What to Do in Florence for Christmas and New Year’s Eve

Experiencing Christmas and New Year’s Eve in Florence is pure magic! The city gets festive with lights and decorations, and there are so many stylish things to do in Florence for Christmas and New Year’s Eve 

We hope you enjoy the following round-up of the best markets, shops and events to attend in town to spend your holidays in style.

Visit the German Christmas Market at Piazza Santa Croce in Florence

In Florence, there are several Christmas markets during this time, but the most famous is the annual German market in front of the church of Piazza Santa Croce. It starts at the beginning of December and ends a few days before Christmas. At this Christmas market, you will find craft goods and gifts created by artisans, typical German and Eastern European food, such as pretzels, sausages, and goulash. Grab a cup of mulled wine to keep you warm and walk around this beautiful market!
A vendor displays some craft items at the Christmas market in Florence

Enjoy a Christmas Show at Florence’s Renown Theaters

The city bursts with cultural activities during Christmas time and many theaters host productions in pure holidays spirit such as The Nutcracker or the Moscow Ballet. Be ready to dress up and book the tickets in advance, as they tend to sell out quickly.

Discover Christmas Decorations and Lights in the City Center

For Christmas, the city gets a whole new festive look! It is lots of fun to go to the city center and discover all the decorations and lights. We recommend walking around Via Tornabuoni, the luxury shopping street, as it is one of the best for lights and decorations!

Eat a Festive Meal at a Trendy Florentine Restaurant

Florentines love to celebrate the holidays with a nice Italian meal. In town, there are many superb restaurants if you don’t want to cook! We suggest La Ménagère, a relaxed and trendy café, decorated with vintage furniture. You can order a cappuccino or have an aperitivo!

Interior of the restaurant La Menagere in Florence

We hope you enjoyed reading about the best stylish things to do in Florence, Italy this Christmas and New Year’s Eve.

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