Christmas and New Year's Eve on Capri

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Christmas and New Year's Eve on Capri

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Capri island at Christmas is particularly magical. Blue fairy lights line the port and the lanes in the center of town, and the islanders brave the bracing sea wind to admire the shop windows and share a drink with neighbors under the heat lamps at the outdoor cafes.

Christmas on Capri, Italy - Events

There are a number of events held from the beginning of December through the first week of January, including the Capri Hollywood film festival featuring previews of new releases and gala evenings. The main holiday event on Capri is New Year's Eve in the Piazzetta.

Celebrating New Year's Eve on Capri - Traditions

Island tradition is to ring in the New Year together in the main Piazzetta square, where everyone gathers to await the stroke of midnight.

Each year, a stage is set up where live bands play until it's time to toast to the New Year. This year 2018 will be rung in by the Italian pop band Neri per Caso. After midnight, the Piazzetta becomes an open air disco with music and dancing until dawn. Otherwise, festivities can also continue indoors in nearby clubs like "Anema e Core".

Restaurants Open During the Holidays on Capri

Capri Town

Marina Piccola

  • La Piazzetta (lunch only)
  • Scialapopolo - All'Onda D'oro (lunch only)

Anacapri

  • Al Buco
  • Aumm Aumm
  • Barbarossa
  • Casa Rossa Food and Wine
  • Columbus
  • Il Boccone (aperto solo a cena)
  • La Taberna degli Amici (aperto solo a cena)
  • Materita (aperto dal 26 dicembre all'8 gennaio)
  • Vinoteca della Zagara (wine bar, aperto dalle 17 fino al 2 gennaio)

The following restaurants offer a special New Year's Eve dinner: Al Caprì, Da Tonino, E' Divino, Michel'angelo, Verginiello, Villa Jovis, and Villa Verde.

Other Services

The chairlift and the Blue Grotto are closed on 25 December and 1 January. They are both open all other days, weather permitting.

Buses and funicular

During Winter Holydays buses and funicular will operating at the following schedule:

On december 24th and 31st the last departure are:

  • Bus from Capri to Anacapri, Marina Grande or Marina Piccola: 8,00 pm (return 8,10 pm)
  • Bus from Anacapri to Marina Grande: 7,25 pm (return 7,15 pm)
  • Bus from Anacapri to Faro: 7,25 (return 8,15 pm)
  • Bus from Anacapri to Grotta Azzurra: 7,30 pm (return 7,45 pm)
  • Funicolar Capri - Marina Grande or return: 8,00 pm

On December 25th and January 1st 2018 the last departures are:

  • Bus da Capri per Anacapri, Marina Grande or Marina Piccola: 12,00 noon (return 12,10 pm)
  • Bus da Anacapri per Marina Grande or return: 12,00 noon
  • Bus da Anacapri per Faro or Grotta Azzurra: 12,00 noon (return 12,20 pm)
  • Funicolar Capri - Marina Grande or return: 12,00 noon

Ferries

On 25 December and 1 January, only Caremar ferries run (on December 31st the last ferry from Naples and from Sorrento to Capri not run).

Hotels Open for Christmas and New Year's

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Gatto Bianco (open from 26 December to 3 January)
La Reginella (open from 27 December)
Hotel Villa Ceselle (open until 2 January)
Villa Eva
Quattro Stagioni
Guarracino
Senaria (open from 27 December)

B&Bs open in winter: see prices and availability

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