Another Shining Christmas in Tuscany with a magic atmosphere!

The so-called “Weihnachtsmarkt” comes back in Florence, the yearly traditional market with many stalls offering typical products coming not only from German tradition.

Cold cuts, cookies, sweets, but also warm clothing coming from Northern Europe will welcome visitors.

You can’t miss hot dogs with spicy wurstel going with light German beer, smelling scents that will conquer everyone. All this and much more in Santa Croce Square, December, from 1st to 19th, opening time from 10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.

In addition, if you ever come to visit Pisa in this period, you can’t miss a visit to the local Christmas street markets, which will be open until Christmas Eve.

Beyond usual weekly dates, the Paparelli’s Street market will take place even on Sundays, while the Christmas market is organized under Logge di Banchi and in Largo Ciro Menotti where you can find ideas for presents, ethnic stuff and Christmas tree and Nativity scene decorations.

Shorter duration for Handicraft Market “Mestierando” (Crafting) in Borgo Lago, precisely in Oberdan Street (December, from 17th to 21st) and Antiques Christmas Market lasting only two days (from 22nd to 24th), in old town centre, in Saint Francesco Street. Opening times are the same for all markets: from 9:00 a.m. to 08:00 p.m.

Later, just after having gone shopping, take a look at the several town events: on 20th and 21st  bands, jugglers and musicians will animate central streets, on 22nd parachuting school organize “Babbi Natale dal cielo” (Santas from sky), tumblers will “rain” down on city to land on Ponte di Mezzo laden with presents.

Christmas time in Mugello is also with no doubt very striking and offers a wide range of events.

In old, characteristic town center of Marradi on December,19th is the last day available to visit Christmas market from 11:00 a.m. in Le Scalelle Square; in the same day some music performances will take place.

A lunch stop in the Covered Market (Mercato Coperto) is some sort of duty: the Alpine Group organizes “Un quintale di polenta al ragù” (A mush ton with ragout), the perfect occasion to taste a warm and nourishing dish with an affordable price.

And if you want to reach this small town, why don’t you take the choo-choo train every year departing from Santa Maria Novella station in Florence? An original itinerary will make your trip even more special.

In Palazzuolo sul Senio the sixth edition of the exhibition “1000 presepi per Palazzuolo” (A thousand Nativity scenes for Palazzuolo), combined with the competition “Il Presepe più…più…più…”. Until January, 6th, you could admire in town and its surroundings hundreds Nativity scenes, even the full-size one called “Christmas in Ubaldini’s Court”.

For the initiative “Carrara, Christmas’ town”, Carrara in Versilia will be animated on December,19th and 22nd  from 3 p.m. On Sunday, Piazza Alberica will be the center of children’s activity together with Living Nativity Scene of Primary School students. Santas on Harley Davidsons will complete the joyful day. Wednesday exhibitions will take place in Carrara’s streets.

The outstanding Living Nativity isn’t the only event coloring Pruno di Stazzema little town, near Stazzema. On Christmas Eve, indeed, the whole village will be enlightened by torches and people wearing traditional costumes will populate roads.

Don’t miss Tuscan Christmas, it will offer unforgettable moments to everyone in a joyful holiday atmosphere.

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One Response to “Another Shining Christmas in Tuscany with a magic atmosphere!”

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    Hey, thanks! this is a great article about all the christmas markets and events in Tuscany. If readers are visiting the area and would also like to hit up some special art exhibits, most of the important shows on in Florence this Fall continue until Mid-January. Here’s a link to my list of top art exhibits in Tuscany for the Christmas season, hope someone finds it useful.
    http://www.turismo.intoscana.it/allthingstuscany/tuscanyarts/art-exhibits-tuscany-fall-2010/