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Christmas Markets 2023 – Trentino Alto Adige and Val Gardena

The streets of the cities and fascinating villages, together with the most picturesque locations in the Dolomites, come alive with colorful stalls, traditional shows and gastronomic delights. An invitation to celebrate the most glittering party of the year together with your loved ones.

An enchanting scenario of brilliant lights, enveloping aromas and a unique atmosphere. The 2023 Christmas markets in Trentino Alto Adige and Val Gardena, famous throughout the world, take on a particular charm during the winter, offering a magical experience that captures the hearts of those who venture among the stalls to discover many small treasures of craftsmanship and gastronomy.

These romantic Christmas markets are a perfect opportunity to choose gifts, shop, daydream and spend quality time with your family. From walks through the streets of the center to performances by street artists, the atmosphere is full of joy and fun..


RENON – Historic Center
Until December 30, 2023
Don’t miss the Renon market, which can be accessed exclusively by means of the historic train, here the welcoming and authentic atmosphere stands out from the frenzy of the large markets.

Piazza Walther in Bolzano and its Christmas Market.
Bolzano Christmas market

BOLZANO – Piazza Walther
Until January 6, 2024
In Piazza Walther, over 70 exhibitors of artisanal products and typical specialties, a varied program with concerts and shows, the festively decorated Christmas tree, the emotions and joyful eyes of children.

MERANO – Kurhaus
Until January 6, 2024
In front of the Kurhaus of Merano, between medieval arcades and all the charm of the city, illuminated stalls and food stands, where you can go shopping while sipping a hot drink or tasting a traditional dish.

The Christmas Market in Bressanone, photo
Bressanone Christmas market

BRESSANONE – Cathedral Square
Until January 6, 2024
Peace and light are the themes chosen this year for the Bressanone market, hosted in Piazza del Duono, an inspiration that also embraces the Peace Choir made up of 60 children. Stalls and stands for all tastes, immersed in the magic of the Christmas holidays.

VIPITENO – Tower of the Twelve
Until January 6, 2024
A carillon of 25 bells installed on the Tower of the Twelve rings out every day at 5pm, the ideal background for walks among the wooden houses where unique pieces of craftsmanship, small art objects and local delicacies are on display.

Vipiteno Christmas Market, photo
Vipiteno Christmas market

BRUNICO – Bastions
Until January 6, 2024
Here they thought of recreating the scent of Christmas, a truly special gift for loved ones who love to smell, even at home, those grassy notes and that touch of typically Christmas spices.

LANA – Historic centre
Until December 31, 2023
Every year the center of the town of Lana, near Merano, dresses up for the holidays. In fact, the “Stardust” market takes place: 22 wooden houses create a fairy-tale atmosphere, offering the best in terms of gastronomy, gifts and traditional crafts.

For more information on the different Christmas markets in Trentino-Alto Adige.

The Brunico Christmas Market.
Brunico Christmas market


ORTISEI – Historic Center
1 December 2023/7 January 2024
Here you can find many ideas for gifts, from the most original handcrafted items to tasty Christmas desserts. In addition to the large assortment of products, many folklore events also take place in the “Christmas Land”.

SELVA VAL GARDENA – Historic Centre
7 December 2023/6 January 2024
Mountain Christmas: a 350 meter long strip of lights from which small cabins of a wooden cable car will be hung will provide the backdrop to a Christmas market full of surprises. There will obviously also be stands where you can enjoy a mulled wine or a dessert, admiring the decorations and listening to the Christmas melodies.

SANTA CRISTINA – Lake Monte Pana
10 December 2023/17 December 2023
Advent atmosphere around Lake Monte Pana, for two Sundays only (10 and 17 December 2023) the idyllic alpine lake of Monte Pana, at the foot of Sassolungo, will be transformed into a magical Christmas landscape. Visitors will be able to take a pleasant walk to the lake, where they can listen to Christmas music, in a peaceful winter landscape and enjoy Christmas biscuits with mulled wine and tea. Opening from 3.30pm to 4.30pm.

For more information on the different Christmas markets in Val Gardena.

The Ortisei Christmas Market, photo
Ortisei Christmas houses

On the cover, Ortisei, photo

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