"It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas, everywhere you go..." (I can't help it!) This month's festivities are directed to the lovers of Christmas, St. Nick, Babbo Natale, La Befana & holiday markets than just food ...'cause it's the holiday season! (cue the music!)
Below is a list of annual events in Le Marche, if you have a favorite of your own - please add them below!
December 2011 Events in Le Marche
Candele dal mondo - 1st & 2nd weekend
Candles from the world - Christmas market of candles & crafts, exhibitions, musical entertainment, living nativity scene and local food & wine - all day. Free shuttle form 10am - 9:30pm. During the festivities they shut down all the lights of the town - only to be lite by candle-light!
Eventi natalizi - all month
Christmas events all month with entertainment in the old center, Christmas markets, concerts & more.
Mercatino di Natale - 1st Sunday
Christmas market all day at the cloister di San Marco
Montemaggiore al Metauro
Mercatino di Natale - 1st Sunday, 8th of December & 2nd Sunday
Christmas market from 2:00pm in the old center
Mercatino di Natale - 8th
Christmas market with gift ideas, artists & chestnuts for everyone!
Forum shopping - Sundays
Christmas events on Sunday afternoons with typical products of the season, tastings, music, entertainment for children & more in the old center.
Nel castello di Babbo Natale - 1st, 2nd, 3rd Sunday & 8th of December
Christmas market in the castle.
Il paese del Natale - 1st, 2nd, 3rd Sunday & 8th of December
Christmas goodies, live entertainment with a visit from Santa Clause and pipers, special menus for Advent in the restaurants of town.
Mercatino natalizio - first 2 weeks
Christmas market all day in the old center
Il vecchio mercato a Mercato Vecchio
Opening of wine cantinas (Saturday evening). Christmas market and refreshments on Sunday all day. +39.0722.75110
Fiera di Santa Lucia - Sunday after December 13th
Christmas market, antiques, local products, refreshments & more -in the old center.
Mercatino di Natale - Sunday before Christmas
Christmas market all day
Traditional festival of Christmas events, with "father Christmas" descending from the bell tower. Holiday markets & much more.
Evviva arriva Babbo Natale - 24th
Santa Clause arrives in town with little presents for the girls & boys
Natale in piazza - 24th
After midnight Mass, children are presented with candies & gifts
Festa sotto l'albero- 24th
Festival under the tree - chestnuts, wine & music under the Christmas tree
Spettacolo pirotecnico dalla fortezza - December 31st
Firework display from the fortress