Christmas festivities in Athens include candy towns, toy factories and visits with Santa Claus, thousands of colored lights and fireworks set to music, all organized by the municipal authorities. A total of 422 events that began a week ago continue until January 6, centered on Syntagma Square, Zappeion, Omonia and Kotzia squares. Syntagma: From 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., the square will be open to the public for a series of events, including a demonstration (and lessons) by jugglers on Tuesday and Thursday afternoon at 5 p.m., with pantomime, dance and drama, and again on Thursday, January 6. Zappeion: Every day from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., Santa Claus’s house, the toy factory and post office will be waiting or visitors. Twice a day, at 4.30 p.m. and 8 p.m., there will be a parade of Christmas characters, acrobats and jugglers. The Aeroplio theater group will act out scenes from fairy tales and skating stars will perform on the ice rink. Omonia Square: Under a crystal tree decorated with 9,000 crystals and 9,000 red lights, the Municipal Band will be playing music from around the world midday on Tuesday. Kotzia Square: The scene of the city’s New Year’s Eve party starring Dionysis Savvopoulos, lit by 2,005 fireworks. Wooden stalls selling thousands of gifts, street theater, jazz bands and jugglers every day.