During the month of December in the splendid setting of piazza Colombo, in the shadow of the Shrine of Bettola, the Great Christmas Tableau, the Grande Presepe Vivente, will be enacted.
The representations will take place on:
Sunday 24 December 2017, from 10 p.m.
Tuesday 26 December 2017 between 4 and 8 p.m.
Saturday 6 January 2018, between 4 and 8 p.m.
In the many little wooden houses erected, there will be representations of traditional crafts and the story of the birth of Jesus. There will be the large stable with the Holy Family and numerous characters who have travelled from afar, among shepherds in peasant dress, carpenters and woodsmen, washerwomen and innkeepers ..., and actors who will tell the story of the Nativity, lending their voices to the figures in the Crib scene.
On the evening of Christmas Eve the actors will take part in the Midnight Mass of Christmas, which will be celebrated in the Shrine of the Madonna della Quercia at midnight. At the end, mulled wine for everyone and the exchanging of good wishes.
The event has been organised by local associations, thanks to the help of numerous volunteers from Bettola, with the patronage of the municipal administration of Bettola.