Città dei Balocchi - Christmas in Como

Christmas at Lake Como

Città dei Balocchi has been welcoming million visitors for 26 years. This year, it would be us visiting them. On the strength of two and a half millions of friends on Facebook last year, the Città dei Balocchi has decided to transform and present itself in a digital version.

From the 1st of December 2020 until the 6th of January 2021 the “Città dei Balocchi Online” will bring everyone the joy and the warmth of Christmas, by offering a large range of online events, shows, workshops, readings, music, stories, theatre and a much more.

The program will be scheduled over 37 consecutive days and, on these occasions, children and their families will have the possibility to discover the main characters of the traditional Christmas festivity: educational activities and workshops, readings und tales, civic education initiatives, concerts, theatre, virtual tours to monuments and museums, photography lessons, sport events, recipes and tips and much more.  

The daily schedule to be discovered and full of surprises can be reviewed on demand any time.

Besides the collaboration with the Public Security forces, our established event partner, many local operators from various sectors have been involved in the project “Città dei Balocchi Online Edition”.
An online Christmas market dedicated to local products is waiting for you, and much more. The Lake Como Christmas Light is going to light up 80 towns along the shores of the Lake Como, thus creating “the most beautiful nativity scene in the world”. A special section will be dedicated to Solidarity in the presence of voluntary associations which will present their activities. The program also includes connections with the next 30th edition of the “Noir in Festival” and on this occasion the finalists of the Premio Scerbanenco will be presented as well as a special cooperation with the Teatro Sociale of Como.



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