Even in December, whether it’s discovering the events celebrating music or visiting an exhibition at a museum, Where® brings you this month’s unmissable dates.

1. Joan of Arc premiere at Scala Opera House

The opening of the opera and ballet season at the Teatro alla Scala this year features a unique performance of Joan of Arc featuring great personalities such as Riccardo Chailly and Anna Netrebko. (see featured image)

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2. Angels in Harlem Gospel Choir in concert

A great concert by famous Angels in Harlem Gospel Choir at Blue Note, performing the best of gospel with influences from blues and jazz, lasting from 26 December to 31 December.

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3. Hayez on Display at Gallerie d’Italia

Hayez at the Gallerie d’Italia is a large exhibition devoted to one of the major artists of Romanticism, featuring 120 paintings and frescoes, including famous masterpieces such as ‘The Kiss’.

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4. Exhibition on Henri Cartier-Bresson and the Other Great Photographers

Cartier-Bresson_and_the_other_PhotographersThe second part of the Italia Inside Out exhibition at Palazzo della Ragione Fotografia features over 200 great shots by Henri Cartier-Bresson and other photographers on Italy’s history and beauties.

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5. Last Days of the Wildlife Photographer of the Year Exhibition

Wildlife_Photo_Exhibition_MilanThe exhibition celebrates the 50th anniversary of the world’s most prestigious photography competition featuring one hundred spectacular images featuring the beauty and magnificence of nature and the world in which we live.

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6. Newsies, the musical at Barclays Teatro Nazionale

Newsies_teatro_nazionaleA successful production by Disney on the history of a group of newsboys who aim to change their lives. A one-of-a-kind performance coming straight from Broadway’s stages.

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7. AF – Artigianato in Fiera, the Fair of Craftsmanship at Rho Fiera Milano

AF_arts_crafts_MilanThis pictoresque exhibition is one of the largest events dedicated to arts and crafts and it is divided into different sections organised by geographic and territorial origin. The aim of the stands from over 100 countries is to give an insight to participants on their different cultures of belonging.

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8. The Tomelleri Jazz Band, a Great Performace at the Auditorium di Milano

Rachel_kolly_d'AlbaThe best of jazz is on at the Auditorium in Milan, festuring a live perfromance by the Tomelleri Jazz Band conducted by John Axelrod  with performances by violinist Rachel Kolly d’Alba.

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9. Live the Christmas atmosphere in Milan

If you are in Milan during Christmas time you can’t miss all the related leisure activities.

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10. Enjoy the art of gifting for Christmas in Milan

From the last weeks in November until Christmas, or even later, everyone can enjoy the wide variety of gifts the boutiques and department stores in Milan have to offer. Indeed, shopping for Christmas is a well known activity both Milanese and tourists love taking part to, especially thanks to the warm and engaging atmosphere Milan boasts, its typical markets as well as the appealing offers on the shops’ windows. Get ready to enjoy the best time of the year in the city of the Madonnina!

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11. Experience New Year’s Eve in Milan

fireworks_new_years_eveNew Year’s Eve is a truly hot date in the city, boasting various initiatives both those in search of a relaxing atmosphere and for the action-packed nights lovers. Delicious dinners, exclusive performances, live concerts and much more are just waiting to be discovered…

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