Festivals and Shows

Gubbio... It’s Christmas

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23 November 2019-06 January 2020 
Tourist information and welcome office
Via della Repubblica 15 - 06024 Gubbio
From November 23 to January 6, Gubbio becomes the city of Christmas with markets, concerts, children's entertainment, the Nativity scene in the medieval district of San Martino and the lighting of the magnificent Christmas Tree. It is the largest Christmas Tree in the world and from 7 December it will illuminate the City of Ceri throughout the holidays.

Christmas in Gubbio is a unique experience to be experienced. Incredible attractions, events and shows turn it into a real wonderland where adults and children can enjoy the wonders of the most magical time of the year!
Let’s start with the famous Christmas Tree, entered in the Guinness Book of World Records as the largest in the world. It has been realised on the slopes of Mount Ingino, behind the city, since 1981. It is composed of more than 700 luminous bodies of various types and colors, being over 750 meters high and occupying an area of 130 thousand square meters. It hides its roots in the walls of the medieval city and its big star arrives up to the basilica of the Patron Saint, Sant'Ubaldo, placed on top of the mountain. 1,300 hours of work are needed to make the tree.
The Christmas Tree of Gubbio is lit every year on December 7th, according to tradition, on the eve of the day of the Immaculate Conception. The switch-on time of the tree is from sunset until late at night, for the entire period of the Christmas holidays.
Under the tree you will find many attractions to experience the magic of Christmas such as the frozen lake, the ferris wheel and among thousands of lights and colors, in the evocative location of the gardens of Piazza Quaranta Martiri, the wooden stands of the Christmas Market will offer you a very evocative atmosphere. Here you can stroll among sought-after handicraft objects, Christmas decorations and delicious culinary specialties. The right opportunity to find many wonderful ideas for a great Christmas shopping. The San Martino district proposes a very evocative life-size Christmas crib, a fascinating journey with over 120 characters. 

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