Source: press office City of Treviso
Surprise performances, performances for children and families and a Father Christmas village under the Loggia.
Treviso, 23 November 2021 – A Christmas of tradition, street artists, music and theatre. The Enchanted Christmas 2021 was presented at Palazzo Rinaldi, an event scheduled from 26 November
to 6 January to celebrate together the most anticipated festivities of the year.
The Christmas events are promoted by the Departments of Culture, Tourism and Productive Activities of the Municipality of Treviso with the support of the Chamber of Commerce Treviso-Belluno
Dolomites, the main trade associations, CentroMarca Banca and many private partners. Most of the shows will be surprise performances, including performers, musicians and touring plays: a
wide-ranging programme from the centre to the neighbourhoods, capable of catapulting citizens, visitors and families into the traditional Christmas atmosphere.
The touring performances will feature dancers, artists, musicians, choral groups, marching bands, actors and theatrical groups: all the shows will take place between 3.00 pm and 7.00 pm
between Isola della Pescheria, Ponte dei Buranelli, Santa Maria dei Battuti, Loggia dei Cavalieri, Piazza Rinaldi and Piazza dei Signori.
In the old town centre, on the water and in the neighbourhoods, illuminations and light trees will be back, as well as the now traditional Enchanted Loggia, conceived and created by
Michele Crema for the MC3 Design studio, which this year will host the Village and the House of Father Christmas: every weekend, in fact, the children’s idol will welcome the children
for the delivery of their letters or for a photo (Saturday, Sunday and holidays from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m.).
In a festively dressed Treviso there will also be space for the new Christmas Post Office, with two elves who will move around the city to collect letters. Children’s wishes, intentions or
simple Christmas messages can be posted in Father Christmas’s Box, located in Piazza dei Signori, near the monumental tree. In January, the 10 most beautiful letters will be chosen: simply enter
your telephone number to receive a special gift if you win.
Christmas Run. Enchanted Christmas 2021 will have its first highlight on Wednesday 8 December with the Christmas Run, a 5 km free walk in which participants will be dressed as
Father Christmas along the streets of the city to breathe in the magic of the festive season and support Advar and the City of Hope Foundation: the event will be open to people of all ages, with a
special focus on children. The Christmas Run will be open to all ages, with a special focus on children. The Christmas Run will be able to accommodate up to two thousand participants: adults, with
the registration, will receive the Father Christmas suit that they will wear during the event, while children and teens will receive the characteristic red cap.
Lighting of the tree in Piazza dei Signori. Once again this year the lighting of the monumental tree, donated by the Municipality of Brunico with the support of Volksbank, will take place on
a surprise day and time. The tree will be personalised, thanks to the precious support of Coin, with smart lights by Twinkly, capable of reproducing animations and extraordinary light effects. On
the occasion of the lighting, 50 dancers will gather in Piazza dei Signori for an artistic flashmob. The event will be filmed and will give life to the traditional video of good wishes of the City
Street artists. Among the street artists performing in the City over the weekend will be Candy Candy, two dancing candy canes, the Wishing Sprites on stilts and strange
The Lords of the Snow, break-dancing imps, King Ice and Dame Snow, who improvise snowfalls on stilts.
Among the travelling shows there will also be the “Carrozzone Musicale” in the style of Fellini’s Circus, which will be the base for the performances of the most diverse artists, bringing
an atmosphere of amazement and beauty with the group The Bebidens, four colourful musicians and a dancer who will play pieces for children and families, and Clown in Corsia, which
will bring entertaining shows between entertainment and solidarity.
Music. There will be no shortage of top musicians with their reinterpretations of international hits in a Christmas key. Carlo Colombo, pianist and singer, will tell stories of
everyday life and perform original songs and jazz-swing covers, bringing swinging atmospheres from the 1930s, 1940s and 1950s, accompanied by jazz musicians. Unusual Trio will play
contemporary songs, arranged in an acoustic version both vocally and instrumentally. Vocals, guitar and percussion will create a unique and engaging atmosphere. The Funkasin Street
Band will bring a non-stop travelling show with 12 wind instruments and three percussion instruments for a real street parade.
And more: the vocal group Solinsewith traditional Italian and European Christmas songs sung a cappella; Giazzati 4et – a Treviso jazz band enhanced by the voice of Valeria Bruniera
– will offer a concert of Christmas songs, where the songs are interpreted between swing, bossa and jazz.
The Springo Street Band, 20 members dressed in Christmas costumes, will bring the most famous Christmas songs to the city centre; the duo composed of Rita Brincoletto and Diego
Vio will perform a repertoire of songs including international hits, spirtiuasl and gospel.
Finally, there will be KynThreeo, a trio of musicians from Treviso with a repertoire ranging from jazz standards to covers of Italian and international rock and pop music. Among the
performers there will also be Diego Basso with the Art Voice Academy Choir, who will bring Christmas music and songs.
. Teatro delle Arancesi
will perform two shows: Rane, Ranocchi, Incantimi e Pastrocchi and Pinocchio Cantastorie, as well as Storie de Casa Nostra. On 5 December, at 5.30
p.m., Piazza Rinaldi
will host a show by Jgor Barbazza
and Davide Stevanato
entitled “Era tutta campagna”, a bittersweet comedy that focuses on the Veneto region, with the
actors bringing nostalgic episodes from times gone by to life (info: www.comune.treviso.it
Tradition. There will also be a chapter linked to the tradition of our territory with the Pastoria del Borgo Furo, which will bring the “CiaraStea”, with bagpipes and period costumes,
through the streets of the town centre. On Christmas Eve, however, there will be a Living Crib, again organised by the Pastoria del Borgo Furo. On 24 December, Radiofiera will perform their
Christmas concert on the Isola della Pescheria. On 6 January, the legendary Befana with a flying broom will be on hand to give out socks to children.
Productive Activities. In Piazza Borsa there will be a skating rink with a Christmas Village, open from 19 November until 16 January. Borgo Cavour will host the gift market on 5, 12 and 19
December, and the creativity of Mammart will bring its products to Piazza Indipendenza on 6-7 and 8, 11-12, 18-19, 23 and 24 December. Arti &Bio will be held in Piazza
Indipendenza and Piazza Aldo Moro on 3-4-5 December with certified organic foodstuffs.
Christmas in the neighbourhoods. Once again this year, light trees will be set up in the following neighbourhoods: Santa Maria del Rovere (Piazzale della Chiesa), Santa Bona
(Piazzale della Chiesa Madonna Immacolata and Chiesa di Santa Bona), San Giuseppe (Piazzale della Chiesa), San Pelaio (Piazzale della Chiesa), Fiera (Piazzale Chiesa
Sant’Ambrogio), Selvana (Parrocchia Cristo Re), Sant’Antonino (Chiesa di Sant’Antonino and Chiesa Votiva), Canizzano (Piazzale Chiesa della Visitazione), San
Liberale (Piazzale della Chiesa S. Liberale). Liberale). The initiative will be extended to other areas of the city in the coming days.
Paths through myths and legends for adults and children
. Thanks to Gruppo Alcuni
, it will be possible to watch a special event, The Legend of Christmas 2021, this year in online
mode (4.30 pm) with the Chief and his Assistant. The show will be broadcast live on the Facebook page “Alcuni Teatro Sant’Anna
“. The Biblioteca dei Ragazzi will instead host Christmas
readings (for children of all ages) scheduled from 2 December to 4 January, from 5pm to 6.40pm. The events will be free of charge, with a limited number of participants (info and reservations at
The Unpli Committee and Marca Treviso will promote guided tours: “Misteri Veneziani a Treviso
” (Venetian Mysteries in Treviso) will be held on 20 and 27 November at 4 p.m., guided tours in
the historic centre of Treviso to discover the legends and mysteries that link the city with Venice. On 4-8 December, 8 and 22 January, at 3pm, there will be “Treviso City of Art and Water”, a
guided tour along the waterways of the historic centre. On 11 December there will be a nature excursion “dove Sile vi accompagna”, along the Restera (info and bookings IAT TREVISO centro, tel.
La Via dei Presepi. From 27 December to 6 January there will be “La Via dei Presepi“, a magical journey through the city’s main churches with monumental nativity scenes: the
Cathedral, the Church of San Francesco, the Church of Santa Maria Maddalena, the Church of Santa Maria Maggiore, the Church of San Nicolò, the Church of
Sant’Agnese and the Church of Sant’Andrea, in collaboration with the volunteers of the Gruppo Chiese Aperte (Open Churches Group) coordinated by the Diocese’s Sacred Art Office.
Photo Contest. All the wonders of the Enchanted Christmas in Treviso can be immortalised and shared on social media for the photo contest “Bring Enchanted Treviso with you” (from 5
December to 2 January) with the hashtags #3visoincanta and #trevisofotostampa. A jury composed of a professional photographer will select the three winners from the 10 photos with the most
“likes”. A prize will also be awarded to the most beautiful Christmas photo taken in the neighbourhoods.
Christmas Enchanted has accustomed us to great emotions and this year too we are ready to fill the City with artists, lights and shows, – says the Mayor of Treviso Mario Conte. –
I would like to thank Deputy Mayor De Checchi and Councillor Colonna Preti, who have worked to ensure a programme capable of involving not only the productive fabric but also
performers and the local community, offering quality shows that will truly involve everyone, from music lovers of the most varied genres to children, with a village under the Loggia and
initiatives organised for them and with them. In addition, there will be some wonderful new features concerning the lights, which will make Treviso even more evocative in the eyes of
The Chamber of Commerce and the Municipality of Treviso share a three-year strategic partnership that sees a succession of events and initiatives, including Natale Incantato. This event, –
informs the President of the Chamber of Commerce of Treviso – Belluno|Dolomiti Mario Pozza, – shines with lights and colours, with the desire to celebrate together and welcome
citizens and tourists in the magic of the Christmas festivities that make the city of Treviso even more beautiful and welcoming. In this collaboration the Chamber of Commerce provides important
economic support and project content, with the firm desire to be the engine of development and common attraction of the city for an experiential tourism of beautiful Treviso.
Christmas Enchanted is an initiative in which we strongly believe, embodying what for us is the true spirit of Christmas because people and the city are at the centre. Every decision for the
realisation of this event has been taken with the aim of surprising, involving and entertaining. A team has been created that works for the good of the citizens, an innovative and sensitive team
that we are proud to be part of, – the words of Claudio Alessandrini General Manager of CentroMarca Banca Credito Cooperativo di Treviso e Venezia, a historical partner of the initiative.
The partners of Natale Incantato 2021 are:
Chamber of Commerce Treviso Belluno Dolomiti, Fondazione Marca Treviso, Gruppo Save, AerTre, Assindustria Venetocentro, Confcommercio Treviso, Confartigianato Imprese Treviso, Coldiretti Treviso,
Campagna Amica, Centromarca Banca, Consorzio di Tutela del Prosecco DOC, Coin, Twinkly, Volksbank,Fabbian, MC3 Design, Cilona Service, Falegnameria 3b, Vivaio Treviso Mare di Cavasin, Dorpetti
Pavimenti, Sacilotto 1970,Ag Impianti Elettrici, Chòrea Art Studio.