Who says Sorrento is only beautiful in the summertime? We invite you to discover it during the Christmas festivities, when this enchanting city reveals an unusual, magical, and charming face.
Starting in mid-November every year, Sorrento surprises visitors and tourists with thousands of lights and Christmas decorations animating the historic centre. The lighting of the gigantic Christmas tree in Piazza Tasso, and of the light installations throughout the city, are the events that officially inaugurate Christmas on the Sorrento peninsula, followed by other can’t-miss appointments, including shows, concerts, exhibitions, and street performers. If you’re planning a Christmas vacation on the coast, or a bonus trip for your company, choose the magic of Sorrento!
The lighting of the Christmas tree in Piazza Tasso
The true symbol of Christmas in Sorrento? The Majestic Christmas tree! Twenty-five metres tall, it dominates the heart of the city centre – the iconic Piazza Tasso – with its enchanting displays of lights and colours. The lighting of this splendid tree, this year scheduled for Novembre 22nd, is one of the most eagerly awaited moments; marking the start of Christmas festivities, it attracts the curiosity of a great many visitors and tourists.
The charm of light installations
Have a stroll through the historic centre’s quaint alleyways to look for special lighted installations. You will feel as if you’re in a world right out of a fairy tale! You’ll be able to admire Sorrento’s most beautiful and iconic locations: Corso Italia, Piazza Lauro, Piazza Sant'Antonino, and Piazza Veniero. But the historic centre’s monuments, historic palazzi, streets, and alleyways all sparkle with Christmas decorations, marking a pathway of light to guide you on your discovery of the city’s new, festive look.
Christmas shopping in Sorrento
During the Christmas season, shopping becomes even more exciting as you browse through downtown boutiques decked out with artisanal Christmas decorations, to take home a unique souvenir of Sorrento. Take advantage of the charming, holiday atmosphere to purchase special Christmas gifts, as you let yourself be won over by the renowned ceramics, wooden inlay pieces, and typical gourmet products like the famed limoncello.
Giornate Professionali di Cinema in Sorrento
One of the events that, for years, has characterized and enriched Christmas in Sorrento is Giornate Professionali di Cinema (professional cinema days), a festival now in its 42nd edition scheduled from December 2nd to 5th. While dedicated to film industry operators, the event involves the whole city with previews, encounters with actors and directors, workshops, and awards.
Concerts, exhibitions, shows, and special initiatives
The great thing about Christmas in Sorrento is the irresistible vitality this city can transmit during one of the year’s most magical holidays. Street performers, musical events, theatre, street food, the Chocolate Festival, markets, crèche displays, bingo games, and Christmas carolling await you in every corner of the historic centre! And for New Year's Eve? Don't miss the special fireworks in Piazza Tasso, followed by music and entertainment.
Have you decided to organize your winter vacation in Sorrento, or to give a bonus Christmas trip to your working team? Contact Russo Agency!