From 8 December, the magic of the Jesolo Sand Nativity, returns to Jesolo; the biggest ever sand sculpture nativity scene. The exhibition area will extend for 500 m2, with 11 sculptors from all over the world working with 1000 m3 (approximately 1,500 tonnes) of sand from our local beaches.
Over the years, the event has collected and invested more than €700,000 in humanitarian projects. Entrance to the event is free and you can also book guided tours for small and large groups of all ages. Since 2002, the first year of this exhibition, there have been more than 1 million visitors and this year there is expected to be an exponential increase in numbers.
The last edition of Jesolo Sand Nativity attracted the interest of Pope Francesco, focusing on the burning issue of refugees and the great human tragedy that is currently occurring in the Mediterranean. A charitable work and a noble initiative that even the Pope himself wished to take forward. On 7 December 2018, thanks to the strong collaboration with the organisation of the Jesolo Sand Nativity, he inaugurated a sister project in Piazza San Pietro, with the aim of creating the greatest Christian sand nativity scene ever in the centre of Rome and to offer those who love Christmas moments of authentic and joyful contemplation.