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Cervia Christmas Family

Cervia Christmas Family

Magic atmosphere of lights in the frame of the saltworkers' village at the foot of the big Christmas tree

Cervia Christmas Family, logo 2021PREVIEW 2023 

from Friday 8th December 2023 to Sunday 7th January 2024




Villaggio di Natale a Cervia, casette


While waiting for the new program

you can see below what happened in the 2022-2023 edition


Thursday 8th December 4.00 p.m.
Inauguration with lighting of illuminations and the big Christmas tree.
There are also many initiatives in the Christmas village with the Christmas parade, the Grinch Garden, the Wonder Bubble and the Gingerbread Square.

Cervia Christmas Family, logo 2021

Christmas in Cervia enhances traditions with a thousand initiatives that animate the historic heart of the town, which is transformed into a sparkling Christmas village.

Traditional and salt Nativity scenes, markets with little houses offering the flavours and colours of traditional crafts at the foot of the majestic 14-metre high Christmas tree donated by Madonna di Campiglio - Pinzolo, the elves' garden, the little train, entertainment, art exhibitions, workshops, shows and attractions for all the family.

In Cervia, every day is a different poem.

Christmas lights in Piazzetta Pisacane - Ph. Alberto Bruno Arpini

Cervia Christmas Family 2022, the map

Thursday 8th December

Lighting of the Christmas tree, Piazza Garibaldi

from 4 p.m.
Christmas carols and lighting

In Cervia Christmas comes from tradition

Entertainment, shows, workshops, aperitifs and music for a family-friendly Christmas.


From 8th December to 8th January

Lots of activities and initiatives for the whole family

Christmas Village in the centre

historical centre
weekdays from 3.00 to 7.30 p.m.
holidays from 10.00 a.m. to 10.00 p.m.

Little houses with handicrafts and street food. At weekends animations with art exhibitions, craft workshops, shows and family attractions

Santa's Little House

8th to 11th, 17th and 18th, 23rd to 25th December
Garibaldi Square

Father Christmas meets children in his little house to listen to their wishes, receive their letters and take a photo together with their families

The Grinch's Garden

Garibaldi Square

An interactive children's trail in the garden next to the cathedral, with fantastic Christmas creatures, shows and the infamous Grinch. A path full of magic.

The bubble of wonder

Garibaldi Square
from 2.00 p.m. to 8.00 p.m.

A spherical structure hosting shows, circus workshops, live music

The Fairy World of Elves

Piazzetta Pisacane

Entertainment, children's make-up, fantastic readings, music and workshops

Gingerbread Square

Piazzale Ascione, Viale Roma

Children's workshops, shows, entertainment and music

Children can purchase a PASSPORT at a cost of € 10.00, which covers the entire route of Cervia's attractions.
With the Passport children can:
--> meet Father Christmas in his little house
--> attend a show in the Grinch's Garden
--> have their make-up done by the Elf in Piazzetta Pisacane
--> board the Polar Express train and take a ride on the pedal carousel in Piazzetta Pisacane
At each stop, the children get a stamp in their passport.
At the end of the ride, they receive the title of Elf on the stage in Piazza Garibaldi

A Spass par Zirvia Merry Xmas

8th, 18th and 26th December, 6th to 8th January

Gastronomy and handicrafts, workshops and Christmas-themed entertainment

Santa's Assistant

Saturday 17th December 
Garibaldi Square
2.30 p.m.

Christmas-themed parade with four-legged friends to elect the best Santa's assistant

Cervia Country Christmas

Saturday 17th December 
Piazza Garibaldi
8.00 p.m.

It's back to country dancing in the centre of Piazza Garibaldi

Santa Skate

Sunday 18th December 
Piazza Garibaldi
2.30 p.m.

Elves, reindeer and Santas will launch themselves into a skate marathon from the centre of Cervia to Milano Marittima and back

Christmas Bingo

Saturday 24th December 
Garibaldi Square
9.00 p.m.

Before midnight Mass, there will be the traditional tombola. Cottages open with food, chestnuts and mulled wine

New Year's Eve in the old town centre

Saturday, 31st December 
old town centre

Aperitifs, tastings and toasts by the venues in the centre. In Piazza Garibaldi concert by the Barboni di lusso

Greetings from the Band

Sunday 1st January 
from 7.30 a.m.
arrival in Piazza Garibaldi at 12 noon

The House of the Befane

Piazza Garibaldi

After Christmas, the Befane are waiting for children in their little house. Fun, shows and sweets for everyone

Pasquelle Festival

Friday 6th January 
Garibaldi Square
from 2.30 p.m. to 6.30 p.m.

The Pasqualotti, dressed in the ancient peasant tradition, intone nursery rhymes and songs, the Befana arrives in the square.

Treasure hunt

Sunday 8th January
Piazza Garibaldi and old town centre
from 3.00 p.m.

Treasure hunt through the streets of Cervia

Closing party

Sunday 8th January
Piazza Garibaldi and Viale Roma
from 3.00 p.m.

Entertainment, animation and shows to close the Christmas period


The Nativity scene on the water

Canal harbour
always visible

Nativity scene at natural height, set up on a burchiella, an old salt transport boat

The Christmas Express train

on 8th and 9th, 10th and 11th, 17th and 18th December and from 24th December to 8th January 
Piazzetta Pisacane

A fun little train connects Cervia to Milano Marittima. A fun and useful way to comfortably leave your car behind and move around in a sustainable manner.
The service is organised in collaboration with the Cervia Centro Consortium.

Cervia Christmas Family, programme 2022

Days and times may be subject to change for organisational, safety or weather reasons.

Christmas lights in Borgo Marina - Ph. Dany Fontana

Inverno d'aMare, loghi destinazione


from 8th December 2023 to 7th January 2024




some initiatives are chargeable
see detail on page

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