Christmas Monza 2018

Christmas in Monza 2018

From 1 Dec 2018 to 6 Jan 2019

More than a month of festive appointments to celebrate Christmas 2018! A packed calendar of events scheduled in Monza with theatrical performances, light shows, concerts, creative workshops, clown comedy, stage actors, theatrical readings, exhibitions, Flash Mobs and not-to-be-missed festive family activities.

The traditional ice-skating rink will be set up in Piazza Trento e Trieste and will be open to the public from December 1st - 21st.

Lots of fun for kids all the way up until January 6th when they climb aboard the ‘Big Coast to Coast Express’, the cute Christmas Train that rides the streets of the historic city centre daily from 9.30 to 13.00 and from 14.00 to 20.00.

Plus, lots more … from December 1st to Monday, January 7th you are all invited to take part in the ‘Christmas Monza 2018’ contest, the festive photo competition. For info and regulations please go to www.echidicarta.it.

Here’s the full programme:

DECEMBER

  • SATURDAY 1st

Piazza Roma - 17.00
INAUGURATION
PUSH THE BUTTON GAME WITH LOTS OF SUPRISES

Event organised by: Municipality of Monza

Piazza Trento e Trieste - 18.30
ICE RINK - SKATING ON ICE

Piazza Carducci
INUAGURATION OF THE CHRISTMAS VILLAGE
Event organised by: Municipality of Monza

Villa Reale - 20.30
SWITCHING ON THE CHRISTMAS LIGHTS - VILLA REALE AND VIALE CESARE BATTISTI
Event organised by: Municipality of Monza

Hotel de la Ville - 21.00
L’IMAGINIFICA. OF FIRE AND WIND. ELEONORA DUSE. Monologue written, directed and performed by Daniela Musini. Booking required.
Event organised by: Municipality of Monza
info: 039.230.21.92 – attivitaculturali@comune.monza.it

  • TUESDAY 4th

Teatro Manzoni - 21.00
CHRISTMAS CONCERT
Concert for soloists, choir and ensemble with the Intende Voci Choir in collaboration with the Liceo Zucchi choir. Charity initiative with minimum donation. Booking advised.
Event organised by: Cooperativa La Meridiana Due and Associazione Mousiké
info: 039.39.051 (ore 10-18) - info@cooplameridiana.it

  • SATURDAY 8th

City centre -15.00
ITINERANT CONCERT WITH BAGPIPE MUSIC
Itinerant concert of traditional musical songs performed by bagpipers.
Event organised by: Municipality of Monza
info: 039.230.21.92 - attivitaculturali@comune.monza.it

Musei Civici Casa degli Umiliati - 15.30
A PRESENT TO MYSELF
Creative workshop for children from 3 to 5 years to make fun Christmas gadgets. Booking mandatory. Workshop free.  Admission fee for museum.
Event organised by: Municipality of Monza
info: 039.23.07.126 - info@museicivicimonza.it

  • SUNDAY 9th

Musei Civici Casa degli Umiliati - 15.30
PAPER ART, THE GIFT STARTS FROM THE WRAPPING
Creative workshop for adults to discover the art of Japanese packaging. Reservations mandatory. Fee: € 10. 
Event organised by: Municipality of Monza
info: 039.23.07.126 - info@museicivicimonza.it

Piazza Roma: 15.00 -18.00
CHRISTMAS CAROL CONCERT
Concert of traditional songs and lyrics.
Event organised by: Compagnia Teatrale il Veliero
info: info@ilveliero-onlus.org

  •  TUESDAY 11th

Teatro Villoresi - 10.15
CHRISTMAS NIGHT
Clowns and festive performances with the Eccentrici Dadarò theatrical company. For children from 4 to 10 years old. Admission fee.
Event organised by: Associazione Corona di Ciliegie
in collaboration with the Municipality of Monza
info: 348.90.52.386 – teatroscuola.coronadiciliegie@gmail.com

  • THURSDAY 13th

Duomo di Monza - 20.30
NOTES OF SOLIDARITY - CHRISTMAS CHARITY CONCERT 2018

Traditional Christmas concert by the La Verdi Barocca orchestra and the vocal ensemble. Charity event. Booking required. Entry with donation.
Event organised by: Fondazione della Comunità di Monza e Brianza onlus
info: 039.39.00.942 - info@fondazionemonzabrianza.org

  • FRIDAY 14th

Sala Maddalena (via Santa Maddalena, 7) - 21.00
CHRISTMAS NATIVITY SCENES
Christmas-themed evening with poetic readings and exhibition of works.
Event organised by: Cenacolo dei Poeti e Artisti di Monza e Brianza
info: 039.20.20.175 - ilcenacolopamb.monza@gmail.com

  • SATURDAY 15th

Musei Civici Casa degli Umiliati
THE NATIVITY IN THE CIVIC MUSEUMS PRINTS
Exhibition of precious Christmas-themed prints from the Civic museum’s engravings collection. Until January 6th, 2019. Entry included in museum ticket.
Event organised by: Municipality of Monza

info: 039.23.07.126 - info@museicivicimonza.it

Piazza Roma - 15.00/18.00
GERONIMO STILTON: THE MAGICAL NIGHT OF THE ELVES
Show starring the lovable character from children’s literature.
Event organised by: Don Giulio Farina Onlus
info: segreteria@dongiuliofarina.it

Musei Civici Casa degli Umiliati - 15.30
MY CHRISTMAS TREE
Christmas workshop for children aged 6 to 10 to create festive decorations. Booking mandatory. Workshop free.  Admission fee for museum.
Event organised by: Municipality of Monza
info: 039.23.07.126 - info@museicivicimonza.it

Chiesa di S. Maria del Carrobiolo - 16.00
CHRISTMAS CONCERT
Concert by students from the ‘Zucchi’ musical Liceo.
Event organised by: Università Popolare di Monza
info: 039.32.11.95 - www.universitapopmonza.eu

Piazza Trento e Trieste - 16.30
A LIVING CHRISTMAS TREE
Flash Mob to create a gigantic living Christmas tree.
Event organised by: Municipality of Monza
info: 039.230.21.92 – attivitaculturali@comune.monza.it

Teatro Binario 7 - 21.00
CHRISTMAS SERENADE
Mandolin concert by the Mandolinisti Bustesi Orchestra. Admission fee.
Event organised by: La Danza Immobile and the Municipality of Monza
info: 039.20.27.002 - www.binario7.org

Chiesa della Sacra Famiglia (piazza Santa Caterina) - 21.00
CHRISTMAS CONCERT
Traditional Christmas concert by the Anthem choir.
Event organised by: Associazione Musicale Coro Anthem
info: www.coroanthem.it

  • SUNDAY 16th

Piazza Roma - 9.00/18.00
SANTA’S RED CROSS PARTY
Activities for families.
Event organised by: Italian Red Cross Monza Committee
info: cl.monza@cri.it

Teatro Binario 7 - 16:00
COUNT DOWN TO CHRISTMAS – Show for children
Event organised by: La Danza Immobile and the Municipality of Monza
info: 039.20.27.002 - www.binario7.org

  • THURSDAY 20th

Teatro Villoresi - 20.45
MOLDOVENEASKA - NATIONAL FOLK BALLET

  • FRIDAY 21st

Teatro Manzoni - 21.00
GREAT CHRISTMAS CONCERT
Concert by the I Pomeriggi Musicali orchestra. Admission fee.
Event organised by: ‘Paolo Borsa’ special training school and the Municipality of Monza
info: 039.38.65.00 – www.teatromanzonimonza.it

Duomo di Monza - 21.00
GAUDEAMUS ET LAETEMUR HODIE
Concert by the mixed choir from the Cappella Musicale del Duomo and the San Biagio choir.
Event organised by: Cappella Musicale del Duomo di Monza
in collaboration with the Municipality of Monza
info: doxnab@tin.it

  • SATURDAY 22nd

City centre - 16.00
LUMINOUS CHRISTMAS PARADE
Fun musical show on stilts with all the Xmas favourites (Christmas Tree, Comet Star, Snowman, Santa Claus and the Wood Elf).
Event organised by: Municipality of Monza
info: 039.230.21.92 - attivitaculturali@comune.monza.it

Galleria Civica
MONZA IN MINIATURE
Exhibition of artistic reproductions of the major city monuments in scale by Enrico Rossi. Exhibition open until January 13th.
Event organised by: Municipality of Monza
info: 039.230.21.92 – mostre@comune.monza.it

  • SUNDAY 23rd

Saletta Reale stazione FS - 11.00
CHRISTMAS CONCERT
Concert by students from the Fondazione Musicale Vincenzo Appiani.
Event organised by: Fondazione Musicale Vincenzo Appiani in collaboration with the Amici dei Musei and the Municipality of Monza
info: 039.73.75.33 - segreteria@fondazionemusicaleappiani.it

  • MONDAY 24th

Piazza Roma - 22.00
CHRISTMAS GREETINGS WITH THE ALPINI
Following Midnight Mass, traditional greetings with the Municipal Administration and distribution of vin brulè and panettone.
Event organised by: Municipality of Monza
info: 039.230.21.92 - attivitaculturali@comune.monza.it

  • THURSDAY 27

Musei Civici Casa degli Umiliati - 15.00
ALL THE COLOURS OF THE SNOW
Workshop for children aged 6 - 10 to discover how the great artists of the past have painted snow and how to make their own very special ‘snowscape’. Booking required. Free workshop, admission with museum ticket.
Event organised by: Municipality of Monza
info: 039.23.07.126 - info@museicivicimonza.it

  • FRIDAY 28

Musei Civici Casa degli Umiliati - 15.00
12 MONTHS AT THE MUSEUM
Workshop for children aged 6 - 10 to make an ‘artistic’ calendar inspired by the artworks in the Civic Museums. Booking required. Free workshop, admission with museum ticket.
Event organised by: Municipality of Monza
info: 039.23.07.126 - info@museicivicimonza.it

  • SATURDAY 29

Piazza Roma and the Arengario portico - 18.00
CHORAL EXPERIENCE
Highly evocative and scenic vocal performance in pure Gospel style.
Event organised by: Municipality of Monza
info: 039.230.21.92 - attivitaculturali@comune.monza.it

  • MONDAY 31

Teatro Manzoni - 21.30
MI VOLEVA STREHLER – Cult monologue
By Umberto Simonetta and Maurizio Micheli. With Maurizio Micheli. Directed by Luca Sandri. Admission fee.
Event organised by: Azienda Speciale di Formazione Scuola ‘Paolo Borsa’ and Municipality of Monza
info: 039.38.65.00 - www.teatromanzonimonza.it

Teatro Binario 7
SAN SILVESTRO – NEW YEARS EVE SHOW
Admission fee.
Event organised by: La Danza Immobile and Municipality of Monza
info: 039.20.27.002 - www.binario7.org

JANUARY 2019

  • TUESDAY 1

Musei Civici Casa degli Umiliati - 15.30
NEW YEAR’S DAY AT THE MUSEUM
Guided tour of the museum. Booking required. Free tour included in museum admission ticket.
Event organised by: Municipality of Monza
info: 039.23.07.126 - info@museicivicimonza.it

  • WEDNESDAY I 2

Musei Civici Casa degli Umiliati - 15.30
CHRISTMAS ATELIER
Special day campus to enjoy some of the Christmas holiday at the museum: games, activities and workshops. For children aged from 5 to 11. Booking required. Admission fee.
Event organised by: Municipality of Monza
info: 039.23.07.126 - info@museicivicimonza.it

  • THURSDAY 3

Musei Civici Casa degli Umiliati - 15.30
CHRISTMAS ATELIER
Special day campus enjoy some of the Christmas holiday at the museum: games, activities and workshops. For children aged from 5 to 11. Booking required. Admission fee.
Event organised by: Municipality of Monza
info: 039.23.07.126 - info@museicivicimonza.it

  • FRIDAY 4

Musei Civici Casa degli Umiliati - 15.30
CHRISTMAS ATELIER
Special day campus to enjoy some of the Christmas holiday at the museum: games, activities and workshops. For children aged from 5 to 11. Booking required. Admission fee.
Event organised by: Municipality of Monza
info: 039.23.07.126 - info@museicivicimonza.it

  • SATURDAY  5

Piazza Roma
THE BEFANA FOR CATS AND DOGS - Charity event.
Event organised by: Monza and Brianza ENPA animal protection society
info: info@enpamonza.it

  • SUNDAY 6

Piazza Roma
THE BEFANA FOR CATS AND DOGS - Charity event
Event organised by: Monza and Brianza ENPA animal protection society
info: info@enpamonza.it

Piazza Trento e Trieste - 10.00/12.30
THE BEFANA ON HER MOTORBIKE
Rally in fancy dress organised by the Moto Club Monza
Event organised by: Municipality of Monza
infoinfo@motoclubmonza.it

Piazza Roma
THE BEFANA FOR CATS AND DOGS - Charity event
Event organised by: Monza and Brianza ENPA animal protection society
info: info@enpamonza.it

Musei Civici Casa degli Umiliati - 15.30
THE BEFANA AT THE MUSEUM
Tour for families with children aged 5 years upwards to search for a strange Befana hidden in the museum. Booking required. Free tour included in museum admission ticket.
Event organised by: Municipality of Monza
info: 039.23.07.126 - info@museicivicimonza.it