The magic of Christmas in Reggio. The tree in Piazza Duomo is lit PHOTO

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By John

The magic of Christmas has also arrived in Reggio Calabria. The switching on of the lights and the Christmas tree was long awaited in the city and the usual lighting ceremony of the city’s Christmas tree took place from 6pm. At 7.30pm in Piazza Italia, the video mapping on the facade of Palazzo San Giorgio, created in collaboration with EnelX, was turned on.

Many people in the city on the day of the Immaculate Conception for the rite of lights and the tree in the presence of the mayor Giuseppe Falcomatà which inaugurated the Christmas holidays.

“It is a very special day, as in our tradition, lived in the name of family, of crepes and tonight illuminated by our tree which warms the hearts of the people of Reggio. We – Falcomatà underlined – want to ‘let it be’ as our motto this year says, and begin it with the traditional lighting of our tree. An event that is now awaited and consolidated in our city, which has become part of this great family that is the city, which is our Reggio community and which we want to live in the fullness of joy together with all of us. Now all the activities for this Christmas 2023 will begin, with the markets, Santa’s village and musical shows. There will also be a particular focus on solidarity. A whole series of events that will accompany us until the Epiphany. I am convinced that it will be a wonderful Christmas for everyone.”

The two initiatives opened the program of initiatives, entitled “Christmas City, let it be Christmas”, created by the Metropolitan City and the Municipality of Reggio Calabria, in collaboration with the SviProRe company, for the Christmas holidays.

Photo Attilio Morabito