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 01 November 2015 to 10 January 2016


If you want to immerse yourself in the infinite magic of Christmas markets, Lake Garda and Verona are the first place to mark on your calendar!

Every year, the period before Christmas, Veneto comes alive with events, shows and markets of every kind. If you are planning a visit to our beautiful region and do not want to miss out on the best, you are on the right page! Here you can find dates and information on the most beautiful Christmas markets: Verona and the Christmas village in Bussolengo and other Venetian villages on the shores of Lake Garda will not disappoint you! If you seek information on markets that are held in other provinces of the region, we invite you to consult the page dedicated to the Christmas markets in Veneto.

The Christmas markets in Verona, Italy with characteristic wooden houses of the Christkindlmarkt from Nuremberg, the original Christmas village in Bussolengo, inspired by the Bavarian town of Rothenburg ob der Tauber, and many other towns of Lake Garda are waiting to offer you an unforgettable Christmas!

Let's start with the famous Christmas village Bussolengo that offers one of the largest indoor Christmas markets in Italy. Now in its 19th edition, the Flover Christmas Village has become a fixture of the Venetian Christmas. 7,000 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: Christmas village and Christmas markets in Verona are an experience not to miss!

The theme of the 2015-2016 Christmas village of Bussolengo  will be ice; related to the theme of this edition, the 'Frozy Show' - on stage at the Santa Claus Village Bussolengo every Sunday from 8 November to 5 December - will be led by the sculptor Amelio Gazelle who will create the live ice characters that will make up the nativity scene of Flover Bussolengo Christmas Village.

The Santa Claus Christmas Village Bussolengo has many other new features for the 2015-2016 edition: the fascinating winter garden, with the cute snowman Brrr ready to welcome and engage young guests on their arrival at the Christmas village in Bussolengo; a show with gnomes, polar bears and penguins, skating on ice with Santa Claus; the original 'voice' post office, where children can visit the Santa Claus Christmas Village in Bussolengo and make a wish on a typical gramophone and then send it in real time at the post office of Santa Claus. Santa Claus himself will then every Saturday and Sunday 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.

A large part of the Christmas village of Bussolengo is reserved for the market: as a real village, the roadside artisans are working to create small masterpieces and original Christmas decorations. Not forgetting the stalls, offering the latest trends in colours, decorations and combinations and decorations from various countries of the world, with an area dedicated exclusively to EU countries.

Markets, shows, and Santa's house: the Christmas Village in Bussolengo will give you all the magic of a special and unique Christmas! At the Flover Bussolengo Christmas Christmas Village Christmas is reinvented every year, do not miss the new appointments for 2015!

Let's now move to the city of Verona. In Verona, Christmas markets and other Christmas events, like the Running of the Santas, 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 8th edition, this quaint Christmas market in Verona, Italy has become one of the most famous of the entire region! From 20 November to 27 December 2015, 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 Christmas markets of Verona, Italy 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 Christmas markets in Verona, Italy the smaller Christmas markets of Lake Garda at Lazise, Garda - with its famous 'Christmas among the olive trees', Malcesine and Bardolino deserve a visit. Events and stalls of all kinds are organized, crafts, typical products and genuine traditions to enter the atmosphere of Christmas surrounded by beautiful scenery of Lake Garda!

And finally, a quick recap on the Verona Christmas market dates described above:

  • Christmas Village Bussolengo - from 1 November 2015 to 10 January 2016
  • Nuremberg Christmas Markets in Verona - from 20 November to 27 December 2015
  • Christmas markets in Lake Garda 'Christmas among the olive trees' - from 27 November 2015 to  6 January 2016
  • Bardolino Christmas market and ice rink on the banks of Lake Garda - from 6 December 2015 to 6 January in 2016.
  • Garda Christmas markets in Lazise - from 5 December 2015 to 10 January 2016
  • Christmas markets Malcesine - from 8 December 2015 al 8 January 2016

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!

By Insidecom Editorial Staff