start on those New Year Resolutions, the 4 –mile Midnight Run is a family friendly, fun alternative to some of the more stereotypical New Year’s Eve celebrations, and will surely be a guaranteed way to wake up on the first day of 2016 feeling refreshed and ready to tackle another year.

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