Italy Christmas Market Opening Dates 2023: Officially Confirmed!

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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!

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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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LocationChristmas Market Name2023 DatesOfficial WebsiteHotel Deals
AlaNatale nei Palazzi Barocchi (Christmas at the Baroque Palaces)Nov 25 - 26
Dec 2 - 3
Dec 8 - 10
Dec 16 - 17
Dec 23 - 24
More Info
AostaMarché Vert NoëlNov 25 - Jan 7, 2024More Info
ArezzoArezzo Christmas MarketNov 18 - Jan 1, 2024More Info
ArcoMercatini di Natale ArcoNov 17 - Jan 8More Info
AssisiNatale ad Assisi (Christmas in Assisi)Dec 1 - Jan 7More Info
BergamoNatale a Bergamo
BolognaFiera di Santa Lucia di BolognaNov 10 - Dec 26More Info
Bolzano / BozenMercatino di Natale Bolzano (Christkindlmarkt Bozen, Bolzano Christmas Market)Nov 24 - Jan 6, 2024More Info
Bressanone / BrixenMercatino di Natale Bressanone (Brixner Weihnachtsmarkt, Brixen Christmas Market)
Nov 24 - Jan 6, 2024More Info
Brunico / BruneckMercatino di Natale di Brunico (Brunecker Weihnachtsmarkt, Bruneck Christmas Market)
Nov 24 - Jan 6, 2024More Info
Castelrotto / KastelruthMercatino di Natale di Castelrotto
Dec 3 - 26More Info
Chiusa / KlausenNatale Medievale a Chiusa (Mittelalterliche Weihnacht in Klausen, Medieval Christmas in Chiusa)
Dec 1 - 23More Info
ComoMercatino di Natale della Città dei Balocchi
More Info
Dobbiaco / ToblachMercatino di Natale di Dobbiaco (Toblacher Weihnachtsmarkt, Dobbiaco Christmas Market)
Nov 24 - Jan 6, 2024More Info
FerraraNatale a FerraraNov 27 - Dec 13More Info
Florence (Firenze)Mercato di Natale Firenze (Florence Christmas Market)Nov 18 - Dec 17More Info
GenoaMercatino di San NicolaDec 1 - 23More Info
Glorenza / GurnsMercatino di Natale di GlorenzaDec 8 - 10More Info
GovoneIl Mercatino del Magico Paese di Natale GovoneNov 18 - 19
Nov 25 - 26
Dec 2 - 3
Dec 8 - 10
Dec 16 - 17
More Info
Lago di Braies / Pragser WildseeNatale in montagna al Lago di Braies (Bergweihnacht am Pragser Wildsee, Christmas in the Mountains at Lago di Braies)
CancelledMore 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
More Info
LanaPolvere 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)
More Info
Merano / MeranMercatino di Natale Merano (Meraner Christkindlmarkt, Merano Christmas Market)Nov 24 - Jan 6, 2024More Info
MestreMercatini di Natale Mestre (Mestre Christmas Market)More Info
Milan (Milano)Mercatino di Natale al Duomo di Milano (Milan Cathedral Christmas Market)Dec 1 - Jan 6, 2024More Info
MontepulcianoMercatino Natalizio Montepulciano (Montepulciano Christmas Market)Nov 18 - 19
Nov 25 - 26
Dec 2 - 3
Dec 7 - 10
Dec 16 - 17
Dec 22 - Jan 7, 2024
More Info
Naples (Napoli)Mercatini di Natale Napoli (Naples Christmas Market)Dec 2 - Jan 7, 2024More Info
Ortisei / UrtijëiPaese di Natale Ortisei / Nadel UrtijëiDec 1 - Jan 7, 2024More Info
PerugiaNatale alla RoccaMore Info
PompeiPompei Christmas MarketMore Info
Rasun-Anterselva / Rasen-AntholzChristmas in the parkDec 8 - 9
Dec 16 - 17
Dec 26 - 27
Jan 5 - 6
More Info
RomePiazza Navona Christmas MarketMore Info
RomeChristmas Village a Piazza MazziniMore Info
San Candido / InnichenNatale 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)
More Info
Santa Cristina Valgardena / Santa Cristina GherdëinaIl Mercatino di Natale per Famiglie a S Cristina / Dec 10 - 17More Info
Sant’Agata FeltriaPaese del Natale Sant’Agata Feltria (Sant’Agata Feltria Christmas Village)Dec 3 - 17More Info
Selva di Val Gardena / SëlvaMountain Christmas a Selva Val GardenaDec 7 - Jan 6, 2024More Info
SorrentoSorrento Enchanted Christmas GardenMore Info
TrentoMercatino di Natale di Trento (Trento Christmas Market)Nov 18 - Jan 8, 2024More Info
TriesteMercatino di Natale di TriesteDec 8 - Jan 7, 2024More Info
Venice (Venezia)Christmas markets along the Gran Viale and Piazzetta LepantoMore Info
Venice (Venezia)Campo San Maurizio Antiques MarketMore Info
VeronaMercatini di Natale a VeronaMore Info
Vipiteno / SterzingMercatino di Natale Vipiteno (Weihnachtsmarkt Sterzing, Sterzing Christmas Market)Nov 23 - Jan 6, 2024More Info

Help us improve this list of Italian Christmas Market dates!

Do you know of a confirmed Italian Christmas Market we should add to our list? Let us know in the comments!

16 thoughts on “Italy Christmas Market Opening Dates 2023: Officially Confirmed!”

    • 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!


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