Christmas atmosphere begins on December 8th, in occasion of the Feast of the Immaculate Conception, and continues until January 6th, in occasion of Epiphany.
For those who like to know every tradition of the city to explore and mean to spend Xmas in Naples, it’s necessary to plan a walk in via San Gregorio Armeno, also known as the alley of the nativity scene makers. It is an alley located between via deiTribunali and Spaccanapoli in which are situated shops of artisans who dedicate all their time to create shepherds. The characters are not only those who are necessary to create a traditional nativity scene. Neapolitan artisans love to propose small figures of politicians, personalities of showbusiness, singers, bands and even the pope. A walk in there is a must for Christmas lovers!
For a Xmas in Naples 100% traditional you need to pay attention to the recipesthat Neapolitan people prepare for the occasion. As main dishes Neapolitan people eat capitone(sort of an eel) or salted cod. The last one can be offered as first course, with pasta, or fried, as a second course. The typical Neapolitan Christmas sweets are struffoli: very small balls of fried dough covered with honey; mustaccioli and roccocò – soft chocolate desserts.
If you are looking for something new, specifically thought for Christmas 2017, you can go to Hotel Mediterraneo to admire the artwork of the Spanish contemporary artist Ana Soler: a Christmas tree 50 thousand meters long made of copper wire. The tree is in the atrium of the hotel and is part of an installation called “Christmas Endless Light – Tramas de Luz”.
Music lovers must not miss the concerts that will take place during Xmas holidays, such as the one at 12 ‘o clock on 24th December: flamenco and jazz for piano and guitar and the one on December 30th at 8.30 p.m. during which it will be re-proposed Dickens classic “A Christmas Carol” in a new form. Botheventswill be at Sala del Capitolo in San Domenico Maggiore.
Who is looking for events for all the family can visit Santa Claus village at Mostrad’Oltremare and Edenlandia, where are merry-go-rounds, carousels, markets and daily activities thought for the whole family and people of all ages.