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

Organic "Classico" Wine Tasting with Lunch on Vesuvius
Bestseller

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

Free cancellation

(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

Free cancellation

(965 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 € 500 € 650 Per boat | Max 10 passengers

Duration 4 hours 7 hours

(175 Reviews)

Departure from Sorrento, Amalfi, Positano

A unique way to savor the Amalfi Coast
Breathtaking photo ops during the drive
Hotel pickup and drop-off available

Fiat 500

From € 180 Per car | Max 2 passengers

Duration 2 hours 3 hours

Free cancellation

(46 Reviews)

Departure from Positano

Visit the Villa Romana
Sample local specialties
English-speaking guide

Positano official guide

€ 150 per guest

Duration 3 hours

Free cancellation

Experience and tour

Cooking class in Positano
Preparation of 3 traditional spaghetti dishes
Tasting on terrace with water and local wine

Cooking Class

€ 50 per guest

Duration 3 hours

Free cancellation

Departure from Sorrento, Amalfi, Positano, Nerano, Massa Lubrense

Free time to visit Capri
Departure from Positano, Amalfi, or Sorrento
Picnic on board

From € 550 € 550 Per boat | Max 10 passengers

Duration 8 hours

(175 Reviews)
Luxury Capri Boat Tour by Fratelli Aprea Lancia/Gozzo
Shared

Departure from Capri

Welcome glass of bubbly
Fresh fruit
Traditional lancia or gozzo

Gozzo Fratelli Aprea 7.50 and other options...

From € 130 € 240 Per boat | Max 9 passengers

Duration 2 hours 3 hours 4 hours

(175 Reviews)

Departure from Sorrento

Tour by e-bike/road bike to see a local farm
Sample traditional specialties
Hotel transfers included.

Bike and other options...

€ 99 per guest

Duration 5 hours

Free cancellation

(46 Reviews)

Departure from Naples, Sorrento, Amalfi, Salerno

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

Luxury car o sedan

From € 300 per vehicle | Max 16 people

Duration 8 hours

Free cancellation

(184 Reviews)

Departure from Sorrento, Massa Lubrense

Make the most of your time
Admire the Amalfi Coast by sea
Swim in the waters of Capri

Apreamare 10 and other options...

From € 759 Per boat | Max 12 passengers

Duration 8 hours

Free cancellation

(183 Reviews)
Pershing 43 Yacht
Shared

Departure from Capri

Flexible itinerary
Experienced skipper
Powerful luxury speedboat

From € 550 € 700 Per boat | Max 11 passengers

Duration 4 hours 8 hours

(175 Reviews)

Where to stay in Visiting Sorrento in December

Grand Hotel Excelsior Vittoria
Most popular

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)

5 stars - Sorrento

A glamorous hotel on a cliff top overlooking the sea in the heart of Sorrento

  1. A classic Sorrento villa with a view over the Gulf of Naples
  2. Southern Italy's best wine and traditional cuisine
  3. A private beach with direct elevator access
(2132 Reviews)

Luxury Villas - Sorrento

Your magic terrace overlooking the Bay of Naples

  1. The lush green garden and deep blue sea
  2. The delicious cuisine of Sorrento, served on the terrace
  3. Suites with frescoed ceilings and unforgettable views of the bay
(51 Reviews)

Restaurants open in Visiting Sorrento in December