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Christmas and New Year's Eve in Rome

By Viator, December 2016

3.5 13 Reviews | Add your review

With a massive Christmas market in the heart of Piazza Navona and dazzling illuminations running above the city's main shopping streets, the already vibrant Rome is at its most spirited over the holiday season. An elaborate and massive presepe (nativity scene) and Christmas tree at the center of St Peter's Square kicks off the month-long festivity in early December, as wintry activities and corner chestnut vendors populate the city's most iconic attractions. An outdoors ice skating rink in front of Castel Sant'Angelo and Christmas decorations along Via del Corso are two of Rome's most atmospheric holiday traditions.

Whether planning to attend midnight mass at St Peter's Basilica or marvel over New Year's Eve fireworks from a Piazza del Popolo rooftop, the best way to get festive is with a guided, holiday tour of the city. Discover Italian traditions while strolling along Piazza Navona's Christmas market (and perhaps, veering off to try some delicious pandoro holiday bread)—or opt for a Christmas day tour with attendance to the papal blessing, or a New Year's Eve tour including dinner.

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Rome Christmas Time Walking Tour, Rome, null
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Rome Christmas Time Walking Tour

4.5 star rating: Recommended 34 Reviews

Looking for something to do in Rome on Christmas Time? Join our very special Rome Christmas Day Walking Tour and see the Eternal City in its holiday splendor ...  Read more

Location: Rome, Italy
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $48.37
Special Tour December 25th with Papal Blessing, Rome, Christmas
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Special Tour December 25th with Papal Blessing

Enjoy a professional guided tour of Rome on Christmas morning. Attend the “Urbi et Orbi” Papal Blessing at St. Peter’s Basilica

Location: Rome, Italy
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $49.44
Capuchins Crypt: Christmas Baroque Concert, Rome, Christmas
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Capuchins Crypt: Christmas Baroque Concert

For one of the most unusual events in all of Rome join us in the Church of S. Maria Immacolata for a Christmas Baroque Concert and a tour of the famous ...  Read more

Location: Rome, Italy
Duration: 60 minutes (approx.)

From USD $35.47
Christmas Special: Trastevere Stroll with Small Group Dinner in a Private Villa, Rome, Christmas
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Christmas Special: Trastevere Stroll with Small Group Dinner in a Private Villa

What could be better than celebrating the Christmas season in the heart of Rome with great food and a limited guest list? This exclusive tour begins with a ...  Read more

Location: Rome, Italy
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $101.04
S. Agnese in Agone: Christmas Baroque Concert, Rome, Christmas
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S. Agnese in Agone: Christmas Baroque Concert

Enjoy the original baroque music by masters such as Palestrina, Victoria, Arcadelt, Lasso, Morales, Anerio, once composed for the Sistine Chapel choir. In the ...  Read more

Location: Rome, Italy
Duration: 60 minutes (approx.)

From USD $24.72
New Year's Baroque Concert, Rome, Christmas
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New Year's Baroque Concert

The graceful Roman Baroque music is the star of this extraordinary event. Enjoy the original sound of the XVII century played with the original period ...  Read more

Location: Rome, Italy
Duration: 60 minutes (approx.)

From USD $40.84
Christmas From Rome to Salerno 'Lights', Rome, Concerts & Special Events
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Christmas From Rome to Salerno 'Lights'

This is the perfect gift to your family during the Christmas season, an experience they will never forget. Take the high-speed train for two hours rather ...  Read more

Location: Rome, Italy
Duration: 9 hours (approx.)

From USD $236.47
New Year's Eve in Rome: Dinner and Panoramic Night Tour, Rome, Christmas
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New Year's Eve in Rome: Dinner and Panoramic Night Tour

Celebrate 2016 in Rome. Enjoy a relaxing panoramic bus tour of Rome, a traditional dinner at a typical restaurant, admire the fireworks and take to the street ...  Read more

Location: Rome, Italy
Duration: 6 hours (approx.)

From USD $319.24
Christmas in Naples by High-Speed Train from Rome, Rome, New Years
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Christmas in Naples by High-Speed Train from Rome

Board the high-speed train at Rome Termini Train Station at 8:30am to experience Christmas in Naples. Along with your guide, revel in an Italian Christmas ...  Read more

Location: Rome, Italy
Duration: 7 hours (approx.)

From USD $333.21
3-hour Walking Tour of Rome:The Christmas Magic, Rome, Day Trips
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3-hour Walking Tour of Rome:The Christmas Magic

Get amazed by the wonders of Rome lit up on Christmas! Discover the history of the Eternal city narrated by an expert guide as you’ll walk along the ...  Read more

Location: Rome, Italy
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $42.99

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