Christmas in Florence: six things to do to live the holidays

Christmas in Florence

1) Lighting the Christmas tree

A date loved by adults and children. On December 8th, the day of the Immaculate Conception, the big tree will be lit in piazza del Duomo. An opportunity to experience the city and to return children.

2) The F-Light festival that illuminates Florence

Every year during the Christmas period Florence will be illuminated by lights, and light installations by Silfi. As for the lighting of the Christmas tree, the beginning is set for December 8, but you can see palaces, monuments, Ponte Vecchio, le Rampe del Poggi and the “colored” towers of Florence until January 6.

3) Drink, eat or visit the market in Santa Croce

The Santa Croce market is one of the main attractions of Florentine Christmas, with its wooden houses and beautiful location in the heart of Florence. In addition to offering interesting gift ideas, you can eat at lunch and dinner, drink mulled wine or warm apple juice.

4) Walk in via Tornabuoni and take a picture under the lights

The fashion street of Florence, Via Tornabuoni, this year gives lovers of December holidays a unique spectacle. In addition to the traditional illuminations, a giant gift box and Christmas Ball were placed. Here you can see Magic Lights in Via Tornabuoni.

5) Participate in Santa Running

On December 15, Santa Running returns to Florence, the non-competitive running/walking that colors the streets of the center with many participants dressed as Santa Claus. Here for all the information.

6) The longest skating rink in Europe

Skating on the longest skating rink in Europe is definitely one of the ways to fully experience Christmas in Florence. Do not miss at the Fortezza also the Christmas Village, the House of Santa Claus and much more..

Happy Christmas!!!

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