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

Experience and tour

Guided tour of the winery and vineyards
Lunch with a view featuring local specialties
Tasting of the 'SUPERIOR' Vesuvio Lacryma Christi DOC wines

Wine Tasting with Lunch and other options...

€ 45 per guest

Duration 2 hours

Free cancellation

(965 Reviews)

Experience and tour

Guided tour of the winery and vineyards
Lunch with a view featuring local specialties
Tasting of the 'CLASSIC' Vesuvio Lacryma Christi DOC wines

Wine Tasting with Lunch and other options...

€ 35 per guest

Duration 2 hours

Free cancellation

(965 Reviews)
Herculaneum: Guided Tour Departing from Naples
Bestseller Shared

Departure from Naples

Guided tour of Herculaneum
Round-trip transfer Naples/Herculaneum included
Skip-the-line entrance

Tour

€ 45 per guest

Duration 3 hours

Free cancellation

(2427 Reviews)

Experience and tour

Wine-tasting lunch
Prepare classic local recipes
Guided winery tour

Cooking lesson

€ 110 per guest

Duration 4 hours

Free cancellation

(965 Reviews)
Tour of the Amalfi Cost, Positano, Amalfi & Ravello
Bestseller Shared

Departure from Naples, Sorrento

Visit Positano, Amalfi, and Ravello in a day
Transfer by boat from Positano to Amalfi
Avoid the hassle and crowds of public transportation
Local official guide in English and Italian

Amalfi Coast from Sorrento and other options...

€ 99 per guest

Duration 8 hours 9 hours

Free cancellation

(743 Reviews)

Departure from Amalfi, Positano, Sorrento, Praiano

See the highlights on Capri by land and sea
Chic Fratelli Aprea 32 gozzo boat
English-speaking local skipper

Gozzo Fratelli Aprea 32

Duration 7 hours

(175 Reviews)

2023 prices coming soon!

Departure from Naples

Flexible departure from Naples
Visit two archaeological sites
Views from the top of Mt. Vesuvius

Tour

From € 300 Per group | Max 18 passengers

Duration 8 hours

Free cancellation

(2427 Reviews)
Guided walking tour of Pompeii  Skip-the-line Tickets
Shared

Departure from Naples, Pompeii, Sorrento

2-hour walking tour inside the archaeological site of Pompeii
Professional English-speaking guide
Skip-the-line entrance tickets included

Pompeii from Sorrento and other options...

€ 49 per guest

Duration 2 hours 4 hours

Free cancellation

(743 Reviews)
Private Driving Tour of the Amalfi Coast
Bestseller

Departure from Naples, Sorrento

Visit Positano, Amalfi, and Ravello
Depart from Naples or Sorrento
Pickup and transfers with an expert driver

Luxury car o sedan

From € 400 Per vehicle | Max 16 people

Duration 8 hours

Free cancellation

(184 Reviews)

Departure from Capri

Welcome glass of bubbly
Fresh fruit
Traditional lancia or gozzo

Gozzo Fratelli Aprea 7.50 and other options...

Duration 2 hours 3 hours 4 hours

(175 Reviews)

2023 prices coming soon!

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

The isle of Capri, from sea and land
Swimming and snorkeling in the most beautiful bays
Expert English speaking captains

ApreaMare Diamond 38' and other options...

From € 650 Per boat | Max 12 passengers

Duration 8 hours

(341 Reviews)

Departure from Naples

See the Amalfi Coast and Pompeii in a single day
Skip-the-line entrance
Guided tours

Tour

€ 90 per guest

Duration 8 hours

Free cancellation

(2427 Reviews)

Where to stay in Visiting Sorrento in December

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)