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...

€ 35 per guest

Duration 2 hours

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...

€ 45 per guest

Duration 2 hours

Free cancellation

(965 Reviews)

Departure from Positano

Air-conditioned Mercedes
Two archaeological sites
Archaeological museum visit

Luxury Mercedes Vehicle

From € 416 Per vehicle | Max 8 passengers

Duration 8 hours

Free cancellation

(242 Reviews)

Departure from Positano

Choose your departure time
English-speaking driver
Wi-Fi and air conditioning on board

Private Luxury Vehicle

From € 220 Per vehicle |Max 19 passengers

Duration 4 hours

Departure from Naples, Sorrento

The best of the Amalfi Coast
See Amalfi, Ravello, and Positano
English-speaking driver

Luxury car o sedan

From € 400 Per vehicle | Max 16 people

Duration 8 hours

Free cancellation

(184 Reviews)

Departure from Naples

The highlights of the Amalfi Coast
A guided tour of Pompeii
Lunch at a traditional restaurant

Tour

€ 90 per guest

Duration 8 hours

Free cancellation

(2427 Reviews)

Departure from Naples

Private transportation from Naples
Visit the crater atop Mt. Vesuvius
Stop at both Herculaneum and Pompeii

Tour

From € 300 Per group | Max 18 passengers

Duration 8 hours

Free cancellation

(2427 Reviews)

Departure from Capri

Welcome glass of bubbly
Fresh fruit
Traditional lancia or gozzo

Gozzo Fratelli Aprea 7.50 and other options...

From € 350 € 400 Per boat | Max 9 passengers

Duration 2 hours 3 hours 4 hours

(175 Reviews)
Herculaneum: Guided Tour Departing from Naples
Shared

Departure from Naples

1.5-hour guided tour of Herculaneum
Round trip transfer Naples/Herculaneum
Expert guide to explore the ruins

Tour

€ 45 per guest

Duration 3 hours

Free cancellation

(2427 Reviews)

Departure from Capri

Traditional wooden boat
Maximum flexibility and a relaxed pace
English-speaking skipper

Traditional Gozzo 7,5 mt

From € 200 Per boat | Max 8 passengers

Duration 2 hours 3 hours 4 hours 8 hours

Free cancellation

(508 Reviews)

Departure from Capri

Skipper and fuel included
Set a custom itinerary
Explore at your own pace

Traditional Gozzo 7,5 mt

From € 200 Per boat | Max 8 passengers

Duration 2 hours 3 hours 4 hours 8 hours

Free cancellation

(508 Reviews)

Departure from Naples

Round-trip transfer from Naples
Stops for photos
Free time to visit Amalfi, Positan, and Ravello

Tour

From € 300 Per tour | Max 8 passengers

Duration 8 hours

Free cancellation

(2427 Reviews)

Where to stay in Visiting the Amalfi Coast in December

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
From € 788
(1483 Reviews)

Villas - Praiano

The irresistible allure of the Amalfi Coast

An ideal location for exploring the coast
Traditional architecture and style
Panoramic terraces and pool

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.

(80 Reviews)