From 6 December 2014 until 6 January 2015 the Christmas markets will be held in Grazzano Visconti on Sundays and holidays.
The craft markets selling creative works made by hand will be held on the weekend of 7, 8 December, on the two following Sundays 14 and 21 December and Tuesday 6 January 2015. The iniziative has been organised by the Comitato Esercenti Grazzano with the support of the Unione Commercianti of Piacenza.
At the same time as the Christmas markets, various other events have been organised.
On 6 December 2014 the opening of the exhibition of Christmas Cribs with a concert of mediaeval music, shops open and workshops for children. The delegations of Instagram of Lombardy and Emilia Romagna will bring more than 100 photographic enthusiasts who will then publish their pictures of the whole event. From 6 December 2014 until 6 January 2015 on holidays and at the weekends it will be possible to visit the exhibition of Neapolitan and Genoese Christmas cribs at the Palazzo dell’Istituzione in Grazzano Visconti (piazza Gian Galeazzo Visconti). The exhibition will be open on all the days of the Christmas markets.
During the holidays you may meet Father Christmas at Grazzano Visconti, along with his 'two-legged reindeer' and they will play with the children.
Chestnuts and other good things with the Proloco of Vigolzone.
Special extraordinary opening of the Park of the Castle (open for the first time in winter) with special events for adults and children on 31 December and 6 January in the afternoon.
On 7, 8 and 14 December 2014 there will be an exhibition of paintings on the theme 'Grazzano in Winter' (with a competition for the most beautiful painting of Grazzano) by the Associazione di pittori of Piacenza.
Meanwhile in Cortevecchia Marina Fusari has a workshop on 'Berries and flowers in the snow'.
On 6, 7, 8, 14 and 21 December workshops for children and reading of fairy tales.
The 'Walk of the Father Christmases - La camminata di Babbi Natale' will take place in the Park of the Castle in Grazzano Visconti on Sunday 14 December. Meeting point at 10 am in piazza del Biscione (near the Palazzo dell’Istituzione), departure at 11 am. Registration costs 9 euro for adults and 4 euro for children (Father Christmas hat included). The Christmas walk - along a route of 6 km - has been organized by the Associazione Gruppo Marciatori Alta Val Nure, who will offer mulled wine to everyone at the end of the walk. Refreshments will also be offered at the Palazzo dell’Istituzione at the end and there will be a stand for hot chocolate near the parish church of Santi Cosma e Damiano.
On 31 December 2014 - finally - the New Year Torchlight Walk will take place in the Park of the Castle, starting at half past midnight - a guided visit by the light of the flaming torches (booking essential: email@example.com - Tel. +39 0523 870136).
Special themed menus for Christmas in the restaurants of the village.
The series of events will conclude on 6 January 2015 on the day of the Epiphany, last day of the Christmas markets with the shops open and last day of opening of the exhibition of Christmas Cribs.