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The magic of Christmas holidays in Florence

When the Christmas spirit pervades the streets of Florence, the cradle of the Renaissance offers a wonderful spectacle. From the Feast of the Immaculate Conception to New Year's Eve, passing through December 25th, there are some places that give back all the magic of Christmas.

The Markets in Piazza Santa Corce and in Piazza Santissima Annunziata

After the forced break of a year, the delightful Christmas market returns to Piazza Santa Croce, inaugurating the entrance to the city in the festive atmosphere. It starts on November 20 and, until December 19, the appointment is set every day from 10 to 22

Over fifty stands are expected in the square, as per tradition housed within the wooden stalls. A golden opportunity to go in search of handcrafted Christmas gifts and let yourself be conquered by exquisite gastronomic specialties from all over Italy and abroad. 

Among the stands set up there will also be the Santa Claus House, a true center of attraction for the little ones. Thanks also to live music, there will be opportunities for fun for adults too. 

For the whole day of 8 December the appointment is fixed with the famous Fierucola market in Piazza Ss. Annunziata. This market-meeting focuses on the taste and goodness of products grown at zero kilometer, together with the splendid products made by Florentine artisans. 


The Florence Cathedral, the Christmas tree and the nativity scene 

The start of the holiday season is accompanied by the lighting of the majestic Christmas tree in Piazza Duomo. Located in front of the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, the event attracts a large number of enthusiasts and onlookers. 

The inauguration ceremony usually takes place in the presence of some representatives of the institutions. Animations and concerts will be at the center of the evening even after the Christmas tree is turned on. 

The nativity scene of the Opera di Santa Maria del Fiore will be set up in the same square. In the churchyard of the Cathedral will be placed some statues that reproduce the Nativity, handcrafted with the famous terracotta of Impruneta and built in natural dimensions. 


New Year's Eve 2021, Florence dressed up 

On the last night of the year, Florence dresses up and floods its streets with joy and fun. The classic New Year's Eve is staged in the restaurants, with set menus (mostly based on Tuscan cuisine) that will gently accompany the start of the new year. 

Between concerts, performances and shows, there are many initiatives planned in the most important squares of the historic center of Florence. Everything is set up to experience a magical evening full of fun, art and culture and thus welcome 2022 in the best possible way. 

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