Christmas for Kids in Rome: Shows, Ice-skating, Exhibits & Nature!

Christmas for Kids in Rome: Shows, Ice-skating, Exhibits & Nature!

Chritmas as such can be considered as a holiday totally devoted to kids, but besides the markets, the gifts, the toys, the decorations that please kids, there are other specific events and activities for the younger ones in Rome. Let’s have a look at them, the Christams holidays are long and you need to keep your kids busy with something!


Since the weather is still very good with relatively high temperatures and little rain, the ice-skating rinks should be a good destination for some fun and sport.

The Auditorium‘s Christmas Village set up a temporary outdoor one for the Christmas holidays and the same holds for the Porta di Roma mall. At both rinks you can rent ice-skates.

A permanent one, with special Christams decorations, village, market etc…is in Tor di Quinto: it’s the Ice Park. Ice-skate renting available.


As we wrote in a previuos Christmas story, this part of the year teems with shows, concerts, performances. And kids too have more interesting stuff than the rest of the year.

On December 17, the Auditorium holds a free choir concert of Christmas melodies specifically designed for kids. At 5:30pm.

Form December 23 to January 8, Rome will feature the 28th edition of Golden Circus, an International Circus Festival, with crews coming from Europe, Russia and Asia. But there will also be seven other circus happenings, the first of which is a water show:  Magnifico Aquatico, MedranoZoppis, Apollo, Orfei, Rony Roller and Boreal

The dance scene also offers a ‘must’ for the Chritmas holidays. From January 1 to the 15th, the puppet theatre San Carlino will present its own version of the Nutcracker.


If your kids are in learning mood, there are a couple of exhibits that they will definitely enjoy. One is in the Palazzo delle Esposizioni and deals with prehistoric men. “Homo Sapiens, the great history of human diversity” gathers relics and items from 56 museums and features models and videos that shed light on a key stage of the human race development.


The other is in Rome’s New Fair. It showcases 51 life-size dinosaurs that will likely turn your children crazy! 43 of them move and growl. 14 different habitats and 3D videos will make you feel in the middle of a Jurassic Park.


Finally, if the weather continues to be so good Rome’s zoo, the Bioparco, is also a perfect solution. On December 26, 27 and 28 and on January 6 they propose games, workshops on animals and nature, shows and close encounters with royal pythons, toads and bugs.


Who will have more fun, you or the kids 🙂 ?

For other January activites with kids in Rome read here.