The Magical Castle of Santa Claus
The magic of Christmas reaches the Castle of Santa Severa: from 8 December 2018 to 6 January 2019 the ancient manor house will turn into an exciting Christmas village where guests will live a fantastic experience, thanks to the lights installation that will enlighten courtyards and squares with Christmas sets and decorations, welcoming children, families and fans of Christmas markets in the Magical Castle of Santa Claus.
Promoted by the Region, the project is developed by Seven productions with the support of Metalux and Polyscenica, with the organizational supervision of LAZIOcrea in collaboration with the Municipality of Santa Marinella, MiBAC and Coopculture.
"With this initiative, the Castle of Santa Severa expands its offer, further strengthening its attracting vocation and focusing on families and children - states Nicola Zingaretti, President of the Lazio Region. Christmas time will therefore be a unique opportunity to visit an original Santa Claus Village a few steps from the sea as well as knowing a place rich in history and charm, with its museum areas, the innovation lab and one of the most beautiful hostels in the world".
"The Magical Castle of Santa Claus is another initiative that the Region reserves to the Castle of Santa Severa and our territory and I am sure that it will be a great success - declares Pietro Tidei, Mayor of the Municipality of Santa Marinella. I invite all the families who will visit this unique location during the Christmas holidays to visit the City of Santa Marinella, with its lights and events that are perfectly integrated with the "Magic Castle of Santa Christmas" to live together a Christmas full of emotions!"
Guests will be welcomed in a typical Christmas market of characteristic wooden houses to enjoy food and wine delights of local products wrapped in the Christmas atmosphere as well as a well-equipped ice-skating rink on the Piazza del Fontanile.
Santa's House will open its doors to all children who want to to meet him and as a fairy tale that becomes reality will visit the magical kitchen of Santa Claus, the toy factory and the laboratory of sweets and fruit juices. The children will be welcomed by the Elves in a colorful world of toys and ribbons and will be able to send the letters to be delivered to Santa Claus at the Elves' Post Office.
In the smell of delicious cookies, Santa Claus will be meet and greet young and old guests and take pictures with them.
People will have the chance to visit the Christmas Village accompanied by sparkling light games, among the typical wooden houses with crafts, delicious sweets and street food made with local products.
During the weekends, many shows and recitals dedicated to famous superheroes have beeb planned, involving characters of children's favorite fairy tales, knights and princesses as well as engaging animated readings.
Throughout Christmas time, the hostel will be open offering guests the possibility of staying in the Village, living in a magical Christmas atmosphere with their family and taking advantage of their stay to visit the castle's museums, take a trip into the past of the ancient Etruscan port and in the sanctuary of Pyrgi, experiencing virtual reality as well as exploring the reconstructions through the augmented reality technology.