Thank God it’s Christmas

9 November 2017 by Federica Ghimenti
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Halloween is over and you already start thinking about Christmas lights.

Because Christmas is like building a Barbie house or a car trail … Christmas is not a day of the year, Christmas is prepared, it’s set up. Advent weekends, December 8th, Christmas gifts, Christmas markets.

Sometimes I wonder why this collective folly for the birthday of Jesus. Maybe this holiday period has so remote roots that we do not even know how to give a meaningful explanation to our mood. It is also true that even the most serious and orthodox people are unlikely to withstand the Christmas climate and so we are overwhelmed by a stronger feeling than we do not even feel the lack of sunshine, because the sun brings it inside us and we expect it to flourish new year, newer, more beautiful and better. Like a baby who is born and still has everything to learn, he does not know anything about our prisons, but looks only for the future and the future in his eyes is amazing.

Today I propose you one of the most beautiful events in our area: Natalia.

For a few years in the fairy frame of the Cloister of the Convent of Franciscan Friars of Fucecchio in December, this magical event takes place thanks to the commitment of all citizenship, but especially to the people of Contrada Porta Raimonda who, in addition to competing for the Palio of Fucecchio in May, during the year come up with several events to engage neighborhood residents and more.

In recent editions the event has taken on a dimension that also attract tourists from other countries.

Below I enclose the full program of the event, I hope you like it and that yours is a dense Christmas of events, but above all of inner peace.

PROGRAM OF EVENTS AND EXHIBITIONS

SUNDAY DECEMBER 3

THE MORNING OF NATALIA

11:45 pm: Inauguration Ceremony; cutting the ribbon in the presence of the municipal administration, Santa Claus and all the characters of Natalia.

12.00 pm: Greetings from the organization and the authorities.

12.15 pm: Opening of the area of ​​the “6th Draw Competition and Poetry Nedo Nencioni”, Elf Laboratory and Art Nativity.

LUNCH IN NATALIA

12.30 am: Opening of “Santa Claus Tavern”, with typical dishes of Christmas tradition. No reservation required.

THE AFTERNOON OF NATALIA

15.00 hrs: Baby Christmas Dance with the elves of the Parade

15.20: Magical Show with Magician Gianluca and Stefano Orselli directly from Italy’s got Talent

16.00 pm: CHURCH BABY PARADE (Piazza della Vergine, via Trieste, Corso Matteotti, Largo Montanelli, Via Landini Marchiani, Piazza XX Settembre and back to Piazza La Vergine) with 100 figurines, the Queen of the Snow, our Mascotte Rudolph the reindeer, the toy factory and the big Santa Claus wagon with sled and reindeer.

17.00: The 4-meter-long Christmas Tree lighting ceremony featuring “Magic Christmas” by all the characters of Natalia with the participation of Raffaella Zambelli, Luca Nesti, Silvia Cirrito and the children of the Athena Dance Team of San Miniato Basso (PI )

17.30 pm: Magic show with Magician Gianluca and Stefano Orselli directly from Italy’s got Talent

FRIDAY 8 DECEMBER

THE MORNING OF NATALIA

10.30 am opening of the doors of the village of Santa Claus, Breakfast at the confectionery of the Elfe and the Biscuits, Elf Laboratory, the Rudolph Bottle, Art Nativity, Santa Claus House and post office.

LUNCH IN NATALIA

12.30am – 2.30pm Opening of “Santa Claus Tavern”, with typical dishes of Christmas tradition. No reservation required.

THE AFTERNOON IN NATALIA

3:30 pm: Baby Christmas Dance with the Parade Elves

16.15 pm: CHRISTMAS PARADE PARADE (Piazza della Vergine, Via Trieste, Corso Matteotti, Largo Montanelli, Via Landini Marchiani, Piazza XX Settembre and back to Piazza La Vergine) with 100 figurines, the Queen of the Snow, our new Rudolph Mascot The reindeer, the toy factory, the Butterfly Dance Studio dance body and the big Santa Claus wagon with sledge and reindeer.

17.15 hours: FROZEN Elsa, Anna and Olaf will keep company with all the kids with songs, baby dance, children makeup and more, for an afternoon …. Iced!

SUNDAY DECEMBER 10

THE MORNING OF NATALIA

10.30 am opening of the doors of the village of Santa Claus, Breakfast at the confectionery of the Elfe and the Biscuits, Elf Laboratory, the Rudolph Bottle, Art Nativity, Santa Claus House and post office.

LUNCH IN NATALIA

12.30 am: Opening of “Santa Claus Tavern”, with typical dishes of Christmas tradition. No reservation required.

THE NATALIA POMERIGGIO

15.00 hrs: Baby Christmas Dance with the elves of the Parade

3:30 pm: “Christmas in Fairy”, animated fairy tales in the Elves workshop by Blume. After reading much animated activity with Blume’s staff.

16.15 pm: CHRISTMAS PARADE PARADE (Piazza della Vergine, Via Trieste, Corso Matteotti, Largo Montanelli, Via Landini Marchiani, Piazza XX Settembre and back to Piazza La Vergine) with 100 figurines, the Queen of the Snow, our new Rudolph Mascot The reindeer, the toy factory, the Butterfly Dance Studio dance body and the big Santa Claus wagon with sledge and reindeer.

17.15 pm: Natalia arrives …. THE MINIONS!

SUNDAY DECEMBER 17

THE MORNING OF NATALIA

10.30 am opening of the doors of the village of Santa Claus, Breakfast at the confectionery of the Elfe and the Biscuits, Elf Laboratory, the Rudolph Bottle, Art Nativity, Santa Claus House and post office.

LUNCH IN NATALIA

12.30 am: Opening of “Santa Claus Tavern”, with typical dishes of Christmas tradition. No reservation required.

THE AFTERNOON OF NATALIA

3 pm: “Christmas in fairy tale”, animated fairy tales in the Elves workshop by Blume. After reading much animated activity with Blume’s staff.

15.30 pm Magic show with Magatella

16.15 pm: CHRISTMAS PARADE PARADE (Piazza della Vergine, Via Trieste, Corso Matteotti, Largo Montanelli, Via Landini Marchiani, Piazza XX Settembre and back to Piazza La Vergine) with 100 figurines, the Queen of the Snow, our new Rudolph Mascot The reindeer, the toy factory, the Butterfly Dance Studio dance body and the big Santa Claus wagon with sledge and reindeer.

5 pm: Magic Bubbles – a show of soap bubbles with the Magatella

JANUARY, 6 2018

15.30: Prize of the 6th Draw Competition and Poetry Nedo Nencioni

17.00: Flight of the Befana – by C.A.I Italian Alpine Club – a befana “will fly” from the roof of the Cloister.

5.30 pm: The befana gives a stocking to all children and the elf workshop for the attendees

19.00 hrs: drawing of lottery and closing ceremony of Santa Claus country.

>>> EXTRA NATALIA <<<

From December 2 to January 6 ICE LEATHER JACKET (always open)

CHRISTMAS MARKETS (Christmas Organization Up) December, 16-17 2017

*** Christmas Train *** – December 2, a magical Christmas train will accompany you around Fucecchio. All Saturdays and Sundays (CCN organization)

Natalia – the magical village of Santa Claus Parade adheres to the bill of events promoted by the municipal administration “Natale a Fucecchio”

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