Christmas on Lake Garda

Who thinks that it is possible to have fun on Lake Garda only in summer, is absolutely wrong! The month of December brings Christmas decorations to the lake towns, turning them into enchanting places with a magic atmosphere and lots of events not to be missed.

First of all, there are the popular Christmas markets with the traditional wooden chalets that often start at the end of November. In places like Malcesine, Garda, Bardolino, Lazise and Peschiera you can find market stalls selling typical products, handicrafts and Christmas decorations but also exhibitions and more.

For children, the house of Santa Claus in Riva del Garda is a must. He opens the doors to his magic place every weekend in December and provides his little guests with lots of surprises, activities and fun.

The Gardaland amusement park is a good option to have fun with the whole family, even on Christmas! The park reopens from the 8th of December to the 6th of January in a Christmas version. The Gardaland Magic Winter awaits you with Christmas lighting, decorations and seasonal  shows.

Lake Garda during Christmas season is also a perfect place for all mountain lovers, thanks to its vicinity to the Monte Baldo mountain chain where it is possible to practice ski, snowboard and snowshoeing. There are two ski lifts, 10 km of slopes and even a ski school with a trail for beginners.

Who prefers ice-skating will be happy to find ice rinks, for example in Sirmione, Peschiera del Garda, Bardolino and Malcesine from the beginning of December on. Family fun for sure!
If you like exploring new places, why not making a trip to Verona? The city is worth a visit during Christmas time. You can find Christmas markets with hot spiced wine, typical products, handicrafts and Christmas decorations, but also many shops to satisfy your shopping lust.

If you are afraid of the cold outside, you can stay in the warmth of a spa, with heated thermal pools for relaxing moments. Even if you do not have much time or do not want to stay overnight, you can still enjoy a wellness day at the Spa of the Hotel Caesius Thermae, to find inner peace and well-being. Massages, packages, detox programmes, wellness treatments and even a Private Spa to enjoy an exclusive ambience just for you.
A great option to spend Christmas on Lake Garda!