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The Christmas markets in the Dolomites

When the time has come for the Christmas markets, enchanting scents and gentle sounds fill the streets and alleyways of the Dolomites for a while, and whole squares for are draped in a romantic Christmas mood for weeks. Lovingly designed ornaments and fairy lights on snow-clad trees and houses will give you a new, completely different experience in the Dolomites. Let yourself be seduced by the scent of roasted chestnuts and sweet cinnamon, warm yourself with one or two hot cups of tea or mulled wine.

Apart from the culinary treats, the Christmas markets in the Dolomites also offer a colourful range of original Christmas gifts. Traditional woodcarving, sparkling Christmas tree ornaments or knitted wool hats and sweaters, there is something for everyone here.

Whether you go to the largest Christmas market, the Christmas market in Bolzano, or to one of the smaller ones - romantic Advent magic is guaranteed. You can find a guide to the most beautiful Christmas markets here.

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The most beautiful Christmas markets in the Dolomites

The Dolomites Christmas San Candido

The Dolomites Christmas San Candido

25.11.2022 - 06.01.2023
This is small and fine - the Dolomites Christmas San Candido. In the pedestrian zone, around St. Michael's Church and around the bandstand, you will find small wooden huts decorated with attention to detail and a very special flair. Merchants, innkeepers and craftsmen offer mainly local products at the Christmas market of Innichen, from fine South Tyrolean specialties to local handicrafts.
The Dobbiaco Christmas Market

The Dobbiaco Christmas Market

25.11.2022 - 06.01.2023
When the majestic peaks of the Dolomites put on their beautiful white dress, warm Christmas lights illuminate cold winter days and a lovely smell of freshly-baked Christmas cookies fills the air. The highlight of the culinary Dobbiaco Christmas market: in 10 small stalls, you will find all kinds of local dishes and goodies – so tasty!
The Mountain Christmas market at Lake Braies

The Mountain Christmas market
at Lake Braies

For 4 years, from 2015 to 2018, the small, fine and romantic mountain Christmas market took place at the Lake Braies. Around 30 craftsmen offered their products for sale – traditional and handmade products in particular, such as handmade Christmas tree decorations, or felt slippers, scarves and gloves. And of course lots of delicacies for the gourmet. Even though there is no Christmas market at the lake today, it is still worth a visit in winter. Walking along the lakeside – when the lake has a thick layer of ice, you can also ice skate there – or simply enjoy the peace and quiet … dreamlike.
The Brunico Christmas Market

The Brunico Christmas Market

25.11.2022 - 06.01.2023
Whether you want to spend cozy hours as a couple, experience convivial moments with friends and loved ones, or are looking for the perfect end to a day of skiing: the Brunico Christmas Market is the ideal destination during the contemplative Advent season. Between the 4 main gates of the city, you will find the 35 stalls, which mostly cover the main theme of craft & tradition. But you can also find Christmas decorations, gift ideas and typical South Tyrolean delicacies here.
The Bressanone Christmas Market

The Bressanone Christmas Market

25.11.2022 - 06.01.2023
The Christmas market in Bressanone is framed by the magnificent cathedral, St. Michael's parish church and the town hall. The approximately 35 stalls offer all sorts of gift ideas: wood carvings, Christmas decorations, painted glass and ceramic goods, crib figures, candles and handmade pottery. The delicious specialities, which provide for wonderful scents at the Christmas market, take care of your physical well-being.
The Chiusa Christmas Market

The Chiusa Christmas Market

25.11.2022 - 18.12.2022
What is held every year in the town of artists - Chiusa in the Valle Isarco in South Tyrol - is a totally unusual Christmas market able to fascinate young and old alike. It is not by chance that it is also called “Medieval Christmas”. When strolling down the streets of the town, one can come across night watchmen, fire-eaters, jugglers and knights. That is because the “Medieval Christmas” in Chiusa accompanies visitors in a journey back in time to the remote Middle Ages!
The Castelrotto Christmas market

The Castelrotto Christmas market

04.12.2021 - 26.12.2021
At the Castelrotto Christmas market, local crafts and local delicacies are the main products. Here on the Christmas market, you will find typical regional delicacies and farming products such as homemade jams, traditional tents, fruit loafs and gingerbread, felt items and Tyrolean Christmas decorations. The Christmas market is accompanied by moody peaceful advent music.
The Christmas Markets in Val Gardena

The Christmas Markets in Val Gardena

02.12.2022 - 06.01.2023
The three villages Ortisei, Santa Cristina and Selva di Gardena in the Val Gardena turn into a fairy-tale paradise with a particularly romantic atmosphere. Christmas melodies can be heard from all corners, the scent of fresh baked goods is everywhere and the Christmas stalls offer a lot of local handicrafts. Something special, especially for children, is the mailbox for the letters to the baby Jesus in Ortisei.
The Christmas Market at the Lake of Carezza

The Christmas Market
at the Lake of Carezza

26.11. - 18.12.2022
The Christmas Market at Lake Carezza is just 20 minutes by car from the capital of South Tyrol, Bolzano. The walk around the lake, lit with Christmas decorations, wooden houses that look like giant lanterns, wonderful snow and ice sculptures, a nativity scene with life-size figures, the typical products of South Tyrol, including teas and beautiful objects carved from Swiss pine wood, the sounds of Christmas, the scents of freshly baked cookies and large wood stoves where visitors can warm up, turn the Christmas market at Lake Carezza into a magical place.
The Bolzano Christmas Market

The Bolzano Christmas Market

25.11.2022 - 06.01.2023
The biggest Christmas market in Italy, which has been taking place since 1990, is a must for every South Tyrolean holidaymaker. At the approximately 150 small decorated stalls at Walterplatz you can admire, and of course buy, typical handicrafts from the Dolomites, such as handmade glass and wood products, Christmas balls, woolen gloves and felt slippers.
The Christmas Market in Merano

The Christmas Market in Merano

25.11.2022 - 06.01.2023
The beloved Christmas market takes place in Merano from the end of November to the beginning of January. The aroma of freshly baked biscuits, romantic fairy lights, red Christmas tree balls on the trees - many hand crafted products can be purchased in the small traditional wood houses and, if you are lucky, you might see a few snow flakes float down from the sky … it is also romantic at the Merano Christmas Market.