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The cult of Father Christmas

The cult of Father Christmas

For many people that morning it was happy occasion – the piazza full of children obviously enjoying themselves as the “Christmas Spirit” starts up in earnest, the teachers looking forward to their well earned rest and the children get ready for the Christmas holidays but watching it from a distance something has definitely changed and it […]

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Father Christmas arrives in Barga

Father Christmas arrives in Barga

There was a Panettone festa taking place this afternoon at the Fratelli Lucchesi in Barga Giardino with special guest – Father Christmas. The bakery and specialist kitchens of Paolo Lucchesi which are normally closed to the public were opened up so that people could see for themselves just how this traditional Christmas cake was actually […]

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Anche le Comete hanno festeggiato il Natale

Anche le Comete hanno festeggiato il Natale

“Una stella perBene” la manifestazione organizzata da ComeTe lo scorso 18 dicembre a chiusura delle iniziative 2011, è stata un successo. La presenza di Babbo Natale, che ha posato in una foto ricordo e distribuito regali a tutti i tantissimi bambini presenti, il tendone riscaldato gentilmente fornito dagli amici del CAV dove era possibile disegnare liberamente […]

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Helicopter arrival of Father Christmas in Mologna

The Christmas atmosphere picks up pace this weekend with the arrival in Mologna of Father Christmas. Heavy snowfall and polar temperatures all added to the occasion as people waited in the Piazza della Stazione  for the bearded and red suited figure to arrive.  Rudolph the red nosed and the rest of the reindeer were not […]

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Minimalist Santa plays with live musicians

This week we have already featured videos of the Minimalist Santa at the Duomo in Barga, riding a FIAT 500 just inside the main gate in Barga Vecchia, dancing in the snow in front of the Mordini statue on the Fosso and entertaining the people in the Piazza Salvi outside of Aristo’s bar. Today we […]

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Cultural mix – La Befana and Father Christmas

On a great start to what will probably be a very busy day with events ranging from music,  two art exhibitions and a concert in the theatre this evening,  it was the turn of the children to get the ball rolling. Luckily it was a fine crisp sunny December morning and so the concert organised […]