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Christmas in San Giovanni Valdarno

Folklore

A rich calendar of events that will enliven the city of Masaccio for more than a month

Shows, concerts, markets, exhibitions, animations, games, workshops, activities, video mapping and an ice skating rink in Piazza Cavour. From December 2, 2023 to January 7, 2024, Christmas lights up in San Giovanni Valdarno, renewing the magic of the holiday season with a full calendar of events that will enliven the city of Masaccio for more than a month.

Friday, December 8 at 4:45 p.m.: lighting of the Christmas tree and illuminations.

Among the traditional events: the Christmas Concert (December 15) by the Municipal Concert, the Gospel for Christmas concert (December 17), the show The voice of victory - 27th edition of the Toscana Gospel Festival (December 19), street markets, New Year's Eve rush and solidarity dinners.

Many events dedicated to the youngest: children's makeup, Christmas readings, Santa Claus' house, Christmas Village and Befana.

Masaccio d'Essai and Palomar programming continues throughout the month, with animated readings, creative workshops, games and films.

From December 14 to 17, the 17th edition of the Marco Melani Prize will be held, curated by Casa Masaccio center for contemporary art.

And finally, there are as many as four exhibitions taking place over the Christmas period in San Giovanni:

  • At the Museum of Terre Nuove and the Museum of the Basilica
    "A bizarre and whimsical temperament. Giovanni da San Giovanni, a maverick painter at the Medici court" (project "Lands of the Uffizi")
  • At Casa Masaccio 
    "Orizzonti" (Horizons) with the collection of Giuseppe Iannaccone 
    “Presente e passato: la scatola di Dachau et cetera” (Present and past: the box of Dachau etc) exhibition of paintings, drawings and etchings by  Marco Fidolini
  • At Cappella dei Pellegrini
    exhibition nativity scenes “Francesco, la ricchezza della povertà” (Francesco, the wealth of the poverty)