Christmas and New Year's on the Amalfi Coast

The wonder of the holidays on Italy's beautiful southern coastline

Christmas and New Year's on the Amalfi Coast

The Amalfi Coast isn't beautiful only in the summer months!

Come celebrate the Christmas holidays or ring in the New Year in one of the most breathtaking destinations in Italy, but without the summer crowds. You'll find the Amalfi Coast even more memorable in winter, when the village streets are decorated with fairy lights and the days filled with seasonal concerts and events.

Explore the quiet cliff-top villages, all to yourself. Admire the dramatic Mediterranean stretching to the horizon. Savor the traditional holiday dishes and sweets served only during this time of year. The Amalfi Coast for the holidays is an experience you'll never forget!

One of the most unforgettable and picturesque local traditions is the Nativity scene, both done in pageant form or created with vast miniature models of ancient towns, rolling countrysides, and intricate statuettes. There are a number that are famous along the Amalfi Coast, including the underwater Nativity scene inside the Emerald Grotto in Conca dei Marini!

Plan to spend New Year's Eve on the coast and enjoy the firework display over the sea and dance the night away on the Positano beach.

Make sure to participate in the many holiday events and concerts scheduled along the coast during the month of December, including traditional Christmas creches, concerts in some of the most beautiful churches, public "tombola" bingo games in the square, and, of course, spectacular Christmas lights that are hung from mid-November through the holidays in villages like Atrani or Cetara, or that form the centerpiece of a dedicated festival of lights in Salerno! Check below for more details about things to see and do on the coast:

Luci di Artista (Festival of Lights) in Salerno
The Amalfi Coast in December
Christmas in Sorrento

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