The Dandelion Chandelier Calendar for Sports and Luxury Fitness showcases the best events and experiences around the world. These are the best events and new products in sports and luxury fitness in December 2019, including running, pro sports leagues, horse racing, tennis and golf. For the full December 2019 Luxury Calendar, click here.
what’s on in sports and luxury fitness in december 2019?
It’s a big month for American college football, with the NCAA conference college championship games and some iconic New Year’s bowl games like The Orange Bowl taking place. In the world of snow sports, the FIS Ski World Cup takes place in ultra-luxurious St. Moritz.
Prefer slightly warmer events? There are equestrian events including the Hong Kong Cup; the King George VI Chase; and the Olympia Horse Show. If personal fitness and staying healthy during the holidays is more your thing, there are wellness festivals to attend, new fitness apps to try out and even a chance to take a dip in icy waters.
Come at us, December.
1. best events in luxury fitness and wellness this december 2019
Head to Thailand for the four-day Wonderfruit Festival of art, music and wellness. It’s complete with a full schedule of yoga; food from award-winning chefs like Anand Gaggan, of Bangkok’s world-renowned Gaggan; and workshops on everything from DIY dream-catchers to chasing your dreams – Dec 12 – 16
Watch the outdoor swimmers of the Serpentine Swim Club compete in the icy waters of the Serpentine Lake in Hyde Park at the annual Christmas Day race, The Peter Pan Cup – Dec 25
Kayla Itsines has launched a new workout program on the SWEAT app called Post Pregnancy. The 12-week program, backed by a panel of obstetricians and exercise physiologists, is inspired by Itsines’ own experience with pregnancy and motherhood
2. best events in running this december 2019
The 17th annual Intertrust Cayman Islands Marathon takes place the first weekend of December every year in George Town, Cayman Islands (warning: it starts at 5:00A) – Dec 8
The Honolulu Marathon is the fourth largest marathon in the US. There is no time limit, so have no fear and experience the Aloha Spirit – Dec 8
3. best events in horse racing this december 2019
Hong Kong hosts the Hong Kong Cup – a Group 1 flat horse race open to thoroughbreds aged three years or older and run over a distance of 2000 metres at Sha Tin – Dec 8
The Olympia Horse Show returns to London – Dec 16 – 22
Taking place on Boxing Day is the King George VI Chase, the second-most prestigious steeplechase horse race in England (surpassed only by the Cheltenham Gold Cup); it’s run in Kempton Park and is open to horses aged four years or older – Dec 26
4. best events in snow sports this december 2019
The ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating started in 1995 (previously known as the ISU Champions Series) and consists of six international senior invitational events and the ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating Final. This year’s finals will take place in Turin, Italy – Dec 5 – 8
Three days of Olympic caliber skiing will be on display from the best female alpine skiers in the world at the Audi FIS Ski World Cup in St. Moritz, Switzerland. What else will be on display in St. Moritz that weekend? Lots of chic apres ski styles – Dec 13 – 15
5. best events in golf this december 2019
The 2019 Presidents Cup will be the 13th edition of the tournament. It will be held at Royal Melbourne Golf Club in Melbourne, Victoria this year. Tiger Woods is the captain of the US team while Ernie Els leads the International team – Dec 12 – 15
6. best events in American pro and college sports this december 2019
The Pac-12 Championship college football will take place at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, CA – Dec 6
MSG will host the Jimmy V Classic, an annual basketball game organized by ESPN Events to raise money and awareness for cancer research – Dec 10
The Army vs. Navy rivalry continues with Army taking on Navy at Philadelphia’s Lincoln Financial Field – Dec 14
The NCAA college football’s “New Year’s Six” bowl games will determine the final teams in the College Football Playoffs (four are this month, and two are on New Year’s Day). This month features The Cotton Bowl, The Peach Bowl and The Fiesta Bowl, all on one day (Dec 28). The Orange Bowl is two days later (Dec 30)
sports and luxury fitness events in december 2019
That’s it. The best in sports and luxury fitness in December 2019. Game on.
Jillian Tangen is the Head of Research at Dandelion Chandelier and a former Senior Research Analyst at McKinsey & Co and Analyst at Shearman & Sterling. She is an avid fan of Nordic design, having owned an independent lifestyle store and sales agency focused on emerging Scandinavian design. Jillian lives in New York and is married with three young children. She loves cross-country skiing, the New York Rangers, reading, travel and discovering new brands.
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