Starting the event is the lighting of the illuminations, on 21th November, the day of the Festa della Salute.
The illuminations will light up Strada Nuova, the main gateway to Venice, the junction between the City of water and the City of land, as well as St. Mark's Square and the Marciana area, and the various routes in the sestieri of Santa Croce, Cannaregio, San Polo, Dorsoduro, St. Mark's and Castello. The illuminations in the historic centre of Venice see the collaboration of the Venice City Council, Vela Spa, and the Venice Chamber of Commerce, to support those who live in and visit the City this Christmas. In addition, American Express, once again active in the project as sponsor of the illuminations in the areas of Piazzale Roma, Lista di Spagna, and Strada Nuova, participates in particular to support the Venetian commercial fabric.
An almost continuous flow of lights - also in the islands of the Lagoon, from Lido to Pellestrina, from Murano to Burano up to Sant'Erasmo and Vignole - to illuminate every community in the Venetian territory.
On 2 December it will be the turn of the tree in St Mark's Square, with a concert of Joy Singers, while on 3 December the Venice ice rink will also be inaugurated.
Christmas 2022 also brings to Venice opportunities to discover the City's rich cultural heritage, with all the City's museums open during the Christmas holidays to discover the museum system's great offer, starting with exhibitions “Anselm Kiefer” – at Palazzo Ducale untile 6th January – and “Kandinsky e le avanguardie” atCentro Culturale Candiani in Mestre until 21th February 2023. Many special openings for an extraordinary cultural offer in the lagoon and on the mainland. Click here to find out!