Lake Garda Christmas Markets

Find out where and when to get into the Christmas spirit

Christmas Markets are the perfect occasion to immerse in the magic of Christmas and get to know the Italian winter traditions. On Lake Garda surely there are plenty of options to soak up the festive atmosphere, as all major towns are transformed into festive wonderlands.

Read here where to find the best Christmas Markets and events!
 

Arco

Being one of the most beautiful Christmas markets on the northern Lake Garda, the market in Arco is definitely worth a visit, for its unique atmosphere with a variety of market stalls and for the many events and activities that will entertain young and old.
When? From 18 November 2022 to 8 January 2023.
 

Verona

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 traditional "Christkindlesmarkt" from Nuremberg featuring handmade 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. 
In Piazza Bra, with the Arena in the background, you can admire the 100-metre-high Christmas star weighing 88 tonnes. The Arena also houses the international Crib Exhibition of Verona that features more than 400 Christmas cribs from all over the world.
When? From 18 November 2022 to 26 December 2022. Exhibition of cribs from 19 November 2022 to 22 January 2023.


Bussolengo 

The Christmas market of Bussolengo is set up 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 lights and handmade decorations you can buy. There's a whole world to discover for kids, with games, shows, ice rink and the home of Santa Claus and his elves. 
When? From 8 December 2022 in the centre of Bussolengo and from 5 November 2022 to 8 January 2023 at the Flover Garden Center.
 

Bardolino

The lovely Christmas market on the lakeshore will provide you with fantastic gift ideas to put under the tree. You can also find an ice-rink, a food court, Santa's sleigh and so many other things... find out for yourselves!
When? From 26 November 2022 to 8 January 2023.
 

Malcesine

"Natale a Malcesine" (Christmas in Malcesine) is the official name of the annual festival that does not only feature a traditional Christmas market with various products and handicrafts, but also lots of activities for the entire family. Moreover, children can meet Santa Claus and his helpers in the Castle of Malcesine.
When? On 4, 5, 8, 11 and 12 December and from 18 December 2022 to 6 January 2023.
 

Garda

With the colourful Christmas lights and the little charming wooden stalls offering local produce, mulled wine and nice souvenirs, it is easy to get into Christmas mood. During this season, there are many events and activities organized for the whole family.
When? From 25 November 2022 to 8 January 2023: Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and on preholidays and holidays (in Italy 8 December and 6 January are public holidays). 

 

Lazise

At the Christmas market in the historic centre of Lazise, you can find many beautiful gift ideas, for example artisan goods, food and local produce. Moreover, the little church of San Nicolò has an artistic Nativity scene on display. There's also a kid's area with ice rink. 
When? 26-27 November. In December: 3-4, 8-9-10-11, 17-18, 24 and from 26 December 2022 to 8 January 2023.  
 

Riva del Garda

In Riva del Garda, children can visit the famous house of Santa Claus, located inside the fortress. They can give their letters to Santa, turn into elves and create drawings or other works, and listen to Christmas fairy tales. Riva also hosts the Christmas Village "Di Gusto in Gusto", a market dedicated to culinary specialities.
When? From 18 November 2022 to 8 January 2023.
 

Peschiera del Garda

In Peschiera del Garda, in Piazza Ferdinando di Savoia, you can visit the characteristic Christmas Village with ice skating rink and mini railway for the little ones. Peschiera also has a unique underwater nativity scene, which can be seen from the Ponte di San Giovanni bridge.
When? From 25 November 2022 to 8 January 2023.



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