26 Nov 2022

The official start of the twentieth edition of the "The Christmas of Wonders - An Incredible Journey"

In San Marino from 26 November 2022 to 8 January 2023

San Marino, 26 November 2022 - The "incredible journey" of the Christmas of Wonders in San Marino began this afternoon, in the presence of the Director of the Tourism and Culture Department, Filippo Francini, the Director of the Tourism Board, Annachiara Sica, Alberto di Rosa of NexTime Eventi and Simone Ranieri of Illusion Group, artistic director of the event.

The traveling parade with amazing artists and performers started from Porta San Francesco and reached the beating heart of the Republic of San Marino, Piazza della Libertà, crossing the streets illuminated by the enchantment of warm and lively lights and enlivened by magical Christmas sounds, leaving young and old both astonished.

The cast of "The Toy Factory" welcomed the public with a magical and overwhelming show in which dancers, acrobats and performers transformed "Il Pianello" into a truly unique location with sounds, lights and colors.

San Marino creators Rebby and Molly also experienced the fantastic world of the Christmas of Wonders, letting themselves be guided by the inventive train leader to discover the immersive shows full of special effects and boarding the Polar Express for an Incredible Journey!

The unmissable stage of the Christmas of Wonders 2022/2023 is the Polar Park, where the many visitors were welcomed by a magical snowfall that whitewashed the historic setting of Cava dei Balestrieri.

The traditional 'El Vulon' mask of the Fano Carnival accepted the invitation to participate in the 'Christmas of Wonders - An incredible journey' on the occasion of the co-marketing activity activated between the Ministry of Tourism and the organization of the well-known Marche Carnival which will allow San Marino to promote the tourist destination on the occasion of the next Fano Carnival, scheduled for 5, 12 and 19 February 2023.

 The Christmas of Wonders continues until 8 January with incredible attractions and shows that will enliven the squares and streets of the Old Town of the Republic of San Marino. Complete program of the event on: www.visitsanmarino.com

The main sponsor of the event will be the well-known jewelry brand #BRAND. The event will be sponsored by Banca di San Marino, San Marino Outlet Experience, Grafikart, Titan Coop and Illusion Group. Tim San Marino, Salusland by Pharma Titano and Energreen.sm will be technical partners of the event. The visual of the campaign is curated by NexTime Eventi with the collaboration of BBL Advertising by Alessandra Lanzani and MOAB for media planning, the "magic shot" for the campaign of "An incredible journey" is by Simone Maria Fiorani.


The Christmas of Wonders – An Incredible Journey dates and times:
Weekend of 26 and 27 November, of 3 and 4 December, from 8 to 11 December, of 17 and 18 December and every day from 24 December to 8 January 2023 from 10.00 to 19.30.
On 25 December and 1 January from 15.00 to 19.30

Polar Express: From 10.00 to 19.30 - Show times: 16.30 – 17.30 – 18.30 – 19.00
The Toy Factory: From 10.00 to 19.30 - 25 December and 1 January from 15.00 to 19.30
Polar Park: open from 26 November to 23 December every day from 15.00 to 19.30; Saturdays, Sundays, Thursday 8 and Friday 9 December from 10.00 to 19.30. From 24 December to 8 January every day from 10.00 to 19.30 and from 21.00 to 23.00. Snow show every day at 16.00, 17.00, 18.00, 19.00.
Fees: €9.00 for 60 minutes - €6.00 for 30 minutes
Family Show Time at The Toy Factory
10, 11, 17 and 18 December

16.00 first show - 18.00 second show (duration 30 minutes)
Ticket: €5.00
Advance ticket sales: vivaticket.it, Music Store at the Atlante Shopping Center, Porta della Fratta Infopoint
Guided tours: tour "to discover San Marino, a UNESCO World Heritage Site" (1 hour)
A Tour Guide will take you to characteristic places in the Old Town making you discover hidden glimpses, places where legends and history intertwine with events and tradition, surrounded by breathtaking views.
Every Sunday until 31 December at 9.00
Meeting point: Porta San Francesco
Fee: € 5.00 per person - free for children up to 10 years

Bianco Azzurro Train: the electromotive will be active every Saturday and Sunday of the event and on holidays for the entire duration of the event. Times: from 14.00 to 18.00.
Access is free for holders of the complete Polar-Express Ticket, validated in the 4 locations; otherwise the full cost of the ticket is 5 euros.
Exhibition: retracing the history of the Bianco Azzurro Train which arrived from Rimini to San Marino and which was active from 1932 to 1944, inside the gallery it will be possible to admire original objects and memorabilia of the time and unpublished photographs.
From 10.00 to 19.30
Galleria Cassa di Risparmio
The activities are organized by the Treno Bianco Azzurro Association

• The By Train service, a small train on road, will connect Piazzale Nazioni Unite, Piazzale Lo Stradone and the car parks number 2Bus, number 3, number 5 and number 6 (ticket cost 3 Euros);
• The circular shuttle service with the By Train road train will connect Piazzale Nazioni Unite with Piazzale Lo Stradone (ticket fee 1.50 Euros)

Cable car:
The cable car service that connects Borgo Maggiore with the Old Town will be active during the Christmas of Wonders at the following times:
• from 7.45 to 19.30
• 25 December from 14.00 to 19.30
• 1 January from 13.30 to 19.30

Press Office – San Marino Tourism Board
T 0549 885431 - ufficiostampa.turismo@pa.sm
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Next Time Production srl
Project Manager Alberto Di Rosa
Artistic Director Simone Ranieri