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Christmas 2019 events in Siena: initiatives planned for the Christmas period

Like every year, the Christmas 2019 events in Siena calendar will be full of great events for adults, children, residents and tourists. The initiatives planned for the Christmas period include markets, gastronomic festivals, lighting games, videomapping, activities for children and the presence of play areas in various locations of the city. Siena’s Christmas agenda will end on Epiphany with the arrival of the Befana in Piazza del Campo and with various celebrations for January 6th in local squares, streets and corners.

Christmas markets Siena

The rich program of events in Siena for Christmas 2019

In 2019, the period of Christmas in Siena will start earlier than expected because already from mid-November various spaces will be in theme with this holiday.

Let’s find out, day by day, the Christmas events in program in Siena between the end of 2019 and the beginning of 2020.

Saturday, November 16th Inauguration of the Christmas Village and the theme park in Piazza Matteotti, Giardini della Lizza and Piazza Madre Teresa in Calcutta. In these oases of fun and entertainment there will be Santa’s home, the Skating Rink, various stalls and exciting attractions for people of all ages.

Sunday, December 1st. With the event “A light show” the Christmas lights will be switched on. This year Siena will also light up with colorful light projections and imaginative videomapping; the first videomapping will be dedicated to children and will take place in Piazza Matteotti, from December 7th to January 6th, while the second videomapping will take place in Piazza del Campo from the day of Santa Lucia, December 13th, to that of Santo Stefano, December 26th. The Monte dei Paschi di Siena bank will be the protagonist of the “A light show” event with the traditional lighting of its own Christmas tree in Piazza Salimbeni.

Saturday 7 and Sunday 8 December.
The annual Mercato nel Campo will be held on the weekend of the Immacolata, an historic exhibition event in Piazza del Campo. For the occasion, hundreds of stands will be placed in the famous square of the Palio and will invite visitors with handicrafts, tasty food products and inspired creations of ingenuity. On the same weekend, the Christmas Market will also be on Viale XXV Aprile, Piazza Matteotti and Piazza Gramsci.

Sunday December 15th. On this date a characteristic Christmas tree will be lit inside the Cortile del Podestà.

Tuesday, December 31st. With the exception of last minute updates, this year’s New Year celebrations should take place in Piazza del Campo. At the moment it has not yet been established whether the event will consist of a concert, a show, a DJ set or another type of entertainment (for the New Year of 2016, for example, the Silent Disco was organized).

In the list of events for December 31st 2019 in Siena, the Grand Dinner of the Garden Hotel also stands out. This event consists of a fun and carefree New Year’s Eve party featureing supper, live music and many beautiful surprises to inaugurate the new decade with a smile.

Christmas Village

Other Christmas events 2019/2020 in Siena

In addition to the events listed in the previous paragraph, during the Christmas period Siena will also feature nativity scenes, exhibitions, cultural events and various other initatives.

To the lovers of representations of the Holy Nativity, we point out
the Exhibition of Nativity Scenes from the World, set up at the Magazzini del Sale and the Presepe of the Siena Train Station, prepared at the railway station. For fans of comics, however, it’s worth mentioning the exhibition dedicated to the 70 years of Tex Willer at the museum complex of Santa Maria della Scala.

During the Christmas period, finally, the Christmas Train will also be active, which will move between the main sites of the historic city center such as the Medici Fortress, Piazza del Campo and the Duomo.

Christmas initiatives Siena

Spend a wonderful Christmas in Siena

This year for Christmas give loved ones something they can’t buy: emotions.

To experience new, unexpected and exciting events, book a charming weekend or a memorable Christmas holiday in Siena.

For the weekend of the Immacolata, for 25th of December or for the New Year holidays, visit the City of the Palio together with your partner, family or friends and you will realize from the first moment that you have made the right choice.

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