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Celebrating New Year's Eve in Florence: Welcome in 2024!

Celebrate in the main piazze

It is tradition to head outdoors and celebrate the end of the year and arrival of the new one out in the main squares of Florence's historical center, from Piazza della Signoria to Piazza SS Annunziata, enjoying exhibitions and different types of music, from classical to Gospel.

New Year's events are back with various concerts across the center to celebrate the arrival of 2024.

The program is to include musical concerts and other entertainment for the entire family: the free events will be spread across the historical center starting at 10pm and run until around 1am, letting you decide among the various musical styles and entertainment you wish to enjoy.

The program includes concerts in 6 piazzas in the historical center. Piazza Signoria will be the center, with the area in front of Palazzo Vecchio turning into a stage where you will find Diodato, winner of the Festival of San Remo,  Andrea Paris, comic-magician from Zelig; the singer/songwriter Cecille who has performed next to Andrea Bocelli many times, the saxophonist Eleonora Fiorentini, pianist Xing Chang and lyrical singers Gianpiero Delle Grazie, Antonio Mandrillo and Martina Tragni, talented musicians from the ABF Masterclass di Canto lirico e Musica da Camera for piano and wind instruments.

Piazza San Giovanni near the Duomo will this year host a concert with three gospel choirs -  The Pilgrims, the Coro Academy Singers and Maryland Gospel Singers - while this year, Piazza Santissima Annunziata will host the Jazz New Year concert Nico Gori and Gianluca Petrella.

Piazza Santa Croce will host the live orchestra Toscana Classica and dance companies showcasing classical vienese dance, from waltzers to polka, mazuka and tango (from 10.45pm), and Piazza del Carmine in the Oltrarno will have Radio Bruno conducting entertainment and music while three marching bands enliven the evening with music from Piazza Santo Spirito to the area's neighboring streets.

More ways to celebrate

If you don't wish to plan ahead for a special dinner out, you can always head to the first floor of the Mercato Centrale di Firenze, where you can choose whatever you want from the various offerings and seat in the main central area. From 7pm and open until 1am, there will be a DJ set and magic show. 

There are other events taking place on the 31st across the city that do require some planning. For example, one is an evening spent with the Medrano Circus which returns to Florence to the Mandela Forum with a special show titled "Havana, the great circus from Cuba": there are no animals, just spectacular acrobatics and dance performances with over 40 from the best performers from the most famous circus school from Havana. On the 31st, the show starts at 9.30pm, entrance from 8.30pm, tickets from 30 to 90 euro (you should buy online ahead of time). Toast at midnight and thereafter the main ring turns into a dance floor with music and DJ. Also note the circus remains in town until January 7th.

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NEW YEAR'S EVE PARTY | Hard Rock Cafe Firenze | from 8.30pm

The Hard Rock Cafe also hosts a mega New Year's Eve party to end the year with a blast and welcome the new one in: starting with dinner with a live music concert by DJ Carletto and Rock in Movie, a professional band with a live show, rendering tribute to the greatest rock hits that have become soundtracks for the best movies. Starts at 8.30pm, you can check out the special menu, program and book online here.

New Year's Eve 2023 in the discos and venues of Florence

To greet the new year on the dance floor, many clubs in Florence organize parties and events - finally once again!

  • The Tenda Theater in Florence comes to life again for a New Year's Eve gala called "Extranight" which includes dinner and live show, starting from 9pm, with fireworks and party with house, raggaeton and pop music, aimed at ages 20-35 years old.
  • The New Year's Nobody's Perfect party at Tenax on via Pratese, is a 12 hour party on the last day of the year with Sama’ Abdulhadi, the first female palestinian DJ to obtain recognition internationally, plus Matthias, Miki, Alex Neri, Philipp, Cole and George. Starts at 11pm and continues until 11 the next morning. Only for those over 18. Tickets online on app.
  • The Otel in via Generale Dalla Chiesa 9/B organizes the Fabulous New Year's Eve Party with various options: dinner-show, lightshow, entertainment by Circo Nero and live performances. Entrance is only allowed to those over 18.
  • At the Combo Social Club the evening starts after midnight, at 1am to be more precise. The dance floor opens with electro-house-techno beats and continues all the way until 6am. Brian, Gabry Fasano, Tina dell Poste, Mass and Giampy XX will host the party. The Combo is very close to the Campo di Marte train station, on via Mannelli, 2.
  • Project Lattex Plus will take electronic music to UOLL Loft Firenze, with a special DJ set by Bulma Brief, Samuele Pagliai and Aris Skr.
  • For the special NYE 2024 at the Manifattura Tabacchi you can participate in two events by two of the companies hosted in the new complex just a few steps from piazza Puccini. Bulli & Balene organize the classic dinner for San Silvestro with music (tel. 3663640300,, while Vivido, the new venue within building B11 and tied to the Villa Vittoria project, will host the December 31st part with food, music and live performances (tel. 331 422 9301, mail
  • Lastly, within the Cascine Park, at Central Club, you can enjoy dinner+show and dancing until dawn. Starting from 50€ to 150€ with dinner included.

Ferris wheel and ice skating for the entire family

You can decide to spend the last night of the year at the Christmas park in piazza Vittorio Veneto, which is hosting the panoramic ferris wheel and ice skating rink which will stay open until 1am. Adults and kids alike can spend midnight overlooking the city or gliding on the ice skates, ccelebrating the arrival of the new year in a unique way. The attractions will also be open on the following day, from 10am until midnight.

Dinner (for the family) at the Pazzagli Art Park | from 8.30pm

The Enzo Pazzagli Art Park in Rovezzano is offering a dinner on 31st December accompanied by the magic show for adults and children by "Magico Matteo".  The special dinner includes 3 appetizers, 3 first courses, 3 seconds, dessert, water and sparkling wine which is served in a large heated hall and in a heated marquee (59 euro per person, 29 euro for kids under 10, free for kids under 2). You can also choose to just enjoy dinner without the show. Bookings allowed until December 27 (WhatsApp at 3477335332). or through other info on the park website.

Last updated: December 28, 2023

Author: Lourdes Flores

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