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Christmas 2018: events in Apennine

From: 15/12/2018 - To: 31/12/2018

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Date of last update: 25/01/2019, 12:23

Christmas cheer pervades the Appennines with markets, cribs and enchanted villages. There are many events bringing the mountains around Bologna to life and making this period even more festive for adults and children alike. Not only snowflakes, colours and lights - performances, winter flavours, gift ideas and religious portrayals will also make Christmas 2018 truly magical.

Event calendar:

December 21st-23rd
Christmas Village
Games, music and food. Father Christmas will arrive on Sunday on a sleigh loaded with presents.
Piamaggio (Monghidoro) | IAT 331 4430004

December 22nd
Christmas in Loiano 
At 6 pm, food stalls, live music and disco in the snow in the town centre. 
Loiano | Pro loco 334 9977035

December 24th 
Greetings in the square 
In the afternoon, festive cheer with polenta, mulled wine, crescenta and panettone in piazza Capitani della Montagna. 
Vergato | Alpini 338 7094184

December 24th
Waiting for Father Christmas 
Starting at 3.30 pm, bonfire in the square with hot beverages and Christmas music. Father Christmas will bring presents announced by fireworks. 
Villa d’Aiano (Castel d’Aiano) | Pro loco 333 3000748

December 24th
Father Christmas is coming
Presents and sweets for all children, music and a festive toast.
Savigno (Valsamoggia) | 348 8839413

December 15th- January 31st
Crib at the former church of the Capuchin Friars
See the crib at the former church of the Capuchin Friars.
Porretta Terme (Alto Reno Terme) | IAT 0534 521103

December 24th
22nd Live Crib
The traditional live crib featuring the town’s residents re-enacting old crafts will take place at 9 pm at the Santuario di Madonna della Neve. Afterwards, mulled wine, hot chocolate and traditional Christmas cakes.
Madonna dei Fornelli (S.Benedetto V.d.S.) | Info 389 6409004

December 24th - January 6th
The magic of Christmas
Traditional crib set up in the San Matteo oratory. Visits by booking only.
Olivacci (Alto Reno Terme) | Ass. Cult. Olivacci e Dintorni 380 7535572

December 24th and January 5th
Pietracolora Live Crib
Re-enactment of the birth of Jesus with a scenic set-up along the town’s roads featuring old crafts, traditional food and music of yore. 24/12 from 8 pm, 5/1 from 6 pm.
Pietracolora (Gaggio Montano) | Organisation 328 7010274

December 26th
Live crib in Loiano
Live crib along the town’s streets from 6 pm.
Loiano | Municipality 051 6543613

December 1st - January 6th
Christmas market in the traditional wooden huts.
Porretta Terme | IAT Alto Reno Terme 0534 521103

December 16th ad 23rd
Christmas Roads
Stalls, music, Christmas carols, food, animation and roadshows in piazza dei Martiri and along the town's streets from 9.30 am to 7 pm.
Sasso Marconi | InfoSasso 051 6758409

December 24th
Savouring Christmas
Streets filled with stalls, street food, animation and music from the early afternoon.
Monghidoro | IAT Monghidoro 331 4430004

Further info atwww.cittametropolitana.bo.it/sagrefeste/