Jesolo Nativity Sand 2017

The famous sand nativity set is back to charm the beaches of Jesolo Lido along with many other events!

From 08 December 2017 to 11 February 2018

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From 8th December 2017 to 11th February 2018 the magical combination that for several years has distinguished the most famous seaside resort of the Adriatic coast will take place once again... Nativity set, sand, Jesolo: the Sand Nativity! Lido di Jesolo presents its extraordinary sand nativity, along with many other event in Jesolo during Christmas suitable for all ages!

The rich program of events in Jesolo at Christmas time in 2017 offers many fun opportunities for the whole family to enjoy: Sand Nativity, Jesolo Christmas Village, concerts and shows will let you enjoy the most magical time of Jesolo in winter... Not to forget the events scheduled for Sunday 31st December!

Sand Nativity Jesolo 2017

Arranged as usual inside the impressive structure in Piazza Marconi, the charming Jesolo nativity set dedicates its 16th edition to the celebration of the theme of love for others narrated in the parables and other episodes of the Gospel. In a captivating itinerary leading to the sand nativity scene - the Holy Family and Child Jesus - you will find the 'Good Samaritan', the 'Prodigal Son', the 'Good Shepherd' and other characters or representations that are linked to the common theme chosen for Sand Nativity Jesolo 2017. The sand sculptures will be included in the daily life of Nazareth, thanks also to the perspective views painted by the artist Damon Farmer that will be placed in the background and create the perfect setting to fully embrace the atmosphere of the time..

The Jesolo Sand Nativity 2017 boasts this year a five hundred square meter exhibition area, over 1500 tons of sand and 12 internationally renowned sculptors, confirming that this event is nowadays famous throughout Italy ... Since the first edition, more than 1 million visitors have visited the sand nativity in Jesolo and, with more than € 638,000.00 raised and donated to charity projects, Sand Nativity in Jesolo is also the most generous event in Italy!

As per tradition, the beautiful Sand Nativity in Jesolo will be put together in collaboration with internationally renowned sculptors: the passion and creativity of these artists have made the event of Nativity in Sand in Jesolo famous throughout Italy! Here is the line-up of artists participating in the sand nativity in Jesolo 2017/2018:

  • Richard Varano, artistic director
  • Damon Farmer (USA)
  • David Ducharme (Canada)
  • Radovan Zivny (Czech Republic)
  • Baldrick Buckle (Holland)
  • Susanne Ruseler (Holland)
  • Ilya Filimontsev (Russia)
  • Pedro Mira (Portugal)
  • Michela Ciappini (Italy)
  • Marielle Heessels (Holland)
  • Andrius Perkus (Lithuania)
  • Charlotte Koster (Holland)

The opening of the Sand Nativity Jesolo 2017 is scheduled for Friday, 8th December 2017 at 3.00 pm. The nativity set will remain open until Sunday, 11th February 2018 during the following times:

  • from Monday to Saturday - from 9.30 am to 12.30 pm and from 2.30 pm to 7.30 pm
  • Sundays and Christmas days - from 9.30 am to 7.30 pm
    Free entry

In addition to the sand nativity set Sand Art Nativity, Jesolo offers its visitors many other opportunities to enjoy the magical Christmas atmosphere in a very original location, to say the least... Many of us think of Christmas picturing fir trees and snowy peaks in our minds: however, the famous seaside resort will enrich its unique Christmas atmosphere with events and activities for all tastes!

Events in Jesolo during Christmas in 2017

  • Jesolo Spirituals: the exhibition dedicated to the Afro-American religious music is now in its 20th edition!
    • Saturday 9th December – Church of Saints Liberale and Mauro, in Milano Square
      Gospel Times
  • Gospel from London – Thursday 21st December at Teatro Vivaldi
    Dario dal Molin, piano; Mattia dalla Pozza, saxophone; Luca Campaner, guitar; Raffaele Bianco, bass guitar; Phil Mer, drums.
  • Three major events for New Year's Eve:
    • Pala Arrex – from 22.00 with music and shows
    • il Muretto Club- featuring Albert Marzinotto, Andy J, Giuliano Veronese, Lele Sacchi, Gianluca Marcati, Paolo Cecchetto, Michael Salamon.
    • Baccoxbacco in Aurora Square, with live music and entertainment
  • Chocolate Land: in Jesolo town, in Piazza I Maggio, chocolate will be the undisputed protagonist of the days leading to the Christmas Festivities. Workshops, stories and recipes ... To top it all off, a fascinating market of wooden white houses where great chocolatiers will propose their delicacies for tasting or shopping. Do not miss the chocolate nativity sets, made by expert sculptors starting from 100 kg chocolate blocks! Dates: 2,3, 8, 9, 10, 16 and 17 December from 10.00 to 19.00.
  • Jesolo Christmas Village: from 2nd December 2017 to 7th January 2018, crafts, Christmas decorations, cakes and delicacies in Piazza Mazzini! A huge Christmas tree, fair rides, entertainment and of course the ice skating rink will be the backdrop to the small wooden houses of the markets. In addition, from 8th December, children can give their letters to Father Christmas who will be waiting for them in his little house with his trusted elves! Times: Monday to Friday - from 2.00 pm to 8.00 pm; Saturday, Sunday and festive days - from 10.00 am to 8.00 pm.

Do not miss the events in Jesolo during Christmas! Sand sculptures, markets, concerts and parties to immerse yourself into the magic of Christmas in a truly unique location!

... And do not forget that Jesolo is only a short distance from Venice which can be easily reached by public transport from Cavallino Treporti and Punta Sabbioni stops!

By Insidecom Editorial Staff