Florence may be one of the most visited cities in Italy, but those who come for the winter off-season are treated to something extra special: the magic of Florence at Christmas time.
With a city-wide light festival that illuminates its most historic facades, Europe’s longest ice skating rink, and of course, the German-style Florence Christmas Market at Piazza Santa Croce, Florence is a true delight to visit during the festive season.
If you’re currently planning your own trip, or simply curious about what the Florence Christmas Market scene is like, then we’re here to help.
Read on for an overview of Florence Christmas Market/event scene, with official dates, hotel recommendations, and locations.
NOTE: This is a Christmas market we haven’t personally visited yet, so all the information below is taken from official sources for your reference! If you have any personal tips from first-hand experience to add, let us know in the comments so we can improve this guide!
Florence Christmas Market & Event Dates 2024
TBA: (Previous year’s Florence Christmas Market in Piazza Santa Croce from Nov 18 – Dec 17, 2023)
There will also be other markets as well, but we have not yet found any official confirmation of their dates.
Florence Christmas Market & Event Locations
You can typically find Christmas market stalls and festive installations in Florence at the following locations:
- Piazza Santa Croce
- Piazza del Duomo
- Giardino della Fortezza (where there will be Europe’s longest ice skating rink)
- Giardino del Tuscany Hall (where they will be hosting Florence Winter Park)
- Palazzo Corsini (where they will be hosting the Mercato Nataleperfile)
There will also be the F-Light Festival returning again this year throughout the winter season, meaning many of Florence’s most historic facades and attractions will be illuminated with a dazzling light show after sunset… including on the famous Ponte Vecchio.
Florence Christmas Market 2024 Hotels
Looking for a place to stay nearby while you visit Christmas markets? Here are some recommendations:
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More Photos of Florence at Christmas
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