Arezzo, one of the most charming towns in Tuscany, is all dressed up for Christmas holidays and, as last years, is provided with plenty of activities to do with all your family and friends. There is no better time to experience this medieval town nestled in the Tuscan hills: Arezzo is an enchanting small town made of buildings, streets and squares where time seems to be stopped and you will feel like traveling back in time just strolling around in its old town.
Whether you love Christmas markets or you enjoy more toys and lights, do not miss Arezzo and its stunning Christmas Village!
What to do for Christmas in Arezzo
The Tyrolean Village is a one of a kind exhibition with countless products on stands coming from Germany, Austria and Tyrol: it is the perfect place to stop at with adults and kids. Whatsmore it offers local products from Tuscany as well.
This year this traditional market is provided with 32 wooden stalls in the beautiful Piazza Grande, the central Square of Arezzo. It is open from Friday to Sundays, including bank holidays. You can taste and savour delicious specialties of the Christmas season: brezel, Tyrolean sausages and many more! Here you can find unique gifts too: there are plenty of artesans, sculptures and lovely hand-made decorations to adorn your home.
Do not miss the amazing Christmas lights, part of the Big Lights Show. They will be projected over historical buildings in the city center, making a magical atmosphere.
Did you know that in Arezzo you can even visit Santa Claus House? This year it is placed again in Palazzo di Fraternità, located in Piazza Grande. Visitors will be able to admire breathtaking well preserved frescoes that adorn this ancient building.
Here kids will be able to meet Santa Claus and give him their letter.
Located just a few steps away from Piazza Grande, Prato di Arezzo is the biggest park of the town, nestled between the Cathedral and the Fortezza Medicea. This is the highest point of Arezzo with a wonderful view. In December it hosts the unmissable Lego Christmas Village, helded in a 300 mq space. The Lego Village offers a great exhibition of the most famous bricks in the world and creative laboratories for children. You can also build your own Lego and take it home with you.
Know before you go
Arezzo is located at just 1 hour driving distance from Florence. It is not a touristy town and it is recommended for anyone looking to discover the off the beaten track during Florence Day Trips.
Tyrolean Village: it is open from 10 AM to 9 PM. Free entrance
Big Lights Show: open every day from 5 PM to 9 PM. Free entrance
Lego Christmas Village: Open from 10 AM to 6 PM. Entrance fees: euros 5 per person