New Year’s Eve in Florence 2023-2024

Best to to: Events, Parties, and Celebrations

For many years now, it’s easy to find something great to do to celebrate New Year’s Eve in Florence. This year, the city has adorned itself for the Christmas Holidays with many Christmas trees, some super colorful, others icy white in contrast to the historic buildings or the hill of San Miniato, all in preparation for the big New Year’s Eve celebration.
Even the weather should help: temperatures won’t be too cold, around 9/10°C, and there’s likely no rain expected. So, I would say everything is perfect to discover what you can do for New Year’s Eve in Florence.
The Municipality of Florence, in a bid to engage the entire city in the revelries, will transform its six prominent squares into lively celebration venues. Each square promises a unique experience, mirroring the cultural diversity of the different areas of the centre of Florence.
I bet that you’ll find for sure something you like and that you will remember.
Alongside the iconic Piazza della Signoria, festivities will unfold in Piazza Santissima Annunziata, in Piazza San Giovanni, in Piazza Santa Croce, in Piazza del Carmine and in Piazza Santo Spirito and Oltrarno.

  • Piazza Santissima Annunziata – ‘Jazz New Year’ in Piazza Santissima Annunziata. There will be two absolute protagonists of Tuscan and national jazz: Nico Gori and Gianluca Petrella. They will take jazz lovers on a long journey: from the rhythms of the 1930s to the modern fusion of jazz and electronics.
  • Piazza San Giovanni –What a GOSPEL NIGHT by the Cathedral!! The ‘Gospel Choirs’ of Musart will have their stage by the Cathedral of Florence. They will be deviding in three groups representing local and international contemporary gospel, The Pilgrims, the Academy Singers Choir and the Maryland Gospel Singers.
    The very best of contemporary gospel!!
  • Piazza Santa Croce – Toscana Classica orchestra will be in charge of dances in Piazza Santa Croce with ‘Il Grande Ballo degli Orsi’, a tribute to maestro Sergio Staino. The orchestra and three Florence dance schools will play many types of music including Viennese waltzes, tangos, and polkas. Have fun!!
  • The Oltrarno disctrict
    In Piazza del Carmine, Anfiteatro 2010 will celebrate the new year withThe Night of Desires’ a combination of music, entertainment and the tradition of sharing wishes.
    Three marching bands will spread music in Piazza Santo Spirito and all through the Oltrarno with this ‘Oltrarno on the Road’ project by Music Pool. The bands will add a dynamic and spirited vibe to the celebration.
  • And last but not least Piazza della Signoria – The heart of New Year’s Eve will be Piazza della Signoria.
    The area in front of Palazzo Vecchio, called the arengario (this is where from the Medieval time all city political events took place), will transform into a stage to feature the performances by Diodato, a well-known Italian singer-songwriter who has previously won the Sanremo Festival.Alongside him, Andrea Paris, a comedian and magician from Zelig, and Cecille, a singer who has performed with Andrea Bocelli and even at the White House, will also take the stage. The show will include performances by saxophonist Eleonora Fiorentini, pianist Xing Chang, and opera singers Gianpiero Delle Grazie, Antonio Mandrillo, and Martina Tragni—talented artsists from the Andrea Bocelli Foundation’s Masterclasses. This collaboration between Florence and the Foundation aims to highlight a shared commitment to empowering and promoting young people and talents by providing opportunities for visibility and collaboration.

This widespread initiative ensures that there’s something for every taste and preference as Florence welcomes the arrival of 2024 in style.

If you are looking for something indoor to do for New years’Eve in Florence, there are many other possibilities:

  • Magic at Mercato Centrale Firenze
    The second floor of Mercato Centrale, the food court, promises a bit of everything, from food to music and magic tricks to celebrate New Year’s Eve in Florence. It starts at 7pm. You need to have the “Che Buono card” (60 euro for adults and 30 euro for children up to the age of 12) that you can use at any of the market’s food vendors or shops, and reserves you a place in the piazza for the evening. Prosecco will be supplied at midnight and the market will close at 1am.

Something more chich?

  • Concert and Dinner at Maggio Musicale Fiorentino
    If you love classical music, is there anything better than Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 to gather the energy for the New Year? So at 6pm let Maestro Daniele Gatti, the conductor of Maggio Musicale Fiorentino take you by the hand and step together, with elegance into 2024! If you take the “Premium Experience,” starting at 8 PMpm, you’ll get gala dinner, entertainment, midnight toast, and fireworks. Immerse yourself in music, dance, and festivities. Book your spots online.

Nightclub instead?

  • Yab
    This nightckub will feature renowned DJs, including Maurizio M, Master Freez, and Nic Messeri, promising a night of exceptional music and entertainment. The gala begins at 9 pm
  • Limonaia di Villa Strozzi
    On the other side of the River Arno, at Limonaia di Villa Strozzi (Via Pisana, 77), there will be a New Year’s Eve Party perfect for those who love the music of the 70s, 80s, 90s, and 2000s: called Back In Time.
  • Tuscany Hall Firenze
    Are you between 20 and 35 years old? Then this will be the best place for you! Dinner starts at 9 pm, but you can aslo skip it adn enjoy the rest: Open Space Disco, with music of various styles like Pop, Dance, Reggaeton …