Weather: Winter starts from December, but weather is generally mild, with average low and high temperatures of 13 °C (55 °F) and 18 °C (64 °F) for Taipei, and damp with occasional showers.
Clothing: There is a big difference in temperature between day and night. During day time a long-sleeve shirt is adequate, but in early morning and evening a coat is needed, sometimes also a sweater. If you visit mountainous areas, a sweater and a water-proof coat is recommended.
Things to Do
Themost spectacular New Year's Eve event in Taiwan happens next to Taipei 101. 100,000s of people gather to hear the concerts and watch the countdown and the spectacular midnight fireworks that stream off the building itself and pop around it. It is the 5th tallest building in the world as of 2013. There is an observation deck on the 89th floor and restaurants and shopping at the mall.
Elephant Hill Park: See the New Year's Eve event from Elephant Hill (象山) Park. It is a scenic vantage point a 20-minute walk away from the Taipei 101.
Tropical Warmth at Kenting Beach: Enjoy Taiwan's tropical beaches and warm currents. December temperatures range between 25°C (77°F) during the day and 18°C (64°F) at night at Kenting, and the water is usually warmer.
Ximending Night Market: Eating hot Chinese and Japanese food is a fine way to spend a cold evening. Ximending is a popular night market in Taipei near the Taipei 101. This will be a taste and cultural experience and give you an opportunity to find gifts and souvenirs. A Taipei local favorite noodle shop called A Zong Mian Xian Restaurant has a great reputation (45 TWD per bowl (1.60 USD)). See how many of Taiwan's favorite foods, beverages and desserts you can eat.
Skiing and Snow Scenery: Hit the ski resort on Yushan Mountain. It is the second tallest mountain in Taiwan with a 3,886 meter (12,750 feet) high peak and large forests.
December is a busy travel month due to Christmas and New Year travel. Tickets for flights to Taiwan and between Taiwan and China may be difficult to get. Let us help you book tickets.
Questions and Answers About Taiwan Weather in December
Pauline Tchee 2013-12-06
Going to Taiwan on Dec 22 - 29 , 2013 . what clothes do we bring ? what are the famous delicacies we need to buy ?
There is a big difference in temperature between day and night. During day time a long-sleeve shirt is adequate, but in early morning and evening a coat is needed, sometimes also a sweater. If you visit mountainous areas, a sweater and a water-proof coat is recommended. For shopping information to Waiwan, please visit our website at http://www.chinahighlights.com/taiwan/shopping.htm. Simon Huang replied on 2013-12-07
I''m planning to visit Taiwan on 16Dec13-26Dec13 (2pax). Would like to (at least) visit taroko,puli winery,cinjing farm,sun moon lake,jiufen,shifen,yehliu geopark,damshui.Could you kindly assist the best transportation for that? Or do you have any tour package covering that? Thanks.
Thanks for your question. Here are the taiwan tours that we can offer for your reference. Please let me know if you are interested.
Have a nice day.
Sammi guest replied on 2013-10-10
lyn granil 2013-08-27
I''m planning to visit taiwan on december 20 2013 -january 6 2014....one of the. requirements for visa is the hotel reservation...what if I can''t afford to stay in hotel for my vacation,..is it ok to stay on a friends house that is married to a Taiwanese? ??
Usually it is ok to stay in your friends house, and your friend need to provide an invitation letter to prove that you will stay in his'her house. Most of the embassy accept this kind of invitation letter, but please double confirm with the embassy in your country. Doris Huang replied on 2013-08-28
The Taiwan visitor visa is very flexible for a short trip like yours. I think you should recheck the details.
1. The nationals of the following countries are eligible for the visa exemption program, which permits a duration of stay up to 90 days：Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel,Italy, Japan, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, U.K. , Vatican City State, Republic of Korea, Croatia and U.S.A.
2. The nationals of the following countries are eligible for the visa exemption program, which permits a duration of stay up to 30 days：Australia, Malaysia, Singapore
See http://www.taiwaninfo.org/apply.htm for more details. guest replied on 2013-09-02
Elizabeth R. Lopez 2013-07-25
going to Taipei on Dec 6-13,2013. what clothes do we bring?
Winter clothes such as thick coats, sweaters, etc.