Christmas Markets in Italy
Beloved by children and adults alike, they gift that magic atmosphere that only Christmas can instil in even the hardest and saddest of hearts.
Most Christmas markets take place in Trentino and South Tyrol, but there are always more Italian locations that, between november and january, host the characteristic wooden stalls offering lights, performances, handicrafts, traditional sweets, and mulled wine.
TRENTINO and SOUTH TYROL
The scent is one of cinnamon and spices, of mountain wood and homemade cakes, of mulled wine and festively decorated fir trees. The colours are those of the perfectly decorated wooden stalls and the thousand lights of the Christmas tree in the square. The sounds are the sweet notes of Christmas carols and the cheerful voices of children. The Bolzano Christmas Market is a feast for all the senses, and encapsulates, warms, and transmits the truest and deepest value of Christmas. To young and old.
From 25th november to 6th january 2023 – every day 11:00-19:00
24.11.2022: 17:00-19:00 (inauguration at 17:00)
close 31.12.2022: 10:00-18:00
A sweet and nostalgic market at Soprabolzano station in the town of Collalbo, far away from the hustle and bustle of the big cities and the big Christmas markets.
From 25th november to 30th december 2022
Friday 25th november 2022 from 15:00 - 18:00
Saturday & Sunday 26th + 27th november 2022 from 10:00 - 18:00
Friday 2nd december 2022 from 15:00 - 18:00
Saturday & Sunday 3rd + 4th december 2022 from 10:00 - 18:00
Thursday & Friday & Saturday & Sunday 8th + 9th + 10th + 11th december 2022 from 10:00 - 18:00
Friday 16th december 2022 from 15:00 - 18:00
Saturday & Sunday 17th + 18th december 2022 from 10:00 - 18:00
Friday 23rd december 2022 from 15:00 - 18:00
Thursday & Friday 29th + 30th december 2022 from 10:00 - 18:00
Lake Carezza – Nova Levante (BZ)
A small sustainable market surrounded by legendary scenery on the shores of the famous Lake Carezza and the two Dolomite mountains Catinaccio and Latemar, where you can experience a calm, welcoming, and contemplative Advent.
From 26th november to 18th december 2022
26/11 & 27/11/2022,
03/12 & 04/12/2022,
08/12 - 11/12/2022,
17/12 & 18/12/2022
from 10:00 to 20:00
Magical moments immersed in a Christmas atmosphere; the scent of freshly baked specialities and the unique charm of Val Pusteria's snowy winter. Visitors to the Brunico Christmas Market know how to properly prepare for the Advent period.
The Brunico Christmas Market begins on 25th november 2022 and ends on 6th january 2023.
The opening will take place on 25th november at 17:00.
Monday-Sunday and holidays – 10:00-19:00
24.12.2022: 10:00 - 14:00
31.12.2022: 10:00 - 19:00
01.01.2023: 10:00 - 19:00
Close on 25.12.2022
From the end of november to the beginning of january, market lovers can experience the true magic of Christmas in a romantic atmosphere. Traditional artisan creations, exquisite gastronomic specialities, moments of intimacy and reflection for couples, and the cheerful company of family and friends – these are the ingredients of the Christmas festival in Merano, known and loved everywhere.
The Merano Christmas Market opens its doors from 25th november 2022 to 6th january 2023.
At the foot of the cathedral, surrounded by majestic hundred-year-old houses, a colourful world of seductive scents and unique flavours opens to visitors.
The Bressanone Christmas Market begins on 25th november 2022 and ends on 6th january 2023.
Monday - Thursday: 11:00 - 19:00
Friday - Saturday: 10:00 - 19:30
Sunday and holidays: 10.00 - 19:00
24.12.2022 and 31.12.2022: 10:00 - 16:00
01.01.2023: 12:00 - 19:00
06.01.2023: 10:00 -18:00
Close on 25.12.2022
The medieval town of Vipiteno shows its most romantic and seductive side with its Christmas market, transforming into an authentic winter fairy-tale.
The Vipiteno Christmas Market begins on 24th november 2022 and ends on 6th january 2023.
Everyday: 10:00 - 19:00
- 24th november from 17.00 - 19.00
- 24th december from 10.00 - 13.00
- 31st december from 10.00 - 17.00
- 1st january from 12.00 - 19.00
Close on 25.12.2022
San Candido (BZ)
The traditional little wooden stands offer handcrafted products and lovely Christmas gift ideas, such as warm felt slippers and cosy blankets, typical Christmas tree decorations, and various sculptures made of pine wood.
Open from 25.11.2022 to 06.01.2023.
25/11/2022, Friday 10:30 - 19:00
26/11/2022, Saturday 10:30 - 19:00
27/11/2022, Sunday 10:30 - 19:00
02/12/2022, Friday 10:30 - 19:00
03/12/2022, Saturday 10:30 - 19:00
04/12/2022, Sunday 10:30 - 19:00
08/12/2022, Thursday 10:30 - 19:00
09/12/2022, Friday 10:30 - 19:00
10/12/2022, Saturday 10:30 - 19:00
11/12/2022, Sunday 10:30 - 19:00
16/12/2022, Friday 10:30 - 19:00
17/12/2022, Saturday 10:30 - 19:00
18/12/2022, Sunday 10:30 - 19:00
19/12/2022, Monday 10:30 - 19:00
20/12/2022, Tuesday 10:30 - 19:00
21/12/2022, Wednesday 10:30 - 19:00
22/12/2022, Thursday 10:30 - 19:00
23/12/2022, Friday 10:30 - 19:00
24/12/2022, Saturday 10:30 - 15:00
26/12/2022, Monday 10:30 - 19:00
27/12/2022, Tuesday 10:30 - 19:00
28/12/2022, Wednesday 10:30 - 19:00
29/12/2022, Thursday 10:30 - 19:00
30/12/2022, Friday 10:30 - 19:00
31/12/2022, Saturday 10:30 - 19:00
01/01/2023, Sunday 10:30 - 19:00
02/01/2023, Monday 10:30 - 19:00
03/01/2023, Tuesday 10:30 - 19:00
04/01/2023, Wednesday 10:30 - 19:00
05/01/2023, Thursday 10:30 - 19:00
06/01/2023, Friday 10:30 - 19:00
Photo @ Associazione Turistica San Candido
Cookies and sweet Christmas melodies – in the large pavilion of Dobbiaco, a varied program of activities and events will enchant visitors of all ages.
Open from 25/11/2022 to 07/01/2023.
25/11/2022, Friday 16:00 - 21:00
26/11/2022, Saturday 11:00 - 21:00
27/11/2022, Sunday 11:00 - 21:00
02/12/2022, Friday 16:00 - 21:00
03/12/2022, Saturday 11:00 - 21:00
04/12/2022, Sunday 11:00 - 21:00
08/12/2022, Thursday 16:00 - 21:00
09/12/2022, Friday 11:00 - 21:00
10/12/2022, Saturday 11:00 - 21:00
11/12/2022, Sunday 11:00 - 21:00
16/12/2022, Friday 16:00 - 21:00
17/12/2022, Saturday 11:00 - 23:59
18/12/2022, Sunday 11:00 - 21:00
23/12/2022, Friday 16:00 - 21:00
24/12/2022, Saturday 11:00 - 16:00
26/12/2022, Monday 11:00 - 21:00
27/12/2022, Tuesday 11:00 - 21:00
28/12/2022, Wednesday 11:00 - 21:00
29/12/2022, Thursday 11:00 - 21:00
30/12/2022, Friday 11:00 - 21:00
31/12/2022, Saturday 11:00 - 23:59
01/01/2023, Sunday 11:00 - 21:00
02/01/2023, Monday 11:00 - 21:00
03/01/2023, Tuesday 11:00 - 21:00
04/01/2023, Wednesday 11:00 - 21:00
05/01/2023, Thursday 11:00 - 21:00
06/01/2023, Friday 11:00 - 21:00
07/01/2023, Saturday 11:00 - 21:00
Photo @ Associazione Turistica Dobbiaco
The small but refined Chiusa Christmas Market offers all kinds of handicrafts and homemade products.
25.11. – 27.11.2022 10.00 – 19.00
02.12. – 04.12.2022 10.00 – 19.00
08.12. – 11.12.2022 10.00 – 19.00
16.12. – 18.12.2022 10.00 – 19.00
Photo @ Ufficio Turistico Chiusa
During the Advent period, the stands of the historic square in the village of Castelrotto offer local arts and crafts, such as shirts, sweaters, jackets, and hand-sewn socks; wooden sculptures and nativity figurines; candles, crochet and felt products; and tradition local specialities from hot mulled wine to a refreshing cup of tea, as well as South Tyrolean zelten and gingerbread. The evocative Christmas music, the lanterns, and the light of the many candles all contribute to the special atmosphere of the Castelrotto Christmas Market.
Ortisei magically transforms into an authentic Christmas village: enchanting Christmas melodies resonate in every corner and the scents of freshly baked gastronomic specialities spread throughout the village streets.
Open from 02.12.2022 to 08.01.2023.
Photo @ Associazione Turistica Ortisei
Selva di Val Gardena (BZ)
Selva di Val Gardena's Christmas Market offers visitors a very special attraction, bringing a taste of the charm of the high-altitude slopes to the town. This is a 350m long continuous strip of lights with hanging cable cars beautifully crafted out of wood. A marvel that will amaze all, not just children!
Open from 07.12.2022 to 08.01.2023
07.12. – 11.12.2022 15.00 – 19.00
16.12. – 18.12.2022 15.00 – 19.00
23.12.22 – 08.01.2023 15.00 – 19.00
24.12. + 31.12.2022 15.00 – 18.00
The Polvere di Stelle Christmas Market in Lana is among the smallest in South Tyrol. This means no bustling crowds, but instead the lovely "Stardust Maiden", who, in homage to a Christmas story of the same name, sells tickets for a charity initiative. Meanwhile, the stalls offer local handicrafts made from wool, felt, glass, wood, and wax, not forgetting the typical South Tyrolean culinary specialities.
From 26.11.2022 to 31.12.2022.
26.11.-27.11.22 | 10.00-19.30
02.12.-04.12.22 | 10.00-19.30
05.12.22 | 15.00-21.00 (only gastronomy)
08.12.-11.12.22 | 10.00-19.30
16.12.-18.12.22 | 10.00-19.30
24.12.22 | 10.00-13.30
31.12.22 | 10.00-18.00 (only gastronomy)
Photo @ Associazione Turistica di Lana e dintorni
Authentic, peaceful, silent, contemplative, and featuring many natural products – these are the characteristics which best identify the small Christmas market in Glorenza.
08.12. - 11.12.2022: from 11:00 to 21:00
Trento's event takes place in Piazza Fiera and Piazza Cesare Battisti. Trento's Christmas Market is open every day from 19th november 2022 until 8th january 2023.
Bleggio Superiore (TN)
The Christmas markets are held in Rango, a small rural village carved into the mountain, which is included in the club of the most beautiful villages in Italy.
Every winter it hosts Christmas markets inside the old peasant houses. No prefabricated houses, but an entire village lit up with Christmas lights.
This is a unique and original Christmas market, with stalls full of gastronomic specialities and local handicrafts.
Scents and flavours unite with the beauty of the rural village: a magical handful of thoughtfully preserved houses; narrow alleys; large hallways, courtyards, and arcades; and the legacy of the herds, flocks, and solitary travellers that passed through the village.
A village that preserves lost stories and humanity, where you can rediscover customs forgotten elsewhere and savour the true essence of Christmas, at this Market from another time.
From 19th november to 30th december 2022
From 25th november 2022 to 6th january 2023
On Via Roma and in its Urban Courtyard, you will find traditional Christmas market stalls where you can buy handmade local products and enjoy a cup of mulled wine, as well as traditional dishes and desserts. The entire historic centre will become an open-air stage for spectacular instillations, art and photography exhibitions, nativity scenes, themed guided tours, and activities for the little ones.
Riva del Garda (TN)
From 18th november 2022 to 8th january 2023.
Christmas in Riva del Garda is characterised by typical Trentino aromas and flavours with "Di Gusto in Gusto" – a path along which you can discover, taste, and buy the best local products.
The Riva del Garda Christmas Market is made up of 20 stalls where you can taste Trentino's typical dishes and the best local wines.
A Christmas for all tastes- for families, for lovers, for adventures, for the hungry, for fans of... Christmas!
From 26th november to 18th december 2022
The Christmas Market is held in the medieval village of Canale di Tenno, which becomes even more magical with the Christmas lights and colours.
Aperture: 26, 27 november 3, 4, 10, 11, 17, 18 december
The Christmas Market magic returns to Moena, making the atmosphere of the "Fairy of the Dolomites" even more special.
The characteristic wooden stalls are waiting for you at the centre of the Alpine Pearl!
There will be lots of fun for children with workshops, entertainment, and magic shows in the town's squares. In Piaz de Ramon, you can visit Santa Claus' house and children can take part in fun and creative activities, whilst Piaz de Sotegrava will host a Christmas carousel. There will also be a variety of afternoon entertainment including live concerts from local choirs and theatrical performances, bringing even more joy to the "Fairy's Christmas Markets".
Saturday 26 & Sunday 27 november Saturday 3 e Sunday 4 december da Thursday 8 a Sunday 11 december Saturday 18 e Sunday 18 december da Wednesday 21 december a Sunday 8 january 2023 (close on Christmas day)
from 11:00 to 18:30
A series of events that encapsulate the Christmas spirit. At the Christmas markets in Arco, you will find a full program dedicated to all ages. The joy of Christmas, day after day.
From 18/11/2022 to 08/01/2023
Levico Terme (TN)
The Habsburg Christmas Market will take place in Levico Terme from 19th november 2022 until 6th january 2023.
The market will be held in the Habsburg Secular Park, the most important historical garden of the Great Italian Gardens. Here, during the opening, you can relive the belle époque thanks to the re-enactments of the Habsburg period, which include parades and costumed court dances in the Habsburg Court.
A walk among the wooden stalls along the park's tree-lined avenues will take you on a journey of discovery to find excellent craftmanship and gastronomy: Christmas decorations; handicrafts made from leather, glass, wood, and fabric; traditional flavours; freshly cooked dishes; and a toast to the holidays with a hot glass of mulled wine.
19, 20, 25, 26, 27 november
2, 3, 4, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 16, 17, 18, 23, 24 december
dal 26 december al 6 january 2023
Everyday from 10.00 to 19.00
Photo © Visit Levico Terme
Pergine Valsugana (TN)
From 12th november to 6th january 2023
The big news this year is really special and is called "Gnomoland", a whole new space dedicated to families and children of all ages to have fun, learn and share unique and wonderful moments. Creative workshops, board games, Christmas sweets and educational activities await you every weekend in the center of Pergine, in Via Pennella, one step away from the exhibition stands of the market.
The Christmas markets will enliven the main streets of the city of L'Aquila in the days of Advent. The Municipal Villa, Piazza Duomo, Corso Vittorio Emanuele and the Castle Park, are the indicative places where to set up the wooden houses, which will host the exhibitors of refined handicraft products, typical sweets and Christmas decorations.
Mercatini di Natale a tema Harry Potter
This year the L'Aquila Young association will present Christmas markets in the center of L'Aquila with a Harry Potter theme, the wizard loved by young and old.
Friday 20 december from 17 to 23
Saturday 21 e Sunday 22 december from 10 to 23
From 8th december 2022 until 8th january 2023, the "Christmas Market" event will be held in Piazza Risorgimento.
The wooden kiosks at the Christmas market will offer typical Abruzzo foods such as roast meats, as well as Christmas specialities including waffles and fries. There will also be handicrafts, Christmas decorations, an ice rink, a little train and Santa Claus' house, an artistic nativity scene, and a chocolate factory.
Photo © Morelli Eventi / Comune di Avezzano
From ... december 2022 to ... january 2023 (to be confirmed) in Piazza Vittorio Veneto.
Performances, handicrafts, music, typical and traditional products, chestnuts, and mulled wine.
Naples is preparing to welcome tens of thousands of visitors to its Christmas markets, which include wooden stalls, street artists, and typical food stands offering Campania's greatest foods.
The market will be held at the National Railway Museum of Pietrarsa, in the splendid setting which saw the birth of Italy's first railway line between Naples and Portici in 1839.
From 3rd december 2022 to 8th january 2023
Enjoy the charm of Christmas markets with the 13th edition of Cadeaux at the Castle 2022.
The market will be open on the weekends of 11th-13th and 18th-20th november, when you can experience the magic of Christmas.
From 25th november until 11th december, the Limatola Castle will be dressed for a party continuously, with access Monday-Thursday, 10:00-22:00.
On weekends, from Friday to Sunday, the magic continues until 23.30.
Tickets cost €5.
FRIULI VENEZIA GIULIA
The Trieste Christmas Market is open from 8th december 2022 until 2nd january 2023 in Piazza Sant'Antonio.
From 27th november 2022 until 6th january 2023, throughout the streets of one of the most beautiful and striking historical centres in Italy, you will find a magical world of fairies, elves, reindeers, and an enchanting Christmas atmosphere.
The attractions, all indoors in real historic homes, can be reached by walking through the centre, which is made even more magical with lights, instillations, Christmas music, and the Nordic-style Christmas market situated in the streets and squares of Viterbo.
The village will consist of 30 wooden stands offering handicrafts, gifts, and street food.
Village opening calendar:
- Saturday 3rd and Sunday 4th december
- From Wednesday 7th until Sunday 11th december
- Saturday 17th and Sunday 18th december
- From Friday 23rd december until Sunday 8th January 2023
From Monday to Saturday 15:00/19:00
Christmas market – Handicrafts and typical products, with a fantastic ice rink and special gastronomic "chalets" where you can refresh and save yourself from the cold.
From 8th december 2022 to 6th january 2023
Where: Via Mameli and Piazza Borea d'Olmo
In the little squares and alleys of old Bordighera, the "Christmas Market" organised by "U Risveiu Burdigotu" in collaboration with AnticoDo, a cultural recreational club based in Vallecrosia, returns.
From 6th december 2022 to 6th january 2023
The Oh bej! Oh bej! Fair is the typical market of the Milanese Christmas period. It should be held 4th-8th december, in front of Castle Sforzesco. The event is not yet confirmed.
The Milan Christmas Market is held in Piazza Duomo, from 1st december 2022 until 6th january 2023. Milan's central square is filled with over 60 chalets selling traditional Christmas gifts and handicrafts, such as decorations, baubles for Christmas trees, Nativity scenes, Befana socks, and a wide range of culinary delicacies from various regions. Open 9:00-21.00.
The Indro Montanelli Gardens will also host the "Milan Christmas Village" - the first Christmas themed park in the heart of Milan. An enchanting place where you can meet Santa Claus, the Snow Queen, and play with elves and other characters.
From 19th november to 26th december 2022 in Piazza Virgiliana.
As well as the 60 wooden chalets offering handcrafted products and typical foods, the usual ice rink will also be set up at the Mantua Christmas Markets.
Saturday – Sunday from 10:00 to 19:00
Wednesday 7 – Thursday 8 – Friday 9 december 10:00 – 19:00
Sunday 25 december 15:00 – 19:00
Monday 26 december 10:00 – 19:00
Santa Maria Maggiore
In Santa Maria Maggiore, tourists can buy handmade goods; admire handcrafted nativity scenes, stands, and ceramics; and purchase unique Christmas gifts.
9th-10th-11th december 2022 from 9:30 to 18:30
Photo @ mercatininatale.santamariamaggiore.info
Asti and Govone (CN)
The Christmas market, Santa Claus' house, the Elf School, Christmas in the House of Savoy. These are some of the events featured in the "Magical Christmas Village in the UNESCO Lands" organised by Asti and Govone.
From 12th november to 18th december 2022, every Saturday and Sunday, 10:00-20:00.
In the magical royal residence Palazzina di Caccia of Stupinigi, you will find the village of elves, Santa Claus' house with a post-box to send lists of gifts, a classic Christmas market and much more.
3 - 4 - 8 - 10 -11 - 17 - 18 december 2022 from 10:00 to 20:00
The Erice Christmas Market will take place from ... december 2022 until ... january 2023 (to be confirmed) in Piazza della Loggia and Piazzetta San Giuliano.
From 19th november to 18th december 2022 – 10:00-20:00
Where: Piazza Santa Croce
Florence's Christmas Market takes place in Piazza della Basilica di Santa Croce.
The market in Piazza Santa Croce in Florence recreates the Baverian market experience and is in fact called Weihnachtsmarkt ("Christmas market" in German). You will find traditional Central European cuisine such as sauerkraut and sausages, gingerbread, mulled wine, and "the balls of Mozart" - the typical Salzburg chocolates.
You will also find Christmas decorations, handmade toys, Bunzlau pottery, Austrian clothes, French perfumes and lavender, and other decorations and products from all over Europe.
Photo © Facebook page “Mercato di Natale Firenze @mercatodinatalefirenze”
On Saturday 3th and Sunday 4th december 2022, from 8.00 until 20:00, the fourteenth edition of the medieval "Grand Market" will take place, just as it was at the time of the Sienese Constitution in 1309.
Here's what you will find at the newest edition of one of the oldest markets in Italy:
- Sweets, candy, and chocolate
- Oil, wine, liqueurs, beers, and spirits
- Fruit and vegetable
- Bread, pasta, and flour
- Cured meats, cheeses, and pork
- Spices, honey, jams, and truffle compotes
- Christmas decorations and home décor
- Hats, scarves, and stoles
- Ceramics, artistic crafts, and items for the home
- Natural cosmetics, perfumes, and soaps
- Jewellery and furniture accessories and upholstery
- Fabrics, blankets, and embroidery
From the markets in the Tyrolean village to the Christmas Village, there are many attractions for both young and old in the heart of one of the most beautiful cities in Italy.
From 19th november 2022 to 26th december 2022
A unique experience for young and old, Montepulciano offers a new and fun way to spend the days of Advent and Christmas, immersed in a fairy-tale setting in one of the most beautiful places in the world.
From 19th november 2022 to 6 january 2023
Photo @ ViviMontepulciano
The streets of Empoli's historic centre will be invaded with light installations and a large Christmas tree, which will fill and warm the hearts of all. Among the Christmas attractions in Empoli are classic Christmas markets, a funfair and an ice rink, the magic tree, and many events for young and old.
From 19th november 2022 to 8th january 2023
From 8th december 2022 to 8 january 2023.
During the Christmas months, Gubbio transforms into a true Christmas city, with incredible attractions and events for young and old.
In the striking location of the Piazza Quaranta Martiri gardens, amidst a thousand lights and colours, the wooden Christmas market stands create an evocative atmosphere where you can stroll among refined handicrafts, Christmas decorations, and delicious culinary specialities. This is the perfect opportunity to find wonderful ideas for Christmas gifts. In the market areas you will also find the Santa Claus Train for the little ones.
Photo @ Ufficio Turistico IAT Gubbio
Between the end of november and january, the "Marché Vert Noël" Christmas market transforms the archaeological Roman Theatre into an alpine village with over 30 chalets, some of which are dedicated to preparing food and drink and promoting typical products, in particular local wines and cured meats.
From 19th november 2022 to 8th january 2023 – 10:30-20:00
Public opening hours: every day 10:30-20:00.
From 18th november until 26 december 2022.
Verona, a UNESCO heritage city and a meeting point for culture and tradition, is transformed with the lights, sounds and colours of its Christmas markets.
The Asiago Christmas Market will be held in the two main squares of the city: the gardens of Piazza Cali and the central square Il Risorgimento.
There will be a central carousel and entertainment, as well as Santa Claus who collects children's letters.
For the older ones, there will be sandwiches, a dish of polenta and cheese – Asiago of course – and mulled wine or hot chocolate.
From 12th november 2022 to 25th december 2022
Saturday 12, 19 e 26 november - orario: 10.30-12.30 e 15.00-19.00
Sunday 13, 20 e 27 november - orario continuato: 10.30-19.00
Friday 2, Wednesday 7 e Friday 16 december - orario: 15.00-19.00
Saturday 3, 17 december - orario: 10.30-12.30 e 15.00-19.00
Da Thursday 8 a Sunday 11 december - orario continuato: 10.30-19.00
Sunday 4 e 18 december - orario continuato: 10.30-19.00
Dal 20 december al 8 january - orario continuato: 10.30-19.00
Sunday 25 december (Natale) - orario: 15.00-19.00.