Weather Averages for Venice in December
Averages for Venice in DecemberDecember is one of the coldest months of the year in Venice, and the streets are practically deserted.
In December the average temperature only ever reaches as high as 7°C (that's about 45°F), and at night can fall to 0°C (about 32°F).
The average sea temperature is only 13°C (about 55°F) so you definitely will not be going swimming!
You can expect to experience rain on an average of 10 days in this month. The average monthly rain is around 54mm and there is 3 hours of average daily sunshine.
Warm clothing such as hats, gloves and scarves would be appropriate.
The high chance of rain means you should also bring a waterproof mac and umbrella.
Due to the risk of flooding, you should bring appropriate footwear such as walking shoes or wellington boots.
December and January is opera season in Venice, with many performances at La Fenicee and Teatro Goldoni.
Traditionally in Italy, St. Stephen's Day, on the December 26th, sees many people visit nativity scenes in various churches around the cities.
And New Year's Eve is a great time to be in Venice.
Aside from various celebrations all across the city, there are many religious festivals, and traditionally, crockery is thrown from balconies!