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 03 November 2018 to 06 January 2019
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 22nd edition, the Flover Christmas Village is gearing up for two months of great events, from 3 November 2018 and 6 January 2019! More than 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… An experience not to miss!
The program of the 22nd edition of the Christmas Village of Bussolengo encompasses many new features like a new area dedicated to shows, courses, events and original ideas! The celebrations in Bussolengo will continue with other pleasant surprises, including the factory of the gnome toys and the Teddy bear mascot.
At the Bussolengo Christmas Village great attention is always reserved to the undisputed protagonist of this event: children can deliver their letters to Father Christmas every Saturday and Sunday and also dine with him every Thursday and Friday. 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, such as the musical ‘Christmas Show’ or the concert ‘Swinging Christmas’, 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 many tasty ideas for exciting Christmas presents - pastries, jams, honey, spirits, chocolate – and take part in the scheduled events, such as the Choco Festival, the Pizza party and the Tyrolean party!
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! The Flover Bussolengo Christmas Village reinvent itself every year, do not miss the new appointments for 2018!
Let’s now move to the city of Verona. In Verona, Christmas markets and other events, like the Running of the Santas scheduled on Sunday 16 December 2018, 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 11th edition, this quaint Christmas market in Verona, Italy has become one of the most famous of the entire region! From 17 November to 26 December 2017, 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 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 2018, 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 3 November 2018 to 6 January 2019
- Nuremberg Christmas Market in Verona - from 16 November to 26 December 2018
- Garda Christmas markets 'Christmas among the olive trees' - from 23 November 2018 to 6 January 2019
- Bardolino Christmas market and ice rink on the banks of Lake Garda - from 24 November 2018 to 6 January 2019
- Lake Garda Christmas markets 2018 in Lazise - from 1 December 2018 to 6 January 2019
- Christmas markets Malcesine - from 7 December 2018 al 6 January 2019
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 03 November 2018 to 06 January 2019
Event location: Verona
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