Christmas markets, roast chestnuts, ice rinks , lights and decorations… according to tradition, from 7 December (Saint Ambrose’s day, the patron saint of the city), Milan becomes more and more beautiful for Christmas time. There will be so much to do this year, from traditional Christmas events to unique exhibitions and initiatives.
Let’s start with Bianco Inverno 2015, a programme developed by the City of Milan that includes a number of events, among which are the traditional Christmas market in Piazza Duomo and the brand new Darsena Christmas Village, where children can meet Santa and grown-ups can taste delicious mulled wine. Moreover, you will be able to ice skate in many locations, such as the huge indoor rink in Piazza Gae Aulenti. To take an arty break from markets and skating, why don’t you drop by Palazzo Marino? Until 10 January you can admire the Adoration of the Shepherds by Rubens for free. If music pumps through your veins, you can’t miss the Jazz Advent Calendar in Piazza Duomo. Every night at 6pm, until 24 December, a growing number of musicians will play from the Municipality’s building and entertain you with 30 minutes of pure jazz. If you prefer classical music, try the free Christmas Concert in Duomo, on 19 December at 7:30pm.
But December in Milan offers even more. Among the numerous exhibitions two stand out, Giotto, l’Italia and Mito e Natura, or, just think of the new collections at MUDEC and Spinosaurus, that will be on display at Palazzo Dugnani until 16 January. And if you would like to get to know better two famous Milanese, visit Enzo Jannacci exhibition at Castello Sforzesco or try the series of initiatives dedicated to Leonardo da Vinci’s work in Milan.
Furtehrmore, until 13 December, La Prima Diffusa programme offers free events dedicated to Joan of Arc. For something a bit alternative, there’s Una supereroina alla Guerra dei Cent’anni at WOW Spazio Fumetto until 24 January. Comics about The Maid of Orléans are on display.
Events in MilanoaplacetoBE grow with every day… stay tuned and… Merry Christmas!