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.
from 13 December 2019 to 26 December 2019 see timetables Resort: Moena Place: Piaz de Ramon | Piaz de Sotegrava | Piazzetta Perla Alpina The "Fairy of the Dolomites" becomes a magic Christmas village with plenty of wooden houses, carousels, shows and workshops for children
from 14 December 2019 to 15 December 2019 .from 21 December 2019 to 22 December 2019 10.00 a.m. - 8.00 p.m. Resort: Sèn Jan di Fassa Place: Carezza Lake - Carezza Pass Little Christmas market in a magic atmosphere and with a wonderful view on Catinaccio-Rosengarten and Latemar
from 14 December 2019 to 15 December 2019 .from 21 December 2019 to 5 January 2020 from 3.00 to 7.00 p.m. Resort: Campitello di Fassa Place: Piaz de Ciampedel Christmas shopping among wooden crafts, original accessories and traditional gastronomic specialities in one of the most charming village of Val di Fassa
from 15 December 2019 to 5 January 2020 all day long Resort: Soraga di Fassa Place: Parish church Visitors can view Soraga’s magical nativity scenes laid out at around 60 different places in the village
from 21 December 2019 to 24 December 2019 .from 26 December 2019 to 30 December 2019 .from 2 January 2020 to 5 January 2020 from 3.00 to 6.30 p.m. Resort: Sèn Jan di Fassa Place: Ciasa Marmolada - Strada Rezia "Alberi di Vita - Alberi di Vita" for Giada and the orphans of the woodmen
from 21 December 2019 to 22 December 2019 from 9.00 a.m. to 6.00 p.m. Resort: Canazei Place: Ice Stadium "G. Scola" - Alba di Canazei Figure ice skating competition organized by the sport association Val di Fassa Artistico Ghiaccio
On 21 December 2019, On 24 December 2019 and on 5 January 2020 9.00 p.m. and 10.30 p.m. Resort: Sèn Jan di Fassa Place: Parish churchs of Vigo, Pozza and Pera Christmas concert by the junior choir of Pozza
from 21 December 2019 to 30 December 2019 .from 2 January 2020 to 5 January 2020 3.00 p.m. - 6.30 p.m. Resort: Sèn Jan di Fassa Place: Square in front of the tourist office "Pìcol, bon e bel" is a small, good and beautiful Christmas market in Vigo di Fassa
On 26 December 2019, On 25 January 2020, On 5 February 2020, On 14 February 2020, On 29 February 2020, On 6 March 2020 and on 11 March 2020 see programme Resort: Canazei - Campitello di Fassa - Moena - Sèn Jan di Fassa Place: Ski areas Val di Fassa Seven appointments will take place in Val di Fassa from 26th December to 11th March, to let you experience the thrill of seeing the sunrise and be the first to cut through the slopes (but also not to)
On 26 December 2019, On 2 January 2020, On 30 January 2020, On 13 February 2020, On 27 February 2020 and on 12 March 2020 hrs: 21:30 Resort: Sèn Jan di Fassa Place: Pra di Tori slope - Carezza Pass Spectacular evening on the snow at Carezza Pass
On 27 December 2019 and on 19 February 2020 hrs: 21:00 Resort: Canazei - Canazei Place: Ciampac - Alba di Canazei Show on the snow with torchlight procession by the ski instructors nearby the Ciampac cabin lift in Alba di Canazei
27 December 2019 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
On 30 December 2019, On 23 January 2020, On 20 February 2020 and on 9 March 2020 30/12 at 6.00 p.m.; 23/01, 20/02 and 9/03 at 9.00 p.m. Resort: Sèn Jan di Fassa Place: Ski Stadium Aloch Acrobatics on the snow at the Ski Stadium "Aloch"
On 3 January 2020, On 6 February 2020 and on 5 March 2020 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
On 3 January 2020, On 12 February 2020 and on 4 March 2020 hrs: 16:45 Resort: Canazei Place: Sass Pordoi - Canazei A wonderful experience at 2,950 m with an aperitif at sunset on the Terrace of the Dolomites