Where to meet Father Christmas in Rome!

This year as Miss Peanut is 15 months old in December (over a year) we have decided to let her meet Father Christmas for the first time.

Of course then comes the question where do you find Father Christmas/Santa Clause or Babbo Natale as he’s called in Italian here in Rome?

Being the Admin for the ‘Rome Moms 4 Moms’ facebook Group im always sourcing new events and places to take children of all ages. So it didn’t take to long to find some places who would be hosting him and somewhere you can take the kids in and out of Rome!


1) Porta di Roma and RomaEst shopping malls both have a North pole house and activities and of course Father Christmas for the kids! But it does get very busy and you need to keep an eye on their websites to see the dates and times for these which are usually weekends.



2) Mercatino di Natale at Anguillara Sabazia will have a Father Christmas, ice rink, pipers, choir and Christmas market starting from the first weekend in December.

3) Euroma2 shopping mall should also be hosting Babbo Natale and again you need to keep an eye on there website for the day.


4) Parco Leonardo (shopping centre) usually has a Christmas village with artifical snow, corn on the cob, roasted chestnuts, candys, etc. It should be on every weekend in December but you would need to check their website for this and also there should be a Father Christmas!



Outside Rome! :

1) Outside Rome in Pesaro there is 3 weekends of full Christmas activities, Christmas markets and food! Here the children can meet Father Christmas and also give him their present wish list! If you really want to be in the festive mood leading up to Christmas then a weekend here is the thing to do.


2) La Grotto di Babbo Natale is a cave near Milan and looks absolutely amazing! You can meet Father Christmas, see his elves hard at work and even meet his reindeer!


3) If you can travel up near Verona then there is a Whole Christmas village! Flover is a villaggio di Natale complete with Christmas food, wine, Christmas stalls, courses in knitting, events for the kids, and of course Father Christmas. The place looks amazingly magical and huge!




Where to find Advent Calenders!

1) The Shop castroni on via ottaviano here in Rome is selling the chocolate advent calenders i saw recently. They were a little expensive but they did have Spiderman, a Disney and a few with Christmas scenes.

2) Also one of the Mums on the facebook Group also said she found advent calenders in the Simply supermarket. Worth a look if your after one for your kids for the begining of December 🙂

3) Pasticceria Luperini have traditional advent calenders with Christmas scenes!

4) Auchan in porta di roma also have them at the discount area near the tills.

Luckily i bought a Peppa Pig one when we were visiting the UK back in October for Miss Peanut which will be her first ever Christmas count down calender!

Here’s the Facebook Group Rome Moms 4 moms if your a Mum here in Rome and would like to join theres also a Florence Group to!


I will also be updating this post all the way up til Christmas if i find other places where Father Christmas will be visiting.


3 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Gil
    Nov 28, 2014 @ 21:50:14

    Enjoy your Christmas in Rome. I hoe to have a bit of Italy at Christmas here too. My wife usually makes lasagna and all of the other Italian ffoods my mother and grandmother made.


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