Here is a list of things to do this weekend in and around Athens:

Embodying Pasolini, Onassis Stegi Foundation

Join a unique “ritual-like” fashion show where distinguished fashion curator Olivier Saillard collaborates with Academy Award-winning actress Tilda Swinton. The event features costumes and props from Pasolini’s iconic films like “The Gospel According to St. Matthew” and “Salò, or the 120 Days of Sodom.” Swinton showcases Pasolini’s cinematic characters through stunning costumes, turning them into works of art. December 15 and December 16 will be the last two days of Embodying Pasolini.

Chaeronea, 2 August 338 BC: A day that changed the world, Museum of Cycladic Art

Explore an archaeological exhibition displaying 240 antiquities and documents that delve into the historical significance of the Battle of Chaeronea. This crucial event marked Alexander the Great’s introduction to the world as the leader of the Macedonian cavalry. The exhibition provides a unique encounter with Alexander through compelling evidence presented for the first time. For more information and tickets, visit Cycladic Art Museum.

In Situ Realities- Eleusis Documentary Festival

From December 15 to December 19, the 1st In Situ Realities – Eleusis Documentary Festival invites you to explore Eleusina, its landscapes, and the stories of its people through over 12 short and feature-length documentaries. The event, a legacy project of the 2023 Eleusis European Capital of Culture, includes masterclasses by renowned Greek directors, educational programs, and screenings for children.

Christmas Activities in Piraeus and Athens

Christmas Events at “Megaron Athens Concert Hall”

Enjoy the enchanting performance of Thumbelina by the Odessa Opera and Ballet at Megaron Athens Concert Hall from December 16 to December 30. Additionally, free concerts at the Megaron Foyer on December 16 (6:15 PM) by a children’s chorus and December 17 (4:15 PM) by the chorus of the Music School of Alimos. An ice rink awaits visitors in the Megaron courtyard.

4th Piraeus Santa Run

Join the 4th Piraeus Santa Run on Sunday, December 17, starting from Korai Square at 9 AM. Open to all ages, the run is organized by the Culture, Sports & Youth Organization of Piraeus (OPAN), with free Santa costumes provided. Registration required:

The “Village of Elves” at Piraeus

The impressive Village of Elves at Korai Square hosts performances, events, and concerts for people of all ages from 10 AM to 10 PM. Young Christmas enthusiasts are invited to join a Christmas-biscuit decorating activity with carols on December 16 (11 AM-2 PM). On December 17, from 12 PM to 1 PM, the Village of Elves will resonate with Christmas carols performed by a children’s chorus and traditional Cretan carols presented by the Cretan Fraternity of Piraeus.

Christmas Concerts at the Municipal Theater of Piraeus

The Municipal Theater of Piraeus presents a concert on December 17 at 11 AM, supported by the Hellenic Red Cross, featuring a children’s chorus and soprano Sonia Theodoridou. Another concert, “The Christmas of Sebastian Johan Bach,” will take place from 5:30 PM to 7 PM at the Municipal Theater’s Foyer.

Philharmonic Orchestra of Piraeus

Experience the festive sounds of the Philharmonic Orchestra of Piraeus as they spread Christmas cheer at Piraeus commercial center (Palamidiou str.) on December 16 and 17, starting at 11 AM.