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.