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The Best Luxury Plane, Yacht and Auto events in December

luxury plane yacht auto events december 2019

The Dandelion Chandelier Luxury Plane, Yacht and Auto Events Calendar for December 2019 is all about speed machines. It includes the best luxury auto, supercar, yacht and air shows, Formula One races and collector car auctions in December. For the full December 2019 Luxury Calendar, click here.

the luxury plane, yacht and auto events calendar for december 2019

This month will see glittering evening air shows that will light up the sky over the Netherlands with the 2nd annual Scheveningen Light Air Show.  There will also be extraordinary yacht shows and regattas like the Salon Nautique de Paris and Kata Rocks in Phuket.  There’s even the glamorous  Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race that concludes with fireworks lighting up the sky on New Year’s Eve.  Plus auto shows and auctions in LA, San Francisco and in London where you have a chance to bid on an Aston Martin once owned by HRH The Prince of Wales at Bonhams’ Bond Street Sale.  It’s a fast and furious (and fantastic) way to end 2019!

best luxury plane, yacht and auto events in december 2019

1. luxury auto shows and supercar events in december 2019

The LA Auto Show is at the Los Angeles Convention Center; expect world and North American debuts from BMW, Lexus and Mercedes-Benz – through Dec 1

San Francisco International Auto Show

The 62nd annual San Francisco International Auto Show will showcase the latest models from McLaren, Rolls Royce, Aston Martin and Maserati – through Dec 2

The Indiana Convention Center will host the annual Indy Auto Show – Dec 26 – Jan 1

2. collector car auctions in december 2019

The 30th Raleigh Classic Auction is to be held at the North Carolina State Fairgrounds featuring a high number of low mileage, original, unrestored cars and trucks – Dec 6 – 7

You know we love coffee table books, so we are excited to check out The Impossible Collection of Bentley ($1,450,) a book dedicated to the preeminent British car brand Bentley.  Housed in a hand-stitched leather bound, limited edition case, this volume presents an exhaustive list of the one hundred single most important and groundbreaking Bentley models, with detailed critiques and explanations relating to each automobile’s unique engineering and the various creative avenues Bentley took during the manufacturing process – Dec 2

The Impossible Collection of Bentley Book

Now that you are all caught up on season 3 of The Crown on Netflix, Bonhams will host its Bond Street Sale that will include an Aston Martin once owned by HRH The Prince of Wales – Dec 7

3. superyacht regattas and yacht shows in december 2019

The 58th edition of the Antigua Charter Yacht Show will welcome superyachts, brokers and captains and crews to the beautiful shores of Antigua.  Outside of the yachts themselves, one particular highlight is the annual culinary contest, with superyacht chefs creating a “Caribbean Sunday ‘funday’ Brunch”- Dec 4 – 9

The 24th annual Ocean Reef Vintage Weekend will bring the best cars, vintage airplanes and super yachts to Key Largo, Florida; in addition to tours and aerial displays, there are dinners, dances, and a beachfront reception – Dec 5 – 8

The annual Salon Nautique de Paris boat show creates “France’s biggest indoor port” – Dec 7 – 15

Hosted at the exclusive resort of Kata Rocks in Phuket, Thailand, the 4th annual Kata Rocks Superyacht Rendezvous will bring together superyacht owners and the region’s best luxury yachts in a relaxed social environment – Dec 12 – 15

Woollahra Sailing Club will host the 25th edition of Sail Sydney – Dec 12 – 15

Close to 100 yachts will set sail on a gruelling 628-nautical-mile-long course when the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race gets underway – Dec 26

Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race

4. formula one and other auto races in december 2019

The Formula 1 season crosses the finish line with the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, which takes place over 55 laps of the 5.554-kilometre Yas Marina Circuit on Yas Island – Dec 1

Abu Dhabi Grand Prix

Sebring International Raceway in Florida hosts the finals of the Classic Sebring (Classic 12 Hour) and Sebring Historics – Dec 4 – 8

5. air shows in december 2019

It’s not a European Christmas market, but the Scheveningen Light Air Show in the Netherlands is just as dazzling. Taking place after dark, it will include LED lights and pyrotechnics on the stunt planes – Dec 1 – 2

luxury auto, yachting and air show events in december 2019

The top luxury air show events in December 2019: the Scheveningen Light Air Show. Courtesy Photo.

Japan’s Nyutabaru Air Festival will include flight displays by various fighter aircraft belonging to the base, and exhibitions of equipment such as land, sea and fighter aircraft – Dec 15

best luxury plane, yacht and auto events in december 2019

That’s it. Our top picks for the best luxury plane, yacht and auto events in December 2019. Start your engines!

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 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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