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Things to do in Accra in December

Your guide to the best activities, events and fun stuff happening in Accra throughout December. December is the most magical month to visit Accra, Ghana, with lots of festive things to do as locals and travellers celebrate Christmas and New Year. With an average temperature of 30 degrees in December, Accra welcomes Ghanaian and African diaspora looking to escape winter in Europe and North America. Fill your ears with Ghana gospel songs, swap your Western lunchtime menu for an indulgent Ghanaian cuisine, satisfy your thirsts with the classic menus at Accra’s best bars and watch the coffee shops in Accra get even buzzier than normal and head one of the music festivals popping up in the City. Best things to do in Accra – events, sightseeing, including visiting the Garden Party, Afro NationDetty Rave, Afrochella, and the TINA FestSee the Ghanaian capital transformed into a vibrant into a festival paradise in December, and join in the New Year’s Eve festivities.

Labadi Beach

Best things to do in Accra – events, sightseeing
Private beach at the Labadi Beach Hotel | © Labadi Beach Hotel

With a fine tropical climate averaging 30 degrees in December, chilling out on Labadi Beach is a staple of Ghanaian December outdoor activity and legions of sun and thrill seekers flock to this Atlantic coastal resort during sunny spells. The beach is easily accessible from all corners of the City of Accra. You can book your accommodation with the Labadi Beach Hotel, one of the best beach resorts in Accra, Ghana.

Labadi Beach, Accra, Ghana 


During the last week of December in Accra, Afrochella will have you experiencing and exploring the culture, food, music, fashion and more. It’s a celebration of Ghanaian and African culture – Afrochella festival embraces all forms of tango including older, modern and international styles. Embracing the homegrown and next generation talents from this region of the continent. Be in the know with updates from Afrochella to help you prepare.

?Saturday, 28th December 2019

?Afrochella Festival in Accra, Ghana 

Detty Rave

Set in Accra, Ghana, Detty Rave is an annual rave party by the afrobeats superstar, Mr EaziWith DJ’s, surprise guests, and electrifying performances, Detty Rave is a homecoming music and cultural exchange between Ghana Africa diaspora. Detty Rave is not to be missed, undeniably one of the biggest end of the year parties in Accra, Ghana.

? Friday 27th December 2019

The Garden Party

Garden Party accra
Image courtesy of The Garden Party

Lining up December plans in Accra? Make sure to include The Garden Party – set out on Accra’s Polo Grounds. An exciting party and entertainment that will mark the grand opening of the Polo Beach ClubGhana’s first Luxury Beach Club with Polo. Dress to impress and come party with Ghana’s elite crowd in Accra’s finest garden event, from business networking to romance trails, you’ll be sure to find something that piques your interest.

? Friday 27th December 2019

Labadi Beach Hotel in Accra, Ghana 

Afro Nation Ghana

From December 27th to 30th 2019, Accra hosts one of the Africa’s biggest urban music beach festival, the Afro Nation Ghana. Set out in one of the best beach resorts in Accra, the stunning Laboma Beach, located about five miles south of Accra’s Kotoka International Airport. This iconic African music festival will be headlined by Burna BoyStonebwoy, Alkaline, Davido6lack, Shatta Wale, J Hus, Olamide and Wizkid. Definitely not to be missed, visit the official Afro Nation Ghana website for general info and updates.

? Friday, December 27th to Monday, December 30th

? Laboma Beach Resort 


Developed and created by Ghanaian-UK afrobeats artist, FUSE ODG, the TINA Festival is the bridge between home and African diaspora to celebrate the music and culture. Happening on the January 3rd 2020, an amazing way to begin the year in motherland. Visit the official website for general info.


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