Events in Florence for Christmas and new year's eve 2022

Christmas and New Year’s events in Florence, 2022

See out 2022 in style with these unmissable events.

Ice-skating rink and Ferris wheel

From December 2 to January 15, 2023, two of the most alluring Christmas attractions in Florence return to the gardens at Fortezza da Basso. Take a spin of the Ferris wheel and grab your skates for a round of what’s said to be one of Europe’s longest ice-skating rinks.

Christmas concert at Teatro del Maggio 

At 8pm on December 22, a Christmas concert conducted by Maestro Diego Fasolis brings music by Johann Sebastian Bach to the stage of the renowned Teatro del Maggio. The Maggio Musicale Fiorentino choir and orchestra will serenade audiences with pieces from Bach’s Christmas Oratorio: BWV 248: Cantatas No. 1, 2, and 3.

A Christmas Carol at Teatro Puccini

From December 26 to 28, Teatro Puccini will host the all-time festive classic, Charles DickensA Christmas Carol, bound to enchant audiences of all ages.

Christmas 2022 in Castelfalfi

Toscana Resort Castelfalfi returns with a full programme of events throughout the holiday season, taking place in the medieval village nestled in the hills of Montaione. On December 17 and 18, the Christmas edition of the Oltrecolle Festival brings street food, sparkling lights, and a true sense of Christmas spirit. From December 24 to 31, you can enjoy a special dinner at Castelfalfi’s Country Clubhouse, tucked away in the region’s largest golf course.

The Nutcracker at Teatro Verdi

One of the world’s most beloved ballets, The Nutcracker, comes to Teatro Verdi on December 27, with the Milanese ballet company enthralling audiences.

Magic Florence at Tuscany Hall 

On December 28, the magic of Mattia Boschi lands in Tuscany Hall. The Florentine magician and illusionist has even performed in the Disney Channel studios and on Rai Uno.

New Year’s Eve dinner at B-Roof

What better way to spend New Year’s Eve than in one of Florence’s most historic hotels! On December 31, B-Roof at Hotel Baglioni offers the chance to spend the last few hours of the year in a stunning location with an unforgettable view. Savour the seafood menu by chef Richard Leimer, featuring his version of the traditional New Year’s Eve dish, cotechino. The slow-cooked sausage is typically served with lentils, symbolizing good luck and prosperity. 

New Year’s Eve 2022 at Teatro del Maggio

Don’t miss the extraordinary sounds of Beethoven followed by a delectable dinner and a dramatic display of fireworks. Find out more.