Christmas in Ravenna • Natale 2019
Several venues of the city
Dates: from 30/11/2019 to 06/01/2020
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 projections, while walking by the vividly decorated shop windows.
Several concerts, shows, and art exhibitions will animate the city centre during the holidays, starting from the lightning of the majestic Christmas Tree and the soul and blues music of the festival Christmas Soul.
From 18 December to 12 January, the 3D installations of the 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, Arian Baptistery, MAr - Ravenna Art Museum).
A climax of fun and entertainment will pave the way up to the 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 2020 with an amazing concert scheduled on 1st January at 11am at the Dante Alighieri Theatre.
RAVENNA IN LUCE
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's city centre
The message of brotherhood of the gospel music, the suggestive atmosphere of a century-old square, artists of international fame and the joy of spending the Christmas holidays in Ravenna: these are the ingredients of Christmas Soul, the entirely free gospel festival that will invade Ravenna to the rhythm of Afro-American music
CHRISTMAS SOUL OFF
Christmas in Ravenna is gospel, buels and soul, and it reaches even the beaches
Along with the official schedule of Christmas Soul, a rich calendar ‘off’ the official schedule is taking place in Marina di Ravenna: the beach resorts will welcome some of the most active and original artists of the Italian black music, for a series of free concerts at lunchtime
JFK ON ICE
The ice skating rink in Piazza Kennedy
Until 13 January, a 600 sqm 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 spend some time together during the Christmas holidays
GUIDED TOURS | SPECIAL CHRISTMAS EDITION
An interesting way to discover Ravenna and its sights during Christmas time
From 26 December to 6 January, four different itineraries will make you discover the beauty of Ravenna and its world-famous monuments
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 the Christmas holidays, making any stroll a unique and unforgettable experience
THE CHRISTMAS STREET MARKETS
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 typical products of the tradition
I CAPANNI DEL NATALE
At Christmas, Piazza del Popolo and the streets of the centre, until 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's city centre will turn into an original Romagna-style Christmas village, thanks to the wooden huts inspired by the maritime tradition: decorations, sweets, honey, local artisan products, street food, and traditional dishes won't be missing. Solidarity will hold a special place wotj the Unicef solidarity volunteers
The traditional Christmas concerts in the churches and surrounding territory of Ravenna
Renowned orchestras and choirs will be playing and singing in the churches of Ravenna's city centre and in the surrounding territory. From early December, music events will be cheering up all of you during the festive season
CHRISTMAS NATIVITY SCENES
All the nativity scenes in Ravenna and its surrounding areas
The old Italian tradition of cribs reaches also Ravenna, and this very strong artistic symbol of popular culture embellishes its churches. 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
Free City Bus Routes
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Last modified date: 10/12/2019