Everybody loves Santa, sitting on his legs listening to a wonderful story, handing out a letter full of Christmas wishes or just admiring fairytale-like atmospheres. For this reason, Where Milan has rounded up a list of the places where you can get to meet Santa during winter 2018.
A map of these venues follows
Last updated 3 December 2018
1. The House of Santa in Porta Venezia
Besides hosting a beautiful and typical Christmas market, as well as ice-skating rinks, Il Villaggio delle Meraviglie at the Indro Montanelli Gardens serves as the backdrop to La casa di Babbo Natale (Italian name for the House of Santa).
Open from 1 to 24 December 2018.
Address: Il Villaggio delle Meraviglie
Giardini Pubblici Indro Montanelli
Public Transport: M1 (red line) Porta Venezia, M1 (red line) Palestro, M3 (yellow line) Turati, M3 (yellow line) Repubblica
www.villaggiodellemeraviglie.com (in Italian only)
2. Running Santas during the Annual Babbo Running Charity Run
On Saturday 15 December the Babbo Running 2018 involves hundreds of Santas in the street for charity with a 5 km non-competitive marked run. Kids can see Santa running through the city streets on the occasion of this fun project born to help children facing their battle against cancer.
3. Santa's house at the Santa Lucia Darsena Christmas Village
The Darsena, also known as Milan’s harbour hosts a spectacular Christmas village where youngsters and adults alike can get to meet Santa at his beautiful wood hut, take pictures together and deliver him Christmas wishes. Moreover, those wishing to enjoy a thrilling experience can take a ride on Santa’s sleigh floating over the water.
Open from 6 to 24 December 2018.