December 2023 Calendar

Get your sparkle on. Our December 2023 briefing includes a printable calendar of popular holidays and occasions, consumer insights, and marketing resources so you can sort out your plans. 

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December 2023 Holidays & Observances

Safe Toys and Gifts Month#safetoysandgifts
Universal Human Rights Month#UniversalHumanRights
1F🌎World AIDS Day#wad
2Sa🌎International Day for the Abolition of Slavery#internationaldayforabolitionofslavery
3Su🌎International Day of Persons with Disabilities#idpwd
Advent - Christian (Dec 3 - Dec. 24)#advent
4M🌎International Day of Banks#internationaldayofbanks
National Cookie Day#nationalcookieday
5Tu🌎International Volunteer Day for Economic and Social Development#internationalvolunteerday
🌎World Soil Day#worldsoilday
6WSt. Nicholas Day - Christinan#StNicholasDay
Microwave Oven Day#microwaveovenday
7Th🌎International Civil Aviation Day#civilaviationday
National Cotton Candy Day#nationalcottoncandyday
Chanukah - Jewish (Dec. 7 - 15)#Chanukah #Hanukkah
8FBodhi Day - Buddhist#bodhiday
National Brownie Day#nationalbrownieday
Pretend to Be a Time Traveler Day#pretendtobeatimetravelerday
National Salesperson Day#salespersonday
9Sa🌎International Day of Commemoration and Dignity of the Victims of the Crime of Genocide and of the Prevention of this Crime#internationaldayofcommemorationanddignity
🌎International Anti-Corruption Day#anticorruption
10Su🌎International Human Rights Day#humanrightsday
International Animal Rights Day#worldanimalday
Nobel Prize Day#nobelprize
11M🌎International Mountain Day#internationalmountainday
National App Day#nationalappday
12Tu🌎International Day of Neutrality#dayofneutrality
🌎International Universal Health Coverage Day#internationaluniversalhealthcoverageday
Gingerbread House Day#gingerbreadday
Our Lady of Guadalupe - Christian
15FBill of Rights Day#billofrightsday
Cat Herders Day#CatHerdersDay
National Cupcake Day#CupcakeDay
National Ugly Sweater Day#NationalUglySweaterDay
18M🌎International Migrants Day#internationalmigrantsday
🌎Arabic Language Day#arabiclanguageday
National Twins Day#NationalTwinsDay
20W🌎International Human Solidarity Day#humansolidarityday
21ThWinter Solstice#wintersolstice
Crossword Puzzle Day#crosswordpuzzleday
National Regifting Day
Super Saturday#supersaturday
24SuChristmas Eve#christmaseve
National Eggnog Day#nationaleggnogday
25M🇺🇸Christmas Day#christmas
26TuKwanzaa (Dec. 26 - Jan. 1)#kwanzaa
27W🌎International Day of Epidemic Preparedness#EpidemicPreparednessDay
28ThCard Playing Day#cardplayingday
National Short Film Day#nationalshortfilmday
29FWounded Knee Day#woundedkneeday
30SaNo Interruptions Day#nointerruptionsday
31SuNew Year's Eve#nye
🇺🇸United States Federal Holiday
🌎United Nations Observance

About December

December is the 12th and last month of the year and the first month of winter. It’s make it or break it time for retailers who rely on the rush of holiday shopping to meet their annual sales goals.

Top Consumer Spending Events

According to the National Retail Federation 39% of consumers start shopping for the winter holidays before November.  The first big surge of spending comes in around Thanksgiving and then shopping continues through December wiht a peak the last Saturday before Christmas.

View the planners below for insights and resources:

Winter Holidays

Winter Holidays

Q4 winter holidays are the #1 consumer spending event of the year //Overall, holiday sales represent about 20 percent of annual retail sales each year, but the figure can be higher for some retailers. Consumer Insights The National Retail Foundation (NRF) lists the...

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One of the winter holidays that drives consumer spending in Q4 //Hanukkah or Chanukah is is a Jewish holiday that is observed for eight nights and days, starting on the 25th day of Kislev according to the Hebrew calendar. Hanukkah begins the evening of Thursday,...

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Main driver of Q4 consumer spending //Christmas Day is a Federal holiday and commemorates the birth of Jesus Christ. It is celebrated on December 25th with Christmas decorations, the exchange of Christmas cards, gift giving, Christmas music, Christmas trees, special...

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One of the winter holidays that drives consumer spending in Q4 //Kwanzaa is a celebration of African American culture observed from December 26 to January 1, culminating in gift-giving and a traditional meal. On each of the seven nights of Kwanzaa, the family gathers...

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December Symbology

Promote personalized holiday gifts by featuring December symbology.

  • December’s birthstones are turquoise, zircon, and tanzanite
  • Its birth flower is the narcissus.
  • The zodiac signs for the month of December are Sagittarius (archer) until December 21 and Capricorn (goat) December 22 onwards.

Printable December 2023 Calendar

Click to download and print a PDF of the December calendar with all holidays and occasions listed above.

If you embed on your site, we simply ask for credit and a link back →  December Calendar by Annum. 

Regarding the Holidays and Occasions We Have Chosen

Our goal in creation of these calendars is to make marketing planning easier. So, in order to keep things simple we have chosen to focus on the top 12 consumer spending events as identified by the National Retail Federation; U.S. Federal Holidays; significant religious, ethnic, and cultural holidays that represent the diversity of the U.S. population as identified by ADL; and popular hashtag holidays that provide an opportunity for a natural business tie-in.

If you are interested in finding more occasions to commemorate here are a few resources:

Note that Bahá’í, Jewish, and Islamic holidays begin at sundown the previous day and end at sundown on the date listed.

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