December is very cold, with an average temperature of –0.1 °C (30 °F). Even the high temperature is only 5 °C (41 °F). The month is relatively dry with an average precipitation of 50 mm, the lowest of the year. But you'll still be able to see the snow covering the mountain since it melts very slowly given the extremely low temperatures.
A sweater and overcoat are usually enough down the mountain, but if you plan to climb the mountain, wear a thick overcoat to shield yourself from the wind and cold. Considering the slippery road, a pair of anti-slip shoes is strongly recommended.
The most attractive scenery in December is the beautiful white snow covering the mountains and trees. The end of the year holds many special activities and sales in local establishments, giving you a chance to experience the traditions and culture of Chinese New Year.
Recommended tour: 3-day Huangshan highlights tour from Shanghai: Enjoy the Yellow Mountains' scenery and stay one night on the mountians for sunrise. Indulge yourself in the hot springs to finish off your tour with some relaxation. .