Keep track of your to-dos, holidays and everything else with a free, printable calendar. We’ve done the work for you by putting together printable December 2018 calendars in a variety of formats that are practical and easy to download and use.
So you can view, download or print these calendars for personal or professional use. For easy printing, one click on the PDF prints out a calendar on an 8.5” x 11” piece of paper. If you want to embed an image, download the JPG (image) format to include your calendar in your page design.
Here’s a list of all the calendars you can download:
You have so much to do. Keep it simple and straightforward. Make scheduling easy on yourself by personalizing your agenda. Print out a blank calendar, and customize it to your heart’s content. There are no pre-filled holidays to divert your attention.
Federal Holidays Calendar
Most state and local governments are closed on federal holidays. Many local businesses choose to close on these holidays too. Keep track of them so that you’re not caught off guard.
- December 25: Christmas – This Christian holiday is also a federal holiday. Government offices, businesses, organizations and public schools are closed. Public transit systems may not run according to their regular schedules.
- December 30: New Year’s Eve – Although some states consider this an official holiday, it is not a federal holiday. Still, many businesses are closed, and retail establishments may close early.
Unique Holidays Calendar
Whether you’re a parent, teacher or someone who just likes to be in the know, you can print a calendar that includes all of the unique holidays that take place in December 2018.
- December 6: St. Nicholas’ Day – This holiday is of European origin but is celebrated by some families in the U.S. Children put out shoes, socks or bags at night and receive treats such as candy, fruit or small toys in the morning.
- December 7: Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day – This annual holiday commemorates the attack on Pearl Harbor during World War II. During this day, the flag is flown at half-mast at government buildings. Some organizations may hold special events on this day, but schools, businesses, private organizations and public transit should operate normally.
- December 13: National Guard Birthday – The first National Guard was organized in Massachusetts in 1636 as a militia to defend the colony.
- December 17: National Maple Syrup Day – This unofficial holiday is an opportunity to enjoy the sweet treat, which is an American staple. Have breakfast for dinner, or substitute maple syrup for sugar in baked goods and beverages.
- December 17: Wright Brothers Day – In 1903, the Wright Brothers flew their first aircraft in Kitty Hawk, North Carolina. Celebrations in honor of the brothers occur in Washington DC, Ohio and North Carolina. Some schools choose to focus on aviation education on this day.
- December 21: December Solstice – The shortest day of the year in the Northern Hemisphere, the December solstice marks the first day of winter.
- December 26: Boxing Day – This holiday originated in the UK and is sometimes celebrated as a second Christmas day or St. Stephens Day.
Catholic Holidays Calendar
December 2018 is a busy month for Catholics and other Christians.
- December 2: First Sunday of Advent – The Advent season is 22 to 28 days long and begins on the Sunday closest to St. Andrew’s Day. Many Christians go to church on this day and send out prayers of peace and gratitude.
- December 8: Feast of the Immaculate Conception – Many churches hold a special service to celebrate the Virgin Mary’s conception.
- December 24: Christmas Eve – This is not an official federal holiday, but it is considered a state holiday. Many employees get the day off or have a half day today.
- December 25: Christmas – This holiday celebrates the birth of Jesus Christ. It is also a day for families to get together and focus on kindness and giving.
Jewish Holidays Calendar
December is a significant month for Jewish people, who celebrate Hanukkah.
- December 3-10: Hanukkah – This is the first day of the Jewish holiday that is also called the Festival of Lights. The eight-day holiday observes the Jewish people’s struggle for religious freedom. During Hanukkah, family and friends get together to follow traditions, play games and enjoy special meals.
Mormon Holidays Calendar
Mormons celebrate Christmas to honor the birth of Jesus Christ.
- December 25: Christmas – Families may get together or go to church to recite the Christmas story while adding the narrative from the Book of Mormon.
Muslim Holidays Calendar
There are no Muslim holidays in December 2018.
Protestant Holidays Calendar
The Protestant Holidays Calendar includes Christmas and Christmas Eve, during which time Protestants may attend church or gather with family.
- December 28: Holy Innocents’ Day – Some Protestant churches celebrate this holiday, also called Childermas, to remember King Herod’s attempt to kill the infant Jesus.
- December 31: Watch Night – This celebration originated in the Moravian church but is now most popular in evangelical Protestant churches. This night celebrates a fresh start and the end of American slavery.