Down jackets and heavy overcoats are indispensable, as are thick cotton trousers. Also bring a woolen sweater and trousers for underwear.
A festival called the Ice and Snow Festival is held during the second half of December. You'll enjoy various ice and snow exhibitions, and can appreciate ice sculptures, driving in the snow, and so on. Meanwhile, traveling during this month is more economical and interesting. See our Urumqi Tours.