The village of Santa Claus in Chianciano Terme
When the magical Christmas tale turns into reality in Tuscany!
From 06 November 2015 to 27 December 2015
- Bookable services
Are you ready to live a magical experience that will make you feel like a child again? Here are some clues: the scent of freshly baked sweets and cakes, elves, reindeer, decorated fir trees, lights, Christmas balls, wooden houses, but above all... Santa Claus!
Yes, dear friends, we are talking about the village of Santa Claus and the Christmas Market of Chianciano Terme, two great events included in the calendar of events Christmas in Tuscany.
Known throughout Italy for its thermal baths, the charming Santa Claus village in Chianciano Terme will run from 6 November to 27 December 2015, with many shows for both young and old, original scenes and Tuscany Christmas markets where you will be able to buy some nice gifts or taste typical products. Do not miss the Christmas markets in Tuscany, Italy in Chianciano Terme!
Let us have a look at the major attractions of the Paese di Babbo Natale in Chianciano Terme 2015: given the success achieved in previous years, an ice rink has been confirmed for this year, which will be placed in the centre of the main city square, Piazza Italia.
Until 6 January 2016, adults and children alike can try their hand at this fun sport and hire the boots on site.
If you want to visit the old town of Chianciano take the 'Termalino', the touristic train that takes you across the village in comfort!
Embellished with typical Christmas decorations, the train will recreate the fantastic atmosphere of 'Polar Express', the famous masterfully animated film directed by Robert Zemeckis and starring Tom Hanks.
Come on board the Polar Express, Chianciano awaits you!
At the village of Santa Claus of Chianciano, there will be space to the imagination for the temporary exhibition 'World of Dinosaurs': hidden in the thick vegetation of the great Fucoli Park, you will find yourself face to face with as many as 55 scary real-size dinosaurs, reconstructed in detail on the basis of the latest scientific data. From 22 November2015, do not miss the Jurassic Dinosaur World in Chianciano Terme!
If you like challenges, you should also pay a visit to the Go Kart electrical track, located in the parking area of the Acquasanta Park open throughout the Christmas period.
Made with a special material that makes it look like a frozen surface, the track - 1,000 square meters - is an excellent idea to challenge your friends or for your children to try the thrill of driving.
Try this adrenaline attraction of the Santa Claus village in Chianciano Terme: you will feel like driving on ice!
And now, we come to the highlight of the event: fanfare and drum roll... Ladies and Gentlemen, Boys and Girls, here comes ... the House of Santa Claus! In Chianciano, in the Sant'Elena Park in fact the home of Santa Claus will be set up which will offer, both adults and children, an enchanted pathway with elves intended on wrapping gifts and sweet reindeers just waiting for you to pamper them!
Are you curious about what to expect? Here you are: your fantastic journey to the Santa Claus village of Chianciano Terme will begin with the special effects of the 'Corridor of Questions' that will take you to the 'North Pole', passing through a wonderful Igloo: here you can admire the magical Santa's Sleigh Christmas and the seven tireless reindeer that guide it, captained by the legendary and brave reindeer named Rudolph.
Continuing on your journey, you will arrive in the enchanting world of Lapland where, in a typical ice age, you will meet the inhabitants of the North Pole: big bears and funny penguins!
At this point, you will enter the strange 'space-time Tunnel' that, thanks to the effects of light and colour, will catapult you into the magical world of your dreams. Then you will come to the 'Customs of Great Oak', the entrance of the insidious 'Prison of bad children'.
Here, you will also find the Great Elf, the careful guard of the great Ballroom of Santa Claus, reserved for good children, that will leave visitors speechless: music, colours, baby dance, entertainment and games of various kinds will give a unique experience for your children! The Santa Claus village in Chianciano Terme will be a flurry of unforgettable emotions!
The route will continue with a real museum dedicated to the legendary story of Santa Claus, with which children can learn all the secrets of this fantastic tale. You will finally arrive at Santa's House, where the magic Factory of Gifts is kept and where you will meet him in person, sitting on his legendary throne, the protagonist of the event: Santa Claus!
Children, have you not written the letter to put under the tree? Do not worry, the Santa Claus village of Chianciano Terme has a cute post office where you can sit in peace and write a list of your wishes!
Also in the basement, accessible only from the outside, there are lots of surprises: after travelling a long corridor decorated with beautiful murals of enchanting characters you will reach the 'face painting' area and the 'Workshop of the Elf,' who, standing guard to the 'Fire-Eater Marionettes' will create a truly exhilarating show.
Also in this area, several fun activities and entertaining shows will be held to entertain the younger guests, who will also have the chance to play with the elves and Santa's reindeers.
As you can see, Christmas 2015 Santa Claus village of Chianciano Terme is an event not to be missed! Tickets for the country of Santa Claus can be purchased directly at the village.
In the outer zone of the building, instead the traditional Christmas Market of Tuscany in Chianciano, will take place where you can pick among the stalls of objects, crafts, bags, clothes and local products.
There will also be a wide 'food' area', with 12 typical wooden houses ready to satisfy all tastes: pizza, sandwiches, crepes, burgers with Chianina meats, soups and many other delicacies!
In order to promote the local economy, a covered area where some local producers will offer a tasting of their products, to raise awareness and promote the culinary delights of this land will also be featured.
In the garden of the Santa Claus village of Chianciano Terme there will be a small amusement park with the inevitable carousel horses, which has always fascinated children but also adults, a delightful little reindeer train, an electric car track and finally, the trampolines where your children can jump and have lots of crazy fun!
The outdoor stage will boast one of the best gospel choirs of Tuscany.
On this same stage, on 4, 11 and 18 December, the primary school children will present a carol show, to raise funds for Telethon, the official partner of the country of Santa Claus 2015 in Chianciano Terme.
This is the rich program of Chianciano Terme for Christmas 2015 as part of the Tuscany Christmas traditions: from 6 November to 27 December 2015: be captivated by the magical atmosphere of the Santa Claus village of Chianciano Terme and share with your children this fantastic adventure!
By booking one of our magnificent hotels in Chianciano Terme, you can visit the historic city centre, the Etruscan Museum, or relax in one of the many spas in the area.
'Christmas is coming, if you look for it, it is already in the kitchen,
on the couch, in your bed, and also inside the cabinet.
Christmas is approaching, it is in the attic and cellar
and bringing sweet sounds makes all children good ' [A. Silvestre]
Period: From 06 November 2015 to 27 December 2015
Event location: Chianciano Terme
Contacts: tickets, schedules and other information on the site www.paesedibabbonatale.it
Need help choosing
Pisa: 'Dalì. The classical dream'
From 01 October 2016 to 05 February 2017
Lucca: Viareggio Carnival 2017
From 05 February 2017 to 28 February 2017
Florence: ‘Florence 1966-2016. Beauty saved’
From 01 December 2016 to 26 March 2017
Pistoia: In Collodi 'Pinocchio comes from the fairy tale'
From 16 September 2016 to 31 May 2017