Children's workshops - Harp music in the Parthenon Gallery - Music ensemble "Quintarco" of the Athens State Orchestra - Music ensemble "Metallon" of the Athens State Orchestra

Christmas events at the Acropolis Museum

Saturday, 16 December - Sunday, 31 December, 2017

With imaginative children’s workshops, gallery talks, Christmas tunes, harp melodies in the Parthenon Gallery and more surprises, the Acropolis Museum will welcome its visitors during the month of December.

Workshops for children

Temples and other buildings made with LEGO®

Our little friends who visit the Museum during the festive season will have the opportunity to create their own buildings using white LEGO® bricks and plenty of imagination. Their inspiration will be the temples, columns and capitals of the Acropolis!

Program (held in Greek only): Saturday 16/12 & Sunday 17/12, 11 a.m. & 1 p.m.

The workshop is held by the Acropolis Restoration Service Education Team and is designed for kids from 7 to 11 years old. Telephone reservations required on 210 9000900 (every Tuesday & Wednesday, from 12 noon to 3 p.m.) and the pre-purchase of tickets (admission fee: 2 euro). Participation is limited to 35 children per session. Workshop duration: 90 minutes.

The planet of myths

Children and parents/escorts will have the opportunity to travel to the homelands of mythical people, heroes and monsters.

Program (held in Greek and in English):
Saturday 23/12 & Saturday 30/12, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Sunday 24/12 & Sunday 31/12, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.   

The workshop is held by the Museum Archaeologist-Hosts and is designed for kids from 4 to 12 years old and their parents/escorts. Participation for children is free. A general admission fee is required for parents/escorts. The workshop is taking place at the balcony of the second floor that overlooks the Archaic Gallery.

Gallery talks

A walk through the Museum with an archaeologist

Visitors have the opportunity to participate in walks through the Museum exhibition galleries, making unanticipated stops and various discussions, together with an Archaeologist-Host.

Program: Wednesday 27/12, Thursday 28/12 & Friday 29/12, 11 a.m. & 1 p.m.

Music events

On Saturday 23 December, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., visitors will enjoy their walk in the Parthenon Gallery listening to live harp music by Thodoris Matoulas.

On Sunday 24 December at 11 a.m., the Acropolis Museum will host the music ensemble "Quintarco" of the Athens State Orchestra for a music concert at the Museum ground floor, including Christmas and classical music pieces from Tchaikovsky’s ballet ‘The Nutcracker’ and dances by Brahms and Skalkottas.

On Sunday 31 December at 11 a.m., the Acropolis Museum will host the music ensemble "Metallon" of the Athens State Orchestra for a music concert at the Museum ground floor, with famous cinema and jazz music works by Mendelssohn, Bizet and Strauss.

The Acropolis Museum’s lucky charm for 2018

The Acropolis Museum’s lucky charm for 2018 is inspired by an exhibit of wreath presented on a marble slab displayed in the Gallery of the Slopes (Mid 1st century, ΕΜ 8124). The Archon and Head Overseer of Justice (the ‘Thesmothetis’) Mitrodoras from Marathon was presented with a wreath of myrtle by the City of Athens on retirement in recognition of his good service.  He in turn dedicated a relief representing the wreath to the God of Justice ‘Apollo under Makrais’ that was worshipped in a cave under the ‘long’ rocks, west of the Acropolis. The lucky charm is available for purchase in the ground floor Shop.

Festive meals and Christmas jazz at the Café & Restaurant

During the festive season, the Museum ground floor café and second floor restaurant will serve traditional festive meals and sweets. Christmas jazz nights are also taking place every Friday by famous jazz music ensembles.

Reservations: Please contact the restaurant during Museum opening hours on +30 210 9000915.

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