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Christmas in Athens: Official Program of Events

By December 15, 2012

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Breathtaking Athens, the official website of the City of Athens, has posted the full schedule of city-sponsored Christmas events in Athens for 2012, including information on the ice-skating rink and other holiday treats. The pamphlet is in Greek and English can be downloaded in PDF form from the Christmas in Athens page. Be aware that the server is busy this time of year and it can take some time to download in full. Here's an alternate location for the download.

Starting December 20th, there will be a child-focused Christmas Town located at the Technopolis complex at 100 Pireos in the Gazi area of Athens, which will stay up until January 7th. The festivities there include a Christmas market and three carousels. By the way, the budget for this year's events is just ten percent of what it was a few years ago, but that will be enough for over 550 performers, 16 civic Christmas trees, and plenty of decorations.

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