Christmas is a synonym of tradition especially for us in the south of Italy.

In all of the Sorrento peninsula this festive time has always been the common bond between past and present, a collection of simple and happy vibes to reclaim habits through everyday actions.

You can breath in the familiar and convivial atmosphere immediately, while the town seems to transform into a small carousel.

Is Christmas a good time to visit Sorrento?

Now, that’s what I thing..

The Christmas tree, the twinkling lights, walking along the beautifully decorated Corso Italia, the outdoor aperitif at noon and then, the family celebrations with the traditional and evergreen tombola, card and board games. Tradition like wearing a red pullover at Christmas, fireworks on New Year’s Eve in Piazza Tasso, a greeting card written from the heart. The scents outside in the streets and the familiar “homely” ones in the home: smell is, probably, the most mnemonic of the senses during the Christmas season and the poetic fragrance of cinnamon, tangerine and toasting hazelnuts almost overshadows the more romantic ones of mistletoe and fir tree. The air is cool but never too cold and it is a pleasure to stroll along the street enlivened by Christmas markets and culinary events, being captured by the fragrant scent of traditional cakes while visiting the Nativity in the Churches or the living Nativity in Casarlano Hill. Tradition like the fried pizza by Gigino sotto l’Arco and the Tombola game in the historic centre, the ceremony of “Ciuccio di Fuoco” on the last day of the year as a token of the past that burns away to a brighter future. The concerts, music bands, choirs, arts exhibitions, Christmas villages for children.

Events in November 2019

| Nov 22 | 6pm
| Piazza Tasso, Sorrento
| Free

Event | Tree lighting Ceremony

When the tree lights up for the first time.

|Nov 22/23/24
| Piazza Lauro, Sorrento
| €

Event | Street food Village

Authentic italian street food.

| Nov 23
| Corso Italia, Sorrento
| Free

Event | Shopping under the tree

With street music bands.

| Nov 23
| Teatro Tasso, Sorrento
| Free

Event | Sorrento meets BandAdriatica

Live music concert.

| Nov 24
| Corso Italia, Sorrento
| Free

Event | Shopping under the tree

With street music bands.

| Nov 30
| Teatro Tasso, Sorrento
| Free

Event | Sorrento meets Levante

Live music concert.

Events in December 2019

| Dec 1-7
| Teatro Tasso, Sorrento
| Ticket

Event | Professional Film Days

Italian Film Industry meeting.

| Dec 6/7/8
| Sorrento, Corso Italia
| Free

Event | Chocolate Festival

With master chocolatiers.

| Dec 10
| Teatro Tasso, Sorrento
| Free

Event | Sorrento meets Foja

Live Music concert.

| Dec 11 | 7 pm
| Sorrento, Teatro Tasso
| Free

Event | Ava Trio – Digging the Sand

Sorrento Jazz.

| Dec 12 | 7 pm
| Sorrento, Teatro Tasso
| Free

Event | Rita Marcorulli trio

Sorrento Jazz.

| Dec 13 | 7 pm
| Sorrento, Teatro Tasso
| Free

Event | Mirko Gisonte

Sorrento Jazz.

| Dec 14 | 9 pm
| Sorrento, Teatro Tasso
| Free/Rotary Event

Event | Gino Rivieccio

Sorrento Jazz

| Dec 15 | 10/1 pm
| Sorrento, Piazza Lauro
| Free

Event | Classic Car

Classic car Show/Meeting 

| Dec 20/21/22
| Sorrento, Circolo dei Forestieri
| Free

Event | Chess Festival

1st in Sorrento.

| Dec 20 | 6,30 pm
| Sorrento, Basilica di Sant’Antonino
| Free

Event | Natale all’Opera

Il canto delle Sirene.

| Dec 22
| Sorrento, Chiesa di S.Francesco
| Free

Event | Coro Shola

Cantorum S.Francesco.

| Dec 24 | 11 am
| Sorrento, Pizzeria “Da Gigino”
| Free

Event | Tiemp’ Bell e na vot

Fried Pizza and beer.

| Dec 25 | 6pm
| Sorrento, Chiesa SS.Annunziata
| Free

Event | Christmas Concert

S.C.S Sorrento Orchesta.

| Dec 26 | 10-12 am
| Sorrento, Piazza Lauro
| Free

Event | Santa Claus in Vespa

Vespa Meeting.

| Dec 27 | 6 pm
| Sorrento, Sorrento Council
| Free

Event | Xmas Concert: “Jingle Bell Rock”

Sea Sound Hunters

| Dec 28 | 7,30pm
| Sorrento, Cattedrale di Sorrento
| Free

Event | Christmas Concert

Ensemble Sorrento in Musica.

| Dec 29 | 7,30 pm
| Sorrento, Chiesa del Rosario
| Free

Event | Christmas Note

Cantantibus organis

| Dec 31 | 11,30 am
| Sorrento, Teatro Tasso
| Free

Event | NYE concert

S.C.S Sorrento Symphony Orchestra

| Dec 31| 6 pm
| Sorrento, Piazza Tasso
| Free

Event | Ciuccio di Fuoco

Piedigrotta Group

| Dec 31 | 11 pm
| Sorrento, Piazza Tasso
| Free

Event | NYE Party

Music & more.

Events in January 2020

| Jan 1 | 1 am
| Sorrento, Marina Piccola
| Free

Event | Fireworks show

From the Port.

| Jan 1 | 5 pm
| Sorrento, Basilica di S.Antonino
| Free

Event | NYE Concert

S.C.S Sorrento S.I.E. Orchestra

| Jan 3 | 7,30 pm
| Sorrento, Basilica di S.Antonino
| Free

Event | Holy Concert

Ass.Armonici Intarsi

| Jan 6 | 5 pm
| Sorrento, Sant. Madonna del Carmine
| Free

Event | Procession

Mess and Procession. 

| Jan 11 | 7 pm
| Sorrento, Teatro Tasso
| Free

Event | Lorenzo Girotti & Damiano

Young Singers.

| Jan 13 | 6 pm
| Sorrento, Pizzeria da Michele
| Free

Event | The owner went crazy

Free Pizza & more.

| Jan 18 | 7 pm
| Sorrento, Teatro Tasso
| Free

Event | Hip Hop & Pop

Cyrus & Bambi.

| Jan 26 | 5 pm
| Sorrento, Teatro Tasso
| Free

Event | Nativity Scenes 

Award Ceremony

November 19, 2019  

Christmas in Sorrento 2019 | Guide to festive events, food markets and concerts

In all of the Sorrento peninsula this festivity time has always been the common thread between past and present, a collection of simple and happy vibes to reclaim habits through everyday actions.