Nafplio - Christmas 2019, "A city, a fairy tale"

Christmas and New Year in Nafplio is an ideal festive proposal for young and old. This year's celebrations have officially begun, with the Tree lighting ceremony at Syntagma Square in Nafplio, on Saturday December 14th 2019, with many music events, surprises for children and treats.

Events calendar

Friday, December 13th 2019
Trianon at 19:30: "From the welcoming Bethlehem to the Shadow Theater..."
Dramatized short story "The Stranger of Christmas", shadow theater "The farce of Christmas" and several tunes by students of the Music School of Argolis. Vassilis Katsaros plays the guitar.

Saturday, December 14th 2019 until January 5th 2020
Three Admirals' Square - the Carousel, which decorates the Christmas Town Hall Square, is free for all children of the municipality and all visitors and will remain there until the first Sunday of the New Year. It will offer us joy and carefree play daily from 11:00 to 14:00 and from 17:00 to 21:00.
Philellinon Square - Christmas "Click"!
Technology has conquered our life for good. The value of the selfie is now of no doubt. A click with the smartphone and smile freezes in a matter of seconds, in the Philellinon Square (Nafplio Port).

Sunday, December 15th 2019
Kapodistrias' Square
 at 11:30: "The Santa Claus park".
Christmas - New Year in... the Magic Square! Where fairy tales come to life and encounter elves, animals of the Arctic Circle and with light, color and music they greet Santa Claus, who awaits his friends, young and old, in Kapodistrias' Square in Nafplio, to host them in his impressive house.
Our young friends will visit the observatory, the post office, the house of the elves and enjoy various sweets and treats, while trying many travels in the world of fairy tale.
In the House of Fairy Tales at 12:00, the ladies story tellers of Nafplio with their percussion open the House of Fairy Tales, while traveling us away and awaken our imagination with traditional fairy tales.
Vouleftiko at 11:00: the Nafplio Conservatory Angeliki Mavroulis presents Christmas concert of the students of the Conservatory with Christmas melodies and songs with various instruments and ensembles of violins, clarinets and saxophones.
Trianon at 11:00-13:00 & 16:00-19:30: "The Palataki" Nursery station presents... Christmas troubles on the stage! Sometimes with Santa Claus's greediness, sometimes with his originality, sometimes with his laundry... Fortunately, in the magic of Christmas, children's wishes come true and 'Paplomatou" (quilt lady) manages to embrace the world with her love...
Aristotle Onassis Street at 17:30: The Municipality of Nafplio and the "Cultural Gateway of Nafplio" present a campaign entitled "You Will Find It Before You". An ecological action with a Christmas tree made from recyclable materials, the use of plastic with the voluntary participation of Nafplio citizens and children. Design - curated by Francesco Moretti. The event will be accompanied by DJ.

Monday, December 16th 2019
Trianon at 19:00: "Santa Claus is gone!" - Theatrical event, with the participation of the children of the "Chloe" kindergarten. It is a collective action that carries image-to-image in a fun way the thoughts that were created, the decisions that were made, the way the children themselves went about to solving the disappearance of Santa Claus. A fantastic joyful performance with action and reaction, of the children who want to offer their energy, so that the time of the holidays can pass... as their souls ultimately wish: that is to say, with love and warmth, for all the children of the world!
Vouleftiko at 19.00: The Municipality of Nafplio, the University of Athens (UOA) and the Union of Greek Physicists present a Christmas event entitled "Seeking the Star of the Magicians". An attempt at the Astronomical interpretation of the Star of Bethlehem. A short journey also into literature and painting, with the light of the Magician's Star. An inter-scientific attempt to interpret the strange phenomenon.
Tolo, 16th to 19th December 2019: Tolo KEP, from 16:00 to 18:00, Tolo Charity Action for Christmas! The Tolo Primary School Parents and Guardians Association in collaboration with the Tolo Cultural Association, the Tolo Professionals Association and the Church Committee of Saints Constantine and Helen's Church are collecting food and cloths that will be donated to the church, in order to support families in need.

Tuesday, December 17th 2019
Anyfion - Church of St. Demetrius at 19:00: The Local Community of Anyfion, the Church Council and the local Cultural Association "The May Nicolas" organize a Christmas celebration and His Holiness Nektarios Bishop of Argolis will throw a celebration speech, followed by the participation of the Nafplio female vocal ensemble "Symphony".

Wednesday, December 18th 2019
Vouleftiko at 18:00: "Christmas Stories..." from the musical ensembles of the Nafplio Municipal Conservatory "K. Nonis".
Tolo at 18:00: The Local Community and the Tolo Cultural Association light up their Christmas tree in "Krites" Park, next to the playground. Carols from all over the world by banding the Nafplio Philharmonic Orchestra, under the instruction and direction of Mr. Theodosis Antoniadis and music, dance and games with the animators.
Drepano at 18:30: The Cultural Association of Drepano village organizes a Christmas party with elves, face painting, music and festive pastries in the courtyard of the Cultural Center of the Church of Saints Adrian and Natalia. Followed by a puppet show, presenting the traditional tale "Ploumbo and the Goblins" and carols from all over the world by banding the Nafplio Philharmonic Orchestra.
Agios Adrianos at 19:00: The Local Community and the Agios Adrianos' Educational Association will hold an event in the village square to light up the Christmas tree. The event is organized by the Primary School children's choir and the Nafplio Choral Workshop, under the direction of chorus master Mr. Giannis Nikolopoulos. Our little friends will have fun with the animateur and taste Christmas delicacies.

Friday, December 20th 2019 until Tuesday, January 7th 2020
Trianon
 at 11:00 until 22:00: The "Artifact" team of artisans, together with the "Calypso" Psoriasis Patient Support Association, are organizing a Christmas exhibition in the Foyer of Trianon.
"Fougaro" at 16:00: "The elf in your tree!" Constructions Workshop for children 4+ years in the Fougaro Laboratories.
Vouleftiko at 17:00: The Center for Foreign Languages and Information Technology "Interlingua" celebrates its 20th anniversary and presents an anniversary Christmas party, with customs from European countries, in celebration of the Christmas period.
Nafplio Swimming Pool Canteen, "Whistle" Athletic Cultural Center at 18:00: "Don Pinello" Nursery station will take you on a magical holiday with the project "The Most Beautiful Christmas Table". Twenty cardboard cards slowly portray a single set, like a great fantasy puzzle, presented following the logical sequence of the story of the Nativity of Christ...
"Fougaro" at 19:00: Dickens Reading Night in the "Library" of Fougaro.

Saturday, December 21st 2019
"Fougaro" at 16:00: "Glowing snowstorm" for parents with children 1-3 years old, in the Fougaro Labs.
"Fougaro" at 17.00: Christmas Club for Disabled people
Trianon at 17:30: DOPPAT's Fairytale Scene presents a free adaptation of the famous tale of Peru "The Puss in Boots". Text / directed by Thalia Antoniadis.
Vouleftiko at 20:00: Christmas Gala. Maestro Theodossis Antoniadis presents a concert -a celebration for young and old, with gifts and surprises. With love and joy his companions are the Nafplio Children's Chorus "Tamperamento" and the Nafplio Female Vocal Ensemble "Symphony". Pianist: Mrs. Eleni Belesis.

Sunday, December 22nd 2019
Trianon at 11:30: DOPPAT's Fairytale Scene presents a free adaptation of the famous tale of Peru "The Puss in Boots". Text / directed by Thalia Antoniadis.
Syntagma Square at 11:30: The children of the Hellenic Dance Laboratory are inspired by the vibrant rhythms and the joyful and literary elements of the song's lyrics and they generously convey their own perspective on the festive days.
"Fougaro" at 12:00: The Red Dwarf tells a fairy tale in the "New Library" of Fougaro.
"Fougaro" at 16:00: I sew and decorate a Christmas tree pillow!
"Pronia" municipal area of Nafplio, Holy Trinity Church at 18:00: The two departments of the Holy Trinity Parish School of Nafplio organize a Christmas party, where they will present the theatrical performance "The Little Girl with the Matches".
Vouleftiko at 20:00: Concert of the State Philharmonic Orchestra of Nafplio with plays by Greek and foreign composers, as well as Christmas and New Year's musical plays. Teaching - direction: Conductor Mr. Theodosis Antoniadis.

Monday, December 23rd 2019
Trianon at 11:00: 1st Nafplio Elementary School "Bringing Christmas to life through tradition". Through traditional fairy tales "The Millers and the Goblins" and "The Two Neighbors and the Months" and through carols, the students of Grade 1 of the Nafplio Elementary School will guide us on Christmas magic.
In the House of Fairy Tales at 12:00: Christmas fairy tales with Mrs. Gianna Vassiliou.
Vouleftiko at 19:30: The Municipality of Nafplio and the band "Byzantine and traditional Echoes" with the participation of other musical groups and choruses, under the auspices of the Metropolis of Argolis will present a musical gala program with Byzantine hymns and traditional carols from various regions of Hellenism accompanied by music and orchestra. The event will be preceded by His Holiness Nektarios, Bishop of Argolis.

Tuesday, December 24th 2019
Christmas Carols by the Nafplio Philharmonic orchestra on the city streets.
At 11:00, the Nafplio Choral Workshop sings carols and Christmas hymns to charity Foundations in our municipality.
In the House of Fairy Tales at 12:00: Christmas fairy tales with Mrs. Gianna Vassiliou.
National Gallery - Alexandros Soutsos Museum (Nafplio Branch), 12:00-14:00: Festive art workshop for children aged 6 to 12 years old. The children, in a festive mood, will paint and create Christmas artworks at the children's art workshop, with the artist Magda Mara.
"Fougaro" at 16:00: Disney's, A Christmas Carol - Christmas story, movie for children, in Hall N.9 of the Fougaro.
Nafplio, 20:00: "The universe is celebrating ...". The Mixed Polyphonic Chorus of the Municipality of Nafplio and the Youth Chorus, start from the Holy Trinity Church in Pronia district of Nafplio and chant the Birth of Christ on the streets and squares of Nafplio, under the direction of Maestro Theodossis Antoniades.

Wednesday, December 25th 2019
In the House of Fairy Tales at 12:00: "The elves and their shoes", by Fouli Louka.

Thursday, December 26th 2019
In the House of Fairy Tales at 12:00: "Merry Christmas" with Vassiliki Zouzia and Maria Bakali.
"Fougaro" at 18:00: children's Christmas celebration for everyone!
Trianon at 18:30: The Experimental Stage of D.O.P.P.A.T celebrates with puppet theater, presenting the traditional fairy tale "Ploumbo and the Goblins". Christmas Eve and the Goblins climb on earth to tease, trick, go crazy. Others find their master, a beautiful and intelligent girl... To be continued on stage.

Friday, December 27th 2019
In the House of Fairy Tales at 12:00: "Sweet-baked stories" with narrators Maria Saliverou and Maria Bakali.
"Fougaro" at 16:00: Red Velvet Cookie! Pastry with our kids! For parents with children.
Trianon at 18:30: The Experimental Stage of D.O.P.P.A.T celebrates with puppet theater, presenting the traditional fairy tale "Ploumbo and the Goblins". Christmas Eve and the Goblins climb on earth to tease, trick, go crazy. Others find their master, a beautiful and intelligent girl... To be continued on stage.
Vouleftiko at 20:00: "We sing for our fellow man." The Children's Chorus of D.O.P.P.A.T and the Nafplio Choral Workshop under the direction of Mr. John Nikolopoulos, sing for the fellow man known favorite songs. The concert is for charity. 

Saturday, December 28th 2019
In the House of Fairy Tales at 12:00: Fairy tales made with gold dust, from the ladies story tellers of Nafplio.
Vouleftiko at 20:00: The Municipality of Nafplio presents the musical evening "Christmas in Belle Epoque". Songs and arias of the old times. Performing the "Duo Argolis", Monica Papaioannou playing Violin, Andreas Rendoulis playing Piano, Sergios Gioti in flute, Nikolas Papaioannou playing violin. Singers: Evita Petrakis soprano, Andreas Rentoulis tenor.

Synday, December 29th 2019
In the House of Fairy Tales at 12:00: "Traveling with reindeers" from the ladies story tellers of Nafplio.
"Fougaro" at 12:00: The Red Dwarf tells a fairy tale in the Fougaro "New Library".

Monday, December 30th 2019
National Gallery
 - Alexandros Soutsos Museum (Nafplio Branch), 12:00: "The gifts of the heart are worth more...". Dramatized narration for "children" 3-102 years old, from the "Dimiourgo" (I create) Center of Speech Therapy and Creative Activities.
In the House of Fairy Tales at 12:00: Fairy tales that bring us Christmas", from the ladies story tellers of Nafplio.
"Fougaro" at 17:00: "Blue silent night", for children 5+ years old.

Tuesday, December 31st 2019
Christmas Carols by the Nafplio Philharmonic orchestra on the city streets.
At 11:00, the Nafplio Choral Workshop sings carols and Christmas hymns to charity Foundations in our municipality.
"Fougaro" at 11:00: "The Game of Surprises"! Theatrical workshop for children 7+ years old.
In the House of Fairy Tales at 12:00: "Goblins' tricks", with narrator Mrs. Mirca Kachrimani.

Wednesday, January 1st 2020
Doxology in St. George's Cathedral of Nafplio, with the presence of the Philharmonic Orchestra of Nafplio Municipality, under the direction of Maestro Theodossis Antoniadis.

Thursday, January 2nd 2020
In the House of Fairy Tales at 12:00: "The Adventures of Santa Claus" with narrators Vassiliki Zouzia and Maria Bakali.

Sunday, January 5th 2020
Trianon at 18:30: The Experimental Stage of D.O.P.P.A.T celebrates with puppet theater, presenting the traditional fairy tale "Ploumbo and the Goblins". Christmas Eve and the Goblins climb on earth to tease, trick, go crazy. Others find their master, a beautiful and intelligent girl... To be continued on stage.
"Fougaro" at 19:00: "It's a Wonderful Life" by Frank Capra. Movie projection in Hall 9 of the Fougaro.
Vouleftiko at 20:00: Concert by the Mixed Polyphonic Chorus of D.O.P.P.A.T., the Women's Vocal Ensemble "Symphony" of Nafplio, the Children's Chorus "Tamperamento" with soloist and accompanying orchestra, in musical compositions of Maestro Theodossis Antoniades, in poetry by Odysseas Elytis and Stephan Daphnis, as with texts - poetry by Constantine Spiliotis and Theodossis Antoniades.

Monday, January 2nd 2019
The Nafplio Philharmonic in the Blessing of the water ceremony, under the direction of conductor Theodossis Antoniadis.
"Fougaro" at 17:00: "Home without John", for children 9+ years old in the "Library" of Fougaro.

Saturday, January 11th 2020
Trianon at 17:30: DOPPAT's Fairytale Scene presents a free adaptation of the famous tale of Peru "The Puss in Boots". Text / directed by Thalia Antoniadis.

Sunday, January 12th 2020
Trianon at 11:30: DOPPAT's Fairytale Scene presents a free adaptation of the famous tale of Peru "The Puss in Boots". Text / directed by Thalia Antoniadis.

Saturday, January 18th 2020
Trianon
 at 17:30: DOPPAT's Fairytale Scene presents a free adaptation of the famous tale of Peru "The Puss in Boots". Text / directed by Thalia Antoniadis.

Sunday, January 19th 2020
Trianon at 11:30: DOPPAT's Fairytale Scene presents a free adaptation of the famous tale of Peru "The Puss in Boots". Text / directed by Thalia Antoniadis.

Christmas Bazaars

21 & 22 December 2019
11:00 -18:00 - Syntagma SquareThe Social Charity and Love Market invites us to visit and to enhance it.
19 & 20 December 2019
Tolo, 16:00 to 20:00: The Parents Association of the Tolo Elementary School organizes a Christmas bazaar with handmade creations in the center of Tolo.

Christmas 2019 in Nafplio Programme, Πρόγραμμα Χριστουνέννων 2019 Ναύπλιο, Χριστούγεννα 2019 και Πρωτοχρονιά εκδηλώσεις Ναύπλιο
Nafplio Christmas tree, Χριστούγεννα στο Ναύπλιο

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