Visiting Sorrento in December

Christmas and the New Year in Sorrento

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

The best experiences and tours in Visiting Sorrento in December

Capri by Sea: Private Tour via a Chic Gozzo Boat

Departure from Capri

Stops to swim and snorkel
Private gozzo with skipper
Aperitivo on board

From € 800 Per boat | Max 12 passengers € 900

Duration 4 hours 8 hours

(175 Reviews)

Experience and tour

Organic wine from Vesuvius
Guided walk of the winery
Lunch with local specialties

Wine Tasting with Lunch and other options...

€ 32 per guest

Duration 2 hours

(965 Reviews)

Experience and tour

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

€ 40 per guest

Duration 2 hours

(965 Reviews)
Sorrento, Positano, and Amalfi Tour - From Naples

Departure from Naples

Visit Sorrento, Positano, and Amalfi in one day
Transfer with a guide
Lunch on the Amalfi Coast

€ 90 per guest

Duration 9 hours

(2427 Reviews)

Departure from Capri

Luxury yacht with all the comforts
Expert skipper
Relax and take in the best of Capri

Itama 38 and other options...

From € 800 Per boat | Max 10 passengers € 900

Duration 4 hours 7 hours

(175 Reviews)
Pompeii: Guided Tour Departing from Naples

Departure from Naples

Transfer between Naples and Pompeii
1.5-hour guided tour
Skip-the-line entry


€ 35 per guest

Duration 3 hours

(2427 Reviews)

Departure from Naples, Sorrento, Amalfi, Positano

Visit the highlights of the Amalfi Coast in a single day
A friendly knowledgeable driver with tips about the location
Relax in a luxury Mercedes van or sedan

Mercedes E or V class and other options...

From € 370 Per vehicle | Max 6 passengers € 390

Duration 8 hours

(379 Reviews)


Freedom and flexibility
Action cam for great photos along the Amalfi Coast
No parking or traffic stress

Kimko Agility 125

From € 70 Per Scooter | Max 2 passengers

Duration 12 hours

(72 Reviews)

Departure from Sorrento

Tour with expert guide
Hotel transfers
Stops for photos


€ 79 per guest

Duration 4 hours

(46 Reviews)

Departure from Capri

Convenient departure from Capri
A traditional gozzo boat all to yourself
The best of the Amalfi Coast in a day

Gozzo Caprese and other options...

From € 750 Per boat | Max 7 passengers € 900

Duration 7 hours

(175 Reviews)

Departure from Amalfi, Ravello

The most beautiful spots along the Amalfi Coast
A romantic ride on a vintage Ape Calessino
Commentary about the coastline from your driver

Ape Calessino

From € 250 Per vehicle | Max 2 passengers

Duration 3 hours

(72 Reviews)
Guided Tour of Pompeii

Departure from Pompeii

Avoid getting lost by visiting with a guide
Depart from Pompeii
Skip-the-line entrance

€ 20 per guest

Duration 2 hours

(2427 Reviews)

Where to stay in Visiting Sorrento in December

Grand Hotel Cocumella
Most popular

5 stars - Sorrento

The historic heart of Sorrento

  1. A historic hotel in the heart of Sorrento right above the sea
  2. Three restaurants featuring the finest Neapolitan cuisine
  3. A spectacular sailboat with which to explore the Bay of Naples
(427 Reviews)

Luxury Villas - Massa Lubrense

Your private oasis in Massa Lubrense

  1. Lose yourself in the sweeping 6000 square meter estate
  2. A view over the Island of Capri in the distance
  3. The outdoor fitness area with a view

5 stars - Sorrento

An iconic luxury hotel with magnificent views and a glitterati clientele

  1. Iconic Grand Dame hotel which once hosted Marilyn Monroe and Sophia Loren
  2. Vast garden and grounds along the coastline for spectacular views
  3. Historic rooms and suites with private terraces and antique furnishings
(1828 Reviews)

4 stars - Castellammare di Stabia

A contemporary resort right on the beach

  1. Luxury to make your head spin, in the 7th floor Vertigo Suite
  2. The cuisine served in the sea view "Gouache" restaurant
  3. Wellness for him and for her, courtesy of Spamarine
Very Good
(1848 Reviews)

Restaurants open in Visiting Sorrento in December