With the arrival of December it returns the magic of Christmas and many Christmas markets in Mugello are organized.
Many municipalities set up trade fairs just to give life to the people of the country, and not only, the beauty and the Christmas atmosphere that appeals to both large and small.
What are the Christmas markets
Christmas markets are a public commercial event, which is generally held outdoors, precisely in the city center where the Christmas tree is set up. In Christmas Markets are exposed all the products about Christmas.
Small stands are usually made (specially decorated with Christmas lights and garlands) where Christmas decorations, local food and wine products or handicrafts, small gift items are being sold.
As for the stalls that offer catering services, they often propose, in addition to rolls, sausages and hot wurstel, the vin brulé that always creates a sweet Christmas air.
Christmas markets in Mugello
Also in the Mugello area are some pretty markets. The Christmas markets in Mugello are organized in the following municipalities: Barberino di Mugello, Palazzuolo Sul Senio, San Piero a Sieve.
Back to the 7th event with “Natale in Corso”, which will take place on Friday December 8, and on Sunday December 10th and December. Christmas in the Course was organized thanks to the collaboration between Comitato Commercianti “ViviBarberino”, Pro Loco per Barberino, Consulta dei Genitori di Barberino, Bottega delle Arti Varie, Comitato Cantamaggio ed the Municipality of Barberino di Mugello. The Christmas markets will take place in Piazza Cavour and Corso Corsini. To animate the atmosphere will be the local artists who will make theme shows. The “Maxi Tombolata” will also be organized with a wealth of prizes.
Back for the 14th consecutive year “Magie dell’Avvento”, the famous Christmas markets of Palazzuolo sul Senio that each year welcome thousands of visitors from most of Italy. Markets will take place on Sunday 3, 10 and 17 December at the historic center of the village. Tourists can walk the streets of the old town to the rhythm of Christmas songs and admire the traditional and innovative cribs of the “100 Presepi per Palazzuolo” trail. Visitors will be able to vote for their favorites by filling in the appropriate cards at the public places. On January 6, the most beautiful cribs will be rewarded. The stands will offer gourmet specialties and typical products. A great novelty will be the protagonist on Sunday, December 17th. A new show of great impact will be realized at a rhythm of lights, music, water jets and special effects. During the various events you can not miss Santa Claus and Tinto, with its donkeys will be attracted to the little ones. Also on the day of December 17, a lunch will be made based on local specialties, including handmade cappelletti.
San Piero a Sieve presents itself as a rich program of Christmas holidays that from December to Epiphany. All this was organized by the Pro Loco of San Piero a Sieve. On Sunday, December 10, the traditional “Mercanzie in piazza” will turn into “Mercanzie di Natale” which for the whole day will see the old town of San Piero full of colorful lights, liven up with voices and more particular goods, with a rich Christmas market, the San Piero School’s market, children’s entertainment and gourmet booths with polenta, chestnuts and vin brulé. There are numerous other events that will take place during Christmas time. Among these are exhibitions, theatrical and musical performances.
The municipality of Marradi also celebrates Christmas markets on Sunday 3 and 10 December with a rich appointment. On December 3 at 5 pm at the Teatro degli Animosi, the Accademia del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino presents Concerti Cantanti Pianisti “Celebri arie d’opera”. Sunday, December 10th at 4pm at Palazzo Torriani “C’era una volta … novella, cioccolata calda”. Along the streets of the city will be there the traditional bancherelle with Christmas products and typical products. The Santa Claus Village will also be present with the Elfi’s workshop and casinos. Children will also be able to send the letter to Santa Claus. There will also be “Ristoranti in Piazza” where you can find typical dishes from Marradi. Children will be able to watch the puppet show performed by “All’inCirco”.
Saturday 23 and Sunday 24 will be held at Piazza Agnolo “Rando Market”, Firenzuola Christmas market.
Rando Market is a new exhibition project born in Mugello with free admission. It is an event suitable for all types of public, from the youngest to those of middle age. The Christmas markets will be open from 10:00 to 21:00. The counters will offer goods of various types: from local crafts to vintage. There will also be Christmas products, typical of Mugello and Tuscany. The food and beverage outlets in the area are open from 11:00 am to 9:00 pm.
On Saturday evening there will also be a Gospel choir and the DJ set by Francesco Mascara with an aperitif in the square from 6.00 pm to 9.00 pm.