Christmas Markets are a perfect occasion to relish all the magic of the holidays and winter traditions. On Lake Garda surely there are plenty of options, here is where to find the most famous Christmas Markets!
Among the most suggestive Christmas markets on the northern Lake Garda, the market in Arco definitely deserves to be visited, for the variety of market stalls and for the many side activities that will entertain young and old.
When? From 16 November 2018 to 6 January 2019.
Verona celebrates Christmas with the decorations and lights across the streets of the city centre and in Piazza dei Signori with the "Christkindlesmarkt", the traditional market from Nuremberg. Lots of artisan products and traditional food and beverages from Bavaria, like the "Glühwein" (mulled wine) and the typical sweets "Lebkuchen" and "Stollen", as well as the typical bread with sausage, merge with the Veronese market that is held in the adjoining Piazza Cortile Mercato Vecchio.
When? From 16 November 2018 to 26 December 2018.
The Christmas market of Bussolengo takes place in the central Piazza XXVI Aprile where it is possible to enjoy the typical Christmas stalls, the ice-skating rink and the lights of the big Christmas tree and the Nativity Scene. Just outside the centre of Bussolengo, the Flover Christmas Village at the Flover garden centre opens its doors to animated scenography, twinkling decorations, Santa’s Little Helpers, elfs and craftsmen with their handmade creations.
When? From 3 November 2018 to 6 January 2019.
The well-known town on the western side of the lake, lights up every year with decorations and illuminations offering a beautiful atmosphere and many events during Christmas season. Traditional Christmas markets, performances and concerts of choirs provide various reasons to visit Salò. And on 12th December there is the yearly arrival of Santa Lucia, coming with her helpers and the donkey to give sweets and candies to the children.
When? Various events from 1 December 2018 to 6 January 2019.
From the 6th (December) to the 6th (January) these are the dates of the Christmas celebrations in Bardolino. The nice Christmas market directly on the lakeshore will provide you with many gift ideas to put under the tree. At the harbour it is also possible to do ice-skating while watching the lake. Afterwards, the food court in igloo shape will warm you up with hot drinks and snacks.
When? From 24 November 2018 to 6 January 2019.
"Natale a Malcesine" is the official name of the Christmas festival that is organized in this beautiful town on the Lake Garda every year. Besides the visit of the traditional Christmas market that offers various products and manufactured items, it is possible to take part in many activities for the entire family. Moreover, in the Castle of Malcesine, children can meet Santa Claus and his helpers.
When? From 7 December 2018 to 6 January 2019.
The town of Garda celebrates the Christmas season with the event “Natale tra gli Olivi“ (Christmas among Olive Trees). The old town and the lakefront create a very suggestive ambience thanks to many Christmas lights and decorations as well as to the typical little wood houses of the Christmas market of Garda. Many are the events and entertainment appointments for the entire family during this period.
When? From 23 November 2018 to 6 January 2019.
At the Christmas market in the historic centre of Lazise you can find many beautiful gift ideas like artisan goods, food and local products. Moreover, the little church of San Nicolò has an artistic Nativity scene on display.
When? From 1 to 24 December 2018 (weekend only) and from 26 December to 6 January 2019.
Desenzano del Garda
A pretty Christmas market is organized in piazza Cappelletti every weekend in December from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Furthermore, the town of Desenzano celebrates the Christmas season with many appointments and events that are dedicated to children as well as to adults, such as choir concerts, music events and an animation programme. An intriguing atmosphere on the lake shore.