The traditional returns to San Marino Wonderful Christmas, the experiential event to experience the magical atmosphere of Christmas in the smallest republic in the world.

The Historic Center of San Marino, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, becomes an enchanted territory in which to immerse yourself and fully experience the emotion of Christmas.

The 20th Edition of the Christmas of Wonders will be celebrated through An incredible journey, a journey in search of the deepest meaning of the Christmas celebration, where enchantment and imagination are capable of warming every heart. The Historic Center of San Marino will become an immersive scenario that will take visitors into an incredible, fantastic and memorable Christmas story, thanks to a journey with photographic sets, suggestive attractions and bright and scenographic settings, with the reproduction of the enchanting Magic Train and the Toy Factory, which will host the relaxation area for families, workshops and Family Show.
Furthermore, there will be the evocative Christmas markets, the ice rink and dedicated shows for the inauguration day on November 26th, New Year's Eve and Epiphany.

Dates and times
November 26th and 27th
3 and 4 December
from 8 to 11 December
17 and 18 December
every day from 24 December to 8 January 2023
The Christmas of Wonders awaits you from 10.00 to 19.30 and on 25 December and 1 January from 15.00 to 19.30

POLAR EXPRESS – Freedom Square
The Polar Express will be the protagonist of An Incredible Journey. Piazza della Libertà will be transformed into a real railway platform where an eccentric train conductor will welcome families from 4.30pm who will be able to get on board to experience an intense immersive journey enlivened by Christmas music, sounds, lights and colors for a truly unique experience.
From 10.00 to 19.30
Show times: 4.30pm – 5.30pm – 6.30pm – 7.00pm

THE TOY FACTORY – Camp Bruno Reffi
Make way for children, dreamers of all ages and their creativity!
Campo Bruno Reffi is transformed into the marvelous Toy Factory to discover together with Santa Claus and his friendly helpers how to build the perfect game! 300 square meters of covered space with workshop areas and the North Pole post office where Santa's helpers will also assist the children to write the letter to Santa to be posted in the large mailbox. Furthermore, all children will be able to color the Christmas Train on special sheets personalized with the shape of the train. Inside there is also a relaxation area and a wall with the history of the Christmas train which can be discovered by opening the various boxes, as if it were a large Advent calendar. Naturally there will be Santa's Camino where, from 26 November to 25 December, Santa Claus himself will meet the little ones.
From 10.00 to 19.30
December 25th and January 1st from 3pm to 7.30pm

POLAR PARK and the Magic of Snow – Crossbowmen Quarry
The Ice Rink is back again this year in Cava dei Balestrieri for the fun of the whole family. The skaters' experience will be made even more magical by sudden snowfalls with special effects in a truly "polar" atmosphere.
From November 26th to December 23rd: every day from 3.00pm to 7.30pm; on Saturday, Sunday, Thursday 8 and Friday 9 December from 10.00 to 19.30
From 24 December to 8 January: every day from 10.00 to 19.30 and from 21.00 to 23.00
Prices: €9.00 for 60 minutes – €6.00 for 30 minutes
Snow Magic opening hours: 4.00pm – 5.00pm – 6.00pm – 7.00pm

FAMILY SHOW TIME – The Toy Factory – Campo Bruno Reffi
The Toy Factory shows will be a great event for the whole family. An exclusive production that will immerse children and relatives in the magical and surreal world of the real home of the elves and the little lost helpers to see them at work, among amazing evolutions and to experience their stories and emotions. Elves, dancers, acrobats, magicians and special effects will project spectators into the fun Christmas atmosphere until they discover together the meaning of sharing and the importance of believing in dreams and Christmas.
10, 11, 17 and 18 December
4.00pm first show – 6.00pm second show (duration 30 minutes)
Ticket: €5.00

34 huts will offer countless ideas and suggestions for every type of gift and numerous food and wine proposals from tradition to innovation, immersed in the festively decorated Historic Center, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Via Eugippo, Piazzetta Bartolomeo Borghesi, Via Donna Felicissima

SHOW BLUE WHITE TRAIN – Savings Bank Gallery
Retracing the history of the Blue and White Train which arrived from Rimini to San Marino and which was active from 1932 to 1944, inside the gallery you can admire original objects and memorabilia of the time and unpublished photographs.
The exhibition is organized in collaboration with the Treno Bianco Azzurro Association
From 10.00 to 19.30

The location will envelop visitors in a warm Christmas atmosphere. The lights on the Parish Church and a large bell will reawaken the sense of Christmas.
Piazzale Domus Plebis

Great attractions and shows will delight visitors to the Historic Centre

Saturday 26 November
The journey begins – Inauguration Ceremony
The couple of San Marino YouTubers will also participate from the social world Rebby and Molly
4.00pm Parade through the districts of the historic centre
16.30 Freedom Square
Emotional Show The show announces the arrival in San Marino of the protagonists of the Toy Factory with the characters of the Family Show and the witchcraft of the evil antagonist of Christmas. Accompanist of the ceremony will be the great protagonist of the Christmas of Wonders: the Station Master who will lead everyone into a… Incredible trip

Sunday 4 December – from 4.00pm to 7.00pm
Street Oddities
Parade through the districts of the Historic Center and Mini Show in Piazza Titano and Piazza Garibaldi. The traveling show to discover San Marino, led by the bizarre and comical characters. An irreverent afternoon, where the public will be put to the test by the games and illusions of street artists and two mischievous and noisy stilt walkers.

10, 11, 17 and 18 December
Family Show
3.30pm start of parade through the districts of the historic centre
4.00pm first show – 6.00pm second show (duration 30 minutes)
Ticket: €5.00
The show projects spectators inside the most famous Toy Factory in the world, where children full of enthusiasm and magical powers prepare gifts to cheer up children in the real world. An overwhelming show full of special effects, in which dancers, singers, acrobats and circus artists will inhabit the stage, making the audience protagonists and participants in the resolution of the story.
The Toy Factory – Campo Bruno Reffi

Friday 30 December – from 4.00pm to 7.00pm
Santa's Funky Band. Parade through the districts of the historic center. The Historic Center of San Marino will continue its journey to the funky rhythm of the marching band. Music, improvisations and entertainment with the charismatic Santa's Funky Band

Saturday 31 December 2022 – from 10.15pm to 2.00am
Toy Night – End of Year Party 2022. The overwhelming energy of the Giocattoli Party Band will finally set the stage in Piazzale Lo Stradone in San Marino on fire. For the first time it will be the world of toys, led by the Muffin Man, stilt walkers, the Grinch and Toys, who will open the dance and be with us during the most awaited night of the year. DJ set by Marco Corona, live music, dancers, singers and performers will lead San Marino into the new year.
Piazzale Lo Stradone

Friday 6 January – from 4.00pm to 7.00pm
The Dancing Fairies – Traveling parade. Parade through the districts of the historic center with mini shows in Piazza Titano and Piazza Garibaldi. The fairytale characters are preparing to greet the city and all the people with whom they have shared this overwhelming experience. Two stilt walkers - ice queens - accompanied by fairy dancers and the inevitable Gnome Jugglers, will entertain the public with an extravagant parade where it will be possible to photograph and immortalise every moment with the magical protagonists of the fairy tales.

Discovering the Historic Center of San Marino, a UNESCO World Heritage Site – Guided tour (1 hour)
A Tourist Guide will take you to characteristic places of the Historic Center making you discover hidden glimpses, places where legends and history are intertwined with events and tradition, surrounded by breathtaking views.
Upon reservation, based on availability of the guides.
Meeting point: Porta San Francesco
Group rate of up to 25 people: from €100

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