Bergamo has all the ingredients for your perfect Christmas

With the lighting of the Great Tree on November 24th and the sparkling Streets of Light, the 2019 Christmas season is officially opened.

The official inauguration of Bergamo's Christmas season has been held on 24th November, with a big party: the lighting of the Great tree and the festive lights turning on all around the city centre.

And this year Santa Claus brings us a super gift, a glittering 32-metre Ferris wheel that stands in the heart of the city centre and from where you can see Bergamo like you've never seen it before.

Book your stay through VisitBergamo and as a gift you will receive two public transport tickets valid for 72 hours!

Immerse yourself in the magical atmosphere of Christmas!

On 24th November, participate in the inauguration ceremony of the STREETS OF LIGHT and the big Christmas tree. You will find a spectacular Ferris wheel to surprise young and old that will take you above the heart of the city so you can admire it from a new perspective.
In the city, you will find a Christmas Village with characteristic stalls in Piazzale degli Alpini, as well as the Christmas Village in the picturesque Piazza Dante. If instead you want the magic of a market enclosed in the frame of mountains, there are the markets in Castione della Presolana or those in Brumano.
In Gromo, a small medieval village nestled in the mountains of the Seriana Valley, you can visit Santa's home and give him your letter. After, catch the contagious Christmas spirit from his elf friends who have invaded the village spreading sparks of magic.
To make the children's Christmas holiday unforgettable, a trip to the number 1 theme park in Italy, 15 minutes from the city centre, is a must. At Leolandia the special Enchanted Christmas with Leo and the other cartoon characters awaits you.
Take advantage of your Christmas holiday to buy fancy gifts at the street markets or go on a shopping spree along the streets in the centre, admiring the colourfully decorated shop windows.
Celebrate on the move on the Piazza Libertà ice rink. You can give free rein to your desire to move and then... treat yourself to a steaming hot chocolate or a delicious mulled wine in the markets in Piazza Dante, right nearby.
The lights that sparkle, festive window displays, trees overflowing with balls and bows, nativity scenes and the magic of the markets. If you choose the right time, as the sun is setting, you'll have just the right mix to take perfect shots to share with your friends.
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