Christmas in Milan
Resting on Christmas in Milan, you will see how the city will be transformed, namely, how the city streets will come to life and illuminate with thousands of multi-colored lights.
Features of celebrating Christmas in Milan
Before Christmas (8 days before the holiday), dzamponyars appear who walk the city streets, sing songs, play musical instruments, and arrange mini-performances. For the holiday, Italians decorate a Christmas tree, hang garlands and wreaths of spruce branches everywhere, decorating them with branches and holly berries.
In Italian families, a turkey stuffed with veal, apple, walnuts, chestnuts, bacon, pear, herbs, brandy is put on the Christmas table; smoked salmon; lentils (it is believed that the more you eat, the richer you will be next year); homemade cappelletti; Christmas cake (panettone) with candied fruits, nuts, spices, raisins. In addition to various sweets, there is also a gingerbread dough Christmas manger on the table. And tourists for Christmas dinner can go to the restaurant "Casanova" - there they will be able to feel the Christmas atmosphere while enjoying traditional Italian dishes.
Entertainment and celebrations in Milan
There is no time to be bored in Milan - shopping malls and brand shops, as well as Christmas markets are waiting for guests during the idle time..
To find the wonderland ("Villagio delle Miraviglie"), you need to go to the Municipal Garden of Indro Montanelli - here you will find shopping, the house of the local Santa Claus (Babbo Natale), an ice rink and a fair where you can buy New Year's gifts and Christmas decorations.
Throughout the winter, you can visit a wide variety of operas at the La Scala theater.
On January 6, in Milan, you should see the procession of the Magi (the oldest tradition in the city).
Christmas markets and fairs in Milan
Milan invites you to visit the L'Artigianoinfiera Christmas market - walking from one pavilion to another, visitors will be able to buy clothes, gastronomy (if you wish, you can taste Italian cuisine), accessories from the best masters of different countries and regions.
Paolo Sarpi Street in mid-December is worth a visit to the "Sarpiintown" Christmas event: this street will become a real Christmas village with music, retail and traditional food.
Another interesting fair is "Oh Bej! Oh Bej!": It offers products and products of apprentices, artisans, wrought iron and copper craftsmen, florists, artists, toy manufacturers, printed materials and books.
As for winter shopping, the winter sales start right after Christmas - in search of the necessary goods, you can go to the shops located along the streets of Montenapoleone and Manzoni.