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Events and shows during the Christmas and New Year holidays in Rome

The Christmas and New Year celebrations in Rome
The historic market of Piazza NavonaFrom December 8th to January 6th, Piazza Navona
It is the most important Christmas market in Rome which, from the first days of December until 6 January, concentrates in the splendid setting of Piazza Navona street artists, acrobats, jugglers, artisans and traders.
In these days traditional elements are mixed with the most modern ones and next to the stalls selling gastronomic specialties, Christmas decorations and various gift ideas, we find music, rides and colored lights, as well as various representations of the Befana which is the undisputed star of this market.
An event not to be missed for those who love the tradition and the magic of Christmas.




Christmas markets 2021
The Christmas Village at Solara
Until 23 January 2022, Via di Macchia Saponara 247/249
XIX Edition of the market in the heart of South Rome, in an indoor area of 4000 square meters dedicated exclusively to Christmas, with sweet fragrances, trees, nativity scenes and elements of decoration and furniture from all over the world.


Kingdom of Santa Claus in Vetralla
Until January 9, 2022, S.S. Cassia Km 62200, Vetralla
Over 7000 mq dedicated to the most beautiful decorations from all over the world, with lights, nativity scenes, gift ideas and collectibles. And then entertainment, children"s area, MagiTreno, FantaTazze and the inauguration of the new VICTORIAN VILLAGE with ice skating rink.


Christmas talents. The Strenne market
From 6 to 31 December, Piazza Giuseppe Primoli Christmas village for the whole family where there will be dozens of exhibitors of handicrafts, gift items and food and wine specialties from all over Italy.
Hours: From 10:00 to 20:00


Spelacchio, the Rome"s Christmas tree
Spelacchio is the name with which the Christmas tree in Rome has become famous all over the world.
It all started in Christmas 2017 when the tree from Val di Fiemme, in the Dolomites, arrived in Piazza Venezia in poor condition, bare, with very sparse branches, to the point of earning the nickname of Spelacchio , from the term "spelacchiato" which in Roman dialect indicates a bare tree, with little foliage.
Controversy and jokes on social media spread throughout the world, even the Russian channel christened it "toilet brush", that is toilet brush and, if on the one hand it obviously caused the embarrassment of the Raggi junta, on the other Spelacchio became yet another attraction tourist in Rome, more photographed than the Colosseum during those Christmas holidays.
If in the following years the Christmas trees of Piazza Venezia were definitely up to the beauty of Rome, Spelacchio"s fame did not pass and today it still remains among the things most photographed by tourists during the Christmas holidays.



The Park of the Enchanted Christmas Fairy Tales in Ariccia
From November 20 to January 6, Parco Chigi, Via dell'Uccelliera, 1, Ariccia

The magical attraction, now a real tradition of the Christmas holidays of the Capital and the Castelli Romani, will light up with fairy lights and magical atmospheres, ready to fascinate adults and children. lights, and at the entrance to the Park all the characters of the enchanted fairy tales will be exhibited with illuminated Forex panels, of varying sizes from two to seven meters.Moreover, each fairy tale will have a book that will tell the story, shaped in forex of two meters for two, which will help visitors to read up and follow the path.
Hours : 16:30-23:30 (Monday to Friday)
16:30-24:00 (Saturday and Sunday)
Prices : 10 € (Saturday and Sunday) 5 € (Monday to Friday)

Fantastic Castle of Santa ClausFrom November 13th to January 6th 2022, Castello Di Lunghezza , Piazza di Lunghezza, 15
Santa Claus is traveling from Lapland and will soon reach the Castle where he will stay for the whole Christmas period.You will discover all the rooms and apartments of the Lord of the Holidays, you will meet the charming Snow Fairy immersed in a white dream, the great Throne Room , the fabulous Sledges, the Bedroom, the Toy Elves at work to fulfill the wishes of all the children and also shows, events and entertainment with the fantastic characters of the Castle.
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