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December – Perugia’s Christmas

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10 - Jul - 2019


In Perugia at Christmas, the atmosphere is magic. The lighting of the streets and the decorations of the shop windows surround the old town of the city in a festive Christmas atmosphere.

What to do at Christmas in Perugia

In Perugia, during the Christmas holidays there are many opportunities to make purchases in the Christmas markets in the old town.

What a better occasion for a romantic weekend or with the family?

Christmas in Perugia

“Perugia Special Christmas”: along the main street, corso Vannucci and in the adjacent streets, a wonderful Christmas market with many exhibitors coming from different parts of Italy and Europe in a combination of craftsmanship and culinary excellence with product sales and tasting.

“Christmas at the Fortress – the underground market of Perugia”: the splendid rooms of the Rocca Paolina come alive thanks to the display of quality objects and artisan productions. A walk inside this historic architectural work will make Christmas live in a joyful and inimitable atmosphere.

Christmas concerts in Perugia

At the Hotel Giò Wine and Jazz Area, the event dedicated to Christmas is inevitable. A special Christmas event, with a concert and toast. The proceeds will be donated to charity.

Where to go for Christmas during the holidays in Perugia

Christmas in Perugia and surroundings

Christmas in Perugia is also an excellent opportunity to experience the Christmas atmosphere of the enchanting Umbrian villages. The magic of Christmas is breathed throughout Umbria with the characteristic nativity scenes and Christmas markets that colour the squares.


Christmas in Assisi includes an artistic video lighting project, a traditional Toy market exhibition with educational workshops, the House of Santa Claus so loved by children and during weekends, the chance to admire and make purchases in the Christmas markets. Do not miss the display of all the cribs in the world inside the Basilica of Santa Maria degli Angeli.

Christmas Tree in Gubbio

During the Christmas holidays in Perugia, we suggest a visit to the city of Gubbio where, on Mount Ingino, the world’s largest Christmas tree is lighted up on the 7th December every year. Many visitors from all over Umbria and from many regions of Italy visit this wonderful city every year, to enjoy the joy of a particular moment in front of the lights of the imposing tree. What you feel while looking at the Christmas tree at night and in front of Mount Ingino is a great feeling, a beautiful moment of peace and reflection.

Christmas Events:

Umbria Fiere

Christmas in Perugia also means dedicating yourself to the loved people with a small gift. With “Christmas is – the New Gift Salon” at Umbria Fiere, you can immerse yourself in the Christmas shopping. Gift ideas, food and wine products, decorations and objects are the protagonists of this great event!

Umbria Jazz Winter

The beautiful city of Orvieto, once again, hosts Umbria Jazz Winter. A great music event that invades the characteristic streets of the old town and the important buildings of the city.

Wineries open at Christmas

In December the Umbrian Wine Movement proposes the last event of the year. There will be wineries that under Christmas, opens their doors for visits to the cellar, tastings and purchases of typical products. A fantastic opportunity for many gifts ideas dedicated to the fascinating world of wine.

Cannara – Onion Festival – Winter Edition

Don’t you know the “Cannara Onion Festival” yet? This year a special edition under Christmas! In December, this small village isinvaded by greedy visitors that will be able to taste menus dedicated to the winter period where, obviously, the much loved onion is the protagonist: guided tastings, workshops, animation for the children, show cooking and the Christmas markets along the streets of the center.

Christmas Nativity Scenes

And again, experiencing Christmas in Perugia means getting excited and getting lost in the charm of the living nativity scenes represented with passion in many small Umbrian villages such as Petrignano d’Assisi, Marcellano and Massa Martana. This last village, with its crib, deserves a special attention. Statues are carved on large blocks of ice for the representation of a majestic Ice Nativity that every year at Christmas amazes and attracts the attention of many visitors.

Christmas Masses in Perugia

There is the Christmas Mass in the Cathedral of San Lorenzo.

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