Catching the festive moment

This year's festive decorations and shop fronts are a sight to behold. Complimenti to everyone. Magical!!

Photographs of a festive season: wandering through Cortona since the festive lights were lit on the 27th November is a bit like living in a magical wonderland.  Pretty twinkling lights, ‘seasonal’ music, roasted chestnuts, hot spiced wine, market stalls, a merry-go-round, an ice-rink (this year with real ice!) and even a Santa’s grotto!!  All we’re missing now is the snow, but according to the weather forecast, that too would seem to be on its way. 
All credit to Cortona's shopkeepers and the town hall for creating this veritable wonderland with just the right touch of magical charm for the children. Some of the shop fronts are quite spectacular!
Modern day Santa with mobile phone in hand at Santa's grotto
Merry-go-round and street food stalls in Piazza Garibaldi
Ice-rink in the parterre
Town hall and Christmas tree
Christmas tree star with moon and venus in the night sky
La Loggetta - Piazza della Peschaia
Santa Margerita - Piazza della Peschaia
Del Brenna store
Molesini Enoteca 
Semi d'Arte - glass and ceramics
Lorenzi Artigianato
As always, a spectacular display from Osteria del Teatro
Piazza del Comune with its Christmas tree
Piazza del Comune
Alison Koetser, 09/12/2021 11:14:33
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