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 beautiful Christmas markets on the northern Lake Garda, the market in Arco is definitely worth a visit, for the variety of market stalls and for the many events and activities that will entertain young and old.
When? From 19 November 2021 to 6 January 2022.
As the festive season approaches, Verona comes to life with Christmas lights and decorations throughout the city centre. In Piazza dei Signori, you can visit the "Christkindlesmarkt", the traditional market from Nuremberg featuring artisan products and traditional food and beverages from Bavaria, for example "Glühwein" (mulled wine), the typical cakes "Lebkuchen" and "Stollen", and of course the typical bread with sausage. German traditions merge with Italian culture that can be found at the stalls lined up in the adjoining Piazza Cortile Mercato Vecchio.
When? From 12 November 2021 to 26 December 2021.
The Christmas market of Bussolengo takes place in the central Piazza XXVI Aprile, where it is possible to visit typical Christmas stalls, an ice rink and a Nativity Scene. Just outside the centre of Bussolengo, there is the Flover Christmas Village boasting animated scenographies, twinkling decorations, Santa’s Little Helpers, elves and craftsmen with handmade creations.
When? From 6 November 2021 to 9 January 2022.
The nice Christmas market on the lakeshore will provide you with fantastic gift ideas to put under the tree. At the port, you can find an ice-rink to skate with a view, and a food court in igloo shape to warm up with hot drinks and snacks.
When? From 27 November 2021 to 9 January 2022.
"Natale a Malcesine" is the official name of the Christmas festival that is organized in this beautiful town on Lake Garda every year. Besides 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 4 December 2021 to 6 January 2022.
In Garda it is easy to get in Christmas mood, with the Christmas lights and the little charming wood houses of the Christmas market. During this period, there are many events and activities organized for the whole family.
When? From 26 November 2021 to 9 January 2022.
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 27 November to 24 December 2021 (at weekends). Daily from 26 December to 9 January 2022.
Riva del Garda
In Riva del Garda you won't find a traditional Christmas market but many interesting events. First of all, kids can visit the famous house of Santa Claus, located inside the fortress, where they can give their letters to Santa, turn into elves to create drawings and other works or listen to Christmas fairy tales. Riva will also host the Christmas Village "Di Gusto in Gusto", a market dedicated to the culinary specialities of the area.
When? From 27 November to 31 December 2021.