Nov 11 2014

Florence in December – beginning to look a lot like Christmas

"It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas - soon the bells will start - and the think that'll make them ring - is the carol that you sing - right within your heart." (Michael Bublé)

Michael is right. The cities are preparing for the Christmas season now. And all the world is beginning to look a lot like Christmas. Even the beautiful Tuscan city of Florence is getting ready for the nicest season of the year. By doing that the Italian city offers a lot of events and activities. Book your trip to this dreamy place and enjoy the Pre-Christmas season in Florence.

Of course, there are some traditional Christmas events waiting for you in the city. Have a look at the typical Christmas activies, and the best places to go in December.  

swan lakeChristmas Market
There is a beautiful Christmas Market at the Santa Croce square, offering hand-made holiday items as well as traditional food of the season. We recommend you host steaming vin brulé and cinnamon strudels which is freshly baked. The Market will be held from December 3 until December 21, and will be open every day from 10am to 8pm.

Nativity Scenes
The illustration of Christ's birth is shown in every church in Florence. It is always outside or close to the altar inside. That is the reason that several churches even stay open in the evening. It has a nice touch to stroll through the city visiting multiple churches. But if you only want to see one or two, we recommend you the Florence cathedral or the church of Santa Felicita or Santa Maria dei Ricci.

Winter Park
You are coming to Florence with the whole family? You shouldn't miss the winter park offering a wide range of activities as ice skating and skiing.

Swan Lake by the Moscow Ballet

Christmas concert
A fantastic event takes place on December 24 itself at 5pm. The Christmas concert at Teatro Verdi performs classical music festivities including Beethoven, Brahms and Dvorak.

There are also some events disregarding the Christmas events which are very interesting. Have a look at the details.

Glenn Miller Orchester
If you like big band music, this event is perfect for you. The Glenn Miller orchestra is going to appear in Florence at the Teatro Verdi on December 15 at 8.45pm. They will perform "the History of Big Bands" which means the best songs from the 30's and 40's. Tickets can buy at the theater box office or online. 

Swan lake by the Moscow Ballet
The Moscow dance troupe 'La Classique' will perform the most loved ballet at the Teatro Verdi on December 8 at 4.45pm and 8.45pm. Don't miss this nice event, and get your ticket starting at 20 Euro.
Classical events
There are also some very interesting classical music events coming to Florence in December. You can enjoy Italian Opera in Santa Monaca, Wine & Opera or even Dinner and Opera. What can be better than spending an evening with Opera on a cold day in Winter.

In addition, all museums are pleasantly un-crowded in December. It could be nice to visit different museum on a rainy day in December. Go for it!

You are coming to Florence for New Year's? Have a look at this nice events waiting for you in the city.

New Year's eve in Florence offers you a wide range of concerts. There will be classical, pop, swing and jazz concerts and more starting at about 10pm. All events are free outdoor concerts!

Classical concert in Piazza Signoria
This year, the Ukrainian philharmonic orchestra will entertain the audience with polkas and waltzes by Strauss. The events starts at about 10pm on December 31, but it is good to get there in time to make sure you have a good view. 

Pop music concert at the main train station square
At this place, the Italian Max Pezzali and others will perform a pop concert. The Swing and Jazz concert will be in Piazza della Republica and the Gospel music concert in Piazza Santissima Annunziata. 

Did Florence convince you? If you are coming to Florence but you are still looking for a place to stay Habitat Apartments offers a wide range of apartments. Below you see the Centro Calzaiuoli Apartment. 

centro calzaiuoli apartment dining table

Centro Calzaiuoli Apartment, dining table

 

 

© image Swan Lake: Official Website Moscow Ballet

 

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