Visiting Sorrento in December

Christmas and the New Year in Sorrento

Visiting Sorrento in December
  • Temperature
  • Daylight hours
Visiting Sorrento in December

Visiting Sorrento in December

December in Sorrento is all about one thing: Christmas! Sorrento has become known over recent years for its sumptuous Christmas lights and decorations, including a towering musical tree in Piazza Tasso, and if its seasonal concerts and events organized for the annual “Mi illumino d’inverno” festival.

Weather in December

Temperatures are cool in December, but there is a bit less rain than in November. This month has the shortest days of the year, and the sun is already setting at 5 pm each afternoon.

  • Average high temperature (in Celsius): 15° C
  • Average low temperature (in Celsius): 10° C
  • Chance of rain: 30%
  • Chance of clouds: 47%
  • Average sea temperature (in Celsius): 17° C
  • Average daylight hours: 9

What to Do in December

Each weekend in December, Sorrento has street artists, concerts, parades, and “Villaggio di Babbo Natale” (Santa's Village) in the garden at Villa Fiorentino. The town is decked out in seasonal lights and decorations, and Corso Italia makes for the perfect backdrop for a seasonal stroll.

Christmas in Sorrento

We suggest you plan an afternoon exploring Amalfi and Atrani, where the Christmas lights are also beautiful after sunset, or Salerno for a more artistic take on seasonal decorations.

Christmas on the Amalfi Coast

Don't miss Naples at Christmas, especially the famous “San Gregorio Armeno” lane, where traditional Nativity sets are made by hand.

A Day in Naples

Weather permitting, a trip across the water to Capri is always a fun excursion, and there are daily ferries from Sorrento all year round.

Christmas on Capri

Recommended experiences and tours

Choose from our selected and vetted tours & experiences. Book now for the best rates and availability!

Show all

Just booked:

Food experience

Organic "Superiore" Wine Tasting + Lunch on Vesuvius

€ 35 per guest

Duration 2 hours

Free cancellation

  • Organic Lacryma Christi del Vesuvio DOP Superiore wine
  • Lunch on traditional dishes while enjoying the view
  • Visit the vineyard and winery
Excellent (923)

Food experience

Organic "Classico" Wine Tasting with Lunch on Vesuvius

€ 28 per guest

Duration 2 hours

Free cancellation

  • Organic wine from Vesuvius
  • Guided walk of the winery
  • Lunch with local specialties
Excellent (923)

Departure from: Sorrento

Capri Boat Tour

€ 89 per guest

Duration 7 hours (Morning)

Free cancellation

  • Departure from your hotel in Sorrento Area/ meeting point
  • Tour of the Island by boat
  • Free time to visit the island
Excellent (145)

Departure from: Sorrento, Amalfi, Positano, Praiano, Conca dei Marini, Nerano, Massa Lubrense

Day Trip to Capri with a Luxury boat

From € 550 Per boat | Max 12 passengers

Duration 8 hours

  • Personalizable itinerary of Capri, from sea and land
  • Swimming and snorkeling in the most beautiful bays
  • Professional local expert English speaking captains
Excellent (333)

Departure from: Naples, Sorrento

Full Day Amalfi Coast Tour with English-speaking Driver

From € 320 Per vehicle | Max 8 passengers € 340 -6%

Duration 8 hours

Free cancellation

  • A private driving tour via Mercedes to the highlights of the Amalfi Coast
Excellent (226)

Departure from: Naples, Sorrento, Positano

Pompeii, Herculaneum, and Mt. Vesuvius Tour

From € 320 EUR 40/hour for extra time € 340 -6%

Duration 8 hours

Free cancellation

  • A driving tour departing from Sorrento, Positano, or Naples via elegant sedan or minivan and English-speaking driver.
Excellent (226)

Departure from: Positano

Capri Boat Tour with Pick-up from Positano

€ 119 per guest

Duration 9 hours

Free cancellation

  • Pick-up by car or minivan in Positano
  • Boat tour of Capri from Sorrento
  • Free time to explore Capri on land
Excellent (145)

Departure from: Sorrento

Skip-the-line Pompeii Half-Day Tour from Sorrento

€ 69 per guest

Duration 4 hours (Morning)

Free cancellation

  • Spend a half day visiting the massive archaeological site of Pompeii
  • Fast track entrance with tickets included
  • Official Local Guide in English and Italian
Excellent (810)

Departure from: Naples, Sorrento, Amalfi, Salerno

Shore excursion to the Amalfi Coast

From € 380 per vehicle | Max 16 people

Duration 8 hours

Free cancellation

  • Shore excursion to the Amalfi Coast with pick-up and drop off at the Naples or Sorrento port. Transfers via air-conditioned vehicle.
Excellent (182)

Departure from: Naples, Pompeii

Guided Tour of Pompeii

€ 20 per guest

Duration 2 hours

  • Avoid getting lost by visiting with a guide
  • Depart from Naples or Pompeii
  • Skip-the-line entrance
Excellent (2170)
Travel Etc  - Positano, Amalfi and Ravelllo Group Tour from Sorrento Bestseller Verified

Departure from: Sorrento

Positano, Amalfi and Ravelllo Group Tour from Sorrento

€ 75 per guest

Duration 8 hours

Free cancellation

  • Visit Positano, Amalfi, and Ravello in a day
  • Avoid the hassle of public transportation
  • Local Guide in English and Italian
Excellent (810)

Departure from: Capri, Naples, Sorrento, Amalfi, Positano, Praiano, Ischia, Massa Lubrense

Capri and Amalfi Coast Private Luxury Cruise

From € 580 Per boat | Max 12 passengers

Duration 8 hours

  • Personalizable itinerary of Capri and the Amalfi Coast
  • Swimming and snorkeling in the clear waters
  • A wide selection of comfortable and modern boats
Excellent (333)

Accommodations

Choose among Positano.com's selected and reviewed accommodations, with more than 12.000+ dream rooms reserved.

Show all

Availability and prices

Just booked:

B&B and Homes - Sorrento

Marina Piccola 73

From € 140
Breakfast included

Your boutique B&B with a view of the Bay of Naples

  1. A seaside B&B within steps of the beaches of Sorrento
  2. The atmosphere of a typical Mediterranean home
  3. The combination of traditional architectural features and modern decor
Excellent (432)

3 stars - Massa Lubrense

Hotel La Certosa

From € 99
Breakfast included

A bed on the beach (well, almost!)

  1. Just three steps and you're on the beach of Marina del Cantone
  2. A delicious fish supper at the "Pappone"' restaurant
  3. The spectacular views of the sea surrounding Nerano
Excellent (184)

Villas - Massa Lubrense

Relais Villarena

From € 95

A superb position in the heart of Nerano

  1. The historic residence of the marquis of Villarena, in the center of Nerano.
  2. The flavorsome cuisine of the Amalfi Coast served in the Dolce far Niente restaurant.
  3. The view of Li Galli from the elegant apartments.
Excellent (223)

Farmhouse Holidays - Piano di Sorrento

Agriturismo Antico Casale

Are you ready to discover the authentic countryside along the coast?

A working farm holiday halfway between Sorrento and Positano
Local specialties made by Nonna Luisa
The warm hospitality of the Persico family

Excellent (246)

Historical Residences - Sorrento

Maison Tofani

From € 200

A modern luxury retreat with a timeless beauty

  1. Have a leisurely cocktail in the "Europa" lounge, hung with 18th century works of art
  2. Relax on the sundeck overlooking the rooftops of Sorrento
  3. Visit the wine grotto with wines from across Italy
Excellent (1221)

4 stars - Sant'Agata sui Due Golfi

Grand Hotel Due Golfi

Your view of paradise

  1. Terrazza L'Incanto: a terrace with infinity pool overlooking the Bays of Naples and Salerno
  2. Private sea or garden view balconies in every room
  3. A fairytale wedding against the backdrop of the sparkling Mediterranean
Excellent (1073)

3 stars - Massa Lubrense

Hotel & Spa Bellavista Francischiello

From € 179
Breakfast included

Fall head over heels for the Mediterranean: the sea, the art, the beauty

  1. The view of Capri from your room
  2. The Spa: paradise...in paradise
  3. The flavors of Sorrento served with a view
Very good (790)

4 stars - Sorrento

Grand Hotel Flora

Traditional Sorrentine hospitality

  1. Relax near the refreshing pool
  2. Sample classic Mediterranean cuisine
  3. Vacation just a few minutes from the center of Sorrento
Very good (749)

4 stars - Sorrento

Grand Hotel Riviera

Postcard-perfect memories from Sorrento

  1. From the rooms to the private beach by elevator
  2. Dinner with a view of Mount Vesuvius and the Bay of Naples
  3. A historic hotel in the heart of Sorrento
Excellent (1654)

4 stars - Sorrento

Hotel Carlton International

Your Italian holiday in the heart of Sorrento

  1. A hotel with pool in the historic center of Sorrento
  2. Just steps from the beach and vibrant streets of Sorrento
  3. A vast number of daytrips and food and wine tours
Very good (872)

4 stars - Sorrento

Hotel Continental

Perched above the Mediterranean Sea in Sorrento's "old town"

  1. Suite Pitloo: a jacuzzi on the terrace with a view
  2. A dinner by candlelight with a view over the Bay of Naples
  3. An elevator directly from the hotel to the beach
Excellent (1200)

4 stars - Sorrento

Johanna Park

Retreat to the hills above Sorrento to relax

  1. Admire the views of the Bay of Naples from the rooftop terrace
  2. Relax in the pool and bask on the surrounding sundeck
  3. Savor the specialties of the local cuisine
Excellent (584)
Top of Page