La Valle di Babbo Natale – a great family event in Bagni di Lucca

This year edition of “La Valle di Babbo Natale” has probably been the most successful one so far. This tradition was born thanks to the efforts of a group of young people from Bagni di Lucca who devote much time and work to the creation of a magical event,  attracting more and more people every year. Villa Webb looked wonderful as the setting for Santa’s house there was a surprise in every room.

The main entrance of the Villa, with beautiful Christmas trees and toys
Santa’s bedroom
The nativity
A wonderful nativity
Santa Klaus welcoming children in the charming old kitchen of Villa Webb
Kids could sit on Santa’s knee and have a photo taken

There was a bus offering a free service back and forth between Villa Webb and the village center.  The main street welcomed visitors with a beautiful Christmas market and many shows and activities for children.

The Christmas market was particularly charming this year

One of the most successful shows was performed by a street artist playing with fire

On Sunday morning we took part in the Santa’s Run, which is really a beautiful walk from Bagni di Lucca La Villa to Ponte a Serraglio. The participants were offered a Santa hat, a breakfast at the start of the run, and a generous buffet at the Thermal Baths.

Our group, walking with children
At the Thermal Baths we were offered a nice herbal tea made with the thermal water, and many treats to eat

Even the light rain of the afternoon did not prevent people from participating in this wonderful family event, and the Casa di Babbo Natale at Villa Webb was full of children queuing to sit on Santa’s knee.

It has been yet another great weekend in Bagni di Lucca, with much fun to be had for everybody. The village was looking wonderful and was full of visitors. Kids were thrilled and excited, and every activity was well organized, not to mention completely free. Don’t miss this event next year, you’ll love it!


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