Christmas in Blumenau marks the return of events in the city after a long break due to the pandemic caused by Covid-19. In addition to being a symbol of light and life, the party represents hope for the return of the “old normal”. The opening ceremony for Christmas in Blumenau took place on the night of this Wednesday, November 10, at Parque Vila Germanica, in the bandstand set up in the outdoor area. The event runs until January 6, 2022.
In addition to people from Blumenau, many tourists were present on the first day of Christmas in Blumenau. Among them, Crislaine dos Santos de Melo, from São Luiz Gonzaga (RS), who was delighted with the event as a whole, “everything was very beautiful and well organized” she said. With her, little Lucas, just three years old, who helped the mayor deliver the key to the city to Santa Claus, all excited, because according to him, with the key “Noel can enter my house”.
During the ceremony, the mayor of Blumenau, Mário Hildebrandt, and the secretary of Tourism and Leisure, Marcelo Greuel, officially opened the Christmas period in the city. The highlight of the night was the handing over of the key to the city to Santa Claus, followed by the lighting of the Christmas lights. In the same place, the band Noel enchanted the audience with a presentation of Christmas songs.
“This opening was very special. After a long time, we are finally starting a big event in Blumenau. Christmas in Blumenau is the first of many to come and will reaffirm the city as a beautiful destination to visit during this period as well”, says Marcelo Greuel, Secretary of Tourism and Leisure and president of Parque Vila Germânica.
“It is impossible not to be moved by a moment like this. It was possible to see in the eyes of the public present the magic and enchantment that this time of year provides, even more so after 18 months without events here in Blumenau. Seeing the village full of people fills us with joy and may this be the first of many events in the city. Christmas in Blumenau represents precisely the essence of Christmas, the representation of life and hope”, says the mayor of Blumenau, Mário Hildebrandt.
After the ceremony, Bom Velhinho went to the Santa Claus House to receive the visit and requests from the children.
Snow World is one of the news
One of the main novelties this year is the Snow World toy. Installed in Vila Germanica Park, the inflatable structure provides a real snow experience to visitors, who can ride a snowman, for example. The magic happens through a machine imported from Italy that produces natural snow.
The equipment reproduces the natural meteorological phenomenon, creating snow particles with the contact of water with negative temperatures. It is important to emphasize that, to carry out the transformation, no type of chemical material is used. This will be the first event in the country that will feature this Italian technology, something similar will be used in São Paulo.
Attractions across the city
For the first time, Christmas in Blumenau will be held both in the main streets of the city and in Vila Germanica Park. From a contemplative, free and safe program, the central streets of the city will be illuminated and will promote a true outdoor Christmas show with colorful trees and giant sculptures.
While on Rua 15 de Novembro, more than 80 trees will receive around 1.000 luminous spheres; in Praça do Remador, a 4-meter-tall Santa Claus sculpture will serve as a photographic point. The Christmas decorations will still be present on Rua das Palmeiras, on Avenida Beira-Rio and on Rua Curt Hering. One of the most photographed spots in the city, the City Hall of Blumenau will be all lit up.
Inside Vila Germanica Park, the highlights will be the cultural presentations, the cookie painting workshops, the Christmas Market inspired by European models, the Santa Claus House, the train ride and the Snow World. Another great novelty of Christmas in Blumenau this year will be the Balé das Águas on the Itajaí-Açu River. A ferry will be installed near the Adolfo Konder Bridge and promises to delight the public with a beautiful water ballet.
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Municipality of the State of Santa Catarina, located in the region of the European Valley, Blumenau was colonized in 1850 by the German pharmacist and philosopher Dr. Hermann Bruno Otto Blumenau, who arrived in the city accompanied by 17 other settlers, also from Germany. Later, immigrants arrived from Italy and Poland. Blumenau has a series of attractions such as museums, monuments, squares and half-timbered houses, in addition to organizing events and parties responsible for increasing the local economy and moving thousands of tourists. The city hosts the Oktoberfest Blumenau, the second largest in the world and the biggest German party in the Americas, and is officially the Brazilian Capital of Beer. Blumenau is among the ten largest and best cities in Brazil and holds the Safe seals Travels, from WTTC, and Viaje+SC, from Santur, which qualifies it as a safe destination for the tourism.