Macau Weather in December

Weather: December is cool. The average daily high temperature is 20 °C (68 °F), and the average low temperature is 14 °C (67 °F). Winter begins in mid-December or late December when the temperatures drop and dry and clear weather sets in. It is warm during the day, but evenings get cold.

Because it seldom rains (about 4 days each December), the month is one of the driest of the year. 

Clothing: Wear long trousers and a light sweater/jacket during the daytime, and bring a coat for the cold nights. On the whole, it is a relatively comfortable month.

Things to Do

Christmas Celebrations: Hotels and restaurants in Macau unveil their Christmas season menu, and Christmas decorations, nativity scenes and lights abound. The Galaxy Macau and the Venetian are where you can expect major extravaganzas. The Venetian will host the National Ballet of China for the Nutcracker and also Swan Lake on Ice around Christmas. The Galaxy will have the Christmas Dreamland program until December 26.

Christmas is a major holiday in the city. Christmas Eve (December 24) and Christmas Day are official Macau public holidays. Both days and December 26 as well are bank holidays.

Hong Kong Winter Festival: Hong Kong is marvelous city to visit during the Christmas season, and it is only an hour away by fast ferry. The Winter Festival is filled with stunning beauty, twinkling lights, and old world tradition. Carolers celebrate in the local fashion. The CNN network called the Winter Fest one of the ten best events in the world.

Special Administrative Region Establishment Day: Macau was returned to China on December 20, 1999. Activities and celebrations are sponsored by the government.

Hong Kong's New Year Celebrations: Victoria Harbor is the site of a fireworks display on New Year's Eve. There is a countdown just before the strike of midnight, and then the crowds watch the fireworks, the laser lights, and the flashing buildings with their colorful lights and decorations.

December is a peak travel month.

Students are on holiday during the month, and transportation is busy. A lot of tourists also visit the attractions, so hotel rooms are more expensive than usual and difficult to reserve. Let us help you arrange for your hotel roomsflights or train tickets. We'll do our best to ensure that you have a great experience.

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Macau Average Daily Temperatures Based on Historical Data

DateAverage High Average Low
December   170 °F21.11 °C60 °F15.56 °C
December   270 °F21.11 °C60 °F15.56 °C
December   370 °F21.11 °C59 °F15 °C
December   469 °F20.56 °C59 °F15 °C
December   569 °F20.56 °C59 °F15 °C
December   669 °F20.56 °C59 °F15 °C
December   769 °F20.56 °C58 °F14.44 °C
December   868 °F20 °C58 °F14.44 °C
December   968 °F20 °C58 °F14.44 °C
December   1068 °F20 °C58 °F14.44 °C
December   1168 °F20 °C58 °F14.44 °C
December   1268 °F20 °C57 °F13.89 °C
December   1367 °F19.44 °C57 °F13.89 °C
December   1467 °F19.44 °C57 °F13.89 °C
December   1567 °F19.44 °C57 °F13.89 °C
December   1667 °F19.44 °C57 °F13.89 °C
December   1767 °F19.44 °C57 °F13.89 °C
December   1867 °F19.44 °C57 °F13.89 °C
December   1967 °F19.44 °C57 °F13.89 °C
December   2067 °F19.44 °C57 °F13.89 °C
December   2167 °F19.44 °C57 °F13.89 °C
December   2267 °F19.44 °C57 °F13.89 °C
December   2366 °F18.89 °C57 °F13.89 °C
December   2466 °F18.89 °C57 °F13.89 °C
December   2566 °F18.89 °C57 °F13.89 °C
December   2666 °F18.89 °C56 °F13.33 °C
December   2766 °F18.89 °C56 °F13.33 °C
December   2865 °F18.33 °C56 °F13.33 °C
December   2965 °F18.33 °C56 °F13.33 °C
December   3065 °F18.33 °C55 °F12.78 °C
December   3164 °F17.78 °C55 °F12.78 °C

Macau Climate Information by Month

Questions and Answers About Macau Weather in December

Heidi Obst 2013-11-07
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hi, I am planning a holiday for 12 months time the plan is to leave Perth Western Australia and fly to Hong Kong. Then somehow get to Macau...HOW DO WE DO THIS with our luggage? then stay at the Venetien Hotel for 5 nights, then go to Guanzhou...HOW DO WE GET TO THIS PLACE? then stay 5 nights then go to Hong Kong and stay 5 nights before flying via South Australia for 4 nights and then to Perth, Western Australia.WHAT ARE THE BEST / CHEAPEST AIRLINES TO DO THIS? DOES MACAU/VENETIAN HOTEL CELEBRATE THE WESTERNISED NEW YEAR ON 31ST DECEMBER? WHAT OTHER HOTEL ON MACAU WITH CASINO DO YOU RECOMMEND. WHAT TO DO IN MACAU? WHAT HOTEL IN HONG KONG NEAR SHOPPING?
 First of all, you will apply chin visa to visit Guangzhou, Hongkong and Macau are free visa. You can check http://www.visahq.com/ to know more.

About hotels, please check here for more http://www.chinahighlights.com/hotel/ Hotels on our website are almost in city area thus it is very convenient for you to explore.

You can take boat between Hongkong and Macau. About Guangzhou, you can take train from Hongkong to Guangzhou.


For Check-in luggage: Adult and children are entitled to a free checked baggage allowance in economy class of 20kg /44 lbs. The size limit for each piece is 40x60x 100cm or 15.7x 23.6x 39.4 inches.


For carry-on luggage: each economy class passenger is allowed one piece of 5kg/11 lbs. The size limit for each piece is 20 x 40 x 55cm or 7.8 x 15.7 x 21.6 inches.

Christy Luo replied on 2013-11-08
Mr.Iwa Ralim 2012-12-21
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Hi, we are all 8 persons together to travel to Macau from Indonesia on 25Dec, and will go to Zuhai on 27th, may I know what is the cheapest way to go to Zuhai from Macau?And we will stay in Gongbei district, May I know which is the fastest imigration port of Entry from Macau is more convenience by means of not a long que?Thank you.

Hi Mr. Ralim, Zhuhai is adjacent to Macau, just pass the Gongbei Port then you will enter into Zhuhai.

Whitney Liao replied on 2012-12-24
Angela 2012-12-08
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Hi, I will be travelling to hong kong on dec 20 to 24, 2012. And will visit macau on the dec 23. There will be my 7years old daughter in my travelling with my husband. It''ll be our 1st time to macau....avoiding casino area, where should we go in macau? And is there any visa on arrival to macau? How much is the charge? Thanks.

Macau represents a combination of Chinese and Portuguese culture, which is reflected in Macau’s many places of historic interest and scenic beauty. The Ruins of St Paul Cathedral (ruins of the greatest church in Macau combined with the architectural styles of Europe and the East) are a symbol of Macau. If you are interested in Macau’s history, the Historic Center of Macau is a great place to visit. Visit here for more information: http://www.chinahighlights.com/macau/attraction/

Passport holders of Indonesia can enter Macau and stay up to 30 days.

Nora Ou replied on 2012-12-09
lyna 2012-12-05
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we are travelling in Macau on 19 - 23 Dec 2012 .Pls let me know abt Macau this is our 1''st time trip .What weather do we expect ?
Julie 2012-12-01
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What kinds of special Christmas events are happening in Macau this year?

Hi Julie, there will be a Winter Venice and  a Swan Lake on Ice performance.

Whitney Liao replied on 2012-12-03
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