The great Christmas crib exhibition in the alleys of San Paolo is an alternative to the traditional Christmas market.
Image gallery: Nativity Scene Exhibition in San Paolo
San Paolo at Appiano offers an interesting programme for Advent and Christmas time. The village itself features a beautiful historic centre which in Christmas time is venue for the following scene: in various windows and inner courtyards the decoration is particularly solemn. Numerous Christmas cribs made of different materials are exhibited in these windows and visitors usually are astonished about the various forms of presentation of the Christmas story.
The Christmas crib exhibition in the alleys of San Paolo is accompanied by an attractive framework programme and also creature comforts are satisfied. Warm beverages and dishes and Advent concerts as well as a recurring living nativity scene (on certain weekends) makes your visit to San Paolo even more varied.
A "living Christmas crib" is by the way the representation of the Holy Family walking into the stable. With sheep, ox, donkey and angels, Mary and Joseph and their baby (of course a puppet) move into the stable, where they stay for a little while. This is where you can watch the Holy family.
The entertainment programme for the 2020 edition has been cancelled.