Athens Christmas Lighting Ceremony to Take Place Today

Syntagma Square, Athens

GTP (Greek Travel Pages) reports that today, Friday, December 9th, will mark the ceremonial lighting of beautifully decorated Syntagma Square for the Christmas, New Year's and Epiphany season, which will end on January 6th. Says GTP:

"The countdown to celebrating the festive season in Athens has begun, with the Christmas lights switch on scheduled for Friday, December 9, at 7pm. During an event full of Christmas cheer and melodies, Athens Mayor Giorgos Kaminis will give the signal for the official illumination of the city center at Syntagma Square.

"Festivities will kick off at 5:30 pm with a music tour by the Athens Municipality Philharmonic Orchestra that will start from Kapnikarea Square and head towards Syntagma Square where it will welcome Athenians and visitors.

"Then, the Athens Big Band, accompanied by new singer Gianna Vasiliou and under the artistic direction of Sami Amiri, will perform and accompany the official illumination of Athens city center."