December Social Media Marketing Ideas

December Social Media Marketing Ideas

Let’s get into the holiday spirit this month and motivate potential customers through engagement! It is the gift-giving season and December is filled to the brim with special days as well as some major holidays, providing endless possibilities for social media posts.

Take a look at December’s highlights and remember to download the helpful December Social Media Marketing Ideas Calendar at the bottom of this blog!

December Dates To Remember

Check out these important dates in December that are great for posting online within any industry or business.

  • Dec 6 – Hanukkah (last day)
  • Dec 7 – Pearl Harbor Day of Rememberance
  • Dec 13 – National Ice Cream Day
  • Dec 18 – National Ugly Sweater Day
  • Dec 21 – Winter Solstice
  • Dec 23 – Festivus
  • Dec 24 – Christmas Eve
  • Dec 25 – Christmas Day
  • Dec 26 – Kwanzaa
  • Dec 31 – New Year’s Eve

Hanukkah (last day) – Dec 6

Hanukkah, which is Hebrew for โ€œdedication,โ€ is the Festival of Lights. Share your warm thoughts with viewers online through a post about the closing of this significant holiday celebration! ๐Ÿ•ฏ๏ธ๐Ÿ•Ž๐Ÿ”ฅ

Pearl Harbor Day of Remembrance โ€“ Dec 7

Use this day to remember and honor the 2,403 Americans who were killed in the attack on Pearl Harbor, December 7, 1941, which led to the United States entering World War II. We share this tragedy together.

Ice Cream Day – Dec 13

Everyone loves ice cream! This is a fun day to celebrate with your viewers. Create a poll to see what flavor is most popular, share a clever ice-cream meme or pun! Get creative! #IceCream #NationalIceCreamDay โ€‹๐Ÿจโ€‹๐Ÿฐโ€‹๐Ÿฎโ€‹

Ugly Sweater Day – Dec 18

Get whimsical, get crazy, get fun, get ugly! Ugly sweater day exists to celebrate all things tacky. Share a post of your ugly sweater and encourage your viewers to share theirs. You could even start your own ugly sweater contest! ๐Ÿงถ๐Ÿ‘•๐Ÿงต๐Ÿงฅ#UglySweaterDay #NationalUglySweaterDay #UglySweater

Winter Solstice – Dec 21

Winter Solstice, the shortest day of the year, is the astronomical first day of winter in the Northern Hemisphere. Although the winter solstice means the start of winter, it also means the return of more sunlight each day. The days will only get brighter from here! Share a post about winter on this day or talk about a winter sale! โ„๏ธ

Festivus – Dec 23

For the humbugs and the humorous, here’s a fun holiday to spotlight on social media! Festivus, for the rest of us! We can all thank the iconic sitcom, Seinfeld, for this holiday, which commemorates the holiday season while rejecting the social pressures of consumerism. Get your Festivus pole ready and get silly online with your “Airing of Grievances” and by listing your “Feats of Strength”. Encourage viewers to play along. Have fun! ๐Ÿšซ๐ŸŽ๐Ÿ˜† #Festivus #FestivusForTheRestOfUs

Christmas Eve & Christmas Day – Dec 24 & Dec 25

Sales! Sales! Sales! You can bring the crowd to your business all month long with Christmas sales and promotions! As well, this holiday provides endless opportunities to post holiday-themed images, videos, and quotes. ๐ŸŽ„๐ŸŽ…โ˜ƒ๏ธ๐ŸŽโ„๏ธ #Christmas #ChristmasSale #HolidaySale #TisTheSeason #DeckTheHalls

Kwanzaa – Dec 26

Based on African harvest festival traditions from various parts of Africa, Kwanzaa is celebrated from Dec 26 to Jan 1. It is a seven-day annual celebration of African-American culture that dedicates each day to a different principle: Unity, Self-Determination, Collective Work and Responsibility, Cooperative Economics, Purpose, Creativity, and Faith. Create a post to share your thoughts on these principles to reach your viewers. #Kwanzaa #Kwanzaa2021 #KwanzaaCelebration

New Year’s Eve – Dec 31

Use New Year’s Eve to post about your end-of-year sales or discounts. Share your thoughts on the year or give an end-of-year update to followers about the company. Get personal and thank them for their support, wishing them a Happy New Year! #NewYears #NewYearsEve #NewYears2021 #2022 #Party๐Ÿพ๐Ÿ•›๐Ÿฅ‚๐ŸŽ‰


Food / Beverage Industry Days in December

Pro Tip: Plan ahead and create some specials for your business that correspond with these holidays and then be sure to make a post that grabs your viewers!

  • Eat A Red Apple Day
  • Fritters Day
  • Cookie Day
  • Gazpacho Day
  • Brownie Day
  • Bartender Day
  • Pastry Day
  • Lager Day
  • Gingerbread House Day
  • Ice Cream Day
  • Roast Chestnuts Day
  • Tea Day
  • Cupcake Day
  • Chocolate Covered Anything Day
  • Maple Syrup Day
  • Bake Cookies Day
  • Oatmeal Muffin Day
  • Date Nut Bread Day
  • Eggnog Day
  • Pumpkin Pie Day
  • Candy Cane Day
  • Fruitcake Day
  • Chocolate Candy Day
  • Bacon Day
  • Champagne Day

Now you’re ready for December and all it has to offer. Remember to download the helpful social media calendar by clicking the button below! With it, you’ll have on hand all of the holidays discussed above plus many, many more! Get posting to get more viewers!

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