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Christmas in Italy - Natale in Italia

Christmas in Italy

DECEMBER 24TH, 2021 – Due to the last rules of today,
and some others events have been CANCELED Please always CHECK on the website or Facebook page of each event all changes

Christmas is coming and all Italian regions are planning Christmas events and markets, living nativity scenes, shows and choirs, exhibitions and food fairs, lights, entertainment for children… and much more

Here is a selection of Christmas events throughout Italy and in all regions. It starts in November and continues until Epiphany, which marks the end of the traditional Christmas celebrations.

Merry Christmas to you all!


Acqui Terme, in the province of Alessandria – the Santa Claus Village offers everything for the nativity scene and for gifts. Entertainment for children is also in program. From 3rd to 24th December 2021
Govone (Cuneo) – Govone Castle Christmas Market, local food and wine, handicrafts and Christmas gift ideas. From 13 November to 19 December 2021>>>
TurinArtists’ Lights, the center and streets of Turin turn into an open-air art gallery with 25 light artworks by contemporary artists. From 29 October to 9 January 2022>>>
Ornavasso (Verbania)Santa Claus Cave From late November to late December Santa Claus and his elves welcome the children in his cave>>>
Stresa (Verbania) – The Polar Express, an experience aboard the oldest steamship in Europe. On November 28, December 4, 5, 7, 8, 11, 12, 18, 19, 23 and 26, 2021
VerbaniaChristmas Village at the Farm, an educational Christmas event in nature, including workshops and strolls. From November 20 to December 19 2021>>>
Carmagnola (Turin) – “Traces of Light” Markets and flea markets, concerts, gospel choirs, shows, exhibitions, great lights in the town, Santa Claus village, Christmas playground, puppets. From December 7th, 2021 to January 7th. 2022

Valle d’Aosta
Aosta“Marché Vert Noël”, the most important Christmas market in the Aosta Valley. From 20 November to 6 January 2022>>>

Manarola (La Spezia)Manarola Illuminated Nativity Scene is the largest illuminated nativity scene in the world, overlooking the sea. From 8 December to late January>>>
Pentema (Genoa) – The Nativity Scene in this small hamlet of Torriglia turns the whole village into a reconstruction of the Nativity scene>>>
Camogli (Genoa) – Living Nativity Scene on January 5th – CANCELED

Milan Oh Bej! Oh Bej! Fair – Christmas market in the days of Saint Ambrose, the patron saint of the city, from 5 to 8 December 2021>>>
Milan – Craftsmanship Fair (Artigiano in Fiera) – market exhibition of objects and food products from all over the world. From 4th to 12th December 2021 at the Milan Rho-Pero Fiera
Milan – Christmas Markets in Duomo – Piazza Duomo is filled with 65 wooden chalets with many gift ideas and crafts. From November 27th to January 6th 2022
Milan – Village of Wonders – Santa’s House, ice skating rink, Elves’ market, entertainment and street food. From November 20th to January 9th
Milan – Gae Aulenti on Ice – In Piazza Gae Aulenti, skating rink from December 4th to January 30th 2022. Also open on December 31st from 10am to 8pm and also from 10pm to 3am for a fantastic New Year on ice.
ComoToys’ Town – the whole city dresses up for Christmas from 27 November to 6 January 2022>>>
Carimate (Como) – Inside the Castle Santa’s House with entertainment for children, markets, food and wine event “Valtellina in festa” on 7 and 8 December 2021
Darfo Boario Terme (Brescia) – Concerts, markets, events from 25 November to 28 December 2021, in the province of Brescia in Darfo Boario Terme
Chiari (Brescia) – entertainment and workshops for children, puppet theater, nativity scenes, market, lights from November 28th to December 25th 2021
Salò (Brescia) – Enchanted Christmas with lights, concerts for kids and adults, fireworks, entertainment for children from 27 November to 31 December 2021

Treviso – Santa Claus race, On Wednesday 8 December a 5 km wlk or run in the city. For adults and children, even in a stroller! Registration on December 4th and 5th>>>
Bussolengo (Verona)Christmas Village, the Christmas market and dinner with Santa Claus. From 6 November 2021 to 9 January 2022>>>

Trentino Alto Adige
TrentoChristmas Market from 20 November to 6 January 2022 >>>
Levico Terme (Trento)Hapsburg Christmas Market from 20 November to 6 January 2022>>>
BolzanoChristmas Market from 26 November to 6 January 2022>>>
MeranoChristmas Market from 26 November to 6 January 2022>>>
Rovereto – Christmas Market from 26 November to 6 January 2022

Friuli Venezia Giulia
– Lignano Sabbiadoro (Udine)
– The largest Nativity Scene made with sand in Italy. From 4th December to 31st January 2022

Emilia Romagna
Grazzano Visconti (Piacenza) – Christmas in Grazzano, with markets, Santa’s house, entertainment for children, funfair. From 20 November to 6 January 2022
Cervia and MilanoMarittima (Ravenna)Cervia Christmas Family and MiMa Wonderful. In two cities of Romagna Riviera, lights, music, shows, and an express train to move from one to the other>>>
Comacchio (Ferrara) – Street artists, market on upturned boats, crafts and typical Christmas products along the famous canals of the city. From 8 December 2021 to 6 January 2022
Castell’Arquato (Piacenza) – 100 Nativity Scenes exposed from 13 November to 16 January 2022. Guided photo walk in the village with final tasting on 18 December 2021
Gropparello Castle (Piacenza) – Rooms decorated and scented with spices, Christmas tree, snacks for children and games room. Reservations required From 1 December to 10 January 2022
Fontanellato (Parma) – guided tours of the Rocca on 5-12-19 December 2021
BolognaAncient fair of Santa Lucia. Christmas decorations, nativity figures, crafts, games. From 12 November to 26 December 2021
FerraraChristmas Village Market, lights, food specialties, crafts, entertainment for children. From 13 November to 7 January 2022
Brisighella (Ravenna)Torchlight procession of Santas on December 11th and Christmas Light on December 19th


SienaMercato nel Campo. Reenactment of Medieval markets with the best food and wine of Tuscany. On December 4th and 5th, 2021 in Piazza del Campo>>>
Montepulciano (Siena)Christmas Village, the largest Christmas market in Central Italy from November 20th to January 6th>>>

Civita di Bagnoregio (Viterbo)Living Nativity Scene, representations in a small, very suggestive and ancient village. From 26 December to 6 January 2022 CANCELED
Greccio (Rieti) – Market Exhibition of Crafts and Objects for the Nativity Scene, Everything to create your own nativity scene. From 4th December 2021 to 6th January 2022
Antrodoco (Rieti) – Christmas market, cheeses and local products, traditional liqueurs. From 8 December to 6 January 2022

Gubbio (Perugia)The largest Christmas Tree in the world, a giant tree From 7 December to 9 January 2022 on the slopes of Monte Ingino>>>
Gubbio (Perugia)Nativity Scene Streets, From 8 December 2021 to 6 January 2022 the whole district of San Martino becomes a nativity scene with the reconstruction of an ancient Gubbio>>>
Petrignano d’AssisiLiving Nativity Scene From 25 December to 6 January, representations of the life in the old times CANCELED

Candelara (Pesaro)Candles in Calderara, the candle festival. Christmas markets, shows, entertainment for children and the Elves’ Workshop. From 27 November to 12 December 2021 in the ancient medieval village>>>
Mombaroccio (Pesaro)Christmas in Mombaroccio, Colors and lights of the traditional Christmas Market. Santa’s House. From 27 November to 12 December 2021>>>
Frontone (Pesaro)In Santa Claus Castle, Christmas market on 28 November and 5, 8, 12 December 2021>>>
Mondolfo (Pesaro)The Most Beautiful Christmas Three days of local food and wine, art markets, Santa Claus house for the little ones, Christmas concert and live performances on 5, 12, 19 December 2021 >>>
Genga (Frasassi, Ancona)Living Nativity scene  CANCELED

Avezzano (L’Aquila) – Magic of Christmas, a Christmas market, ice rink, train and Santa’s house. From 3 December to 9 January 2022


Agnone (Isernia) – The ‘Ndocciata is one of the biggest fire shows in Europe. It marks with fire the start of the Christmas holidays. On December 8th>>>
Oratino (Campobasso) – La Faglia, the lighting of a large 13-meter candle made of reeds in front of the church. On Christmas Eve
Trivento (Campobasso) – Lighting of the crocheted Christmas tree, awarded in 2018 as the most beautiful Italian Christmas tree, from December 8th, 2021.

– Limatola (Benevento) – Christmas Market in the Castle A cozy and magical atmosphere from 12 November to 12 December 2021>>>
– Naples – Via dei Presepi – Nativity Scene Street, Some historical shops create the Nativity scene characters of the Neapolitan tradition>>>
Giffoni Valle Piana (Salerno) – The International Nativity Scene Exhibition with the most original Nativity representations from different parts of Italy and the world. From December 5th to January 9th 2022
Succivo (Caserta)Succivo dresses in gold. Markets, cultural events, street artists, concerts, theater. From 8 December to 6 January 2022

Tricase (Lecce) – The Living Nativity Scene of Tricase is one of the longest living nativity scenes in Southern Italy. CANCELED
Castellana Caves (Bari) – From December 4th to January 8th 2022 “Stille d’Inverno” the Christmas calendar of events in the Castellana Caves
Castellana Caves (Bari)Hell in The Cave, special edition of the show inspired by Hell from Dante’s Divine Comedy from 4 December 2021 to 8 January 2022 in the Castellana Caves>>>

MateraSassi di Matera Living Nativity Scene. Confirmed on January 6-8-9 the evocative representation takes place in the millenary city of Matera>>>

Roccelletta di Borgia (Catanzaro) – Sand Nativity Scene using over 300 tons of sand. The largest sand nativity scene in Southern Italy

Acireale (Catania)Eighteenth-century Nativity Scene in a cave church. Its origins date back to 1742. Life-size characters>>>
Ispica (Ragusa) -The  Living Nativity Scene most visited in Italy in a natural caves environment of great charm CANCELED
Cefalù (Palermo) – The “Nativity Scene street”  is a planned route to visit the nativity scenes set up inside the churches of the city. From 8 December to 5 January 2022.