How wonderful is Christmas in San Marino! Every year the Christmas festivities bring magic to the Mountn Titan: throughout December and January the “Christmas of Wonders – Natale delle Meraviglie” takes place, a traditional Christmas event with typical Christmas markets and many shows, entertainment for children, but also for adults with the great New Year’s Eve party.
The atmosphere in San Marino warms up and the festive mood makes squares and alleys sparkle with lights and decorations with a rich program of events until Epiphany.
Each year the theme and events change and always offer new attractions and shows for visitors to the historic center, you can check the official program at visitsanmarino.com.
Plus, enlivening the downtown districts: street performers, jugglers, concerts, live music and shows. Throughout the Christmas season, restaurants offer themed menus with typical holiday dishes.
Main appointment are the Christmas Markets, with characteristic wooden huts where to find inspiration for big and small gifts, including local crafts, decorations, gifts and clothing but also gastronomy: irresistible in fact the banquets of sweets and typical San Marino products.
Market opening dates and times:
December: 6 – 8, 13 and 14, 20 – 31
January: 1 – 6
10 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Dec. 25 and Jan. 1 only from 3 to 7:30 p.m.
Next to the market is the Village of Wonders a fun trail of games, entertainment and workshops entirely dedicated to families with children and lovers of Christmas settings. Here you will find the House of Santa Claus and many little houses of the Elves, his helpers: the storyteller, the child makeup artist and the letter carrier, in charge of collecting all the letters with requests to be fulfilled on Christmas night.
Ice skating rink
The special attraction of the village is the large natural ice rink, in the picturesque setting of the Crossbow Quarry, where you can test yourself with slides and pirouettes, even with the little ones!
Ice rink opening times and dates:
During market days from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Dec. 25 and Jan. 1 only from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Weekdays from 2:30 pm to 8 pm.
New year’s eve in San Marino
On New Year’s Eve, the Mount Titan lights up with the great New Year’s Eve Party under the stars in San Marino City at Piazzale Lo Stradone, from 9 p.m., with concerts, music and dancing with DJs, tastings, Midnight toast and the ever-present and fascinating fireworks display.
Here is a preview of Christmas in San Marino: