25 November 2023

The Christmas of Wonders - A Sweeter World

The magical atmosphere of Christmas in the Old Town Centre of San Marino

21st edition of the Christmas of Wonders to experience the magical atmosphere of Christmas in the smallest Republic of the world.

The Christmas of Wonders 2023 will be A Sweeter World, a place where sweets will be the absolute stars: immersive scenery, themed attractions, and lighted and scenic settings will envelop visitors in a magical and typically Christmas atmosphere!

The Christmas of Wonders - A Sweeter World will greet the public with sparkling illuminations, festive musical settings and amazing architectural lights in the most iconic places of the UNESCO World Heritage Old Town making them even more extraordinary and welcoming a unique and unmissable journey of attractions.

The House of Sweet Hearts - from 16 December
The House of Sweet Hearts is a light installation that will reproduce a magical House-Factory of sweets inhabited by a mad wizard of sweets; the wizard will make hearts and recipes made of the feelings and good intentions of children and adults.
Love, goodness, and freedom will be the winning ingredients that visitors can suggest to the magician to make the creation of a Sweeter World possible..... and when everything is ready, the place will be transformed into a wonderful light, projection and sound show.
Show times
17.00 - 17.30 - 18.00 - 18.30
Piazza della Libertà

Ice Park
The Ice Rink is back again this year to spend many hours of merriment skating together accompanied by typical Christmas music
until 22 December
Weekdays 15.00 - 18.30
Weekends and holidays 10.30 - 23.00
from 23 December to 7 January
25 December and 1 January 14.30 - 23.00
The Ice Rink will be closed on 4, 5 e 6 December
€ 10,00 for 60 minutes
€ 7,00 for 30 minutes
€  4,00 for penguin rental
Cava dei Balestrieri

Chocolate Factory
The Chocolate Factory will be the place to welcome families: workshops and shows will be held inside the heated area, and the North Pole Post Office will be present.
Santa's friendly helpers will help children write a cake recipe and letter for Santa to post in the large mailbox. Children will also be able to color on special personalized dessert-themed sheets.
Santa Claus, immersed in his world of sweets and chocolate, will meet the little ones to listen to their letter wishes and have his photo-taking done.
from 8 to 10 December Santa Claus will move to the Galleria Cassa di Risparmio
Open from 10.30 to 19.00
25 December and 1 January 14.30 to 19.00
Campo Bruno Reffi

Family Show Time - Discovering a Sweeter World
The Chocolate Factory will become a small theater with Toy Factory shows dedicated to families.
At the Christmas of Wonders...the Timeless Children of the Toy Factory return. Ary, little Sara and all the magical children of the factory will lead the evil Pasqualino to discover a Sweeter World!
When: 8, 9 and 10 December
Entrance fee: € 5,00
Campo Bruno Reffi

The Big Tree - from 16 December
The Big Tree could not be missing to celebrate the Christmas season at its best.
Original, elegant and majestic, the tree will be the perfect set for taking photos, selfies and making videos to share the fabulous experience of Christmas in San Marino with others.
From 8 to 10 December the big tree will make a special stop in Piazza della Libertà
Piazzale Domus Plebis

Dolce Mostra by Roberto Rinaldini
Exhibition by Master Pastry Chef Roberto Rinaldini, world champion of pastry and ice cream making, who for the occasion recreated chocolate sculptures depicting symbols of the San Marino territory.
Open from 10.30 to 19.00
From 8 to 10 December Santa Claus will also be present in the Galleria
Galleria Cassa di Risparmio, Piazzetta Titano

It's not Christmas without the warmth of typical Mountain Huts! The Traditional Christmas Markets on Via Eugippo and Via Donna Felicissima are back, welcoming visitors with gifts, crafts, typical products, food and, of course, sweets.

Show Experience
Days of Great Attractions and Performances in the Old Town

16 December
Inaugural Ceremony of The Christmas of Wonders - A Sweeter World
Piazza della Libertà and parade through the streets of the Old Town

La Notte Allo Stradone - End of Year Party 2023
To greet the old year and celebrate the arrival of 2024, not just one stage but a real open stage with stages and attractions in Piazzale Lo Stradone.
Entertainment, fantastic characters, the typical dance floor ready to dance to the beat of the best dance hits of the moment, ranging in the music 360 degrees for a great party all together
Piazzale Lo Stradone

Epiphany Itinerant Parade
Closing performance on the occasion of Epiphany Day.
A new day of music, celebration and fun for the Old Town's city quaters.

Photocontest #sanmarinounmondopiudolce
The contest that rewards the most beautiful photo in the main attractions of the Christmas of Wonders published on Instagram with #sanmarinounmondopiudolce is back again this year. Take your photo in one of the attractions of the Christmas of Wonders, post it on your Instagram profile with the hashtag #sanmarinounmondopiudolce and you could win a fantastic stay in San Marino valid for two people.
Discover the complete contest rules here!

Guided tours of the Old Town
Every Sunday until 31 December, at 9.00, San Marino tour guides will take tourists on a guided tour Discovering San Marino, a UNESCO Heritage Site
Meeting point: Porta San Francesco
The experience can be purchased directly on site.

By Train San Marino Shuttle Service
By Train San Marino is the shuttle service which allows visitors to reach the Old Town Centre by getting on a characteristic tourist train on road through a route that connects the car parks.
Discover here all the useful information to use the service

There will be 3 themed photo set stations available to visitors, 2 infopoint huts with dedicated staff and 1 nursery hut for new mothers in Campo Bruno Reffi.

The contest dedicated to the most beautiful pictures to be taken at attractions in the Old Town of San Marino is back again this year with #sannmarinounmondopiudolce
Full details on how to participate coming soon.

Experience the Christmas of Wonders:
on 2 and 3 December
from 8 to 10 December
on 16 and 17 December
every day from 23 December 2023 to 7 January 2024

Cable car
During the event the cable car service will be active from 7.45 to 19.30.
On 25 December 2023 from 14.30 to 19.30
On January 1 2024 from 13.30 to 19.30

Tourist Information Office
T 0549 882914

25 November 2023 - 07 January 2024

Old Town Centre
Città di San Marino

Price: free event – for a fee: Ice Park and Family Show
Nextime Eventi
booking not required


Piazza della Libertà
47890 Città di San Marino
San Marino