CHRISTMAS IN JESOLO
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THE SAND NATIVITY
Since 2002, the best international sand sculptors have assembled in this seaside town to create a monumental nativity scene in sand. Since then, the number of visitors to this sand nativity scene has grown year after year, becoming one of the best-known nativity scenes in all of Italy. To date, over 1 million visitors have visited the Sand Nativity.
This year’s theme for the sand nativity scene focuses on the miracles of Jesus, an invitation to consider the profound link between faith and the hope of salvation and healing.
The Jesolo Sand Nativity has moved! Jesolo’s sand nativity scene has moved a short stroll away from its customary location in Piazza Marconi to Piazza Trieste. Visitors will be accompanied on a fascinating emotional and spiritual journey, magnificently staged with a rich exhibition, monumental sculptures, painted scenery with perspective views, and olive trees.
The nativity scene can be visited from 9 December 2021– 6 February 2022.
Monday to Saturday: 9:30 am-12:30 pm and 2:30-7:30 pm
Sundays and holidays: open all day 9:30 am-7:30 pm
25 December–6 January: open all day 9:30 am-7:30 pm
Entry to the exhibition requires showing a Green Pass or equivalent certification that will be checked at the entrance. Children under the age of 12 are exempt.
The Tourist Information and Reception Office (IAT) will organize guided tours of the sand nativity scene for all visitors, school groups, and organized groups upon request.
Cost € 30 per group – max 30 people
Duration approximately 30 minutes
Visits are not conducted on Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays, or from 24 December to 9 January.
For information and reservations
tel 0421 370601
THE TOWN OF CHRISTMAS
Christmas is a festival of lights, transforming the city into an enchanted place. Christmas lights take all children back to a joyous time. This charming tradition also comes to life in Jesolo, with A Sea of Lights.
From 20 to 28 November, the theme of ice gradually turns the city blue and white as if many small candles were being lit one by one.
This magical setting becomes the backdrop to your walks along Via Bafile, the longest pedestrian island in Europe.
A touch of magic with the Ice Nativity awaits you in Jesolo’s historical center. An 8-meter-high Christmas tree stands out among the numerous decorations that illuminate the center’s streets and avenues. Two large light installations of a snowflake and a ball shine and enchant people of all ages in this festive atmosphere
On Jesolo Lido, Piazza Marconi offers a stunning Christmas-themed sand sculpture. The decorated gazebo, all lit up, creates the perfect atmosphere for immortalizing those moments of peace and joy with a selfie.
Piazzas Carducci and Trieste are a riot of luminous decorations, making Jesolo’s main street sparkle as far as Piazza Aurora and then passing through Piazza Mazzini. Large Christmas trees and splendid light displays decorate the two squares.
In Piazza Drago, a 4-meter star lights up a large Christmas tree. At the same time, the statues of a nativity scene can be seen under the Christmas lights in Piazza Casabianca.
This magical pathway of light connects the city’s squares, from Piazza del Granatiere Cortellazzo to Via dei Mille. The decorations add their sparkle to a hope-filled Christmas in Piazzas Turin, Milano, Manzoni, Drago, Brescia, Marina, and Nember.
JESOLO CHRISTMAS VILLAGE
From 27 November 2021 to 9 January 2022, Largo Augustus – Piazza Aurora
The Jesolo Christmas Village brings the magic of Christmas to the heart of Jesolo Lido. It will run from Largo Augustus through the heart of Piazza Mazzini, following the Red Carpet in Via Trentin and arriving in Piazza Aurora. The event offers an emotional experience in an amazing world where Santa Claus, his elves, and traveling acrobatic artists accompany young and old alike.
Fun is guaranteed with the Jesolo On Ice skating rink, attractions, rides, and children’s creative events, wandering musical performances, jugglers, and stilt-walkers.
The village has been extended to ensure the event’s complete safety and compliance with the anti-Covid regulations. Over 90 wooden huts and other structures will offer souvenirs, holiday lights and decorations, quality food, and all kinds of sweets and delicacies.
Two giant Christmas trees light up Piazza Mazzini and Piazza Aurora.
On Sunday, 28 November, the event opens with the lighting of the tree: at 4 pm in Piazza Aurora and 5 pm in Piazza Mazzini.
A third Christmas tree is located in Piazza Marconi, with a special Selfie area.
The village is open every day from 27 November 2021–9 January 2022, on weekdays from 2–8 pm and holidays from 10 am–8 pm
Jesolo Christmas Village will comply with the Covid-19 requirements. A Green Pass is necessary to participate in the event. Mask-wearing, even outdoors, is mandatory. Random checks will be carried out to verify Green Passes.
Opening at 3 pm on 8 December with the Great Santa Claus Parade.
Children meet Santa Claus from 11 am–1 pm and from 3 pm–6 pm on the following days: 9–12 December, 18–19 December, and 24 December–2 January.
Free Shuttle Service
A free shuttle service is available throughout the Christmas holidays, connecting the main Christmas attractions in Jesolo.
From Saturday 27 November until 9 January 2022 it will be mandatory to wear face masks outdoors, in the streets and squares where the Jesolo Christmas Village will take place. The obligation will be valid from 10.00 to 24.00.
Excluding food and drink areas, but only for the time of consuming.