What to do in Florence in December

What to do in Florence in December? Many initiatives in the historic city centre, including little markets, exhibitions, museums, concerts and special events, in locations easily reachable on foot from the Bed and Breakfast Palazzo Ruspoli, an ideal starting point for a relaxing holiday in Florence.

Events in Florence in December 2018: markets, exhibitions and shows for a year-end not to be missed!

Here are some of the scheduled events:

  • “Weihnachtsmarkt” German Christmas Market, Piazza Santa Croce, from November 28th to December 20th;
  • Mostra Banksy. This is not a photo opportunity, Palazzo Medici Riccardi;
  • The Swan Lake, Teatro Verdi, 1st December;
  • Mercato di Natale per File 2017, Palazzo Corsini, Lungarno Corsini, from November 30th to December 2nd;
  • Christmas Market Exhibition of the Italian Red Cross, Palazzo Capponi, Lungarno Soderini, from November 30th to December 2nd;
  • The Christmas space of Emergency, at the premises of the Artedove gallery, via de ‘Macci 81r, from 1 to 24 December;
  • La Traviata, Teatro dell’Opera di Firenze, 1-5-7-9 December;
  • “A tutta scienza” at the Galileo Museum, activities for families, every weekends;
  • Breakfast at the Museum, Museo Galileo, every Sunday morning;
  • The Rossini Game, Opera House, 1-2 December;
  • Edoardo Bennato, Teatro Verdi, 2 December;
  • Carmen, Teatro dell’Opera di Firenze, 2-4-6 December;
  • Carmine Fair, Piazza del Carmine, 2 and 30 December;
  • Ciompi Mensile Antiquariato, piazza Lorenzo Ghiberti, 2 and 30 December;
  • Marina Abramović. The Cleaner The House with the Ocean View, 2002/2018, Palazzo Strozzi, from 4 to 16 December;
  • Tribute to Mozart, Basilica of Santa Croce, December 5th;
  • Manual of Flight for Man, Simone Cristicchi, Puccini Theater, 6 and 7 December;
  • Adam Beyer / Enrico Sangiuliano / Wooden Crate for Nextech Special, electronic music event at the Fortezza da Basso, December 7th;
  • Bandabardò25, Mandela Forum, December 7th;
  • Concert by Peter Bence, Obihall Theater, December 7th;
  • Lighting of the Christmas tree, Piazza Duomo, December 8th;
  • Santa Running, Parco delle Cascine, December 8th;
  • Fierucola dell’Immacolata, piazza Santissima Annunziata, 8-9 December;
  • F-Light Florence Light Festival, Piazza del Duomo, from December 8th to January 6th;
  • Christmas in Campo di Marte, Viale Pasquale Paoli, 9 December;
  • Oltrarno Fair, Piazza Santo Spirito, 9 December;
  • Christmas Market for File 2018, Palazzo Corsini;
  • Exhibition Natus, Basilica of San Lorenzo, Sala di Donatello;
  • “Weihnachtsmarkt” German Christmas Market, Piazza Santa Croce;
  • Italy in Hollywood, Salvatore Ferragamo Museum, until March 10th, 2019
  • Marina Abramović. The Cleaner, Palazzo Strozzi, until 20 January 2019;
  • Tracce 2018. Let yourself be guided by fashion, Palazzo Pitti, until December 31st;
  • Maneskin, Obihall Theatre, 12 December;
  • Mario Biondi, Obihall Theatre, December 13th;
  • West Side Story, Opera Theatre, from 13 to 22 December;
  • The Water Microscope of Nature. The Leicester Code of Leonardo da Vinci, Uffizi Gallery;
  • Negramaro in concert, Mandela Forum, December 15th;
  • Antiquarian Fortress, Piazza dell’Indipendenza, December 15-16;
  • Promotional fair of independent bookshops, Piazza dei Ciompi, 15 December;
  • Fierucolina di Natale, Piazza del Carmine, December 16th;
  • Christmas song, Puccini Theater, December 16th;
  • Creative Factory, Piazza dei Ciompi, December 16th;
  • Dirty Dancing, Teatro Verdi, 21-22 December;
  • Santa Claus on the boat, Christmas Greetings, Lungarno Anna Maria Luisa de’ Medici (Ponte S.Trinita / Ponte alle Grazie), December 21st;
  • Christmas Market, Piazza Ognissanti, 22-23 December;
  • Christmas Concert, Opera Theater of Florence, December 23rd;
  • Florence Winter Park, Lungarno Aldo Moro, until 24 February;
  • Christmas Eve Dinner in the Salone delle Feste inside the Hotel Brunelleschi in Piazza Santa Elisabetta, 24 December 2018;
  • Christmas lunch at the Hotel Brunelleschi, Piazza Santa Elisabetta, 25 December;
  • The Nutcracker, Teatro Verdi, December 27th;
  • Panariello, Conti, Pieraccioni, Teatro Verdi, from December 28th to January 13th;
  • Special New Year’s Eve: Magic night party, Spazio Alfieri, 31 December;
  • New Year’s Eve in Florence, December 31st: at Piazzale Michelangelo (pop concert), in Piazza Signoria (classical music), Piazza Santissima Annunziata, Piazza Bartali in Gavinana (initiatives for families and workshops for children since the afternoon of the 31st) and in Oltrarno ( jazz, Dixieland and funky music);
  • Year-end concert, Opera Theatre of Florence, December 31st;
  • New Year’s Eve party in the Salone delle Feste of the Hotel Brunelleschi in the historical centre of Florence;
  • New Year’s Eve dinner in the Torre della Pagliazza at the Santa Elisabetta restaurant in Piazza Santa Elisabetta.

We wait for you at the Bed and Breakfast Palazzo Ruspoli in via de’ Martelli, twenty meters away from the Duomo entrance, in the heart of the historical centre of Florence. Find out the best rates available for different types of rooms, many with stunning views of the Brunelleschi’s Dome!

Our staff at the reception of the bed and breakfast will be happy to give you further advice and information on what to do in Florence in December 2018!

what to do in florence in december

26 November 2018