Christmas Holidays: What to do in Rome

Rome is one of the most beautiful cities in the world, especially during the Christmas period. Visit the city during the Christmas holidays and experience a wonderful holiday with your family. There are many activities for tourists. We picked out some great activities, perfect for families and kids.

Christmas in Teatro Verde

What’s Christmas without having fun? Teatro Verde is an institution for its smart shows for kids. It’s a short walk from Trastevere station and from several bus stops (tram 8 comes from Largo Argentina). Tickets cost 10 euros. All shows are in Italian, but in our opinion they can be fun for kids from all over the world.


Buon Viaggio Babbo Natale (Have a good trip, Santa Claus)

December, 22nd and 23rd from 5pm
Age: 3 – 8 years old

Hansel and Gretel

December, 26th
Age: 3 – 8 years old

Scope, stregoni e magiche pozioni (Brooms, witches and magic potions)

December, 29th and 30th from 5pm
Age: 3 – 9 years old

1, 2, 3… Canta con me! (1, 2, 3… Sing with me!)

January, 4th from 5pm
Age: 2 – 7 years old

Piazza Navona: a longtime tradition

Christmas market in Piazza Navona is one of the most loved tradition in Rome during the holidays. It lasts until January 6th, the Befana day (the Epiphany). There are a lot of games, activities, candy shops and, obviously, the famous statues for the Nativity scenes. You can find everything: from the most complex structure with real water to the tiniest basket of fruit.


Until January 6th, in Piazza Navona. Free.

Colosseum Virtual Reality Tour for kids and families

Can you imagine the Colosseum in the Ancient Rome of nearly 2000 years ago, when it knew its moments of greatest glory and fame? We can bring you back in time with a great Virtual Reality experience, integrated by an accurate multilingual audio description. You will walk virtually in the ancient square among Roman passers-by, admiring the gilded bronze statue of Nero; inside the arena between the roar of ferocious lions and gladiators fighting; into various 3D corridors of the mysterious underground (and typically unknown to tourists) where slaves move around silently to prepare the shows and impatient and hungry animals  ready to suddenly be project into the arena. Are you ready for ALL of this?

After our Virtual Reality experience – loved by families and kids and suitable for everybody – you can finally visit the actual Colosseum Skip-Line Tickets. It is different now that you know how things were, right?


Meeting point: Arch of Costantine, Colosseum side. Tickets from 27 euros. Book now your experience and visit!

Sanitation Workers’ Nativity Scene

Last, we want to introduce you to a little, unknown treasures: the Sanitation Workers’ Nativity Scene. In 1972, Giuseppe Ianni, who was a sanitation worker now retired, started this great tradition. This huge nativity scene is built every year with rocks, stones and trash from Rome, and abroad. Every building is full of gorgeous details and the visit is perfect for adults and kids. It is well known even among popes! The Sanitation Workers’ Nativity Scene is close to Saint Peter’s Basilica, in via dei Cavalleggeri 5.


Via dei Cavalleggeri, 5. Every day from 8am to 8pm. Free entrance.

Will you be in Rome during Christmas holidays? And what’s your choice to enjoy our beautiful city at its best?