Dressed in his wonderful purple robes and carrying his pastoral staff, San Micurà arrives on a sled pulled by magnificent Haflinger horses. He is accompanied by girls dressed as angels and by the rowdy, bell-ringing malans. These little devils, covered entirely in black soot, wear large animal skins and wooden masks with goat horns.
Amidst this carnival atmosphere, youngsters wait eagerly in the torch-lit centre of the village, where San Micurà comes to offer gifts to good children and larch branches to the naughty ones. For parents, even the naughty ones, there is warming tea and mulled wine, as the night sky fills with the enchanting sound of Christmas carols.
Join San Micurà on the Sixth of December for a Christmas celebration you’ll never forget! To find out more about the big day in Alta Badia, call +39 0471/847037-