Christmas Markets on Lake Garda and surroundings – 2024 Edition.

In this article you will find all the 2023 Christmas markets on Lake Garda and its cities. Have fun in the magical atmosphere!

Maybe you don’t know that on Lake Garda Christmas is synonymous with markets, shopping, taste and atmosphere! And, you won’t believe it, but even Santa Claus lives here!

The magic of Christmas (with its markets that smell of mulled wine) invades every corner. In the city and in the mountain villages, the wooden houses and stalls filled with handicrafts immediately catapult into an unrivaled atmosphere.

In this article we present the Christmas markets on Lake Garda and surroundings edition 2022/23 .

Christmas Markets in Bolzano – from 20/11/2023 to 6/1/2024

The scent is that of cinnamon and spices, mountain wood and homemade desserts, mulled wine and festively decorated fir trees. The colors are those of the perfectly decorated wooden houses 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, which envelops, warms and transmits the truest and most profound value of Christmas. For young and old.

Daily from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Overtime and on public holidays:
Opening: 5-7 p.m. (inauguration at 5 p.m. with opening of arts and crafts and food stands)

24 December: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
25 December: closed
26 December: 10am-7pm
31 December: 10am-6pm
1 January: 12-19 hrs.

Where to Eat and Where to sleep on Lake Garda.

Christmas markets in Trento – from 18/11/2023 to 7/1/2024

The event will take place in the historic centre of Trento, in Piazza Fiera and Piazza Mostra. The opening hours for the public are as follows:

every day from 10.00 a.m. to 7.30 p.m.; while on Friday and Saturday only the food and beverage hub area (serving food and beverages) in both squares will be open from 10.00 a.m. to 8.30 p.m;
the remaining small houses also on Friday and Saturday will be open from 10 a.m. to 7.30 p.m.

Extraordinary openings/closures

on 24 and 31 December 2023 the entire Market is open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m;
on Christmas Day the Market is closed;
on 1 January 2024 the entire Market opens at 12 noon, regular closing time;
on 7 December 2023 the craft/trade centre is open from 10 a.m. to 7.30 p.m. | the gastronomy centre is open from 10 a.m. to 8.30 p.m;

Where to Eat and Where to sleep in Trento.

Christmas markets in Rovereto – from

Art and beauty. At Christmas the city of Rovereto will give you moments of joy, emotions, sounds and colors linked to the values ​​that characterize the “City of Peace”: humanity, brotherhood and solidarity.

During the Christmas period, the streets of the city are filled with this magical atmosphere among lights, music and scents.

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Christmas Market at Castello di Avio from 25/11/2023 to 17/12/2023

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From 25 November to 17 December, the Christmas market within the walls of the FAI – Avio Castle is back! After the success of past editions, the manor house at the entrance to Trentino will host the sixth edition of this event.

Four weekends and an extraordinary opening on Immaculate Conception Day to enjoy the flavours and traditions of Christmas in Trentino and beyond: more than 25 exhibitors from Vallagarina and the upper Veronese area will animate the Baronial Palace and its large courtyard with an evocative market. In addition to the traditional market, choral concerts, children’s activities and guided tours will punctuate the nine days of the special opening.

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Christmas and surroundings in Avio

Markets and initiatives also outside the castle walls
Stroll and entertain yourself along the historical streets of Sabbionara d’Avio that lead you towards the majestic Castle.

This year a great novelty! The village of Sabbionara d’Avio offers a Christmas also outside the walls of the Castle!

Christmas stalls, musical entertainment and local gastronomic offerings line the streets of the centre. Visit the churches of S. Carlo and S. Antonio, which await you on the way to the Manor House, where characteristic cribs are set up and where harmonious concerts will be held in the evening after the markets close.

Christmas market in Ala city of velvet from 25/11/2023 to 24/12/2023

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Every day traveling shows, concerts in the palace, exhibitions and interesting visits in the light of lanterns with 18th century costumed guides, will delight the visitor.

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Christmas Markets Rango (TN) – 19th November – 30th December 2023

Rango is one of the most beautiful villages in Italy. During the holiday period it becomes even more suggestive to walk through its streets and pass under the illuminated vaults. Markets opening hours: from 9:30 to 18:30 – free admission.

November 19 – December 30
Openings: November 18, 19, 25, 26 November
December 2,3, 8, 9, 10, 16, 17, 18, 23, 29, 30,31

Markets in Rango.

Christmas markets in Arco (TN) on Lake Garda – from 17/11/2023 to 7/01/2023

A succession of initiatives that embody the spirit of Christmas. At the Arco Christmas Markets you will find a full-bodied program dedicated to all ages. The joy of Christmas day after day.

Where to Eat and Where to sleep in Arco on Lake Garda.

Christmas in Riva del Garda “di Gusto in Gusto” – from 17/11/2023 to 07/02/2024

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Christmas at Riva del Garda is colored with typical Trentino aromas and flavors with “Di Gusto in Gusto “, a path where you can discover, taste and buy the best local excellences pampered by an unmistakable and magical Christmas atmosphere.
An enchanted environment, which will make young and old dream in unison, perfect for celebrating the holidays in the family.

Where to Eat and Where to sleep in Riva del Garda.

Christmas markets in Canale di Tenno (TN) – from 25/11/2022 to 17/12/202 3

The suggestive medieval village of Canale di Tenno appears even more magical . Because between the picturesque alleys that seem to climb the slopes of the mountains, the doors of the courtyards and the doors of the cellars open for a Christmas market of extraordinary beauty.

November 25 – December 17
Openings: November 25, 26
December 2, 3, 9, 10, 16, 17

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House of Santa Claus in Riva del Garda (TN) – from 25/11/2022 to 31/12/2023

Santa Claus and Natalina have decided to spend their holidays in the ancient Rocca and to leave browse the rooms of their home for all the children who want to meet them.

The Post Office, crammed with envelopes, stamps and packages, is the right place to write and post your letter.

After a stop in the bedroom and a trip to the wardrobe, the little ones can free their imagination with games and workshop chores ; and then, still open-mouthed, enjoy a delicious snack in the Court of Good Things and meet Santa Claus who delights them with her stories.

Where to Eat and Where to sleep in Riva del Garda.

Christmas at the Giant Bezzecca di Ledro – Lake Ledro

18, 19, 24, 26, 30, 31 December, 1, 2, 6 January

In Bezzecca the Christmas atmosphere is… oversized

Once again this year, the magic of Christmas fills the quarters, streets and winding streets of Bezzecca, the home town of the “popo” Bernardo Gilli, who in the eighteenth century amazed the whole of Europe with his astonishing height of 2.60 m! To commemorate this gentle giant, the village takes a plunge back in time by rediscovering its 18th-century atmosphere and is filled with lights and Christmas decorations – in giant size, of course! In this magical setting, colours, flavours and scents come together to create an intimate Christmas atmosphere full of gastronomy, crafts, music and activities for the whole family.

Where to Eat and Where to sleep in Riva del Garda.

Christmas markets and children’s entertainment in Malcesine (VR) – 08/12/2023 to 07/01/2024

A market consisting of 15 small houses with food and wine products will be set up in Piazza Statuto from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.. At the same time, there will also be wonderful entertainment for children (in Piazza Statuto, in the multi-purpose hall and in the playground near the Town Hall). A skating rink and a caterpillar carousel will also be installed.

Christmas Markets in Garda (VR) – from 24/11/2023 to 7/01/2023

The magic of Christmas on the shores of the lake, with the setting up of a “CHRISTMAS MARKET”, the display of typical Christmas and local products, the placement of a food and wine tent, the creation of a life-size nativity scene, representations theatrical performances, musical and choral performances, and other related activities, in favor of children, families and the elderly – on the Lungolago Regina Adelaide and along the streets of the historic center.

Christmas Markets in Bardolino (VR) – from 1/12/2023 to 07/01/2024

The lakefront and the historic centre welcome thousands of visitors to experience the magical Christmas atmosphere! A rich programme of appointments and events awaits visitors. For the first time, Bardolino Christmas will extend to the Carrara Bottagisio Park, which will be dedicated to children and families.

Flover Christmas Village in Bussolengo (VR) – from 4/11/2023 to 07/01/2024 – open every day from 9:00 to 19:30

The first Christmas village in Italy: an enchanted place where you can meet Santa Claus, light the sweetest tree there is and see the toys take shape. Where you can meet artisans, enjoy gastronomic delights and buy personalized decorations and compositions to give your home a special emotion. Free admission – compulsory green pass only for catering services.

Christmas Market in Verona – from 12/11/2023 to 26/12/2024

From 12 November to 26 December 2024 , Piazza dei Signori hosts for the twelfth consecutive year, the characteristic wooden houses of the Christmas Markets in Verona in collaboration with the “Christkindlmarkt” of Nuremberg . From Sunday to Thursday: 10-21.30
Friday, Saturday / pre-holidays: 10-23
December 24th market closes at 5pm
December 25th market opens at 4pm.
On December 26th the market closes at 6pm. Where to Eat and Where to sleep on Lake Garda.

Christmas Markets in Mantua – from 19/11/2022 to 26/12/202 2

In the edition of the Christmas Markets at Mantova 2022, the usual track of ice-skating. A professional skating rink of 500 square meters of real ice, to have fun all together!

11 November – 26 December 2023 – Piazza Virgiliana – Mantua

Dates and opening hours
11-12-18-19-25-26 November
02-03-08-09-10-16-17-23-24-25-26 Dicembre
Opening hours: Saturday – Sunday from 10:00 to 19:00
Special openings and/or hours:
Friday 8 December 10:00 – 19:00
Monday 25 December 15:00 – 19:00
Tuesday 26 December 10:00 – 19:00

Where to Eat and Where to sleep on Lake Garda.

Winter on Lake Garda is never too harsh and from late November to early January it will give you the charm of Christmas with its markets; and winter events will make the cold season an opportunity to experience great emotions.

In addition to the markets there are many events in December on Lake Garda, click here to discover them all!
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