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

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...

€ 38 per guest

Duration 2 ore

Free cancellation

(965 Reviews)

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...

€ 48 per guest

Duration 2 ore

Free cancellation

(965 Reviews)

Departure from Capri

Welcome glass of bubbly
Fresh fruit
Traditional lancia or gozzo

Gozzo Fratelli Aprea 7.50 and other options...

From € 160 € 300 Per boat | Max 9 passengers

Duration 2 ore 3 ore 4 ore

(175 Reviews)

Experience and tour

Wine-tasting lunch
Prepare classic local recipes
Guided winery tour

Cooking lesson

€ 110 per guest

Duration 4 ore

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...

€ 105 per guest

Duration 8 ore 9 ore

Free cancellation

(743 Reviews)

Departure from Naples, Sorrento, Port of Naples

No public transportation
See the highlights in one day
Air conditioning and wifi

Luxury Mercedes Vehicle

From € 416 Per vehicle | Max 8 passengers

Duration 8 ore

Free cancellation

(242 Reviews)

Departure from Naples, Positano, Sorrento, Port of Naples

A tour by private, air-conditioned car departing from Sorrento, Positano, or Naples with an experienced, English-speaking driver.

Luxury Mercedes Vehicle

From € 416 EUR 40/hour for extra time

Duration 8 ore

Free cancellation

(242 Reviews)

Departure from Naples

Wine tasting
Visit the crater atop Mt. Vesuvius
Skip-the-line at Pompeii

Tour

€ 144 per guest

Duration 7 ore

Free cancellation

(2427 Reviews)

Departure from Capri

Rent this new rubber boat without skipper and cruise to the Faraglioni off Capri in just minutes. Choose the length of rental you prefer for a quick trip around the island or an entire day at sea.

Rubber Boat Tempest 5.70

From € 180 Per boat | Max 5 passengers

Duration 2 ore 3 ore 4 ore 5 ore 6 ore 7 ore

Free cancellation

(130 Reviews)

Departure from Amalfi, Naples, Positano, Sorrento, Maiori, Minori, Praiano

A private tour with three stops
Winery tour with tasting and light lunch
Transportation via private luxury car

Private Car or Minivan

From € 575 Per vehicle | Max 8 passengers

Duration 8 ore

(1646 Reviews)

Departure from Amalfi, Capri, Ischia, Naples, Positano, Sorrento

Flexible itinerary
Luxury yacht with full amenities
English-speaking skipper

Aicon 72 SL and other options...

From € 1,500 Per boat | Max 12 passengers

Duration 8 ore

(13 Reviews)

Departure from Amalfi, Capri, Positano, Sorrento, Nerano

. Private Boat
. Professional crew
. Breathtaking view

Classic Sorrentine Morotboat 32ft

From € 1,500 Per boat | Max 8 passengers

Duration 8 ore

(13 Reviews)

Where to stay in Visiting the Amalfi Coast in December

Farmhouse Holidays - Agerola

Organic farm stay in the hills above the Amalfi Coast

Convenient location, just far enough from the crowds
Historic farmhouse surrounded by fields and vineyards
Hike or bike through the surrounding hills

(13 Reviews)

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
(1483 Reviews)

Restaurants open in Visiting the Amalfi Coast in December