The events of the Christmas holidays


Due to the limitations to the current health emergency, on Christmas holidays, online events for everyone and more:

Christmas tales 2020
from December 13, 2020 to January 13, 2021
For further information visit the official facebook and instagram of Racconti di Natale 2020

Under the Tree concert
Saturday December, 19
Music and solidarity. At 5.30pm 3rd edition of the free concert in streaming in compliance with current regulations. From the Carmine Auditorium, with the soprano Silvia Dalla Benetta, the mezzo-soprano Anna Maria Chiuri, the tenor Fabio Armiliato, the musicians Maestro Andrea Chinaglia at the piano, the cellist Maestro Luca Franzetti. Guest of the night: the violinist Matteo Fedeli. Presented by Paolo Zoppi, musics by Verdi, Puccini, Rossini, Saint-Saen, Mozart, Gershwin, Gardell, Lehar and a tribute to the great master Ennio Morricone. Concert available on the website

Teatro Due Classic
from December 19 to 25
From 6.30pm on December 19, on the Teatro Due Youtube channel (TeatroDueParma) Italian reading by Gigi Dall’Aglio “Un Canto di Natale”, di Charles Dickens (2018). Available until midnight of December 25. Further information: tel. +39 0521230242 –

Exhibition of Nativity Scenes – 2020 Edition online
Christmas at the Church of Annunziata: on Sundays and holidays, videos and multimedia content will be posted on the Facebook page of the Association “Associazione Italiana Amici del Presepio – Parma sede” to bring the magic of the nativity creches at homes. Further information:

Parma train tour
Sunday 13 from 10.30am to 12.30pm and from 3.00pm to 6.00pm rides every 40 minutes. Departure and arrival Piazza Garibaldi. Comfortably seated on board of the train to discover the most beautiful views of the city. Full ticket € 6.00; reduced € 3.00. The service follows the anti-covid rules.

Christmas of sounds, lights and colors in San Francesco del Prato
Church of San Francesco del Prato (Via del Prato, 4), from Saturday December 19, 2020 to January 6, 2021 special opening on December 19, 20 and January 9, 10 and 13 from 4pm to 6.30pm; December 30th and January 4th from 5.30pm to 7.30pm. Projection of the images collected, made by children, on the velarium that covers the apse undergoing restoration, to emphasize the evocative Christmas atmosphere created by a show of lights and sounds, where the little artists will become absolute protagonists, but also proud spectators. Not required the reservation. Entrance on free donation in support of the restoration of the church, which will be reopened on May 2, 2021. Wear a face mask is compulsory and follow the anti-Covid regulations posted on site.
Further information: or tel. +39 3711663004 (from 4.00pm to 7.00pm).

A chest under the Tree for children’s dreams
Piazza Garibaldi, until January 4
A box at the foot of the Christmas tree in Piazza Garibaldi collects the “dreams” of primary school children in our city and province. Until January, 4 2021 the red box will be ready to receive the drawings and representations of wishes, thoughts and dreams for the year 2021, especially for the little ones. All the “dreams” collected will be used, after the Epiphany, for an exhibition in the city that can be visited by all to welcome and share the children’s views on this time.

New Year’s Eve in Live streaming
Parma Italian Capital of Culture 2020 + 21 is preparing to celebrate the beginning of the new year with a special program, from 9.00pm a marathon of over four hours, in streaming and on TV, with musical and theatrical performances. From the Teatro Regio, three important voices of the Italian music scene in an unusual and unique concert with the participation of Fabio Concato, Marina Rei and Nada.

From the Paganini Auditorium, the Arturo Toscanini Philharmonic, directed by Giuseppe Grazioli, will perform in a concert lasting about one hour, with the most important music by: Strauss, Offenbach, Britten, Rossini, Bizet. More music with the Toscanini NEXT Youth Orchestra in Next for Verdi for a one-hour concert. Also the Toscanini NEXT, stage a second 45-minute concert: Take for six with pieces by Astor Piazzolla, Adiós Nonino; Iller Pattacini, Fisherman of stars; Piazzolla, Esqualo; Nino Rota etc.

Not only music, but also cabaret with the Teatro Due Foundation will offer the best of Cabaret Des Artistes, taking up some of the comic and satirical sketches made by the actors of the Teatro Due Ensemble in 2019.

Live streaming on: Facebook: parma2020official
Instagram: parma2020official 
YouTube: Parma Capitale Italiana della Cultura 2020

De Sidera
La Toscanini presents a free streaming music schedule created by the Toscanini and Toscanini NEXT Filarmonica for the Christmas holidays. More information on

New Year’s Concert with the Busseto Philharmonic
1 January
at 6.00pm from the wonderful Teatro Regio di Parma the traditional New Year’s Concert of the Filarmonici di Busseto. Corrado Giuffredi – clarinet, Cesare Chiacchiaretta – accordion, Giampaolo Bandini – guitar, Antonio Mercurio – double bass, Roger Catino – percussions celebrate the arrival of the first day of the year with a concert full of emotions. Free online concert visible on the platform