Agenda: Events you can't miss in December
“Live in Italian” means savouring the best of life whatever language you speak and wherever you are.
S.Pellegrino sparkling mineral water offers you a trip around the world inspired by the Italian way of life, made up of unique experiences and events just like the ones in December we have picked out for you.
Until 23 December 2015
A deeply rooted tradition throughout the country, not only in the main cities but also in smaller towns, each one endowed with its own unique personality. You may choose to visit the Berncastel-Kues market, which is very well known and widely popular, or that of Regensburg, one of the most romantic and splendidly lit. Alternatively, you could take advantage of this holiday period not only to do the markets but also to visit the town of Lubecca, whose historical centre is a UNESCO world heritage site.
3 - 6 December 2015
Art Basel is an International art festival involving the entire city of Miami. Its hub is the Miami Beach Convention Center but there are 25 theme fairs going on all over town, comprising events and festivals, which promise to deliver three days entirely dedicated to art and entertainment.
Milan - Teatro alla Scala
The First Night – Start of the new opera season
7 December 2015
One of the events most long-awaited by opera enthusiasts and theatre-goers in general. The First Night at La Scala offers an opportunity to admire one of the world’s most famous theatres at its most glamorous. This year the Teatro alla Scala kicks off with an opera by Giuseppe Verdi: Joan of Arc, directed by Riccardo Chailly, the theatre’s Head Director.
Jukkasjärvi – Sweden
From 11 December 2015
The Ice Hotel was founded in 1989 and, every year since then, it has represented an authentic art installation constructed in ice and snow. Staying at the Ice Hotel in one of its rooms, each one done out in a different style, is a unique experience that can only be enjoyed in this season, before the structure starts to melt in the spring.
Boston – Museum of Fine Arts
Kenneth Paul Bock - Illustrations
From 12 December 2015 to 14 August 2016
Kenneth Paul Block was one of the most important fashion illustrators of the second half of the XX century. The event Boston dedicates to Bock retraces the evolution of this artist with an exhibition trail that starts from his early works in black and white and concludes with the water colours realized in the twilight years of his activity.
Vienna - Hofburg Congress Center
Keiserball at Hofburg Congress Center
31 December 2015
The Imperial Palace of Vienna hosts a New Year’s Eve ball that combines tradition with the contemporary pleasure of fine food and living in one unique event. The gala dinner will be accompanied by the music of the Vienna State Opera and, when the clock strikes midnight, the notes of the Blue Danube will accompany the chimes of the Pummerin Bell at St. Stephen’s Cathedral.
New Year’s Eve Fireworks
31 December 2015
The New Year’s Eve celebrations in London have understandably become increasingly popular in recent years. The United Kingdom capital puts on an impressive firework display over the river Thames, right in front of the Parliament building, flanked by a number of collateral events.