Christmas and New Year 2015-2016

Christmas and New Year in Florence? We tell you how to spend it!

From 24 December 2015 to 06 January 2016

Christmas holidays are inexorably approaching and you are caught by a Hamlet-like doubt ... entertainment or culture? If you do not want to give up either of these options, we have the solution that is right for you on how to spend Christmas and the New Year's Eve: in Florence, Italy! To round off 2015, you will be spoiled for choice: varied events, carnivals but also many tours to discover the most beautiful places of Tuscany, guided visits to the most important museums of Florence, cooking classes and more!

Take advantage of Christmas holidays in Florence in 2015 to organize a memorable Christmas in Florence: on you will find many ideas to enjoy this experience, where you can choose activities that interest you and thereby avoiding the chaos that reigns in this period!

Spending Christmas in Florence is one thing to try at least once in your lifetime. The evocative atmosphere at this time makes the city even more magical: colourful shop windows, lights, Christmas decorations in Florence, Italy, shows in the square and typical Christmas markets in Florence will accompany you until the day of the Epiphany, giving you unique emotions.

Our proposals to spend Christmas and New Year's Eve in Florence, Italy start from its main peculiarities, art.
Also called 'Cradle of the Renaissance' because of the incredible artistic and cultural development that took place between 1300 and 1500, Florence has the largest number of sites and important works of art in all of Tuscany. If you want to discover or deepen you knowledge, perhaps accompanied by one of our expert guides, visit the section 'Tours in Florence' on our website and pick your favourite: a relaxing guided walk in the historic centre, a visit to the Accademia Gallery , the Uffizi or the Palatine Gallery of the Pitti Palace, are some of our interesting proposals.

Are you interested in food and wine? Would you like to discover the typical flavours of Tuscany? Do not worry, has also thought of you! Our food and wine tours in Florence will allow you to not only taste delicious local dishes, but also to take part in short cooking classes to learn how to prepare them!

Do not miss the Chianti Hills, the heart of Tuscany: the medieval villages and romantic castles in a succession of vineyards, olive and cypress trees, will offer breath-taking views. 
It should be remembered that this extraordinary land also produces Chianti, one of the most popular red wines in the world and the undisputed star of our tours in the area, which include a visit to some wine cellars with explanations on the production process and conservation of this wine and tantalizing tastings. If you love the great flavours, spend your Christmas in Tuscany and you will not regret it!

In addition, after this tasty introduction, let us talk about our exciting and funny offers for both young and old during the winter festive season! At Christmas, in Florence, Italy there is magic and charm: as usual, on 8 December the Immaculate Conception Feast will host the ceremony that accompanies the lighting of the huge Christmas tree in the beautiful Piazza del Duomo, followed by concerts and entertainment shows. 
At the same time, in front of the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, a beautiful Nativity scene, with Impruneta life-size, terracotta statues, made by hand, will be set up.

Are you thinking about what to do in Tuscany at Christmas time? Here are some great tips!

Shoppers and crafts lovers will find everything they are looking for in Florence: the Christmas markets in Florence, Italy in various areas of the city, offer a wide choice of products ranging from craft to food and wine. 
We strongly advise you to visit the flea market located in Piazza Santa Croce: in addition to being the largest, it is also the most characteristic as, inspired by the traditional German markets, it has many wooden houses where exhibitors - Italian and foreign - offer their local products. As you will see, it will be difficult to resist!

Another well-established appointment is Fierucola of Florence on the day of the Immaculate Conception Feast, a fair dedicated to organic products, crafts and vernacular life, which takes place every year in Piazza St. Annunziata. An event that wants to keep local traditions alive: mark it on your calendar of things to do during the Christmas holidays in Florence!

If despite the cold you are feeling active, you could try your hand at some wintry sports. At Christmas and New Year's Eve, in Florence, Italy every year an ice skating rink - with skate rental - to the delight of children and also adults is installed near Piazza della Libertà! 
But, if you are looking for something else, you should definitely go to the Florence Winter Park, where you can practice winter sports like skiing, snow tubing and the inevitable ice skating. Located in the Obihall venue of Florence, on the banks of the Arno, the park remains open until 6 March 2016.

Let us now talk about the most anticipated day of the year, New Year's Eve ... and here the choices are plentiful! For many years now, there have been many people who have decided to spend New Year's Eve in Florence, Italy in the squares of the city. The choice is very varied, ranging from classical music in Piazza della Signoria, entertaining music in Station Square, singing Gospel in Piazza SS. Annunziata, dance and DJ music in Largo Annigoni, where every year thousands of young people go wild dancing until dawn.
New Year's Eve in Florence, Italy in the square is really exciting: in addition to the concerts, shows of various kinds are in fact organized, including spectacular fireworks to welcome the New Year. Do not miss the extraordinary New Year's Eve in Florence, Italy!

Those who cannot stand the cold can always opt for the classic ball, choosing from the many locations available. There are endless structures that organize this type of event to spend the New Year's Eve in Florence, Italy: from luxury villas, to hotels, farmhouses and country cottages. The important thing is to feel good and be with the right company!

Do you want to spend New Year's Eve in Florence, Italy with your children? On 31 December, the Santa Claus Village in Piazza Annigoni will turn into The Children's Village: finally, a New Year devoted entirely to families! In addition to the ice rink and rides, activities for little guests will be organized: food stands for the occasion will be set up with dedicated menus! So, parents, what are you waiting? In Florence, the New Year for children is waiting for you!

If you are looking for the best New Year's Eve in Florence, Italy in 2015/16, you are at the right place! Consulting our website you can peacefully and autonomously organize your stay: hotels, transfers and tours will allow you to create your complete package!

After our suggestions, have you decide what to do for New Year's Eve in Florence, Italy? Whatever your choice, we are certain that you will spend an unforgettable Christmas!

Well, now we just have to give you our best wishes for a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

By Insidecom Editorial Staff