Christmas nativities in Veneto

Tradition and creativity for these enchanting Christmas events!

From 01 December 2019 to 09 February 2020

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The rich and diverse list of Christmas events in Veneto, Italy presents proposals for all tastes, including several Italian nativity sets located in the different areas of the region. A visit to the presepi in Veneto will give you all the magic and charm of one of the longest running Veneto Christmas traditions!

The nativity scenes are often prepared by artisans and volunteers, who work with passion to finish every part down to the smallest detail, and offer the opportunity to admire one of the most genuine testimonies of local craftsmanship.

Located throughout the region, the Christmas nativities in Veneto are faithful to the Catholic spirit of the festival and reflect the values and customs of the individual communities that prepare them offering a sincere example of the different Christmas traditions.

Among the many Italian nativity sets one should not forget the re-enactments of the presepi viventi in Veneto: with people in costumes, readings and live animals, they are one of the most fascinating events of Christmas in Italy!

Here is a small guide to the different Christmas nativity scenes in Veneto to visit in 2019:

Nativity Scenes in the province of Treviso

24.12.19-2.02.20 – Artistic Nativity Scene of Segusino 

14.12.19-2.02.20 - Artistic Nativity Scene of Valdobbiadene

15.12.19-26.01.20 - Artistic Nativity Scene of Riese Pio X°

8.12.19-2.02.20 – Nativity Scenes Exhibition in Refrontolo, Molinetto della Croda

25.12.19-6.01.20 – Nativity Scene of Crevada di Susegana

25.12.19-31.01.20 - Artistic Nativity Scene of Venegazzù and arts exhibition 'Nativity and Arts'

25.12.19-31.01.20 - Nativity Scene of Ramera in Mareno di Piave

7.12.19-12.01.20 – Exhibition of Artistic Nativity Scenes 'La grotta della cometa' in the old church of San Cipriano in Roncade

8.12.19-19.01.20 - Nativity Scenes of San Zenone degli Ezzelini

16.12.19-6.01.20 - International exhibition of Nativity Scenes of San Marco di Susegana


Nativity Sets in Venice and its province

1.12.19-6.01.20 –Nativity Scenes in the Land of Tiepolo in Spinea and Noale

8.12.19-12.01.20 – Exhibition of Nativity Scenes in Venice in Campo San Polo

8.12.19-9.02.20 - Sand Nativity in Jesolo

14.12.19-6.01.20 – The Land of Nativity Scenes in Maerne di Martellago


Nativity Scenes in the province of Padua

1.12.19-15.01.20 – Water Nativity Scenes in Battaglia Terme

1.12.19-10.01.20 – Presepiando, exhibition of hand-made nativity scenes in Padua

3.12.19-11.01.20- 'The Nativity scene from the beginning to the present day ' at Scuderie of Palazzo Moroni in Padua

25.12.19-31.01.20 - Artistic Nativity Scene of San Pio X


Nativity Scenes in the province of Vicenza

24.11.19-12.01.20 – Exhibition of Missionary Nativity Scenes in Vicenza

7.12.19-12.01.20 – Nativity scenes on display throughout the historic centre of Vicenza

1.12.19-26.01.20 – Evangelium Nativity scene in Dueville


Nativity Scenes in Verona and its province

16.11.19-19.01.20 – 36th International Show of Nativity Scenes and Arts and Tradition at Palazzo della Gran Guardia in Verona

8.12.19-6.01.20 - ‘Nativity Scenes in the cloister’ at Bussolengo

8.12.19-19.01.20 – Nativity Scene at Bassanella Sanctuary

8.12.19-19.01-20 – The Land of Nativity Scenes in Soave

8.12.19-6.01.20 – Nativity Scene on the Lake in Peschiera del Garda


Living Nativity Scenes in Veneto:

24/25/26/29.12.19 e 5/6/12/19.01.20 – Living Nativity Scene in Pontelongo (Padua)

24/26/29.12.19 e 5/6.01.20 - Living Nativity Scene in Annone Veneto (Venice)

26/29.12.19 and 5/6.01.20 – 84th Living Nativity Scene in Revine Lago (Treviso)

1 and 22.12.19 – Living Nativity Scene in Collalto di Susegana (Treviso)

25/26/29.12.19-1/5/6/12/19/26.01.20 - Living Nativity Scene in Codiverno di Vigonza (Padua)

22.12.19 - Living Nativity Scene 'con i mestieri de nà volta' in Castelfranco Veneto (Treviso)

22.12.19 and 4.01.20 - Living Nativity Scene in Cessalto (Treviso)

24.12.19 e 5.01.20 - Traditional Living Nativity Scene in Montello (Treviso)


Visiting the nativity scenes in Veneto will allow you to experience the joy and the atmosphere of Christmas and to spend time with your family!

For opening times, please check the websites of the local tourist boards.

By Insidecom Editorial Staff