18 Dec 2020

SMaC and Win with Christmas of Wonders

The competition with prizes begins on 19 December


San Marino, 18 December 2020 – On Saturday 19 December the long period of celebration that will lead to the Epiphany will begin with 19 days of entertainment in complete safety in the historic center of San Marino. It will start with a novelty that will make Christmas visits and purchases even more attractive: the SMaC & Win with Christmas of Wonders competition.

Thanks to the initiative supported by the Ministers for Finances, Industry and Tourism, the SMaC card, in addition to the convenience of the discounts that can be immediately spent in the participating businesses, it offers the fantastic opportunity to win fabulous prizes by participating in a special edition of a prize competition created on the occasion of Christmas of Wonders 2020 for all purchases made in the Republic of San Marino with the SMaC Card.

SMaC and Win with the Christmas of Wonders starts on Saturday 19 December and ends at the end of Christmas of Wonders 2020, Sunday 6 January. There are 100 prizes for a total prize pool of € 5,410: € 1000 will go to the lucky 1st prize winner and € 500 to the 2nd and 3rd place; from the 4th to the 7th place there will be € 200, from the 8th to the 15th € 100, from the 16th to the 31st € 50, from the 32nd to the 63rd € 20 and from the 64th to the 100th € 10.
Participating is very simple: you must be at least 18 of age and make a purchase of goods or services (minimum value € 1) in the Republic of San Marino with the SMaC Card registering the transaction on the SMaC POS. The prize draw will take place on 7 January 2021 using a special software developed by the Informatics, Technology, Data and Statistics Office.

Each purchase registered with the SMaC card will be assigned to a number of virtual tickets, calculated on the basis of different allocation coefficients in reference to the amount of the purchase, re-evaluated according to the type of registration made.
Prizes will be credited to the winners' SMaC card on 8 January 8 2021.
There is also a recognition for the shops where lucky purchases have been made, equal to 10% of the prize awarded to the 1st, 2nd and 3rd places. (info and regulations: www.sanmarinocard.sm - www.visitsanmarino.com).

The appointment with the unmissable attractions of the 2020 edition continues:
The Nutcracker Garden - A surprising attraction, inspired by the famous tale, awaits visitors in Piazza della Libertà: the Grande Carillon is ready to open at the striking of the Palazzo Pubblico clock, with a micro-show to be discovered, a real show in the show with lights, music and magical snow.

The SantaClausSpeaks - The Cassa di Risparmio Gallery is transformed into a magical place where children can read and post their letters and above all be in direct contact with Santa Claus, who will answer them, in live streaming, from his cottage in Lapland! The engaging attraction is organized in order to avoid crowds. Furthermore, all families and children who visit the SantaClausSpeaks will receive the "Book of Tales by Pharma Titano", a small manual containing behavioral rules suitable for families, to experience the attraction in serenity and safety.

Nativity scene and artistic projections - A nativity scene on a circular platform will embellish the space in front of the Basilica del Santo, offering visitors an ideal set for souvenir photos. In the evening, the installation will become even more spectacular thanks to emotional projections that will fill Piazzale Domus Plebis with colors.

Markets: the 38 characteristic wooden huts await visitors in Piazzale Cava Antica (P6), Via Donna Felicissima and Via Eugippo with a wide range of objects, crafts, typical products and food and wine.

The many original attractions and spectacular attractions that will animate squares and streets until January 6 are designed to entertain adults and children in complete safety, thanks to special containment measures and the exclusive Covid-security protocol.

The Christmas of Wonders "A Fairytale Place" is produced by Alberto Di Rosa’s Nextime Eventi with the Artistic Direction of Simone Ranieri for the Ministry for Tourism and the Tourism Board of the Republic of San Marino and it is also realized thanks to the collaboration and contribution of: Azienda Autonoma di Stato per i Servizi Pubblici, Pharmatitano, Banca San Marino-Ente Cassa Faetano, Marlù Gioielli, Energreen, Titanus Museum, Grafik Art, La Splendor Multiservice, Rainbow Sushibar, Cassa di Risparmio della Repubblica di San Marino, Fior di Verbena and all those who are working for the success of the event.

Enter the Christmas Tale in San Marino: from December 19th to January 6th 2021, every day from 10.00 to 19.30. On December 25th and January 1st from 15.00 to 19.30. The appointment with the Christmas of Wonders becomes daily, however some attractions have different days and opening hours.

Nutcracker Garden: 19, 20 - 24 December - 6 January: from 11.00 to 16.00, microshow with music on the striking of the hour; from 17.00 to 19.30 lights and magical snow accompany the show. On 25 December and 1 January, the attraction will be active only in the afternoon, from 15.00 to 19.30.

ParlaBabboNatale: from 19 to 25 December: from 11.00 to 13.00 and from 15.00 to 18.00; December 25th from 15.00 to 18.00. From 26 December, the large ledwall will present a selection of letters and messages from Santa Claus.

Markets: from 19 December to 6 January 2021, every day from 10.00 to 19.30. On December 25th and January 1st from 15.00 to 19.30

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