Visiting Venice for Christmas markets?
First thing’s first: it’s important to note that if you’re looking for the typical wooden chalet, mulled wine, and ultra-cozy Christmas market vibes popular in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, and France, you won’t really find them here.
That’s because unlike in northern parts of Italy like Bolzano or Vipiteno, elaborate Christmas markets haven’t historically been an important part of festive tradition.
But that doesn’t mean visiting Venice for Christmas is a bad idea. Quite the opposite, actually! Winter visits mean fewer crowds, and the city comes alive with beautiful illuminations all around. There’s also a great deal of impressive nativity scenes, which are popular with visitors.
So, if you’re planning your own Venetian Christmas adventure and are curious what the Venice Christmas Market scene is like, then we’re here to help.
Read on for an overview of Venice Christmas Market scene, with official dates, hotel recommendations, and locations.
NOTE: This is a Christmas market we haven’t personally visited yet, so all the information below is taken from official sources for your reference! If you have any personal tips from first-hand experience to add, let us know in the comments so we can improve this guide!
Venice Christmas Market Dates
2022 Dates TBA
Venice Christmas Market Locations
Again, while the Christmas markets in Venice aren’t in the same cozy central European style as you might find elsewhere, you can typically find Christmas market stalls at the following locations:
- Campo San Polo
- Campo S.Bartolomeo
- Campo San Salvador
- Campo San LucaCampo Manin
A more popular attraction during Christmas time in Venice is the “Christmas Crib”, or nativity scene. You’ll find beautiful and elaborate nativity scenes constructed throughout the city, particularly in churches.
You’ll also find beautiful Christmas lights and decor all throughout the city.
Venice Christmas Market 2022 Hotels
Looking for a place to stay nearby while you visit Christmas markets? Here are some recommendations:
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More Photos of Venice at Christmas
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Before we leave on a December Christmas time trip to Venice Italy we were interested in Venice’s market area with stalls of things that would be classified as gifts . Not everywhere in Europe has the ambience that Venice does, we are interested in Christmas shopping without leaving the area of Venice (no train to another area).
Hi Nanette, you will definitely be able to find many places in Venice to buy gifts, without needing to take the train anywhere else. Safe travels!