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Christmas in Ravenna | Christmas 2018
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Dates: from 01/12/2018 to 06/01/2019

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 the 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 and the spectacular video projections, while walking by the vividly decorated shop windows.

Several concertsshows and art exhibitions will animate the city centre during the holidays, starting from the majestic Christmas Tree and the Soul and Blues music of the festival Christmas Soul with three concerts invading Piazza del Popolo.

From 21st December to 6th January, the 3D installations by festival Ravenna in Luce will make some places and buildings linked to the history and memory of the city even brighter (Basilica of San Vitale, MAR museum, Piazzetta Unità d'Italia.

A climax of fun and entertainment will pave the way up to New Year's Eve when between the music of Christmas Soul and the spectacular projections of Ravenna in Luce, we will warmly welcome all together 2019 an amazing concert scheduled on 1st January at 11.30am at the Dante Alighieri Theatre.



Suggestive video-projections will give new life to Ravenna and its monuments
Again this year, at Christmas, Ravenna lights up with Ravenna In Luce, a visit itinerary of amazement throughout the streets of the city centre to admire extraordinary light creations by the visionary minds of projection mapping artists.

Soul and Gospel music hits Ravenna city centre
The message of brotherhood of Gospel music, the suggestive atmosphere of a century-old square, artists of international fame and the joy of spending the Christmas holidays in Ravenna. All of these are the ingredients of Christmas Soul, the entirely free gospel festival that will invade Ravenna to the rhythm of Black music.

The ice skating rink in Piazza Kennedy
Until 20th January, a 600sqm ice skating rink will await you in the heart of the city. It's a perfect initiative for young and old ones, to have fun and be together during the Christmas holidays.

A rich calendar of events in the main squares of the city
Concerts, workshops and events of all kinds for big and little ones kick off in the historic centre of Ravenna for Christmas holidays, making any stroll something unique and unforgettable.

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

With Christmas, Piazza del Popolo and the streets of the centre up to Piazza Anita Garibaldi light up with colours, music and flavours
Christmas celebrations are kicking off in Piazza del Popolo, the beating heart of the city. All 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 and territory of Ravenna
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, "not to miss" music events to cherish the holidays.

All Nativity scenes in Ravenna and surrounding areas
The ancient Italian tradition of cribs reaches also Ravenna, and this very strong artistic symbol of popular culture embellishes the churches of Ravenna. Don't miss the chance to admire the sand nativity scene in Marina di Ravenna in its 11th edition, part of the network of sand nativity scenes of the Riviera Romagnola.

The magic of Christmas in one of the greates amusement parks in Italy
For the second year, Mirabilandia opens its gates to the magic of Christmas - from 8 December to 7 January

Free City Bus Routes
On Friday, 23 and Saturday, 24 December, the City and Coast Bus Routes will be free. For further info call: 199.199.558

Free Parking

From 10 December until 5 January, starting from 4pm, free parking in the piazzas (except for Piazza Baracca, which will be free form 6.30pm) and in the streets of the city centre (where parking lots are painted in blue).

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