Jesolo – Ice Crib until 8 January

The second edition of Italy’s largest Ice Crib opens its doors in Piazza Primo Maggio in Jesolo!

The crib can be visited from 3 December 2022 to 8 January 2023 The event doubles its size with an extra display case than last year. An enchanted city of ice with life-size statues and typical local characters. Accompanying the spectacular nativity scene is entertainment for young and old: stilt walkers, skaters and lots of animation. In addition, on set days, it is possible to watch the creation of an ice statue by the sculptors of the Academy of Artistic Ice.

Inauguration on Saturday 3 December at 4 p.m.
Free access


After last year’s great success, the Ice Crib returns to Jesolo to enchant young and old alike.

A group of Italian sculptors, specialised in transforming ice into a work of art, creates a unique exhibition in the city centre. A magical journey through two display cases in which on one side is depicted the Jesolo Christmas theme with the elements of the sea and the beach, and on the other the traditional Nativity scene with the classic representations of the Nativity, the Three Kings, shepherds and sheep.


The team is part of the Accademia Italiana Ghiaccio Artistico (Italian Academy of Artistic Ice) and is led by Francesco Falasconi, a master carver with numerous awards, who has assembled a team of artists, including Francesco Carrer and Matteo Renato, who have ‘performed’ in various locations around Italy.

Ice, an ephemeral material par excellence, is transformed by the skilful hands of the sculptors until it becomes a true work of art capable of imprinting on itself the idea and emotion of the sculptors, of capturing light and refracting it into a thousand shades. Christmas-themed magic!

A free shuttle service connecting the great attractions of Christmas in Jesolo operates throughout the holiday period.


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