8th December 2023 - 4th February 2024


Lungomare Trieste - Beach office 6


Free admission - Open donation

Lignano Sabbiadoro Sand Nativity

Your unmissable winter appointment by the sea in Lignano Sabbiadoro is the Sand Nativity organized by the Dome Aghe Savalon d’Aur Association in collaboration with the Municipality of Lignano Sabbiadoro and local associations.

Now in its 20th edition in 2023, the Sand Nativity of Lignano Sabbiadoro embodis all the meaning of Christmas.

The interior layout, renewed in its technological components, has been developed to enhance the plasticity of the sculptural works resulting, this year, from a long project work curated by Lara Gonzo and Master Mario Vittadello.

The Sand Nativity scene in Lignano turns twenty, continuing along the path of experimentation undertaken in recent editions. The desire to actualize the event of Jesus’ birth here and now lies in the invention of the Nativity scene, commemorating it every year as if it was happening again before the eyes of those who celebrate it. The idea behind the 20th edition of the Sand Nativity is to transfigure the places and landscapes of Lignano and the surrounding areas into Nativity scenes thanks to works that are capable of restoring their most authentic soul. The recurrence, in this 2023, of the 120th anniversary of “seaside history” has made it possible to highlight how strong the bond has been between the city and the territory that surrounds it since its origins. The twentieth anniversary offers the Nativity scene the opportunity for a reflection: that same sand which constitutes its essential sculptural “material” is a gift from nature and the territory because over time rock, earth, wind, rivers, lagoon and sea have contributed to form it; the “golden sand” that has given so much prestige to our city then becomes an emblem of the inestimable value and richness of the entire environmental and cultural heritage of Lower Friuli. A heritage that must be protected, preserved and enhanced so that future generations can still enjoy it.

This year’s work aims to be a tribute to Lignano and the territory between the Stella and Tagliamento rivers and between the sea and the lagoon and is presented in the form of a route that crosses its natural and historical landscape: a sort of “guide for images” which invites the visitor to stop in some places of particular impact transformed, as if by magic, into scenes of the Nativity scene.


VISIT THE NATIVITY / immerse yourself in the magic of the sand

Plan your visit and come and watch the magic of the sand come to life.

✅ Reservations are not required this year

THE INTERACTIVE NATIVITY / the audioguide of 2023 edition will be available soon

Beyond the Sand Nativity / Lignano Christmas celebrations

Food Village

Viale Gorizia and Lungomare Trieste

Many Christmas houses where you can taste street food delicacies!

The information point of Friuli Venezia Giulia Visit the temporary InfoPoint

Santa Claus Village

Parco San Giovanni Bosco

A sweet world of merry-go-round and entertainment for the little ones.

Ice rink

Parco San Giovanni Bosco

Come and skate on a real ice rink!

NEWS / Updates available

Sand Nativity 2023/24 timetables

Opening times of 2023/24 edition of Lignano Sabbiadoro Sand Nativity are now available. The Sand Nativity can be visited from 8th December 2023 to 4th February 2024. FREE ENTRY. NO RESERVATION NEEDED TO ENTER THE SAND NATIVITY To ensure the best experience,


BILANCIO PRESEPE 2021/2022 BILANCIO PRESEPE 2020/2021 BILANCIO PRESEPE 2019/2020 BILANCIO PRESEPE 2018/2019 BILANCIO PRESEPE 2017/2018 BILANCIO PRESEPE 2016/2017 BILANCIO PRESEPE 2015/2016 Dichiarazione ai sensi dell’art. 1, cc. 125 ss. della legge 4 agosto 2017, n. 124 ANNO 2018 Dichiarazione ai sensi dell’art.

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Experience the magic of Christmas in Lignano Sabbiadoro.

Stay by the sea and you will combine a visit to the Sand Nativity and the sea in winter, discovering the town in this magical period.


Find us here!

Presepe di Sabbia
Lungomare Trieste – Beach Office 6
Lignano Sabbiadoro (UD)
+39 339 7485334

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