Santa Claus Cave – Ornavasso
Until 28 December. Santa Claus, reindeers, shows in an underground cave.
The 9th edition of Santa Claus Cave, the most peculiar Christmas event in Piedmont, takes place in Ornavasso (Verbania) from November 17 until December 28, 2018.
Santa Claus’ cave is one-of-a-kind: made in the underground quarry where the marble for the Milan Duomo was extracted, it’s 200 meters long and ends in a magnificent marble hall, where Santa Claus himself and his helpers, the “twergi” (gnomes of the local tradition), are ready to receive children’s letters and take souvenir photos with them.
Shows, musicals, performances and parades culminate in the arrival of Santa Claus and his (real!) reindeers at Santa Claus Park, a 20,000 square meter area surrounded by woods and overlooking Lake Maggiore and Lake Mergozzo.
Inside the Park, children and their families can visit the Twergi Village, with reindeers, craft workshops, the falconry, and a suggestive underground tunnel with gemstones.
Plus: traditional Christmas markets displaying local food and wine, crafts, Christmas decorations, items for kids, and a beautiful life-size nativity scene.
9:30 am – 6:30 pm on weekends and public holidays (26, 27, 28 December).
Closed on December 25.
(photos: event’s official website)Go to the website Santa Claus Cave – Ornavasso