Piraeus warmly welcomes Christmas, considered the most beautiful celebration of the year.
Festivities marked their beginning with the lighting the Christmas tree in the “heart” of Piraeus, within the courtyard of the Municipal Theater.
Christmas in Piraeus means the “Village of Elves.” From December 8 and throughout an entire month, Korai Square will host the “Village of Elves.”
The impressive Christmas carousel, the Christmas train, dozens of festive wooden houses, will be present the last two weekends of December with Santa Claus and his helpers awaiting all children for photos and the tradition of delivering letters with gifts.
On Thursday, December 14th, Piraeus’ ‘giant’ comes to life. Greece’s first digital and bioclimatic skyscraper, the Piraeus Tower, is festively lit.
On December 15th, the Christmas Street Party, hosted by the radio station ‘My Radio 104.6,’ with famous Greek artists performing live, takes place in the courtyard of the Piraeus Municipal Theater.
A Christmas party organized by the Municipality of Piraeus and the Non-Profit Humanitarian Organization ‘I Have the Power’ take places on Friday, December 15th, at 4:00 PM at the Gymnasium of Kaminia.
The ‘Christmas Joy Train’ with a group of elves will once again traverse the city streets, spreading the Christmas spirit.
On Sunday, December 17th, at 9:00 AM, starting from Korai Square, the 4th ‘SANTA RUN PIRAEUS takes place!’ The route winds through the city’s central streets.
On December 22nd, ‘Red Night’ arrives. Stores in the city will remain open from 10:00 AM to 11:00 PM, offering discounts. Stores will distribute gift vouchers to consumers. The Olympiacos mascot will add a ‘legendary’ note to the festive event, distributing gifts and taking photos with children.
Attendees at the courtyard of the Municipal Theater will enjoy musical and dance performances, along with magic shows, starting at 5:30 PM. ‘The Swingin Cats’ will highlight the night!
Οn Christmas Eve, at the courtyard of the Piraeus Municipal Theater traditional carols by children’s choirs and cultural associations, along with customs and traditions from every corner of Greece and various countries worldwide, will be presented.
On December 30th, a sailing ship from Peru will dock in Piraeus. The ship, BAP UNION, will be open to visitors who will have the opportunity to explore Peruvian art, witness cultural events, and taste coffee and chocolate from the Andes.
Additionally, families can enjoy an interactive circus performance in the courtyard of the Municipal Theater.