2022 Christmas Events in Florence | Residence Hilda Firenze

Christmas is coming to Florence!

26 October 2022 to 07 January 2023

The lights, the scent of roasted chestnuts, the markets: the Christmas atmosphere is even more magical in the Renaissance setting of Florence. Discover all the traditional Christmas events, they're almost here!

Every year, the traditional markets, lights, and events return for Christmas in Florence along the streets of its famous city center, home to the historical palaces of the Medici and other noble Florentine families, and filled with squares, churches, and museums that make Florence the envy of the world.

Here are the dates for the 2022 Christmas events and markets in Florence.

From 19 November to 18 December, Christmas Market in Piazza Santa Croce. A jubilant collection of stalls, lights, and events animate the large open space in front of the basilica with a rich offering of crafts, food, and drinks. 

7 December, Lighting of the Christmas tree at the Duomo. On 7 December the lighting ceremony for the majestic Christmas tree in front of Santa Maria del Fiore, the Duomo of Florence, returns. The trees in Palazzo Vecchio and Piazza della Repubblica are also lit at the same time to celebrate the start of another magical Florentine Christmas.

7 and 8 December, Fierucola dell’Immacolata. In Piazza Santissimi Annunziata, a minute's walk from Residence Hilda, we welcome the return of the traditional market full of typical Tuscan Christmas products: florentine artisans with hand crafted items, small local farms with organic products, bakers with bread and pastries, all strictly of local origin. A feast for the eyes and the palate, and a unique opportunity to buy gifts in the name of sustainability. 

From 7 December to 5 January 2023, F-Light Festival. The Florence Light Festival with video mappings and artistic light projections has been creating a magical Christmas atmosphere in Florence for the past 10 years. It is truly a sight to behold!

Enjoy a fairytale Christmas in the heart of the historic center of Florence. Check out our deals and book directly on our site and you will always find the best accommodations at the best price!