UK/France - Christmas and New Years

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1. Posted by guiny (Full Member 143 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

I am from a sunny warm country and I decided to spend Christmas and New Years in the cold windy Europe. I will spend Christmas in Wales and New Years in Paris. I have never been in the North Hemisfere during the winter - I experienced only Summer - What kind of clothes and how many should I wear? I wonder if someone had already been in my situation,... I will leave Brazil at 30 °C to UK at -7 °C. Should I go dressed for the cold? Should I change near the arrival? Any ideas? Tips? Suggestions?

2. Posted by aitor (Full Member 102 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

Yes, bring clothes or buy them there.

3. Posted by Kristie79 (Full Member 225 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

Hi Audry,

I don't think it will be -7, although it might feel like it if your coming from 30 degrees.
Bring lots of warm things with you, jumper, coat, scarves, gloves, hat, etc. An umbrella is always a good idea if your coming to the UK!! A good idea is to buy some thick wollen socks when you get here, my feet are always freezing!
If you take a coat or jumper on the flight with you then you should be fine, as long as you haven't got shorts on!

I spent New Year in Paris a few years ago and it was great. Alot colder than the UK though. There is a fireworks display and street party along the Champs Elysee. Just be careful and keep an eye on valuables.


4. Posted by magykal1 (Travel Guru 2026 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

brrrr.... I spent Christmas in North Wales once and even I was cold. Bring a warm jacket. And remember to wear layers, then you can be as cold or as warm as you like. I think decent warm clothes are comparatively expensive here so you might want to think about buying some before you set off (can you buy warm clothes in Brazil?)