Pisa city of Christmas

Pisa città del Natale
Pisa città del Natale
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Once again this year, the Municipality of Pisa is organising a rich programme of events to celebrate Christmas: not only the traditional markets, but also travelling shows for adults and children, light installations and Christmas arrangements in the city's main squares. Plus creative workshops, ice sculptors and renewed lighting.

Lighting, trees and Christmas decorations. Renovated Christmas decorations and installations in the old town, in the districts and on the coastline. In Piazza della Stazione citizens and visitors will be greeted by a giant three-dimensional star with a tail, measuring 22x7.5 metres. In piazza Vittorio, on the other hand, there will be a structure measuring 8 by 3 metres with the illuminated inscription '2024'. It will be possible to cross the inscription through a pedestrian archway in the number '0'. Along the streets of the historical centre, lighting will be installed that will recall a starry sky. A three-dimensional star measuring 6 metres high and 7 metres wide will be placed in Piazza Gambacorti. In Piazza Garibaldi, Piazza XX Settembre, Piazza Cairoli and Piazza Manin, the lighting wires will start from a central point of the square until they widen out to cover it all, thus forming pagodas. In Piazza XX Settembre, the traditional Christmas tree, with the façade of the newly renovated Palazzo Pretorio, on which a videomapping of a starry sky will be projected. Along Ponte di Mezzo, two light curtains will be installed on both sides, connecting the two sides of the city. In Largo Ciro Menotti a large luminous gift pack measuring 4 metres by 4. Piazza Dante will also be illuminated, where luminous figures will be installed to recreate an ice effect. Finally, in Piazza Belvedere in Tirrenia and in Piazza XXV Aprile in Putignano, two three-dimensional trees on a self-supporting structure 5 metres high will be installed.

As for the 'traditional' trees. On 8 December, the lighting of the large decorated tree in Piazza XX Settembre. Also in the city centre, other Christmas decorations will be installed in Piazza della Berlina and at the Church of San Michele in Borgo. On the coast, Piazza delle Baleari in Marina and Eliopoli in Calambrone will be involved. Moving on to the neighbourhoods, Christmas compositions at Cep, Putignano, San Giusto, Gagno, Sant'Ermete, Riglione, via Fiorentina, via di Cisanello, via Amendola, I Passi, via Bargagna, Oratoio and at the Viale delle Piagge roundabout.


Saturday 25 NOVEMBER

Inauguration events with ribbon-cutting ceremony with godmother HONOR HOST ANNA FALCHI - 12.00 noon

Opening of huts and ice rink - Piazza Vittorio Emanuele

Opening of stands and Santa's house - Logge di Banchi - 3.00 p.m.

Lighting of the light parcel - Largo, Ciro Menotti - 5 p.m.

Juggling and fire show at the ice rink - 3 p.m.

Itinerant band through the streets of the centre - 4 p.m.

Gospel performance - Piazza Garibaldi - 5 p.m.

Sunday 26 NOVEMBER

Christmas workshop with elves - Largo Ciro Menotti - 3.30-6 p.m.

Wooden games - Piazza del Carmine - 3.30-7 p.m.

Performance by local 'Ghezzi Dance School' and 'Body Lab School' - Piazza XX Settembre - 4.00 p.m.

Saturday 2 DECEMBER

Father Christmas's corner with his elf - Via S. Francesco - 3.30-6 p.m.

Street band through the streets of the centre - 4.30-6.30 p.m.

Gospel Choir - Via San Francesco - 5 p.m.


Wooden games - Largo Ciro Menotti - 3.30 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Recycling workshops - Piazza del Carmine - 3.00-6.00 p.m.

Motofolk through the streets of the city centre - 3.30-6.30 p.m.

Luminous butterfly on stilts - Borgo Stretto - 5 p.m.

ICE SHOW by the ice sculptor - Piazza Garibaldi - 5.00 p.m.

Wednesday 6 DECEMBER

National Puppet Theatre of the Ferraiolo Family - Piazza Pertini - 4.30 p.m. and 5.30 p.m.

Lighting of the Christmas Tree - Piazza Pertini - 5.00 p.m.

Thursday 7 DECEMBER

Ferraiolo Family National Puppet Theatre - Piazza XX Settembre - 5.00 p.m. and 6.00 p.m.


Santa's corner with his elf - Marina di Pisa - 3.30 p.m. to 6 p.m.

National Puppet Theatre of the Ferraiolo Family - Piazza Baleari - Marina di Pisa - 3.30 p.m. and 4.15 p.m.

Lighting of the Christmas Tree Piazza Baleari - Marina di Pisa - 4.00 p.m.

Banco Alimentare for collection of basic foodstuffs - Largo Ciro Menotti - 4.00 p.m. to 6.30 p.m.

Circus school with final trapeze show - Piazza XX Settembre - 3.00 p.m.

Travelling show with Christmas songs "Bonamici School" - Corso Italia - Borgo Stretto - 5.00 p.m. - https://www.turismo.pisa.it/en/eventi/bonamici-childrens-choir

Lighting of the Christmas Tree and Christmas Carols "Bonamici School" - Piazza XX Settembre - 6 p.m. - https://www.turismo.pisa.it/en/eventi/bonamici-childrens-choir

Saturday 9 DECEMBER

Christmas Market - Tirrenia - 10 a.m. to 7.30 p.m.

Goblin Magician - Via Oberdan - 3.30 p.m.-6.30 p.m.

Bagpipers in the streets of the centre - 4.30 p.m. - 6.30 p.m.

Sunday 10 DECEMBER

Non-professional and artisans' market - Piazza Garibaldi - 10 a.m. to 7.30 p.m.

Monday 11 DECEMBER

Solidarity Lunch "Christmas for all" - Chamber of Commerce - 12 noon


From Friday 15 DECEMBER to Sunday 24 DECEMBER Artisan Market - Piazza Garibaldi and Via San Francesco

Friday 15 DECEMBER

Music review Ricky Castellini in duo "The Bordeline Club" - Pizza del Carmine - 6-8 p.m.

Saturday 16 DECEMBER

L&M in blues music review "The Bordeline Club" - Piazza del Carmine - 6-8 p.m.

Sunday 17 DECEMBER

Wooden games - Piazza XX Settembre - 3.30-7 p.m.

Puppet theatre - Piazza del Carmine - 3.00-6.30 p.m.

Wednesday 20 DECEMBER

Musical review Zerbo one man in blues "The Bordeline Club" - Largo Ciro Menotti - 6.00-8.00 p.m.

Thursday 21 DECEMBER

Musical review Mimmo Mollica and Michele Biondi - The roots of the blues "The Bordeline Club" - Piazza d'Ancona - 6.00-8.00 p.m.

Friday 22 DECEMBER

Christmas Market - Piazza Dante - 10 a.m. to 7.30 p.m.

Music review Peggy Sue and The Sexual Chocolate "The Bordeline Club" - Piazza Sant'Omobono - 6 pm-8 p.m.

Saturday 23 DECEMBER

Harp, violin and sax performance - 4-6 p.m.

I Musici - in the streets of the town centre - 4-6 p.m.

Music review Max Paconi - The best of rock'n'roll blues from the 50s/60s "The Bordeline Club" - Piazza della Pera - 6.00 p.m.-8.00 p.m.

Sunday 24 DECEMBER

Dance performance by La Famiglia Danzante "On the ways of Christmas" - Piazza XX Settembre - 5.00 p.m.

Wednesday, 27 DECEMBER

Dance performance "Non una di meno" by La Famiglia Danzante - Piazza XX Settembre - 5 p.m.

Sunday 31 DECEMBER

End-of-year concert - Piazza dei Cavalieri


Firework display - Ponte di Mezzo - 12.00 p.m.

Saturday 6 JANUARY 2024

Market - Marina di Pisa 10.00 a.m.-7.30 p.m. - CANCELLED DUE TO BAD WEATHER 

Befana on stilts - Marina di Pisa - 3.00 p.m.-6.00 p.m. - CANCELLED DUE TO BAD WEATHER

ALL WEEKENDS FROM SATURDAY 25 NOVEMBER TO SATURDAY 23 DECEMBER AND FRIDAY 8 DECEMBER Santa with his elf awaits you in his house at the Logge di Banchi, for the collection of letters.