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Christmas in the town centre

Markets, exhibitions, concerts, nativity scenes, workshops.

December 2019 - January 2020

Timetable

Lights in the town 

December 7
Light Night

International Day of disabled people. Music and light will turn Reggio Emilia into an intimate and unexpected town, able to to tell symbolically the difference. In the town centre.
Cocktails by candlelight, shop windows lit up with magic, concerts and dj-sets to celebrate the fragility of all people with/in the town.
Walk of Banda degli Strani. From Piazza Fontanesi to Piazza Prampolini. Start at 5.30 p.m.
Chameleon Mime, Julie’s Haircut and Mara Redeghieri in concert. In Piazza Prampolini. At 6.00 p.m.

December 14 - January 12
Piazza Martiri del 7 luglio
Christmas Spheres
Installation

December 14 - January 12
Piazza della Vittoria
Luminous Santa Claus
Installation

 

Christmas markets

December 7, 15
9.00 a.m. - 7.00 p.m.
Piazza Martiri del 7 Luglio
Christmas in the square
Handmade products, food and wine. Direct sale, tastings and promotions of the typical and traditional productions.

December 8, 21-23
9.00 a.m. - 7.00 p.m.
Piazza Prampolini
Christmas in the square
Handmade products, food and wine. Direct sale, tastings and promotions of the typical and traditional productions.

December 7
8.00 a.m. - 7.00 p.m.
Via Emilia Santo Stefano
Christmas at Santo Stefano
Handmade products, typical products and open shops

December 14-15
9.30 a.m. - 7.30 p.m.
Piazza Prampolini
Piedmont Regional Market

 

Entertainment for children and teenagers 

December 14-24
Piazza Martiri del 7 Luglio
Santa Claus Village
Monday-Friday 3.30 - 6.30 p.m.
December 14-15, 21-22: 10.30 a.m. - 12.30 p.m. and 3.30 - 6.30 p.m.
December 24: 10.00 a.m. - 1.00 p.m.

 

December 1, 2019 - February 16, 2020 
Ice skating rink 
Piazza della Vittoria

Monday-Friday 2.00 - 11.30 p.m.
Saturday, Sunday and holidays 10.00 a.m. - 11.30 p.m.

December 21 - January 6
every day 10.00 a.m. - 11.30 p.m.

Extraordinary opening times
December 24: 10.00 a.m.- 7.00 p.m.
December 25: 2.00 - 11.30 p.m.
December 31: 10.00 a.m. - 2.30 a.m.

Afternoon and night shows
December 13, 24-25, 31, January 6, February 14

Costs: Euros 8.00; Euros 6.00 (reduced); ice skate rental: Euros 2.00.
Info: phone 0039 377 0857349.

 

December 14-24
Santa Claus miniature train  
Piazza Martiri del 7 luglio
every day 10.30 a.m. - 1.00 p.m. and 3.30 - 7.00 p.m.
December 24: 10.00 a.m. - 1.00 p.m.

Start every 30’, free offer.

 

Nativity scenes  

November 24, 2019 - January 6, 2020
Nativity scenes of the Saints and the Sanctuaries
Contemporaneity of Christ and people unity
Baptistery - piazza Prampolini
Opening hours: Tuesday-Sunday 9.00 a.m - 1.00 p.m. and 3.00 - 7.00 p.m.; closed Monday.
Info: Diocese of Reggio Emilia-Guastalla phone 0039 0522 1757930.

November 24, 2019 - January 6, 2020
Nativity scenes
Via San Rocco, 8 (beside ex Cinema Ambra)
Opening days: every day 10.00 a.m. - 12.30 p.m. and 4.00 - 7.00 p.m.
Info: Grade Onlus Foundation phone 0039 0522 296888; William (reservation of group tours) phone 0039 335 437256.

December 24, 2019 (Christmas Night at midnight) - January 31, 2020
Ghiara nativity scene
Basilica della Ghiara - corso Garibaldi, 44
Opening hours: 9.00 a.m. - 12.00 and 4.30 - 7.30 p.m. (except during Masses).
Info: Basilica della Ghiara phone 0039 0522 439707.

December 21
"Play yourself with us. Generations new protagonists in the world"
Parade representation from the church square of San Prospero Basilica, piazza San Prospero, to the church square of the Cathedral, piazza Prampolini (in case of bad weather, the event will take place in the Cathedral).
4.00 p.m.
Info: AVSI (Association of Volunteers for International Service) phone 0039 339 4306219; 0039 380 1831792.

 

Christmas concerts 

December 7
9.00 p.m.
Ghiara Church, corso Garibaldi 44

December 14
5.00 p.m.
Tricolour Flag Hall, piazza Prampolini

December 14
8.00 p.m.
San Pietro and Prospero Church, via Emilia San Pietro 29

December 15
4.00 p.m.
Galleria Cavour, Isolato San Rocco

December 22
6.00 p.m.
Teatro Ariosto, corso Cairoli 1

December 22
6.00 p.m.
Santo Stefano Church, via Emilia Santo Stefano 30

December 27
9.00 p.m. 
San Giovanni Evangelista Church, piazzetta san Giovanni

January 3
9.00 p.m.
Conference Hall - Diocesan Museum, via Vittorio Veneto

 

Exhibitions and guided tours 

November 30, 2019 - January 6, 2020
Spazio Gerra, piazza XXV Aprile 2 
Enrico Fontanelli · Offlaga Disco Pax · catalogue 2003-2013
Opening hours: Friday-Sunday 10.00 a.m. - 1.00 p.m. and 4.00 - 8.00 p.m.
Extraordinary openings: December 26 and January 6: 10.00 a.m. - 1.00 p.m. and 4.00 - 8.00 p.m.
Info: phone 0039 0522 585654

December 7, 2019 - March 8, 2020
Museum Palace, via Spallanzani 1
From Guercino to Boulanger. Reggio Virgin Mary, diffusion of a miraculous image
Exhibition dedicated to the diffusion in the artistic field of the miraculous image of the Virgin Mary.
Inauguration: December 7 at 4.30 p.m.
Saturday, Sunday and holidays: 10.00 a.m. - 1.00 p.m. and 4.00 - 7.00 p.m.
Extraordinary openings: December 24, 27, 31, January 2-3: 9.00 a.m. 12.00; December 25, January 1: 4.00 - 7.00 p.m.

December 14, 2019 - March 1, 2020
Palazzo da Mosto, via Mari 7
Zavattini beyond the borders
Documentary exhibition dedicated to Cesare Zavattini (Luzzara, RE, 1902 - Rome, 1989) on the occasion of the thirtieth anniversary of his death.
Saturday, Sunday and holidays: 10.00 a.m. - 7.00 p.m; December 26, 2019 and January 6, 2020: 10.00 a.m. - 7.00 p.m.; January 1, 2020: 3.00 - 7.00; closed December 25, 2019.

December 21, 2019 - January 12, 2020
Parmeggiani Gallery, corso Cairoli 2
Anna Cantoni
Anthologic exhibition on the occasion of the centennial of the birth of the artist 1919-2019.
Inauguration: December 21 at 11.00 a.m.
Opening hours: Tuesday-Friday 9.00 a.m. - 12.00; Saturday-Sunday 10.00 a.m. - 1.00 p.m. and 4.00 - 7.00 p.m.
Extraordinary openings: December 24, 31: 9.00 a.m. - 12.00; December 26: 10.00 a.m. - 1.00 p.m. and 4.00 - 7.00 p.m.; December 25, January 1: 4.00 - 7.00 p.m.

October 19, 2019 - January 19, 2020
Panizzi Library, via Farini 3
A Reggio Emilia-born physicist in Paris. Giovanni Battista Venturi and a new image of Leonardo da Vinci
Exhibition dedicated to Giovanni Battista Venturi (1746-1822) and his relationship with the work of the genius.
Opening hours: Monday-Saturday 9.00 a.m. - 8.00 p.m.; Sunday 10.00 a.m. - 1.00 p.m.; December 24-31: 10.00 a.m. - 1.00 p.m.; closed holidays.

October 24, 2019 - March 8, 2020
San Pietro Cloisters, via Emilia San Pietro 44/c
"Portrait of a Lady" by the Correggio. A masterpiece from the Saint Petersburg Hermitage Museum
Exhibition of one of the Renaissance masterpieces: the Portrait of Young Lady by Antonio Allegri known as the Correggio (c.1489-1534).
Opening hours: Tuesday-Friday 10.00 a.m. - 1.00 p.m. and 3.00 - 7.00 p.m.; Saturday, Sunday and holidays 10.00 a.m. - 7.00 p.m.; closed Monday.
Extraordinary openings: December 26, January 1: 10.00 a.m. - 7.00 p.m.; January 1: 3.00 - 7.00 p.m.; closed December 23, 24, 25, 31.

November 16, 2019 - March 8, 2020
Palazzo Magnani, corso Garibaldi 29, and San Pietro Cloisters, via Emilia San Pietro 44/c
What a Wonderful World. The long story of the Ornament between art and nature
The exhibition shows the deep meanings of the ornament, no longer seen as mere and superficial embellishment, but as an event involving everyday life and our relation with the aesthetic aspect.
Opening hours: Tuesday-Friday 10.00 a.m. - 1.00 p.m. and 3.00 - 7.00 p.m.; Saturday, Sunday and holidays 10.00 a.m. - 7.00 p.m.; closed Monday.
Extraordinary openings: December 26 and January 6: 10.00 a.m. - 7.00 p.m.; January 1: 3.00 - 7.00 p.m.; closed December 23, 24, 25, 31. 

Until March 31, 2020
Open-work exhibition in the streets of the town centre
Flags4rights - 100 flags for the rights
Installation composed of the works of art made by children from all over the world.

 

New Year's Eve 

December 31
8.30 p.m.
Teatro Municipale Valli
The reviewed and mistaken Bible/Oblivion

December 31
8.30 p.m.
Teatro Ariosto
Monologue by Antonio Guidetti on the occasion of his 40 years of theatre + comedy in two acts by and with Antonio Guidetti 

December 31
11.00 p.m.
Piazza Martiri del 7 Luglio
Nina Zilli. New Year's Eve Concert

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