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The long New Year's Eve in Bologna 

The long New Year's Eve in Bologna 

As a tradition, in Bologna the arrival of the New Year is celebrated in Piazza Maggiore with a big party animated by the music of a DJ who performs from the balcony of Palazzo del Podestà.  Then, at the stroke of midnight, the huge puppet (called Vecchione, i.e. The Old one)  is burned in Piazza Maggiore.

Genesi Festival

Music Festival

Genesi Festival

Celebrate the last night of the year with more than 40 artists, five areas, a circus stage, celebrity djs like Marusha, Speedy J and Jam and Spoon, covering a sound that, from the ’90 until today, makes the people happy.

Igudesman & Joo - A Little Silent Night Music

Music

Igudesman & Joo - A Little Silent Night Music

The holiday season is the best time of the year. Families get together to share a joyful moment, and they will find no better place to do this: the holiday classics stand next to hilarious original Christmas and New Year songs

Dec 1st - Teatro Auditorium Manzoni

In Chopin

Dance

In Chopin

A creation for the six dancers of the Balletto Teatro di Torino with the choreography by Marco De Alteriis

Dec 1st - Teatro Duse

Michele Mariotti

Music

Michele Mariotti

Symphony concert of Teatro Comunale di Bologna. Music by Mahler, Beethoven

Dec 3rd - Teatro Auditorium Manzoni

Mia and me live show

Theatre

Mia and me live show

At Teatro Il Celebrazioni Mia and me®, the fantasy TV series that, aired in Italy since 2012, fascinates children and parents all over the world

Dec 4th - Teatro Il Celebrazioni

Spot

Theatre

Spot

I am Spot and I tell stories. A very particular stage light. Its light shines and expresses itself by drawing shapes and colours on the floor

Dec 10th-11th - Teatro Testoni Ragazzi

Magic Shadows

Dance

Magic Shadows

The show by "Catapult" fascinated the Italian audience 

Dec 17th - Teatro Il Celebrazioni

A Christmas Carol

Theatre

A Christmas Carol

The most famous story dedicated to Christmas, A Christmas Carol based on the novel by Charles Dickens arrives on the theater stage, as a musical

Dec 18th - Teatro Il Celebrazioni

The night of Gospel

Music

The night of Gospel

A concert with a chorus of 35 performers DEXTER WALKER & Zion Movement, coming directly from Chicago (U.S.A.)

Dec 19th - Teatro il Celebrazioni

Fiorella Mannoia

Music

Fiorella Mannoia

Fiorella Mannoia will be on stage with the new "Combattente tour"

Dec 5th - Teatro EuropAuditorium 

Luca Carboni

Music

Luca Carboni

Luca Carboni will be on the stage with his new POP-UP TOUR 2016

Dec 8th - Teatro EuropAuditorium

Alexis

Theatre

Alexis

Alexis - A Greek tragedy, performance included in the project "HELLO STRANGER - 25 anni di Motus"

Dec 10th - Arena del Sole

Raum autumn 2016

Music

Raum autumn 2016

Xing's space in Bologna, Raum, restarts it's activities with a calendar of special projects, productions and events running up 

Oct 10th-Dec 12th

Werther

Music

Werther

Last title of the Opera Season 2016 of Teatro Comunale di Bologna, a new staging of Werther by Jules Massenet

Dec 15th-23rd - Teatro Comunale

Bologna dopo Morandi 1945-2015

Exhibition

Bologna dopo Morandi 1945-2015

150 works by about 70 artists, all born or active in Bologna and its surroundings, which have influenced the history of Bolgna art with their personality and style, from the years after the World War II to the present day

Until Jan 8th, 2017 - Palazzo Fava

Villa delle Rose 1936

Exhibition

Villa delle Rose 1936

Exhibition on the beginning of the history of the Modern Art Gallery 

Until Jan 29th, 2017 - Villa delle Rose

Omaggio alla femminilità nella Belle Époque

Omaggio alla femminilità nella Belle Époque

The myth of the Belle Époque at Museo MAGI’900 in a new permanent hall containing paintings, sculptures, posters, engravings and magazines by Boldini, Bonzagni, Corcos, Dudovich, Helleu, Martini, Ehrenberger, Rops, Toulouse-Lautrec and other turn-of-the-century European artists

Until Jan 31st, 2017 - Museo d’Arte MAGI'900

Strolling through markets in December 2016

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Strolling through markets in December 2016

Looking for gift inspiration? Look no further than Bologna's Christmas markets and fairs. Among a hamper full of special festive events you'll find foodie gifts and hand-crafted pressies to help you get into that merry spirit