The tree in Piazza Vittorio and the maxi nativity scene: Christmas in Turin between shows, concerts and magic

It will not be the absence of market stalls to compromise the Christmas atmosphere of Turin. Let’s start with the symbol of Christmas par excellence, the tree. It will be 22 meters high, from this year it will find space in Piazza Vittorio and will consist of a steel supporting structure on which 35,000 LED bulbs will rest which will allow different plays of light. Super confirmed – but away from Piazza San Carlo in favor of Piazza Vittorio – also the advent calendar and the Luzzati nativity scene.

In the Cathedral, a monumental crib of 40 square meters will be set up by a master of the Lucanian tradition, Francesco Artese. The work, which will be inaugurated on 7 December and will be open until 2 February, will be inspired by Matera, will tell the values ​​and traditions of the people of the South and will also pay homage to the social saints.

Within the program of the Regio Metropolitano, the Teatro Regio will perform a Christmas concert with free admission upon reservation at the Church of the Holy Face on Saturday 18 December.

Alongside these more traditional initiatives (not organized by Palazzo Civico), it is proposed to offer families a series of magical themed animations for children, which had already been scheduled for last Christmas, but which have been postponed pending an epidemiological framework. more positive and four concerts of sacred music in churches. The task of setting up the entertainment offer will be up to Loop Media Network, a company that won the tender two years ago which has reshaped the project by adapting to the new guidelines to keep infections under control.

The “Magic of Christmas” will therefore be told through various interactive itineraries – including Harry Potter themed – which will start from Piazza Castello and end under the tree in Piazza Vittorio: to participate, simply download the dedicated app. Over the weekend, after the opening of the Advent calendar, in Piazza Vittorio it will be possible to attend the “A variety Xmas Show”, four appointments with Italian and international artists.

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The Municipality is also working to create another event, called for now “Christmas diffus” to be held in Pavilion 3 of Turin Expositions in concert with the councilors for Decentralization, Suburbs and Urban Regeneration Projects and Major Events in collaboration with the city districts. “It will be an initiative open to all citizens, aimed at presenting the cultural activities in place and rooted in the territory of each Circumscription in two days, preparatory to the realization of a permanent activity that will be built” they explain from the City. “It will be an” animated exhibition “, a showcase, a moment of visibility given to the work of the districts and associations that work in the territories on the occasion of the Christmas holidays”. –


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