Christmas Markets in Florence: from the Christmas markets of the North to the organic market. What does the city offer in the holiday season?
Christmas Markets are an entirely nordic tradition which has taken root in Florence as well. Let’s see where.
German Christmas Market in Florence
The smell of Bavarian sausages, brightly colored sweets and nordic artisanal crafts. From November 28th to December 16th, the Weihnachtsmarkt offers all this in Piazza Santa Croce.
Here you can have a sauerkraut and pork snack, or look for new decorations for the Christmas tree. Offering spicecake, Buzlau ceramics, strudel and handcrafted toys, it’s the most traditional of Florence’s Christmas markets.
Alternative Christmas Market in Florence
A lot of time has passed since Florentines made fun of the farmer women who came to sell at this market, but this fair still brings traditional handicrafts with it along with organic agriculture and biodynamic gastronomy.
Small local producers will display their goods in Piazza Santissima Annunziata from the 8th to the 9th of December. You will be able to buy everything needed to prepare a Christmas Eve dinner which fully respects nature. With games, events and workshops, this market is also appropriate for the smallest children.
Christmas Markets in Florence: under the Tree with the Red Cross
Christmas also means solidarity. As every year, the Italian Red Cross Italian Red Cross organizes one of the most loved Christmas Markets in Florence: gastronomic specialties, clothing, games and art will be excellent gifts as wall as an opportunity to help others.
All proceeds from this initiative will in fact go to the needy in the area of Florence.