Verona Christmas Markets in Verona and its province
The best Christmas markets and villages in Verona, Bussolengo and in the surroundings of lake Garda!
From 02 November 2016 to 08 January 2017
To fully enjoy the magical experience of Christmas markets, Lake Garda and Verona are the first place to mark on your calendar!
The characteristic Christmas markets in Verona, Italy with their wooden houses inspired by the Christkindlmarkt in Nuremberg, the amazing Christmas village in Bussolengo, which resembles the Bavarian city of Rothenburg ob der Tauber, and many other towns of Lake Garda are waiting to offer you an unforgettable Christmas!
During the period before Christmas, the Veneto region comes alive with events, shows and markets of every kind. Here you can find dates and information on the most beautiful Christmas markets in Verona, Bussolengo and other towns on the shores of Lake Garda, while if you are interested in markets that are held in other provinces of the Veneto region, we invite you to consult the page dedicated to the Christmas markets in Veneto. If you are planning a visit to our beautiful region and do not want to miss out on the best, all you have to do is trust our valuable advice!
Let's start with the famous Bussolengo Christmas village that offers one of the largest indoor Christmas markets in Italy. Now in its 20th edition, the Flover Christmas Village is gearing up for two months of great events to celebrate this important anniversary! 15,000 square metres completely dedicated to Christmas where young and old can get lost among cribs, decorations, entertainment and delicious desserts. Figures in costumes and Christmas trees surround the magical settings of the Christmas village of Bussolengo… An experience not to miss!
The special program of the 20th edition of the Christmas Village of Bussolengo encompasses many new features like a new area dedicated to shows, courses, events and original ideas!
The importance of this anniversary can already be felt at the entrance, where a special library will allow guests to retrace the history of the historic Bussolengo Christmas Village. The festive celebrations in Bussolengo will continue with other pleasant surprises, including the factory of the gnome toys, the Teddy bear mascot and an exhibition of unique vintage cars on loan from the Nicolis Museum in Villafranca.
At the Bussolengo Christmas Village great attention is always reserved to the undisputed protagonist of this event: every day, except Monday, children can have a snack with Father Christmas, who every Wednesday will also stay for dinner! Saturday and Sunday there will be time to meet the children and receive their letters.
Do not forget to visit his curious dwelling: the home of Santa Claus in Bussolengo is a little gem that will delight young and old, thanks to the presence of the reindeer waiting for Santa Claus at the doors of his house.
With the addition of new spaces for shows and events, every Saturday and Sunday the Bussolengo Christmas Village offers a variety of performances, including fairy tales set to music with live singers, while at the diner you can enjoy specialties of the Christmas tradition. In the dining area of the Christmas village in Bussolengo you can also buy pastries, jams, honey, spirits, chocolate and many tasty ideas for exciting Christmas presents!
A large part of the Bussolengo, Verona, Christmas village is reserved for the market: as a real village, the roadside artisans are working to create small masterpieces and original decorations. Not forgetting the stalls, offering the latest trends in colours, decorations and combinations... From the decorator of pressed flowers to the pyrography artist who makes fire-burnt wood pictures: a charming exhibition that winds through various rooms!
Do not miss the great living nativity set of Bussolengo. The Christmas Village in fact houses a fascinating reconstruction with costume characters engaged in the work of the past... Farriers, potters, blacksmiths, sculptors and many more will make you relive the Christmas spirit of the past thanks to a setting of great beauty!
Markets, shows, and Santa Klaus' house: do not miss the best Christmas on Lake Garda! At the Flover Bussolengo Christmas Village, Christmas is reinvented every year, do not miss the new appointments for 2016!
Let’s now move to the city of Verona. In Verona, Christmas markets and other events, like the Running of the Santas scheduled on 18 December 2016, annually attract thousands of people. A Unesco City that has been the backdrop to the story of Romeo and Juliet, Verona, during the period before the festive holiday, becomes even more magical and festive. Lights and decorations - innovative and strictly energy-efficient - make the whole city centre a sight not to be missed, a succession of lights and decorations until Piazza Bra, where you will find a majestic Christmas star, located right next to the ancient structure of the Arena.
Piazza dei Signori, The Old Market Courtyard and the Tribunal Courtyard once again host the long-awaited Christmas market: Verona offers visitors a glimpse of the German city of Nuremberg thanks to the traditional wooden houses of the Christkindlmarkt. Now entering its 9th edition, this quaint Christmas market in Verona, Italy has become one of the most famous of the entire region! From 18 November to 26 December 2016, the fascinating street markets of Nuremberg in Verona will host about 60 exhibitors: gift ideas and decorations, traditional culinary specialties and local products - such as mulled wine and spicy treats - to try on the spot or take home!
And why not take advantage of the fascinating atmosphere of Verona at Christmas time to discover its beautiful town centre? On our website you can find tours and excursions to give you a few days of history, art and fun! A guided tour that includes a visit to the Arena and Juliet's balcony, an original tour of Verona by bike or a winery tour and tasting will make you discover the city in a pleasant and original way! If you prefer more privacy and freedom, our Your Own Verona: private guided tour of Verona, fully customizable according to your interests, could be the right activity for you!
Apart from the Christmas Village at Bussolengo and the Verona Christmas market 2016, also the smaller Christmas markets in Lake Garda deserve a visit! At Lazise, Garda - with its famous 'Christmas among the olive trees', Malcesine and Bardolino, events and stalls of all kinds are organized… Crafts, typical products and genuine traditions to enter the atmosphere of Lake Garda at Christmas surrounded by beautiful scenery of the biggest lake in Italy!
And finally, a quick recap on the most important Lake Garda & Verona Christmas market dates:
- Bussolengo Christmas Village - from 2 November 2016 to 8 January 2017
- Nuremberg Christmas Market in Verona 2016 - from 18 November to 26 December 2016
- Lake Garda Christmas markets 2016 'Christmas among the olive trees' - from 25 November 2016 to 8 January 7
- Bardolino Christmas market and ice rink on the banks of Lake Garda - from 26 November 2016 to 8 January 2017.
- Garda Christmas markets in Lazise - from 3 December 2016 to 8 January 2017
- Christmas markets Malcesine - from 8 December 2016 al 8 January 2017
You still have doubts? You just have to plan a few days in Verona and see for yourself the magic of Christmas in Verona and its province!
Period: From 02 November 2016 to 08 January 2017
Event location: Verona
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Tours & Activities
Your Own Verona: Private Guided Tour of Verona
Duration: approx. 2 hours
- € 145.00
- per service
Venice: Christmas and New Year’s Eve 2016
From 23 December 2016 to 08 January 2017
Veneto: Christmas Markets in Venice & Veneto 2016
From 19 November 2016 to 08 January 2017
Venice: 'Ippolito Caffi 1809 - 1866. Between Venice and the Orient' at the Museo Correr
From 28 May 2016 to 08 January 2017
Venice: René Burri & Ferdinando Scianna at the Casa dei Tre Oci in Venice
From 26 August 2016 to 08 January 2017