Events by the Florence University of Arts.
Santa Croce Christmas Markets
Where The Holiday Magic Comes to Life
By Vianna Valente
The Christmas spirit in Florence comes alive in December. One of their most famous annual events is the German Christmas Market in Piazza Santa Croce. Piazza Santa Croce is one of the most recognizable city squares as it is the home to the Gothic Franciscan church. They use this spacious square to recreate a traditional holiday village in Germany marking back to 500 years ago. Its festive atmosphere has something for everyone. The market is filled with delicious holiday treats, handmade toys, and a variety of decorations. It runs every day starting from November 28th to December 20th, 10:00 am to 10:00 pm. This holiday market is the perfect way to start feeling the Christmas magic and is one you will not want to miss! Happy Holidays!
Add Sparkle Into the New Year
By Cristina Solitto
Throughout the festive month of December, there are dozens of fun-filled events to attend throughout the city. What better place to be than Florence while celebrating the new year? Surrounded by beautiful piazzas, talented musicians and the iconic Arno River, this is an amazing place to celebrate with friends and family. For an authentic winter celebration, visit Piazza San Lorenzo to experience the festive lights near the Medici Chapels and San Lorenzo church. Stay all night to experience fireworks.
For a musically inclined experience, be sure to make reservations for Teatro dell’Opera where the Choir of the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino will be performing the ninth symphony of Beethoven. Afterwards, watch the fireworks to welcome in the New Year!
Don’t forget about the kids- visit the residential area of Piazza Bartali, Gavinana for a colorful, entertaining family oriented celebration. Here will feature a variety of performances including a circus, jugglers, ventriloquist and many more that are enjoyable for people of all ages. Come see what the fun is all about as we bring in the new year, be sure to stay for the beautifully vibrant fireworks!
Nutcracker Ballet - Spark your Christmas spirit
By Patty Swanson
Miracles, magic, and excitement spread throughout the streets of Florence as Christmas approaches. Florence is filled with Christmas activities and events to liven your holiday. Grab your family, friends and loved ones to watch an enchanting performance of the Nutcracker by the Saint Petersburg Ballet. This performance will take place at the Teatro della Pergola on December 22nd. The first performance is at 4:45 pm, followed by their main performance at 8:45 pm. Tickets range from 20 to 55 euro. Hurry and buy your tickets before they sell out! You will not want to miss out on this extraordinary rendition of the Nutcracker. What a wonderful and unforgettable way to spend your Christmas Holiday.
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Rare and Universal: Leonardo’s Humanism across Time and Space
Stony Brook University and Florence University of the Arts are pleased to announce the 10th Annual Fall Conference, which will take place in Florence on Friday, November 30 and Saturday, December 1, 2018. The theme of the conference is “Rare and Universal: Leonardo’s Humanism across Time and Space.”
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