Christmas event celebrates Italian culture in the Lageado Alto neighborhood, in Guabiruba.
This Sunday (19), starting at 2pm, the Giornata al Museu will take place, an action that since 2021 has brought together cultural presentations in a tourist region to open the municipality’s Christmas events and promote the tradition and history of Italian immigration in Guabiruba.
In the early afternoon, at 2pm, the Memorial Ítalo-Guabirubense Sacristão Francesco Celva will be open for visits. There, the public will be able to see a collection made up of items from the community itself, recognizing its history and culture, as well as its customs in the past.
Then, at 3pm, mass takes place in the Nossa Senhora da Imaculada Conceição chapel, with the participation of the Cristo Rei Choir. Following this, at 5pm, performances by the Italian Choir and Tutti Buona Gente Folkloristic Group highlight the moment of celebrating the Italian culture on the chapel stairs.
After the presentations, the magic of Christmas is completed with the arrival of Santa Claus and Befana, a Christmas character from Italian folklore. She is a witchy lady, a character from Italian Christmas folklore, who gives sweets to well-behaved children and coal to children who did not obey during the year.
To end the day, at 6pm, Bia Barros and Banda will be present at the event and lift the spirits with a special Christmas show. This event opens the program for a series of Guabiruba Magical Christmas weekends, which runs until December.
“In this way we want to support the entire Christmas program in Guabiruba” says Jenifer Schlindwein, Superintendent of the Cultural Foundation. “We invite everyone to participate and enjoy the Giornata al Museu, an event that promotes Italian Christmas culture, celebrates enchanting and magical moments, with many cultural attractions.” he states.
Check out the rest of the Magical Christmas 2023 schedule:
DURING THE MONTH OF NOVEMBER – “BELSNICKEL” PUPPET SHOW
With Cia. Macadame – Blumenau, at APAE and schools in Guabiruba. See schedule with each location.
11/26 – MAGIC BALLET SHOW AT HOGWARTS*
Sessions at 4pm and 6pm, at Sociedade Recreativa Guabirubense.
Free tickets can be purchased from Ballet students at Fundação Cultural de Guabiruba.
Live broadcast of the 6pm session on the City Hall’s YouTube channel.
11/27 – GERMANO LICHT NACHT
At 7pm, at Escola Básica Municipal Pe. Germano Brandt (Aymoré)
Free event and open to the public.
DAYS 01, 02 AND 03/12 – CHRISTMAS DELICES FESTIVAL AND ALLEGORICAL PARADE*
With a craft fair, gastronomy and live music, next to Guabiruba City Hall.
Free event and open to the public.
Friday, Day 1, from 5pm to 10pm
Saturday, Day 2, from 11am to 11pm
At 7:30 pm, Allegorical Parade on Rua Brusque
At 9pm, Show with Musical Band from the Military Police-SC
Sunday, Day 3, from 11am to 6pm
06/12 – TRADITIONAL PARADE – SAINT NICHOLAS DAY
From 7pm, through the streets of Guabiruba.
DECEMBER – PELZNICKELPLATZ – PELZNICKEL’S HOUSE
Rua Nicolau Schaefer, 647, Imigrantes neighborhood.
Days 8, 9, 15 and 16/12 – from 7pm to 11pm (Fridays and Saturdays).
December 10th and 17th – from 5pm to 9pm (Sundays).
Tickets on site – For more information, visit Instagram @pelznickel
12/12 – CHRISTMAS CHARMS
Concert with the Guabiruba Municipal Orchestra and guests. At 7pm, at the Holy Mass at the Igreja Matriz NS Perpétuo Socorro (Center).
12/23 – TRADITIONAL PARADE – LIVING NATISE
From 8pm, through the streets of Guabiruba, with a route scheduled for Rua Guabiruba Sul (Chapel S. João) towards Imigrante until the Maibaum roundabout, heading towards the Center, 10th of June and around the Pomerânia-Aymoré roundabout to return to Guabiruba Sul via 10 de Junho (Rua Alois Erthal)
12/24 – TRADITIONAL PARADE – PELZNICKEL
Starting at 2pm, starting from Pelznickelplatz and passing through the streets of the Imigrante and São Pedro neighborhoods. More information can be found on Instagram @pelznickel.
Events marked with an asterisk* are organized by Guabiruba City Hall through the Cultural Foundation and Tourism Secretariat. The Giornata al Museu event takes place in partnership with the Italian Cultural Association of Guabiruba – ACIG and Pastoral Coordination of the Chapel of NS Imaculada Conceição.