When do Christmas markets open in Italy this year?
If you’re trying to research the answer to this question, you may have run into some trouble… that’s because the opening dates for Christmas markets in Italy vary by town, city & region.
That’s why we created this page for you, so you can peep the opening dates for Italy’s Christmas Markets quickly and at a glance.
We hope you find it helpful!
This list is by no means exhaustive, and includes mainly bigger Christmas markets that we could find official websites and dates for. Let us know in the comments if you have any more we should add.
NOTE: Most Christmas markets don’t announce their confirmed dates until a few months before, so please excuse the sparse list for the time being! We’ll be sure to update this list with more dates as soon as they are released. Let us know in the comments if you know of any we should add for 2023!
Italy Christmas Market Opening Dates 2023
As of June 2023, only some dates for Italy’s 2023 Christmas markets have been officially announced or confirmed.
Below, you’ll find a table summarizing the dates that we know of so far.
NOTE: For Christmas markets in the northern parts of Italy where German is widely spoken, we’ve provided the location names in both Italian and German, as both appear in promotional materials depending on which language you’re browsing in. In the case of cities with famous English names, we have included those with the Italian names in brackets.
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|Location||Christmas Market Name||2023 Dates||Official Website||Hotel Deals|
|Ala||Natale nei Palazzi Barocchi (Christmas at the Baroque Palaces)||More Info|
|Aosta||Marché Vert Noël||More Info|
|Arco||Mercatini di Natale Arco||Nov 17 - Jan 8||More Info|
|Assisi||Natale ad Assisi (Christmas in Assisi)||More Info|
|Bergamo||Natale a Bergamo|
|Bologna||Fiera di Santa Lucia di Bologna||More Info|
|Bolzano / Bozen||Mercatino di Natale Bolzano (Christkindlmarkt Bozen, Bolzano Christmas Market)||Nov 24 - Jan 6, 2024||More Info|
|Bressanone / Brixen||Mercatino di Natale Bressanone (Brixner Weihnachtsmarkt, Brixen Christmas Market)||Nov 24 - Jan 6, 2024||More Info|
|Brunico / Bruneck||Mercatino di Natale di Brunico (Brunecker Weihnachtsmarkt, Bruneck Christmas Market)||Nov 24 - Jan 6, 2024||More Info|
|Castelrotto / Kastelruth||Mercatino di Natale di Castelrotto||Dec 3 - 26||More Info|
|Chiusa / Klausen||Natale Medievale a Chiusa (Mittelalterliche Weihnacht in Klausen, Medieval Christmas in Chiusa)||Dec 1 - 23||More Info|
|Como||Mercatino di Natale della Città dei Balocchi||More Info|
|Dobbiaco / Toblach||Mercatino di Natale di Dobbiaco (Toblacher Weihnachtsmarkt, Dobbiaco Christmas Market)||More Info|
|Ferrara||Natale a Ferrara||More Info|
|Florence (Firenze)||Mercato di Natale Firenze (Florence Christmas Market)||More Info|
|Genoa||Mercatino di San Nicola||More Info|
|Glorenza / Gurns||Mercatino di Natale di Glorenza||More Info|
|Govone||Il Mercatino del Magico Paese di Natale Govone||Nov 18 - 19|
Nov 25 - 26
Dec 2 - 3
Dec 8 - 10
Dec 16 - 17
|Lago di Braies / Pragser Wildsee||Natale in montagna al Lago di Braies (Bergweihnacht am Pragser Wildsee, Christmas in the Mountains at Lago di Braies)||Cancelled||More Info|
|Lago di Carezza / Karersee||Mercatino di Natale del Lago di Carezza (Weihnachtsmarkt am Karer See, Lago di Carezza Christmas Market)||Nov 25 - 26|
Dec 2 - 3
Dec 8 - 10
Dec 16 - 17
|Lana||Polvere di Stelle a Lana (Weihnachtsmarkt Sterntaler)||Dec 1 - 3|
Dec 5 (Gastronomy only)
Dec 8 - 10
Dec 15 - 17
Dec 22 - 24
Dec 31 (Gastronomy only)
|Merano / Meran||Mercatino di Natale Merano (Meraner Christkindlmarkt, Merano Christmas Market)||Nov 24 - Jan 6, 2024||More Info|
|Mestre||Mercatini di Natale Mestre (Mestre Christmas Market)||More Info|
|Milan (Milano)||Mercatino di Natale al Duomo di Milano (Milan Cathedral Christmas Market)||More Info|
|Montepulciano||Mercatino Natalizio Montepulciano (Montepulciano Christmas Market)||More Info|
|Naples (Napoli)||Mercatini di Natale Napoli (Naples Christmas Market)||More Info|
|Ortisei / Urtijëi||Paese di Natale Ortisei / Nadel Urtijëi||Dec 1 - Jan 7, 2024||More Info|
|Perugia||Natale alla Rocca||More Info|
|Pompei||Pompei Christmas Market||More Info|
|Rasun-Anterselva / Rasen-Antholz||Mercatino di Natale: Valle Anterselva (Weihnachtsmarkt Antholzertal)||More Info|
|Rome||Piazza Navona Christmas Market||More Info|
|Rome||Christmas Village a Piazza Mazzini||More Info|
|San Candido / Innichen||Natale nelle Dolomiti a San Candido (Weihnachtsmarkt Innichen, San Candido Christmas Market)||Nov 24 - 26|
Dec 1 - 3
Dec 8 - 10
Dec 15 - Jan 6
(Closed on Christmas Day Dec 25)
|Santa Cristina Valgardena / Santa Cristina Gherdëina||Il Mercatino di Natale per Famiglie a S Cristina /||Dec 10 - 17||More Info|
|Sant’Agata Feltria||Paese del Natale Sant’Agata Feltria (Sant’Agata Feltria Christmas Village)||Dec 3 - 17||More Info|
|Selva di Val Gardena / Sëlva||Mountain Christmas a Selva Val Gardena||Dec 7 - Jan 6, 2024||More Info|
|Sorrento||Sorrento Enchanted Christmas Garden||More Info|
|Trento||Mercatino di Natale di Trento (Trento Christmas Market)||More Info|
|Trieste||Mercatino di Natale di Trieste||More Info|
|Venice (Venezia)||Christmas markets along the Gran Viale and Piazzetta Lepanto||More Info|
|Venice (Venezia)||Campo San Maurizio Antiques Market||More Info|
|Verona||Mercatini di Natale a Verona||More Info|
|Vipiteno / Sterzing||Mercatino di Natale Vipiteno (Weihnachtsmarkt Sterzing, Sterzing Christmas Market)||Nov 23 - Jan 6, 2024||More Info|
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12 thoughts on “Italy Christmas Market Opening Dates 2023: Officially Confirmed!”
Please can you confirm the Christmas market dates for Bologna , Civitanova and Assisi
Hi Hala, we have not yet been able to find any official dates for those events. We assume organizers are waiting until closer to the festive period to make a final decision, dependent on how cases/numbers develop. We will be sure to update this post when we hear more!
Verona’s Christmas Market opens tomorrow, November 12 and runs through December 26.
Nothing in Genova?
Is Sicily not part of Italy????
Vicenza has a market. Not sure of the dates
Vicenza: Dec 4 – Jan 6
Bassano Del Grappa: Nov 27 – Dec 26
Asiago: Nov 13 – Jan 9
From the Vicenza website: https://www.vicenzae.org/en/news/762-christmas21
Any Catania Christmas markets this year?
Please can you confirm dates for Genoa
Hi Francesco, we just did some research and it looks like the Mercatino di San Nicola in Genoa will be open this year from Dec 3 – 23. More info here: http://mercatinodisannicola.com/site/
Hello, Is there a Christmas Market in Venice this year? Thanks.
Hello! We’ve been able to find the following information about Christmas markets in the Venice area. It does look like a few are planned. Hope this helps: https://events.veneziaunica.it/it/content/natale-di-luce-2021-mercatini