Lighting of the Christmas tree in St Peter's Square

The fir tree of the Dolomites for Christmas 2021 at 5 p.m. on Friday 10 December in Piazza Dolomiti

The fir tree of the Dolomites for Christmas 2021

at 5 p.m. on Friday 10 December in Piazza Dolomiti in Andalo

there will be a live broadcast from St Peter's Square for the lighting of the Christmas tree donated by our Community.

It is a great honour for the Municipality of Andalo to donate one of its fir trees to light up the most famous square in the Catholic community worldwide, and not only. Together with the communities of the Altopiano della Paganella and the Autonomous Province of Trento, we wanted to take this opportunity to communicate the value of the forests and the territory from which the tree originates, placing it alongside a solidarity project that has long united Andalo with the ONLUS Paediatric Oncology Association, based at the Gemelli Hospital in Rome.

The 28-metre-high spruce fir tree, with its thick foliage developed thanks to its considerable exposure to the sun, has grown at the foot of the Brenta Dolomites, which dominate the Paganella plateau.
The decorations consist of a series of hand-built spheres, some containing wood chips from the Dolomites, so as to represent the breath of the forests, of nature, towards the world community, at a time when the whole of society is looking for clean, healthy air, for a return to normality after the Covid emergency period.

A fir tree that brings its thick foliage and natural breath to the Urbe, the capital of Christianity.

From the Dolomites to St Peter's Basilica, a message from nature for all its faithful and for the City of Rome, with a special reference to a group of people, of boys and girls, followed by the non-profit Paediatric Oncology Association. Some of these spheres will go to them, who will be able to grasp the closeness of nature, the strength of Alpine forests, grown in difficult conditions, on harsh but healthy soil. Forests with strong roots, developed
height to reach for the sky. Robust to protect populations and provide warmth and life.

The Autonomous Province of Trento has had a special relationship with AGOP for some time now, with the use of the Protontherapy Centre in Trento, while the Municipality of Andalo offers moments of happiness to the children and their families at the Andalo Sports Centre.

The Andalo school children prepared some messages about nature to be inserted inside the spheres, so as to convey a series of thoughts to the AGOP children inserted in these "nature bubbles". The decorations were made by hand, one by one, by a group of volunteers who for several weeks devoted their free time to this project of solidarity. The fir tree of the Dolomites carries positive messages to the young people of AGOP and to all the children who suffer
suffering, with a sincere wish for a Merry Christmas to the entire world community from St Peter's Square.



You may also like ...

69 results

Palio della Sloiza

11/08/2022 - 13/08/2022 Transacqua

Church Music Review

21/06/2022 - 05/07/2022 Andalo

Circus show

20/06/2022 - 11/07/2022 Andalo

Dancing fountains

09/07/2022 - 16/08/2022 Andalo

Thursdays under the stars

30/06/2022 - 07/07/2022 Andalo

Circus show

20/06/2022 - 01/08/2022 Andalo

Visions of enchantment

18/07/2022 - 26/08/2022 Andalo

Thursdays under the stars

30/06/2022 - 08/09/2022 Andalo

Cabaret & Variety

25/06/2022 - 03/09/2022 Andalo

Wednesdays at the Andalo Life park

15/06/2022 - 14/09/2022 Andalo

Thursdays at the Andalo Life park

16/06/2022 - 15/09/2022 Andalo

Tuesdays at the Andalo Life park

14/06/2022 - 13/09/2022 Andalo

Fridays at the Andalo Life park

17/06/2022 - 16/09/2022 Andalo

Saturdays at the Andalo Life park

18/06/2022 - 17/09/2022 Andalo

Sundays at the Andalo Life park

19/06/2022 - 18/09/2022 Andalo

Mondays in Andalo Life Park

13/06/2022 - 12/09/2022 Andalo

Palio della Sloiza

Edition nr. 25

Read more ...

Church Music Review

Francesca Bortoli

Read more ...

Circus show

Wow, what an evening! Colourful, athletic and totally engaging.

Read more ...

Dancing fountains

An impressive spectacle that has become increasingly popular over the years, also internationally. magic,

Read more ...

Thursdays under the stars

The streets of the centre of Andalo come alive on Thursdays

Read more ...

Circus show

Wow, what an evening! Colourful, athletic and totally engaging.

Read more ...

Visions of enchantment

An original and constantly evolving show

Read more ...

Thursdays under the stars

The streets of the centre of Andalo come alive on Thursdays

Read more ...

Cabaret & Variety

Serata a cura del team di animazione di Andalo Vacanze

Read more ...

Wednesdays at the Andalo Life park

Lots of activities with the Andalo Vacanze entertainment team

Read more ...

Thursdays at the Andalo Life park

Lots of activities with the Andalo Vacanze entertainment team

Read more ...

Tuesdays at the Andalo Life park

Lots of activities with the Andalo Vacanze entertainment team

Read more ...

Fridays at the Andalo Life park

Lots of activities together with the animation team of Andalo Vacanze

Read more ...

Saturdays at the Andalo Life park

Lots of activities together with the animation team of Andalo Vacanze

Read more ...

Sundays at the Andalo Life park

Lots of activities together with the animation team of Andalo Vacanze

Read more ...

Mondays in Andalo Life Park

Lots of activities with the Andalo Vacanze entertainment team

Read more ...

Events