It’s Christmas in Val di FassaIt’s Christmas in Val di Fassa
Category: Feasts/Festival/Folklore Area: In Val di Fassa from to see programme - Resort: Campitello di Fassa - Canazei - Mazzin - Moena - Sèn Jan di Fassa - Soraga di Fassa Place: in the villages of Val di Fassa Val di Fassa, the perfect Christmas card: pungent air, spotless peaks, adorned villages for merry holidays with relatives and friends
The atmosphere you feel in Val di Fassa during the Feasts is like no other: the enchanted peaks, the prickly air, big, adorned trees in the squares, the lights and the wooden and ice cribs in the most suggestive corners of the villages.
St. Nicholas’ Feast is a great event for all the children, especially in Pozza, as Nicholas is the patron saint of the village. The Saint arrives between December 5 and 6, with his long, white beard, beautiful gowns and the mitre on his head. He comes on foot or on a sleigh, accompanied by some angels and by the terrible "Krampus", evil creatures wearing leathers and dark masks, horns on their heads and long chains resounding in the dark. Saint Nicholas visits the houses and make the children say some prayers and promise to be good, before giving them presents and delicacies.
On December 25, Santa Claus gathers the children in the squares, with baskets full of presents, while on January 5 and 6 it’s time to meet the "Befana". Furthermore, small and big choirs - announced by the "Three Kings" - present the ancient carols in the town-centres.
From December 8 to January 6, the Christmas markets in Moena, Sèn Jan di Fassa and Campitello present typical products of the Dolomites, gracious presents and souvenirs of the first holiday of the winter season.
Wood, cork, snow, fabric, paper or papier-mache. These are the tools with which ancient and modern cribs are made, thanks to the efforts of the inhabitants of the valley. The nativities scenes dot the villages of Val di Fassa from December 8 till Epiphany (January 6). You can find them in the "festil" (Ladin world for fountain), in the gardens covered in snow, through the tidy woodpiles beside the houses, in the ancient haylofts, beside the chapels, under the stairs and even on the windows of houses and hotels and shops. The ultimate symbol of Christmas is a chance for the tourists to make suggestive walks through the villages and, sometimes, even to vote for their favourite one.
Classic music, anthems, chants, carols and bagpipes. In Val di Fassa, the enthusiasts of Christmas traditions can enjoy not only the snowed landscapes, the suggestive atmospheres of the villages and 210 km of ski slopes, but also the atmosphere given by heart-warming melodies. The performances often take place in the most ancient churches of the valley, combining the pleasure of the music with the discovery of gothic architectures, paintings from the German and Venetian school and baroque furniture that are characteristic of religious places in Val di Fassa.
Walks, descents on sleighs and bobsleighs, snow-tubing slopes, snow parks, horse-drawn carriages, exclusive shops, après ski, pubs and discotheques and much more. Fun is guaranteed, especially on New Year’s Eve, with elegant dinners in the hotels and in the restaurants, euphoric nights in the coolest pubs of the Dolomites and parties in the squares to celebrate the New Year.
Val di Fassa is the ideal place to feel the warmth of Christmas Holidays, in a fairy-tale atmosphere that, here, becomes true.
7 December 2018 hrs: 20:00 Resort: Sèn Jan di Fassa Place: Pozza di Fassa - Strada de Meida Parade of the traditional devils called "Krampus" to celebrate the traditional feast dedicated the San Nicolò. Along the streets of Meida, in Pozza di Fassa
8 December 2018 hrs: 20:00 Resort: Canazei Place: loc. Lupo Bianco (Canazei) - Pordoi Pass Race of skimountaineering by night organized by the Sport Association "Bogn da Nia". Start from loc. Lupo Bianco, arrival at Pordoi Pass
from 21 December 2018 to 22 December 2018 all day long Resort: Moena Place: La VolatA slope - San Pellegrino Pass Nordica ski materials and equipments tests on the slope La VolatA on San Pellegrino with the Slovenian former champion Jure Košir
from 22 December 2018 to 6 January 2019 from 3.00 p.m. to 6.30 p.m. Resort: Sèn Jan di Fassa Place: Farmhouse Agua Biencia in Pera Discover the celebration of Christmas sensations by the farmhouse Agua Biencia in Pera
from 22 December 2018 to 27 December 2018 4.00 p.m. - 7.00 p.m. Resort: Sèn Jan di Fassa Place: Schoolyard of the elementary school "Pìcol, bon e bel" is a small, good and beautiful Christmas market in Vigo di Fassa
28 December 2018 from 4.00 to 7.00 p.m. Resort: Moena Place: Historical hamlet "Turchia" Panettone with raisins and candies or pandoro with icing sugar and butter? Taste and celebrate the New Year with the friendly inhabitants of the Turchia suburb in Moena
2 January 2019 hrs: 18:00 Resort: Sèn Jan di Fassa Place: Ski Stadium Aloch Tradition and modern skiing meet in a show on the snow made of acrobatics and the torchilight procession of the ski instructors of Pozza
5 January 2019 hrs: 17:00 Resort: Sèn Jan di Fassa Place: Piaza de Comun - Townhall square The "Befana", the good old witch, arrives at the square in front of the Townhall, bringing sweet gifts for all the children
14 March 2019 hrs: 21:15 Resort: Sèn Jan di Fassa Place: Strada de Col de Mè - near the downstream station of the cable car Catinaccio Ski goes downtown. A spectacular ski acrobatic show on the snow in the center of Vigo