I am so excited my most favourite month of the year is approaching! I think you can tell by how eager I am to share with you activities for the month, well in advance. I just love to walk the Duomo square to hear the Christmas songs blasting over the speakers – especially “all I want for Christmas”. The season just makes me feel so warm-hearted and lifts my spirit. Either you are a local or visiting Milan this December, you will find my recommendations handy. Here you go:
Cradle of Filth Concert
On 2 December 2018 by 8:00 pm, the Cradle of Filth – an English black metal band formed in Suffolk in 1991 will be at Live Club (33.9km from Milan). They are among the most successful bands of the genre along with Dimmu Borgir.
Tickets start from €31.50 and can be purchased from TicketOne.
Concert: Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban Live
The third chapter of J.K Rowling’s masterpiece Hary Potter – Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban – is brought to real life thanks to the dedicated soundtrack tour. There will be an epic audiovisual experience by Orchestra Italiana del Cinema staged for the first time ever in Milan, featuring the participation of an orchestra and a choir made up of over 130 musicians performing on the score written by John Williams.
The date is the 27th of December from 8:00 pm to 10:45 pm. You can purchase your ticket at TicketOne.
New Year’s Eve Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony at Milan’s Auditorium Concert
From December 29 to January 1, 2019, Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony Re minor op. 125 – the protagonist of laVerdi’s New Year’s Eve programme will be holding. Traditionally conducted by Maestro Claus Peter Flor, the concert features the participation of both the Symphonic Orchestra and the Symphonic Choir Giuseppe Verdi.
Tickets are available on laVerdis official website.
Opening Night Season of Teatro alla Scala
The First night at La Scala Theatre, on December 7th, is a sophisticated melange of culture, showbiz, glamour, and entertainment. Every year a series of free events – concerts, performances, lectures, and workshops – are dedicated to the opera through the city. Go to the official website for more information.
The Sant’Ambrogio Festivities
For all Milanese, this two-day festivity for the Immaculate Conception and Sant’Ambrogio – the patron saint of the city – on December 7th and 8th is the start of the Christmas season and is a fun-packed period full of exciting cultural and recreational events.
AF/L’Artigiano in Fiera – Artisan craft market
The artisan craft market will be held from 1st to 9th December 2018 at Fieramilano-Rho featuring the excellence of craftsmanship and uniqueness of products that attract thousands of visitors. A great opportunity for your gifts in the run-up to Christmas!
BLUE NOTE MILANO
è un jazz club e ristorante, aperto dal 2003 e parte del network Blue Note, insieme allo storico Blue Note Jazz Club del Greenwich Village di New York, ai Blue Note di Tokyo e Nagoya in Giappone e Pechino in Cina, ed ai Blue Note di Honolulu alle Hawaii, Rio de Janeiro in Brasile e Napa in California.
Visit Milan Christmas Markets
From 11th December 2018 to 6th January 2019. An outdoor seasonal event with over 60 market huts will spread around the magnificent Duomo of Milan, dedicated to traditional Christmas products like Xmas decorations, baubles for the tree, nativity cribs, Befana stockings for the Epiphany and so on.
And is you are here in December, get familiar with “Buon Natale” which means Merry Christmas!