Visiting the Amalfi Coast in December

An unusually magical Christmas

Visiting the Amalfi Coast in December

There's no snow, temperatures are mild, and you won't find the traditional Christmas markets. Let's face it: the Amalfi Coast isn't your typical holiday destination in December. That said, Christmas on the coast offers a uniquely magical experience that you will find unforgettable....

The coastal towns are lit with fairy lights, reflected on the waves after sunset. The lanes are scented with the delightful smell of traditional holiday treats like zeppole and struffoli. There are pretty Nativity scenes set up in each square and shop window, and concerts and events for the holiday season scheduled for kids and adults.

New Year's Eve is generally celebrated on the Spiaggia Grande beach in Positano, which becomes an open air disco until dawn.

Christmas and New Year's on the Amalfi Coast

Sorrento is famous for its Christmas decorations, most notably the towering tree in Piazza Tasso that puts on a music and light show each hour. From the end of November, each weekend has special events and concerts scheduled to celebrate the holidays.

Christmas and New Year's in Sorrento

The Weather in December

By December, temperatures on the Amalfi Coast are quite cold, though rarely freezing. It frequently rains, however, and seas are choppy.

  • 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 on the Amalfi Coast in December

Aside from Christmas concerts and events, December is perfect for visiting Naples, Sorrento, Amalfi, Ravello, and Pompeii and Herculaneum.

The best experiences and tours in Visiting the Amalfi Coast in December

Departure from Amalfi, Positano, Ravello, Conca dei Marini, Maiori, Minori, Praiano

Visit the coastline independently with a scooter
No hassle to park
Fantastic photos with an action cam-micro SD kit included

Kimko Agility 125

From € 90 Per scooter | Max 2 passengers

Duration 10 ore

(146 Reviews)

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

Sea, grottoes, and the Piazzetta
A fully comfortable ride
Pick-up and drop-off at your hotel

ApreaMare Diamond 38' and other options...

From € 700 Per boat | Max 12 passengers

Duration 8 ore

(430 Reviews)

Departure from Amalfi, Positano, Maiori

Swim in the crystalline waters off Capri
Kit with action cam included
A day at sea from the Amalfi Coast

CF Lilan and other options...

From € 800 € 900 Per boat | Max 10 passengers

Duration 7 ore

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

Departure from Naples

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

Bus

€ 110 per guest

Duration 9 ore

Free cancellation

(8717 Reviews)

Activities

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

€ 45 per guest

Duration 2 ore

Free cancellation

(1098 Reviews)

Departure from Sorrento

Prosecco for a welcome toast
Comfortable and agile gozzo boat
Expert skipper

Jeranto 7.50

From € 900 Per boat | Max 7 passengers

Duration 8 ore

Free cancellation

(26 Reviews)

Departure from Naples

Flexible itinerary
Round-trip transportation from the port
Air conditioning and Wi-Fi on board

Private Luxury Vehicle

From € 540 Per vehicle |Max 19 passengers

Duration 8 ore

Departure from Capri

Flexible itinerary
Experienced skipper
Powerful luxury speedboat

Pershing 43

From € 900 € 1,200 Per boat | Max 11 passengers

Duration 4 ore 8 ore

(222 Reviews)

Activities

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

€ 55 per guest

Duration 2 ore

Free cancellation

(1098 Reviews)

Departure from Naples, Sorrento

Customizable itinerary
Comfortable luxury vehicles
English-speaking driver

Luxury car

From € 380 € 400 Per vehicle | Max 8 passengers

Duration 8 ore

Free cancellation

(104 Reviews)

Departure from Positano

Air-conditioned Mercedes
English-speaking driver
Free time in Amalfi, Ravello, and Sorrento

Luxury Mercedes Vehicle

From € 488 Per vehicle | Max 8 passengers

Duration 8 ore

Free cancellation

(367 Reviews)

Departure from Civitavecchia

The beauty of Rome in one private tour
Perfect Rome shore excursion from Civitavecchia
A deluxe Mercedes with air conditioning

Luxury Mercedes Vehicle

From € 455 Per vehicle | Max 8 passengers

Duration 8 ore

Free cancellation

(367 Reviews)

Where to stay in Visiting the Amalfi Coast in December

4 stars - Positano

Your dream holiday on the Amalfi Coast

  1. A peaceful vacation on the Amalfi Coast in a villa in Positano
  2. The effortless Mediterranean elegance in the sea view suites
  3. The delicious cuisine of the Amalfi Coast

Tel. +39 089 811498

Book on Booking.com

Or go to www.villagabrisa.it

4 stars - Positano

Positano's Dolce Vita

  1. The charm of a historic hotel in Positano
  2. The delicious traditional local cuisine
  3. The vicinity to the Spiaggia Grande beach

Tel. +39 089 875699

www.bucadibacco.it

3 stars - Positano

The beauty of Positano

  1. 5 minute walk divides the hotel from the sea
  2. welcoming family-run hotel
  3. the hotel is situated right in the heart of Positano

Tel. +39 089 875047

www.bougainville.it

Luxury Villas - Positano

Live a dream, stay at Palazzo Santa Croce

  1. The opulence of a 18th century residence
  2. A spot on Positano of incomparable beauty
  3. A SPA as in the ancient Rome

Tel. +39 081 510 9088

www.palazzosantacroce.com

Restaurants open in Visiting the Amalfi Coast in December

Restaurants - Nerano - Massa Lubrense

One of Nerano's most storied restaurants

Seasonal dishes made with quality local ingredients at this family-run beach restaurant.

Tel. +39 081 808 1026

www.hotelloscoglio.com