In anticipation of the most heartfelt holiday of the year, Venice is ready to welcome the Christmas holidays shining with light and hope for peaceful and enchanting moments.
The “Christmas lights” project this year foresees a lighting intervention at the Old and New Procuratie in San Marco square and along Calle XXII Marzo up to Campo Santa Maria del Giglio. The illuminations will remain on until March 1st, 2022, the last day of Carnival.
Christmas lights will brighten the threshold of Venice (at the intersection between the lagoon and the inland city) and the inner Christmas’ shopping routes in Santa Croce, Cannaregio, San Polo, Dorsoduro, San Marco e Castello.
Thanks to the commitment and initiative of various institutions, the project aims to support those who live and walk in the city during the Christmas period. Many tricks of light will guide people through the narrow streets of the city to discover the very best of the local craftsmanship, supporting the commercial industry of the city.
During the Solemnity of the Immaculate days (from December 6th to December 8th) every museum will be open. Doge’s Palace and Correr Museum in particular will open afterhours until 11 pm. From December 17th to January 9th, Civic Museums will be open every day. Doge’s Palace and Correr Museum in particular will also open aferhours until 11pm every Friday, Saturday and Sunday. On december 11th and december 12th, campo San Maurizio will host the traditional Christmas market.
Considering the persistence of the public health emergency underway due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it is compulsory to wear the mask even outdoors.