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For the coming Christmas holidays there are many events organised by the municipalities of Barberino Val d’Elsa and Tavarnelle. Lots of fun and festive events will enliven these two towns during this very special time of the year.

On December 9th and 10th, Barberino Val D’Elsa will turn into the “Borgo di Babbo Natale” (Father Christmas Village).

From 10am to 8pm the historic centre will turn into a child-friendly, fun-filled village. There will be a Christmas market, a kids’ play area with inflatables, and all sort of Christmas-themed decorations, a giant snowman and an ‘arctic area’ with igloos.

On these two days, at 4pm Santa Claus will arrive together with two little elves, who will organise workshops and help the kids to write their letters to Father Christmas, that will be delivered to him in person.

On Saturday afternoon Santa Claus on stilts will welcome the visitors at the entrance of the village, while on Sunday afternoon the brass band with majorettes will bring music through the streets of the village.

On December 8th in Piazza Matteotti in Tavarnelle the ice-skating rink will be inaugurated. This will remain open until January 7th 2018.

From 4pm, ice skating show and the opening of the ice rink. During the afternoon there will be an entertainment area for children in Piazza Matteotti with kids’ make-up artist. An itinerant street music band will parade through the town’s streets.