The magic of Enchanted Christmas is back in Treviso

Travelling shows, light installations, gospel music and folk events. School choirs from Treviso will also perform under the Loggia

Events - published on 21 November 2023

Treviso, 16 November 2023

Over the years, the support and cooperation that the Chamber of Commerce guarantees to the Municipality of Treviso for numerous cultural and entertainment events, including these, which are aimed at celebrating the magic of Christmas, have become increasingly consolidated. It is an ongoing commitment to enhance the city as a hub of collective and creative expression, – points out the President of the Chamber of Commerce of Treviso – Belluno| Dolomites Mario Pozza. – Places are adorned with twinkling lights and decorations, thanks also to the sponsoring companies, which I take this opportunity to thank, and with cultural and artistic content, which create an enveloping atmosphere that reflects the magic of the season. Christmas is therefore an expression of community, inclusion, and the beauty of feelings and places, which we promote by combining the appeal to tourists and seeking social cohesion and safety in an enveloping atmosphere.

A Christmas of travelling shows, tradition, illuminations and 3D installations, music and culture. Enchanted Christmas in Treviso 2023 was presented this morning at Palazzo Rinaldi.
The event will officially start on 19 November with the lighting of the illuminations and the first events and will animate the city until 6 January. The Christmas events are promoted by the Treviso City Council’s Departments for Culture, Tourism and Productive Activities in collaboration with and with the contribution of the Chamber of Commerce of Treviso – Belluno|Dolomites , the support of Veneto Imprese Unite, Confcommercio Treviso, and the precious support of partners such as CentroMarca Bank, Alì Supermarkets, and Prosecco Doc Protection Consortium.
Among the
novelties for 2023 is the involvement of Treviso school children with choir performances under the Loggia dei Cavalieri.

The “countdown” to Christmas will officially start on Saturday 25 November, at 11 a.m., with the inauguration of the Enchanted Lodge.
This year, the location will host an unprecedented version of Santa’s gift factory, animated by reindeer, elves and fantastic characters, by the Barbamoccolo Theatre Company.
Santa Claus will be available for photos with young and old on Saturday 2 and Sunday 3 December, Friday 8, Saturday 9, Sunday 10, Saturday 16, Sunday 17, Saturday 23 and Sunday 24 December.The initiative is supported by CentroMarca Banca.
Under the Enchanted Lodge and in Piazza dei Signori there will also be special letterboxes, where children will be able to insert their own message. The most beautiful ones will be rewarded with a gift at the end of the exhibition.
At 5 p.m., the first school Christmas concert is scheduled, performed by the children of the “Besta” institute in Treviso. This will be followed at 5.30 p.m. by the inauguration of the large light installation in Piazza Santa Maria dei Battuti. The event is organised in collaboration with Veneto Imprese Unite.

The Green Christmas train. With the Christmas holidays, the ‘green’ train will also return, a 100% electric vehicle that will run from Piazza dei Signori around the city in a magical route along the streets and squares of the centre. From 18 to 30 November it will run on holidays and pre-holidays, and from 1 December to 7 January every day from 3pm to 7.30pm, and on holidays, pre-holidays and school holidays also from 10am to 12.30pm.

The Tree lighting ceremony. On Saturday 2 December, at 6 pm, the Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony will be held in Piazza dei Signori. A special event that will feature the monumental fir tree donated by the Municipality of Brunico, transported to Treviso thanks to CentroMarca Banca and decorated with the support of the Prosecco Doc Protection Consortium and Alì Supermercati. The event will be on live streaming on the social pages of the Municipality of Treviso.
On the same day, under the Loggia dei Cavalieri (5pm) the students of I.C. 4 “Stefanini” will perform traditional Christmas carols.

On Sunday 3 December from 2.30 p.m. to 5 p.m., in Via Sant’Agostino, it will be the turn of the Elfalcirco jugglers.
The Brass Band, on the other hand, will set off from Piazza dei Signori – where the voices of M.A.S. Gospel Choir will also be featured (3.30 pm) – in a touring entertainment by Barbamoccolo.
Under the Loggia dei Trecento there will instead be Rossi in Loggia, the kermesse of the Congrega del Tabaro dedicated to the excellence of the Marca, from wine to radicchio.

On Thursday 7 December, in Borgo Cavour, there will be “Natale in Borgo” (Christmas in the Borgo), an exhibition market of Christmas items and objects organised by the Associazione Artigiani e Commercianti per Borgo Cavour (Association of Artisans and Merchants for Borgo Cavour).

On Friday 8 December, at 8.30 p.m., the Church of San Francesco will host the Immacolata Concert, organised by the Associazione Ogni Giorno per Emma onlus. The concert programme includes a performance of Giacomo Puccini‘s Messa di Gloria for soloists, choir and organ, which will be performed by the Coro Metropolitano Veneto and the Attilio Zaramella Chorale.

From Friday 8 to Sunday 10 December, under the Loggia dei Trecento, there will be an exhibition of Radicchio Rosso di Treviso, a product of excellence from the area, promoted by the IGP Red Radicchio Protection Consortium. During the same weekend, in Piazza Indipendenza, there will be the ceramics, sculptures, loom textiles, lace, leather goods and gifts of the MammArt market, which will be repeated from Saturday 16 to Sunday 17 and from Friday 22 to Sunday 24 December.
Also on Friday 8 December, under the Loggia dei Cavalieri, there will be gospel and spiritual music, with forays into blues, swing and jazz with the Getsemani Choir (3.30 pm).

The travelling shows will be back on Saturday 9 December at Ponte dei Buranelli with Christmas Harmonies and in Piazza dei Signori with Cindarella Song, a Disney-themed concert.
At 5 p.m., under the Loggia dei Cavalieri, schoolchildren from the “Serena”  Institute will sing Christmas songs.

On Sunday, 10 December, there will be the second appointment with Christmas in Borgo Cavour.
Starting at 2.30 p.m., Piazza dei Signori, Via Sant’Agostino and the Buranelli will host The Bebidens, a children’s show with Santa’s elves, the Elf on a Motor and the musicians of Christmas Sound.
At 3.30 pm there will be great gospel music with Sand of Gospel and Saint Lucy Gospel Choir.
The Isola della Pescheria will rediscover its Christmas vocation at 3.00 pm thanks to the Vip Treviso Odv Clown in Corsia association, with music, dancing and games.
Also from 3pm, the Pastoria del Borgo Furo will bring the travelling folk show “Joseph and Mary travelling to Bethlehem‘” to Piazza Duomo.

In the afternoon, gospel music will take centre stage under the Enchanted Loggia (at 3pm) with the concert “You Raise Me Up” by Soul Six Gospel Choir. Immediately afterwards, children can meet Father Christmas and his elves to listen to a magical story (organised by Teatro Che Pazzia).

On Friday 15 December, there will be jazz with “Lady Snow” (8.45 pm, Auditorium Santa Caterina): a trio of musicians will present some of the most famous Christmas songs in a jazz key (organised by Treviso Suona Jazz, admission €16).

Many appointments also for the weekend of 15 to 17 December. In Piazza Battistero there will be the RiCreAzione Market with recycled and transformed objects and materials, while under the Loggia dei Trecento there will be “Libri in Loggia” (Books in the Lodge), an exhibition market of antique and rare books.

On Saturday 16 December, from 2.30 p.m., the Blue Bells, among international rhythms and evergreens, will enliven the Ponte dei Buranelli.
This will be followed by the Cometa Circus circus show.
In Piazza Duomo, at 3.30 p.m., the Ciarastea will be performed by the Pastoria del Borgo Furo. At 5 pm, under the Loggia dei Cavalieri, the student choir from the Maddalena di Canossa Institute will perform.

At 8.30 p.m., the San Francesco Church will host the Claudio Monteverdi Christmas Concert, “Vespro della Beata Vergine (1610)”, while the Sant’Angelo Church  will host a concert of polyphonic and traditional Christmas music by the Coro Voci d’OltreFiera.
Jazz will instead return to Santa Caterina with Italian, Brazilian and classic Christmas songs (, admission 16 euro).

On Sunday 17 December, from 9 a.m. to 12 noon, there will be the Treviso Christmas Run, the now traditional and colourful non-competitive Father Christmas walk through the streets of the city centre.

In the afternoon, the city will once again come alive with the most beautiful characters: in Borgo Mazzini, at 3.30 p.m., there will be the River Gospel Mass Choir, in Via Sant’Agostino the most beautiful fairy tales will be illustrated in real time,
while at Ponte dei Buranelli the most famous Santa Claus songs will be interpreted by Sara Righetto.
A circus show for families is scheduled in Piazza dei Signori.
At 3 p.m., under the Loggia dei Cavalieri, the Gospel Concert of the Singer Melody Association is scheduled, while at 5 p.m., the students of the Vocal Me singing school will perform the most beautiful Christmas songs.
The Funkasin Street Band will bring all the energy of Christmas in music to the streets of the centre.

On Friday 22 December, at 5 p.m., the IC5 Coletti Christmas Choir will enliven the Enchanted Loggia,
while on Saturday 23, between Via Sant’Agostino and Ponte dei Buranelli, there will be the unprecedented Itinerant Bingo and Christmas Harmonies.
At 8pm, the Mario Del Monaco Theatre will host the Christmas Concert with gospel, spirituals, soul and Rythm&Blues music.
At 8.45pm, however, the Church of San Francesco will host the traditional “Christmas Concert” by the Stella Alpina Choir.

On Sunday 24 December, Christmas Eve, juggling shows, colours and magic in Piazza dei Signori with the show “Un Natale Molto d’Elfetto” (A Very Elfective Christmas).
From 3 p.m. to 7 p.m., the Pastoria del Borgo Furo will bring the traditional Living Crib.

Treviso On Ice. From 19 November to 14 January the curtain will also be raised on “Treviso On Ice”, the large ice rink in Piazza Borsa, the square that hosts the Chamber of Commerce of Treviso – Belluno|Dolomites.

Christmas at the Civic Museums. During the Christmas festivities there will be cultural activities for children and families, animated readings, and workshops to learn the ancient craft of wool processing. (events subject to payment and booking:

The Legend of Christmas. On Saturday 23 December, at 5 p.m., in Piazza dei Signori, there will be a fantastic tour organised by the Gruppo Alcuni group through the most evocative places in the city, with the Chief and Assistant with Meatball and Frollina, Fairy Corolla, the Bubble Wizard, and the Mini Puppies who will try to stop the Maga Cornacchia.

New Year’s Eve. On Sunday 31 December, starting at 10 p.m., there will be the Wonder Company Great New Year’s Eve Party with Radio Company deejays alternating with a live band amid entertainment, music and gadgets.
The party will continue on 1 January, at 9 p.m., with the Great New Year’s Concert at the Mario Del Monaco Theatre.

Epiphany. From 2 to 6 January, there will be an exhibition market with Epiphany sweets and stockings,
while from Friday 5 to Sunday 7 Piazza Indipendenza will host the “Sporta della Marantega” (the Marantega Shopping Bag), an exhibition market dedicated to the Epiphany with Epiphany sweets and stockings.
The RiCreAzione market
will also be Epiphany-themed.

On Saturday 6 January, at 4 p.m., the Befana will arrive under the Loggia dei Cavalieri,
while at 5 p.m., in the Auditorium of Santa Caterina, there will be the Epiphany Concert featuring sacred and Christmas music.

Christmas readings.
From 14 to 20 December there will be Christmas Readings at the Biblioteca dei Ragazzi.
On Thursday 14 December (5.00 p.m.-5.30 p.m. and 5.45 p.m.-6.15 p.m.) there will be Abracadabra ABiBRat, “Quante storie abbiamo in BRaT” (How many stories we have in BRaT), dedicated to children aged 3 to 6.

On Friday 15 December, at 5 p.m., there will be the Book Club Chapter One with middle school children and, at 5 p.m., Christmas readings in Spanish as part of the Mamma Lingua project, which will be repeated on Monday 18 December with readings in English.

On Saturday 16 December (10.30-11am and 11.15-11.45am) there will be First Steps in Reading, dedicated to the youngest children to read on a large carpet with their parents.
The event will close on 20 December with “The Magic of Christmas with Abibrat” for children aged 7 to 10 (Info and reservations: tel. +39 0422-658993)

Guided Tourist Visits.
Thanks to IAT Treviso Centro, guided tours of the city’s wonders will be organised.
It starts on Saturday 18 and Saturday 25 November with “Per le vie infuoci del mistero” (4pm) with a visit to discover the mysteries and legends linked to fire and the historical places of Treviso.

This will continue on Friday 8 and Saturday 30 December, Saturday 6 and Saturday 20 January with “Treviso Città d’Arte e d’Acque” (Treviso City of Art and Water), a guided tour along the waterways of the city centre (cost of the tour €8 full price, €6 reduced).
On 10 December, at 3 p.m., there will be a nature excursion along the first stretch of the Restera, the bicycle and pedestrian path that follows the course of the Sile River (free of charge).
(info and bookings IAT Treviso Centro, Piazza Borsa, +39 0422-595780).

Social Network.
On the occasion of the Enchanted Christmas, a social contest “Take a Selfie” is also scheduled. Veneto Imprese Unite will award prizes to the 3 selfies with the light installations with the most likes (from 25 November to 7 January): the 3D Greetings of Piazza Santa Maria dei Battuti, the 3D Mega Star of Piazza Duomo, the Heart of the Buranelli, the stars of the Sant’Andrea Giardinetti Bridge and the University Bridge, and the lettering of Via Santa Caterina.

The Street of Cribs.
From 27 December to 6 January, there will be “La Via dei Presepi” (The Way of the Cribs), a magical journey through the city’s main churches with monumental nativity scenes: the Cathedral, Church of San Francesco, Church of Santa Maria Maddalena, Church of Santa Maria Maggiore, Church of San Nicolò, Church of Sant’Agnese and Church of Sant’Andrea in collaboration with the volunteers of the Gruppo Chiese Aperte (Open Churches Group) coordinated by the Diocese’s Office of Sacred Art.

Christmas in the neighbourhoods. In the neighbourhoods there will be solidarity markets, light trees, singing performances and community moments. The Municipality of Treviso, with a view to social responsibility and environmental sustainability, has decided to concretely help with an economic contribution a good part of the Christmas activities organised by the parishes independently.

Christmas is the most eagerly awaited time of the year and, with this rich programme, we wanted to create a particularly attractive context for children and families, focusing on music, colours and the talent of the many artists who will perform, –  says Treviso Mayor Mario Conte. – I can only thank our teammates, from institutional to commercial partners, who have strongly believed in our Christmas programme and who have made it possible to organise this event, making it more and more sustainable. The beauty of our festively dressed City also wants to represent a message of peace and inclusion. In addition, also this year, with a view to saving energy, we have planned to switch off the illuminations at midnight. I would like to applaud our shopkeepers for being proactive and participating, actively contributing, in synergy with councillor Vettoretti and the Productive Activities Sector, to the beautification of our City.

The “Enchanted Christmas” is a wonderful tradition that allows us to experience the magic of our city dressed up for the holidays, –  says CentroMarca Banca President Tiziano Cenedese. An interlude of peace that will envelop us all, offering opportunities to meet, to share smiles, of families coming together to celebrate love and hope. We will all gather under a big tree that sings the praises of peace and that we have helped to bring to the city because it has an essential meaning: its branches represent the beauty of togetherness as much as the art, culture, history and traditions of the city, which, here in Treviso, are treasures that we want to preserve and celebrate because they are expressions of our pride and identity.

We are truly delighted to take part in this packed series of events that will bring the magic of Christmas to the heart of Treviso. We will do so by bringing our values as a family business, with strong roots in the Veneto region, to an area that we have had the pleasure of serving for over 20 years, – says Marco Canella, Financial Director of Alì S.p.A.

Partners of the Enchanted Christmas 2023 are: Chamber of Commerce of Treviso – Belluno|Dolomites, Veneto Imprese Unite, Confcommercio Treviso, CentroMarca Bank, Alì Supermarkets, Prosecco Doc Italian Genio.

Translated by Cecilia Flaccavento
Intern at the Chamber of Commerce of Treviso – Belluno|Dolomites

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