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Christmas markets in Bardolino and surroundings

Christmas markets are the perfect way to immerse in the magic of Christmas and in the winter traditions of Lake Garda.
If you're staying at the Hotel Caesius Thermae & SPA Resort and want to enjoy the Christmas flair at its best, make sure to visit the Bardolino Christmas market!

Here you can find all the information and dates of the Christmas markets in Bardolino and the neighbouring towns!

The Bardolino Christmas Market

The Bardolino Christmas Market takes place from 1 December 2023 to 7 January 2024* along the beautiful lakeside promenade. The characteristic wooden huts offer typical products and gift ideas from traditional food and wine to local handicrafts and many high-quality Christmas items.
At Carrara Bottagisio Park, you will find a covered ice-skating rink and a large Ferris wheel, while a horse carousel and Santa's interactive sleigh will keep your children entertained in Piazza del Porto.
Strolling through the old town, you can visit the Church of San Severo, the Church of San Zeno and the Parish church of San Nicolò, all wrapped up in a magical Christmas atmosphere.
Christmas decorations and numerous lightings bring festive sparkle to the centre and create an artificial starry sky and transform Bardolino into a charming Christmas wonderland on Lake Garda.
The market provides a packed entertainment programme, including events, shows and concerts. Finally, on 1 January, the brave ones can welcome the New Year with the traditional dive into the cold waters at the Mirabello lakefront.  

How to reach the Christmas market in Bardolino? On foot with a short walk, or, even easier, with our free shuttle bus that runs directly to the centre. The service is also available for the return journey. For more information, ask at the reception desk. 

Christmas markets near Bardolino

The Christmas markets in the neighbouring towns will take place in Garda from 24 November 2023 to 7 January 2024* on Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays, pre-holidays and holidays (in Italy 8 December and 6 January are public holidays) and in Lazise on the weekends from 25 November to 24 December as well as daily from 26 December to 7 January 2024*. Both places come with a festive atmosphere thanks to numerous colourful lights and the stunning lake view.

The Garda Christmas market

Garda hosts the annual "Natale sotto gli Ulivi" (Christmas under the Olives). For the occasion, the town dresses up for the festivities, offering an alternative version of Christmas with a backdrop of olive trees instead of snow-covered fir trees.
In the Piazza del Municipio, there is local food and wine along with Christmas lights, entertainment and traditional songs. Right next to it, you can visit the Christmas market with its wooden chalets selling a wide range of gifts, crafts, mulled wine (vin brulé) and typical specialities from all over Italy.

The Lazise Christmas market

The Christmas market of Lazise is set up in Piazza Vittorio Emanuele and along the Marconi lakeshore, where dozens of exhibitors bring life to the town selling a wide range of typical products, gifts, local handicrafts and culinary delights.
All of this will be accompanied by Christmas songs, an artistic nativity scene in the Church of San Nicolò, creative workshops for children, traditional games, tastings, and a street food area where you can try the local cuisine. Lazise’s guest of honour is Santa Claus himself with his carriage, providing both young and old with a very special Christmas on Lake Garda.

Did you like this article? Then you might also be interested in our blog: A weekend in Bardolino: the perfect 3 day itinerary.

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