This year, after the years in which the celebrations were canceled due to the Covid pandemic, the New Year's Eve in the Piazzetta should return to take place as usual.
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 (26 Dec - 2 Jan) featuring previews of new releases and gala evenings. The main holiday event on Capri is New Year's Eve in the Piazzetta.
This year, both in Capri and Anacapri, Christmas Markets are planned with nativity scenes, Christmas tree decorations, wooden toys, ceramics, lace and other artistic and handmade objects. The appointment is in the cloister of San Michele in Piazza San Nicola in Anacapri from December 1 to 14th and in Capri Square Diaz, near the Funicolare station, from December 7th to 18th. The markets will be open from 10 am to 1 pm and from 3 pm to 7 pm.
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. 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 2023 Holidays on Capri
You can check the list of restaurants open on Capri for Christmas and New Year's here.
The chairlift and the Blue Grotto are closed on 25 December and 1 January. They are both open all other days, weather permitting.
Hotels Open for Christmas and New Year's 2023
B&Bs open in winter: see prices and availability
Buses and funicular
During winter holidays buses and funicular will follow a reduced schedule.
Between Christmas and New Year’s, ferry routes from Naples and Sorrento to Capri will run a reduced schedule.