There is strength in numbers, the adage goes, and nowhere is that more apparent than at Casa Italia in Stone Park, where more than a dozen organizations will join forces to stage the Casa’s eighth annual Christmas Village. The complimentary open house is slated for Dec. 4. A Presepio Vivente, or Living Nativity, will be performed by ARPA/San Nicola...

On a recent episode of Eat Drink D-FW, the Dallas Morning News food team sat down with chef Paola Saglietti of Eataly Dallas. Saglietti is a native of Torino, Italy, and has worked for Eataly for six years. She shared some holiday cooking and entertaining tips (like be sure to cook with other people around you!), plus some of her favorite “cozy foo...

Tuscan Village is debuting its first Holiday Shoppes this Friday, which will run weekends and Christmas week, until Dec. 31. Thirty small businesses will set up shop for this six-week, open-air market to sell products ranging from jewelry, clothing, home décor and sweet treats. The market opens Thursdays and Fridays at 4 p.m. and Saturdays and Sund...

Watch as your favorite downtown neighborhood is transformed into a winter wonderland with Christmas twinkle lights along the 48-square blocks, 10-foot tall nutcrackers and kinetic tree holiday displays on street corners, and holiday performances. Experience some of San Diego’s best holiday spirit with loved ones at this family-friendly event when y...

The majestic silver fir that had been destined to become the Vatican's Christmas tree in St Peter's Square this year has been spared from the chop after a last-minute intervention by environmental activists. The news brings an end to a long-running dispute over the felling of the tree - which was to be a gift to Pope Francis from the mountain villa...

This holiday season, Nutella is inviting baking enthusiasts to get their signature Nutella recipe “Nutella Nonna Approved” while encouraging families to create special holiday baking memories, together. Those who participate are entered for a chance to win a grand prize trip to Italy and one of 200+ weekly prizes. For every entry through December 1...

How do you say “Bah, humbug” in Italian? I Hate Christmas, Netflix’s first Italian Christmas series, stars Pilar Fogliati (Cuori) as Gianna, a woman who doesn’t buy into Christmastime sentimentality and is content to stay single during the holidays. “I shall not bend,” she says in I Hate Christmas’ newly-released trailer, which hypes up the Lux Vid...

Dec. 24 has always been my favorite day of the year. Until I was 12, family members numbering in the dozens would descend upon my grandparents’ tiny two bedroom apartment in Troy, New York, for the Feast of the Seven Fishes. Although the Italian tradition typically means a day of fasting followed by a meatless banquet at night, my family took the i...

It’s not every day that you find yourself locked down in the midst of a global pandemic with a one-toothed puppet of Italy’s legendary La Befana, but through a mix of serendipitous circumstances, that some might call fate, I spent the pandemic living out an urban version of ancient Italian legend. For those who may not know, in Italian folklore, th...

The Christmas and New Year festivities marked a new record for Made in Italy food exports, which reached a total value of 4.4 billion euros in this period alone, thus recording an increase of 11% compared to last year's figures. This is underlined by the analysis prepared by Coldiretti based on ISTAT data, from which it emerges that the double-digi...