Christmas is still a couple of months away but events are starting to kick off all the same. From November 5th to December 26th, for example, the spa town of Chianciano Terme (Siena) turns into the village of Father Christmas. Elves will be receiving visitors, who will also be able to enjoy an ice-skating rink, a Ferris wheel and a Christmas market.
Another Santa Claus Village in the province of Siena is in Montepulciano. Open from November 19th to January 8th, here the stalls at the Christmas market will be seventy!
In Arezzo, the main square Piazza Grande will be turned into a Tyrolese village from November 25th to December 26th. On sale Christmas decorations and handicrafts directly from Tyrol.
Florence and surroundings host many Christmas markets, however, a special mention must go to the Firenze Winter Park, a Christmas-themed amusement park in the south of town. Here visitors can even ski or ice-skate as well as enjoy a typical mountain meal at the restaurant. Open from October 26th to February 26th.
The province and town of Grosseto too have many Christmas events on the agenda. A very particular one is held in Montorsaio in Maremma. Here during the Christmas holidays every corner of the village is invaded by Christmas cribs, which bestow a very magical atmosphere.
Pisa too boasts a Christmas village. Here visitors can see the presents being wrapped, the Xmas post office, the elves’ village and the reindeer’s stable. While the kiddies have fun discovering, the grown-ups will enjoy the handicrafts market and the food and wine stalls.
Christmas is certainly in the air.