The ideal weather conditions of Orlando in December make the city a perfect winter gateway. With a wide array of events and celebrations in the city, the trip is bound to be more fun. There is everything for everyone. The art buffs can check out Orlando Museum of Art which puts on exhibitions every month. The thrill seekers can pay a visit to Gatorland Theme Park and defy all the laws of gravity. The only thing to keep in mind is to be packed aptly so that you don’t miss out on anything there. For that, knowing what to wear in Orlando is important.
Weather of Orlando in December
With cold nights and mild days, December is the ideal holiday month in Orlando, especially for those who cannot stand very low temperatures and yet want to travel. The average daytime temperature is about 23 degrees Celsius which drops down to a minimum of 10 degrees Celsius during nights. You can expect average amount of sunshine to be around 7 hours per day. However, humidity increases a little in December and so does rain, but the good news is, rain comes and goes quickly and you will not be caught up in heavy showers.
What to Wear and How to Pack for Orlando in December?
Even though it is winter, you need not stuff your bags with heavy coats and jackets. Here are some suggestions:
Women – The weather might not be appropriate for shorts as yet, so leave them at home, but that doesn’t mean you cannot carry your swimsuit. No matter how the weather is, it is always good to go for a swim here. For daytime, you can opt for capris or three-fourth pants or denims with full-sleeve shirts and tops. For particularly cold days, you can opt for warm slacks or leggings and a warm tunic, too, or you can just layer your jeans and shirts with a light cardigan or a lightweight jacket. Also carry a heavy sweater or jacket for colder days and evenings.
Men – Carry your bathing trunks for hotel pools or the beach along with a light cotton shirt. For daytime, you can opt for Bermuda shorts and full-sleeved shirts or t-shirts if the weather permits or stick to jeans and t-shirts. Warm trousers and thick full-sleeve shirts are also good options can be worn with a sports jacket. You can also go for a light casual jacket for the daytime and heavier ones for nights.
Kids – Pack jeans and t-shirts for daytime along with light jackets or cardigans. You can also go for tunics and warm slacks or leggings. Pack heavier jackets and sweaters of nights and mornings.
Footwear – Comfortable and broken-in shoes are must especially if you plan to do a lot of walking throughout the day. Flip-flops are fine for water parks and hotel pools, but to walk around in the city, you will need something better like tennis shoes or sneakers.
Accessories – A raincoat and an umbrella are items of necessity here and so are sunscreens and wide or baseball hats.