Christmas things to do in Florence
Florence is one of those cities that seems enchanting around Christmas.
The joyful atmosphere starts in early December, and throughout the month,
there are enough of events, markets, festivals and things to do. Enjoy the
Tuscan capital city during one of the best times of the year. Christmas in
Florence is festive treat, thanks to a breathtaking light festival, and plenty of
festive decorations and events. From the giant Christmas tree and origin
scene in Piazza Duomo, the Christmas Market in Piazza Santa Croce and
plenty of shopping chance.
List of things to do on Christmas in Florence:
1. Christmas Eve Mass in the Duomo
The gorgeous Cathedral of Florence, also called the Duomo, becomes a
fascinating place during the Christmas season thanks to the big tree and
the nativity scene just outside. If you are planning to visit, there is no better
time than during the winter holidays. One of the best ways to experience
the typical Christmas atmosphere is to attend the Christmas Eve Mass.
Make sure to arrive early because the church is very busy, especially
during the holiday season.
2. The Nutcracker at Teatro della Pergola
Teatro della Pergola, one of the most important theaters in Florence, hosts
a production of The Nutcracker, one of the most famous ballets in the
world. Those in Florence during the Christmas season should be sure to
reserve tickets for the special performance by the Moscow Ballet. Some
advices are to book the tickets in advance, as they tend to sell out quickly.
3. Ice skate at Florence Winter Park
It rarely snows in Florence so you’ll be disappointed if you’re looking
for a white Christmas. But for those who love to ice skate, Florence
has a rink open near the Arno River at Florence Winter Park. You’ll
find families with children, older couples and groups of friends looking
to have a good time together. It is one of the best ways to get out of
the crowded city center and spend a few hours just having a lot of