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Christmas and New Year in Milan. What to see in December

Новый Год в Милане

Magic atmosphere reings the city during Christmas period in Milan. Glittering lights, ice rinks and Christmas markets, Prima della Scala, italian panettone and Christmas sweets create a real holiday atmosphere.

Let’s start reviewing the most interesting events in December 2019:

Christmas tree on Duomo square

On December 6, 2019, at 17.00, a green beauty will light up its lights in the main square of Milan! This year, the Christmas tree will be made of a metal construction sparkling with a thousand lights. The municipality of Milan spent 1 million euro just on the tree!
Duomo SquareIn Galleria Vittorio Emanuele, meanwhile, you can already see the dome decorated with lights.

Christmas Market “Oh Bej Oh Bej”

Do not miss the traditional Oh Bej Oh Bej Christmas Market, which will be held at Sforzesco Castle from December 5 to 8.
Obej ObejOh Bej Oh bej is undoubtedly one of the oldest Christmas markets in the city. For over 500 years, this traditional fair has been gathering thousands of people. Fragrant smells of local products fill the streets of the city, attracting both children and adults. Here you can taste traditional sweet donuts and candies, cheeses and salami, tinctures and wines, purchase handcrafts and much more.
Where: Piazza Castello- Via Gadio – Piazza del Cannone
Opening hours: daily from 08.30 to 21.00 from December 5 to 8.
Free admission

Christmas Market at Duomo Square

Among Christmas markets, one of the most visited is “il Mercatino di Natale in Duomo”, which this year will be held in the heart of Milan from December 1 to January 6.
Natale Mercatini in DuomoFrom Corso Vittorio Emanuele II and via dell’Arcivescovado to Piazza Fontana, wooden huts with local artigianale products and gastronomic delicacies from different parts of Italy will again take their places.

Exhibition of Craft Products “L’artigiano in Fiera”

The famous craft exhibition “L’artigiano in Fiera” will be held in Milan (Rho-Pero) from November 30 to December 8, 2019.
Entrance to the exhibition is free. However starting from this year, in order to get to the exhibition, it will be necessary to register in advance on the official website.

Artigiano in Fiera in Milan

For 9 days, everyone can become a participant in a grand event for free. Many new products await guests: from restaurants to musical performances, from culinary schools to needlework courses.
Where: Metro station RHO FIERA – METRO RED LINE

Filippino Lippi “l’Annunciazione” at Palazzo Marino

This year again it will be possible to contemplate for free a great masterpiece at Palazzo Marino. The exhibition presents the work of Filippino Lippi “l’Annunciazione”.

Filippino Lippi at Palazzo MarinoYou can visit the exhibition from November 29 to January 12.
Information by tel. 800.167.619
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Christmas concert in the Duomo

The annual Christmas concert in the Duomo can not be missed.. December 20 will be a free event open to all.Duomo Christmas ConcertAdmission is free until 18:45 pm, until empty seats run out.
When: December 20, 2019 from 19:30 to 21:00

Skating enthusiasts will be able to ride in different parts of the city

One of the favorite skating rinks in the city center is the skating rink in the Giardini di Porta Venezia park. In Giardini Indro Montanelli on Porta Venezia returns the Village of Miracles “Villaggio delle Meraviglie” with the house of Santa Claus and Befana, as well as an ice rink and Christmas markets.

Villaggio delle Meraviglie in Milan

Real Christmas territory with trays and gifts, as well as with two indoor ice rinks.
When: from November 30 to January 6
Address: Corso Venezia, 20121 Milano

An interesting light installation at the Piazza Della Scala in the center of Milan:

This year a new surprise awaits guests and residents of the city!
From December 5 to January 6 an unusual light installation will be installed on La Scala Square.

Piazza La Scala

The installation will be launched on Thursday December 5th at 5:30 pm along with the Engie Silent Party event, which will turn the Piazza della Scala into a huge silent ballroom where passers-by with special headphones can dance!

Italy’s largest Christmas Village

For the first time Milan will host the largest Christmas village in Italy: a huge park of 30 thousand square meters with giant dolls, a toy factory and, of course, a post office to send letters to Santa Claus. Read more in the article  “The largest Christmas village ever built in Italy, first in Milan


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