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Natale e Capodanno 2017

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Every event taking place in Ravenna for an unforgettable Christmas and a Happy New Year

Various venues of city centre

Ravenna (RA)

In December Ravenna is wearing all the colours of Christmas thanks to a rich calendar of events dedicated to this magical time of the year.

Stroll through the traditional markets of the city centre and head for the main square, where a proper Christmas village is set around the majestic Christmas tree. Wonderful nativity scenes will embellish the churches, and streets will glow under the stunning golden starred sky, a breathtaking background for special guided tours. Take the chance to admire the eternal Unesco monuments while walking by the vividly decorated shop windows.

Several concerts, shows and art exhibitions will enliven the city centre during the holidays. In particular, from December 21st to January 7th, 3D installations by festival Ravenna in Luce for seventeen nights will project dream-like images on buildings, churches, squares and other places, all linked to the history and memory of the city.

A climax of fun and entertainment that will pave the way for New Year's Eve, when the music by Radio Studio Delta and spectacular projections Il cielo di Ravenna will welcome the upcoming year 2018 with a smile.

Date: the event will be held from Dec 02, 2017 to Jan 07, 2018

Event timetable: see programme


Suggestive video-graphic visions will make Ravenna's monuments come to life
During Christmas time, this year, Ravenna will light up with Ravenna In Luce, an extraordinary tour through the streets of the city centre to admire the exceptional light creations conceived by the visionary minds of video mapping artists. From December 21st to January 7th architectural video mapping will be projected on buildings, churches, and other spots linked to the history and the memory of the city.

JFK ON ICE - Ski rink
A big ski rink in Piazza J. F. Kennedy
A 450m2-long ski rink right in the heart of the city will amuse everyone. Young and old people can have some fun and spend some time together during Christmas time in a wonderful location.

The traditional Christmas markets along the streets of the city centre.
During holidays, the streets and squares of Ravenna will be packed with original stands offering typical products.

At Christmas time Piazza del Popolo and the streets of the centre until Piazza Anita Garibaldi light up with colours, music and flavours.
Like last year, Christmas celebrations are kicking off in Piazza del Popolo, the beating heart of the city. Around the majestic illuminated Christmas tree, Ravenna city centre will turn into an original Romagna-style Christmas village, thanks to wooden huts inspired by the maritime tradition: decorations, sweets, honey, local artisan products, street food and traditional dishes. Hub of the event is the solidarity with Unicef volunteers, buskers performances and one human tombola.

The traditional Christmas concerts in the churches of Ravenna and its territory
The traditional Christmas concerts with renowned orchestras and choirs will be held at Christmas time in the churches of Ravenna city centre and in the neighbouring villages. From early December, a "not to miss" to cherish the holidays.

All Nativity scenes in Ravenna and surrounding areas
The ancient Italian tradition of nativities displayed in the churches – an artistic symbol of popular culture – is very strong in Ravenna. Don't miss the chance to admire the sand nativity scene in Marina di Ravenna, at its 10th edition, part of the network of sand nativity scenes of the Riviera Romagnola.

The magic of Christmas invades the greatest amusement park in Italy
For the first time since its opening, Mirabilandia opens its gates to the magic of Christmas - from December 8th to January 7th

Piazza San Francesco
Every day from December 8th to January 6th from 2pm to 7pm "Christmas village" curated by volunteers of Advs - Fidas: panettone cake, mulled wine, hot tea, sweets, balloons and gadgets for everyone in the name of solidarity.

All cultural and entertaining events scheduled in Ravenna to celebrate the New Year
New Year's Eve in Ravenna is a vortex of emotions, entertainment and joy. As tradition has it, we will welcome the New Year in Piazza del Popolo with a great party by Radio Studio Delta with DJ Yuri Maru and DJ Mario Romario Voice and Vjing by Matteo Bevilacqua. This year the night of December 31st will shine even brighter thanks to 3D video mapping installations by the festival Ravenna in Luce, that will see the Arian Baptistery, the Palazzetto Veneziano, Palazzo Rasponi Murat and the Basilica of San Giovanni Evangelista protagonists.

Several venues of the city centre will be open all over the night for aperitifs, dinners and music. Finally, the party will move to the Artificerie Almagià, where dancers will see the light of dawn raising toasts to the New Year.

From the end of December to the beginning of January the city offers a wide variety of cultural initiatives with guided tours to discover the city centre and special opening hours at the monuments.

Entrance: some events have an admission fee

Information and Booking Centre

Tourist Information Service (Ravenna city centre)
Piazza San Francesco, 7 - 48121 Ravenna - Phone: ++39 0544 35755 - 35404 - Fax: ++39 0544 546097
Weekday timetable:

8.30am - 7pm

Weekend timetable:

9.30am - 5.30pm

By Ravenna editorial staff (Nov 30, 2017)

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