8 Dec-6 Jan. Open doors at the Parco della Musica that hopes to welcome visitors of all ages and interests with a wide-ranging programme that caters for every interest. Music, theatre, circus, ice-skating, games, exhibitions and a Christmas Fair come to life inside and outside Rome’s Auditorium which is transformed into a kind of a “metropolitan village”.
The varied programme offers all sorts of activities, many especially geared for children. The sophisticated music halls inside offer Victoria Chaplin’s magic Cirque Invisible, performances by the great puppeteer Mimmo Cuticchio, and lots of different music concerts ranging from pop to classical. Children of all ages will enjoy the Cartoon Heroes music event and a very particular The Nutcracker during which the Open Trios ensemble will take spectators by the hand to explore Tchaikowsky’s masterpiece.
The traditional Chiarastella concert by the Orchestra Popolare Italiana presents Christmas music from different Italian regions, and Rome’s own “Gospel Festival” is also back to contribute to the Christmas cheer, as is the rather exclusive Christmas Fair with its interesting and sophisticated range of handmade crafts and vintage objects and clothes for sale.