5 Destinations to travel for foodies in December 2022
Every December people talk about Christmas markets. Nevertheless, don't forget that some mouth-watering festivals are taking place all over the world. Traveling to foreign countries, exploring their culture, attending gastronomic festivals, tasting various delicacies, and at the same time buying some presents for Christmas might be a perfect idea for you.
Sagra Del Cinghiale (Wild Boar Festival in Suvereto, Italy), 24 Nov- 8 Dec
Italy is famous for its history, food, culture, and festivals. Nevertheless, it is highly possible that you haven’t heard about the Sagra Del Cinghiale festival. It takes place in the medieval Tuscany city of Suvereto. During the festival, some people wear medieval costumes and take part in medieval games or competitions. The festival concentrates on wild boar, that’s why the winner of the main festival game gets wild boar meat as a prize. Everyone can taste the best of local cuisine dishes made of wild boar meat, sip some fine wine, and try local olive oil and honey.
Palm Beach Food & Wine Festival (Florida), 8-11 December
Instead of listening to Christmas music and seeing colorful decorations, book a perfect getaway to Palm Beach and have some fun in the sun. The gastronomic festival will stage events in different locations: Palm Beach, West Palm, Palm Beach Gardens, Manalapan, and Lantana. Having degustation dinners might be pricey but it is worth every penny. For instance, invite your loved ones to travel there together, reserve some tickets for degustation, and book a cheap hotel using Ratepunk extension. It will definitely save some money!
Wellington’s finest Wine, Food & Craft Beer Festival (New Zealand), 10th of December
Take the blanket and get ready for Wellington’s festival. This one-day festival has only pros: outdoors, sun, fine wine, delicious food, local and international craft beer and cider. Need more entertainment? Live bands will play till the end of the festival. Those, who can’t stay calm, will have the possibility to choose some lawn games and play with others. Invite some friends and enjoy the festival to the fullest!
Habits de Lumière (Epernay, France), 9-11 December
This festival definitely will be loved by everyone, not only by champagne connoisseurs. Habits de Lumière is an incredibly enchanting light and champagne festival in Epernay. It is held annually and starts with various street performances and fireworks. Saturday spotlights gastronomy, and on Sunday guests will see vintage car parades.
Have you ever heard of L'Avenue de Champagne? This avenue is famous for locating famous champagne houses such as Moët et Chandon, Laurent-Perrier, Perrier-Jouët, Boizel, de Venoge, Vranken, Pol Roger, Mercier, and G.H. Martel. During this festival, these exclusive champagne houses open their doors to curious guests. This is a great opportunity to taste various champagnes and bites.
Dia De Las Migas (Torrox, Malaga), 18th of December
This festival is always held on Sunday before Christmas. It is one of the most popular festivals in Malaga. Migas is a very traditional dish, popular in different areas of Spain, made of fried breadcrumbs. The local government gives Migas as a treat to people. Many tourists travel to Torrox to enjoy this specific dish and feel the Spanish festive atmosphere.
Hong Kong Food Festival (China), 24-28 December
If there were some ideas for visiting China, it’s about time. Pack some stuff, book flights, and accommodation because tasty, exotic food is waiting for you! Expect to see an abundance of Asian dishes, worldwide food & trading, wine & luxurious food, dried seafood, delicacies, and local snacks zones. Sample cuisine from all over Asia, experience the Chinese holiday season and have an unforgettable time in Hong Kong.
If you have no opportunity to travel abroad to attend a festival, look for a Christmas market around your local area and try some delicious treats.