Nativity scenes and Christmas markets in Sicily

Published on December 14, 2012


In Sicily a few years now is becoming more and more Nordic tradition of Christmas markets that animate the entire period of the Christmas holidays in various locations. MEOBOOT this an unmissable opportunity, and not only for tourists, to dive into the colorful world of handmade creations, the discovery of a gift idea or simply browse the various stalls surrounded the characteristic atmosphere of the holiday season. The Sicilian Christmas, as well as maintaining the character of the religious festival, expresses its vitality festive fire especially in the mountain villages, where, on Christmas Eve bonfires are lit luminaries and, as if to warm the baby Jesus. You We present a non-exhaustive overview of Christmas events taking place in the island.
Christmas 2012 in Palermo – from December 6 to January 6, 2013
Christmas markets, fairs, exhibition of Christmas cribs in the neighborhoods of the city. The program of Christmas full of events, concerts, exhibitions, guided tours, parades, exhibitions, cultural events and exhibitions, Nativity scenes and impromptu painting, festivals and tastings will take place in different areas of the city, Piazza Marina in Via Roma, Via Ruggero Settimo the street Maqueda, Crosses Square to Via Dante from Liberty Street to Via Sciuti till Sferracavallo.
Christmas markets in Bagheria, Palermo – from 5 December to 23 December
Piazza Marshal Messina, tend under a structure of approx. 200, hobbyists and local farms meet to offer visitors the right idea for Christmas presents.
Christmas market in Messina
Like many places in Sicily, Messina also offers its citizens the typical Christmas market. The location chosen is the historic Galleria Occhipinti (former Santa Marta), which is reopened to house the works of creative ingenuity and craft proposals by numerous artisans and the province of Messina. Unmissable opportunity to go in search of Christmas presents the most original and delicious.
Christmas market in Capo d’Orlando, Messina
Until January 6, 2013, the entire island pedestrian Via Crispi will host the “Christmas Market” which will be hosted in twelve log cabins. Pastry chefs and bakers will enjoy their Christmas specialties, while real embroidery artists, will exhibit works that are works of art.
Live nativity scene in Saint Lucia del Mela, Messina – 25-26-30 December, January 1 to 6, from 17:00 to 20:00.
The “Living Nativity luciese” is a real theatrical representation that allows visitors to immerse themselves totally in reality, enveloped by the scents, sounds, the litany, the music of the same representation, but also the flavors of the foods that have the opportunity to taste during the journey. This creates a direct contact between set-actor and the visitor who talk and interact. Tastings, guided tours by appointment.
Christmas market in Barcellona Pozzo di Gotto, Messina – from 19 December to 6 January
First edition of “Christmas in Barcelona P.G. 2012 “. At the trade show, to be held in the premises of the Garden Oasis and in Piazza San Sebastiano, will present local production that will try to capture all the product categories related to the culinary and craft products. Will be an opportunity for everyone to make known their products, materials related to local culture and processing techniques.
Christmas in Catania – From 2 December to 6 January
Christmas 2012 in Catania, rich array of artistic events, exhibitions, music, performances, exhibition of Christmas cribs from Sicily, Christmas markets, in the historic city center. The program also includes the presentation of the underwater crib, high statues up to 90 cm, will be lying on the bottom, near the pier of the port, exhibitions of local crafts and much more.
Christmas Market Caltagirone, Catania – from November 17 to eight in January
Crafts, Christmas decorations, nativity scenes, local products, food and wine and more. Caltagirone for many years is one of the richest municipalities of Christmas initiatives, with crib exhibitions, shows and Christmas markets.
Christmas market in Trecastagni, Catania – from one December to 10 January
Christmas in Trecastagni (Ct). Living Nativity, Display of Nativity scenes, tasting local products, Christmas Market. 1 December / January 10th “Christmas Market” in Trecastagni which is characteristic of the high mountain country. In the welcoming setting of Piazza Marconi, they will set up the wooden houses in the typical Nordic style, rich in the decorative lights and typical culinary and otherwise. Parade of the “Living Nativity”, “Display of Cribs” and tasting of local products.
Christmas in Erice, Trapani – from eight December to 6 January
The magic of Christmas in the enchanting scenery of medieval Erice, including bagpipers, Christmas markets, nativity scenes and beautiful medieval festivals. A wide range of events and cultural initiatives: concerts, folk shows, theater performances, tastings, film screenings, exhibitions.
Christmas Art in Comiso, Ragusa – December
The idea of ​​the classic Christmas market is transformed into a showcase of Christmas in that match also moments of cultural and artistic interests. Christmas Art with its numerous exhibitors, offers a wide variety of ideas for Christmas gifts. A pleasant and original way to start the Christmas season.
Christmas market in Caltanissetta – from eight December to 6 January
Christmas markets of Caltanissetta will take place along the Corso Umberto, where the stalls dressed up will offer delicious homegrown sweet specialties alongside traditional products typical of Christmas, Christmas tree and the crib, embroidered fabrics, handcrafted gift items, the Our ceramic and artistic products of various kinds. There will also be various festivals and tastings, accompanied by the m unique artists and bagpipers, to live together the magic of Christmas.
Christmas in Syracuse – from 14 December to 6 January
Neapolitan crib exhibition of ‘700, concerts, demonstrations and live nativity scene. The event will offer the opportunity for children to participate in various workshops.
Christmas in Palazzolo Acreide, Syracuse – from 22 December to 6 January
Nativity scenes on display, along a route that involves the most characteristic areas of the historic center. On 25 and 26 December from 18.00 to 20.30 a live nativity scene, “And nasciu lu Bambineddu. And more concerts and carols, the streets sounds of bagpipes, city cultural, theater and exhibitions. Additionally, at the Museum of the Nativity, exposure of numerous “Cribs craft”, which are inspired by country life Iblei and often as background buildings Palazzolo. Also you can admire numerous Cribs craft at “La Casa-Museo Antonino Uccello”, and the Church of the Quarter “Scaliddi.