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Over 40,000 visitors, of all ages, watched the Christmas World at the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center (SNFCC) come alive on Saturday, November 30, in what was a spectacular celebration for all!

Thousands of Christmas lights twinkled on trees along the Canal; the lavishly decorated, tall Christmas trees at the Agora were revealed; the Ice Rink picked up the tempo with skaters gliding in a festive mood, while the Canal’s Dancing Fountains put on a performance with two new Christmas choreographies: “It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas” by Johnny Mathis “Waltz of the Flowers” from Tchaikovsky’s ballet The Nutcracker, that will be presented daily throughout the festive period.

The GNO Children’s Choir participated with beloved, festive sounds and the soul queen Idra Kayne set the festive tone through her ultimate Christmas live concert, creating a wonderful Christmas spirit at the popular spot in Athens.

The magnificent park, which has become one of Athens’ most visited spots by both locals and tourists, has been transformed into a magical winter landscape, where people of all ages can enjoy the festive season.

The decorations will be displayed until the new year, giving Athenians a chance to enjoy the celebrations for weeks to come, with various Christmas events and activities taking place at the SNFCC each day and the big celebration will take off at the SNFCC New Year’s Eve party.


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