Cities for Christmas become even more beautiful and bright. For Christmas, we feel we are part of a collective ritual, which is not just consumerism but above all sharing actions and desires. The lights, Santa Clauses, Christmas songs that are heard on the street, windows dressed up, people who walk smiling with their packages and especially the many artistic, cultural or leisure news that the city has planned for its citizens and for tourists. Here, in Florence this year forget it! Certainly Florence is always beautiful with its squares and its museums, its works of art within everyone’s reach. In Florence, however, this year we forgot Christmas! A little will say a few. Tourists can always take advantage of the permanent wonders in which to take refuge, from the Uffizi to the Accademia Museum, from Piazza Signoria to Palazzo Pitti. In any case, in Florence you breathe beauty forever and I, letting myself be guided by this spirit, I wanted to draw up a small list of things to do and see for next Christmas in Florence. Safety is the F-light Festival: every year from December 8th to January 7th projections, plays of light, installations on the main monuments of the city center. Then there are the Christmas markets, now punctual but not always appropriate in the beautiful Florentine squares. A good charity initiative is scheduled for December 17 at the Four Season in Florence to help the schools of Livorno affected by the storm. In the splendid Gherardesca garden guests will be entertained with hot chocolate, chestnuts, mulled wine and other tastings in exchange for a small donation. In addition, the company of Santa Claus, the Light Gospel Choir and Christmas markets will delight young and old. Some restaurants in Livorno will offer their specialties. In short, a day in a wonderful place and for a good purpose. Even for those who are Florentine and not just for tourists, I mention Abstrart, a cultural association made up of mostly experienced women and girls who offer us a very interesting program of guided tours and much more for adults and families. But if you wish to spend a day like a Florentine? Well, how cannot start with a chocolate with cream with a friend at Caffè Gigli? One of the historic cafés in Piazza della Repubblica. A reassuring place, a solid point of reference for the Florentines. Or take a trip to the Officina farmaceutica, a pharmaceutical workshop in Piazza Santa Maria Novella and enjoy a delicious tea. Walk aimlessly through Via Tornabuoni at any time of the day. Stroll along Piazza Signoria early in the morning because it has a very different taste. Try it, you will not regret it! Making a snack from Procacci, enjoying its inimitable truffle sandwiches. Buy Christmas decorations from the Bobolino. Buying a Florentine gift? Real Florentine does not have in his house an object of Brandimarte? The historic company that was based in San Frediano, is now reborn thanks to the determination of the nephew of the famous silversmith who has been able to combine craftsmanship and innovation. In short, although in recent years Christmas life in Florence has lost the momentum and vitality of the past, it is still possible to find the right opportunities to experience this period of the year following your own sensitivity and letting yourself be led by the spirit of the place. To our good fortune the spirit of Florence is a beacon of beauty so strong that it can still draw an unforgettable experience, even at Christmas.