Christmas in Bari 2018 – things to do

Christmas in Bari 2018 is based on the idea of ​​Christmas town.

Officially the calendar of events began on December 1° and will continue until next 6th January. There are many initiatives that the municipal administration of Bari has organized this year, so as to offer an excellent reason for tourists to visit one of the most beautiful cities in Italy. Below you will find a brief description of the most important Christmas events in Bari 2018, in order to orient yourself in the best possible choice among the many events that will be held in the city from here until Epiphany.

What to do during Christmas in Bari 2018

From the Christmas Markets to the Ferris wheel, passing through the beautiful lights to the highly anticipated New Year’s concert in the square that this year will enjoy live on TV. Bari is ready to welcome you to make you live intense emotions in the suggestive Christmas lights.

Christmas markets

One of the main attractions that you can visit during Christmas in Bari 2018 are the traditional Christmas markets. You can find them in Piazza Mercantile from December 6, the day of their inauguration, 48 hours from the feast of the Immaculate. Many local handicrafts are waiting for you, made with traditional materials such as wicker, straw and rushes, not forgetting the ceramics as well as clay and terracotta artefacts. You’ll be spoiled for choice, being able to count on 24 characteristic wooden houses, which will be the heart of the Christmas markets in Bari for this year. Remember that the last date to visit them is December 31, on the last of the year. If you find it difficult to find piazza Mercantile, take the Molo Sant’Antonio as a reference point, from which it is less than 5 minutes on foot.

Ferris wheel

Christmas in Bari 2018 can not be such without the Ferris wheel. This year the main tourist attraction of the city during the Christmas holidays was inaugurated on November 16th on the Nazario Sauro seafront. Going up on the Ferris wheel you have the opportunity to enjoy a spectacular view of the entire city, from its 55 meters high. An unmissable experience for every visitor who reaches Bari for Christmas.


In addition to the markets and the Ferris wheel, the Christmas of the Bari population will be embellished by the fascinating Christmas lights. The project will involve the main shopping streets of Bari, from via Sparano to via Manzoni. You will remain active until January 7th, so you do not have any excuse for missing one of the unmissable Christmas appointments in Bari 2018.

Santa Claus village and a special treasure hunt

Also this year, Piazza Umberto, just a few steps from theour office, will host the traditional Santa Claus Village, a unique attraction for families and children. Among the novelties of this year that will have as protagonist Piazza Umberto there is a futuristic treasure hunt in augmented reality, which will be able to participate all those who want to take part in the event.

New Year in the square

Piazza Prefettura will host the traditional New Year’s concert. To greet 2018 and welcome the new year, Mediaset has chosen the city of Bari, which will be the protagonist of the well-known broadcast “Capodanno in Musica”, broadcast on TV and conducted by the famous TV face Federica Panicucci. If you choose to participate in the super event, you have the opportunity to attend live performances by the likes of Luca Carboni, Annalisa, Gue Pequeno, Fabio Rovazzi, Fabrizio Moro, the most anticipated by the Bari public. To reach Piazza Prefettura head towards the building of the Municipality of Bari, you will also find the Corso Vittorio Emanuele II Garden nearby.

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