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It's Christmas in Piemonte: Navigate the Holiday Markets

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Check off your list of Christmas holidays to attend in Piemonte using our mini-guide


Christmas is just around the corner, but preparations and festive celebrations have already arrived. In Piemonte, the Christmas markets, or Mercatini di Natale, have begun, and many will last until the Epiphany on January 6.

Traditional and gourmet food, hand-crafted Christmas items, Santa Claus, and good cheer are spread throughout the markets and Nativity scenes that set the mood for the 25th. Almost every community has their own local market, whether for one day only or up until Christmas Eve and beyond. Besides being an opportunity to partake in the cheerful atmosphere, these markets are excellent places to find unique Made-in-Italy Christmas gifts, decorations, and Christmas food and wine products.

Below, we've highlighted Christmas markets that take place throughout the province in order by date. Many are small and local, and certainly charming to visit. However, for tourists who may be here for a shorter amount of time, the markets in bold are larger and longer-lasting.

The list may be long, but it isn't exhaustive; if you find that your favorite Christmas market isn't here, just let us know! We will add any and all Christmas markets in Piemonte in order to create this holiday guide for tourists and residents alike.


November 23-January 6 - Ornavasso (VB)

Santa Claus Workshop and Christmas Markets (La Grotto di Babbo Natale e Mercatini di Natale) -  www.grottadibabbonatale.it


November 30-December 6 - Govone (CN)

A Magical Christmas Country and Grand Organic Christmas Market (Il Magico Paese di Natale, Grande Mercatino del Biologico), the first Italian organic Christmas market - www.ilpaesedinatale.com


November 23-December 24 - Grugliasco (TO)

Le Gru Shopville, XMas Village - held in one of Europe's largest shopping malls www.legru.it


November 30-December 1 - Verbania Intra (VB)

Christmas Market - www.comune.verbania.it


December 30-January 6 - Arona (NO)

Christmas is a Fairy Tale (Natale è Fiaba) - www.prolocoarona.it/news


December 1 - Malesco (VB)

Christmas Market - prolocomalesco.webnode.it/news


December 1 - Lesa (NO)

Christmas Show and Market (Mostra Mercato di Natale), with a Nativity scene until December 15 - www.comune.lesa.no.it


December 1 - Cannobio (VB)

Santa Klaus Fair (Fiera di Santa Klaus) - Crevoladossola (VB) www.distrettolaghi.it and check out their Facebook page


December 1 and December 9-11

Artigianal Christmas Market (Mercatino Artigianale di Natale) - www.cannobio.net


December 1, 8, and 15 - Biella (BI)

Santa Claus Village (Il Borgo di Babbo Natale), with a Nativity scene on December 22 - www.candeloeventi.it 


December 1-29, held every weekend - Veneria Reale (TO)

Christmas Market - www.lavenaria.it


December 1-January 6 - Rivoli (TO)

Santa Claus Village (Il Villagio di Babbo Natale) - www.ilvillaggiodibabbonatale.it  Tel.+39 011 9561043


December 4-23 - Turin (TO)

Christmas Market - Piazza Borgo Dora www.comune.torino.it


December 6-24 - Stresa (VB)

Stresa is Christmas (Stresa è Natale) - www.stresaturismo.it


December 7-22, held every weekend - Acqui Terme (AL)

Christmas Market - Piazza Italia, www.comuneacqui.com, Tel. +39 0144 770 254


December 7-8 - Santa Maria Maggiore (VB)

Christmas Markets, 15th edition - mercatininatale.santamariamaggiore.info and check out their Facebook page 


December 7-8 - Macugnaga (VB)

Christmas Market - www.comune.macugnaga.vb.it


December 7-8 - Barge (CN)

Christmas Markets Under Mount Viso (Mercatini di Natale sotto il Monviso) - Facebook page of Pro Loco Barge This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


December 7-8 - Susa (TO)

Stella Cometa Christmas Market - historical city center www.cittadisusa.it Tel. +39 0122 648 301


December 7-January 6, held every weekend - Lanzo Torinese (TO)

Walking with Christmas (Natale in passeggiata) - www.comune.lanzotorinese.to.it Tel. +39 0123 300 408


December 8 - Meina (NO)

Christmas Markets - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., Tel. +39 333 438 9400 


December 14-15 and 21-22 - Pinerolo (TO)

Multi-Christmas - www.comune.pinerolo.to.it


December 14-15 and 22 - Ivrea (TO)

Enogastronomic market Dec. 14-15 and "The Magic of Christmas" market (La Magia di Natale) on Dec. 22 - www.comune.ivrea.to.it Tel. 0125 410 202


December 14-24 - Borgomanero (NO)

A schedule of Christmas markets, concerts, and more: Download the program! - comune.borgomanero.no.it, Tel. +39 0322 837 730 and turismonovara.it 


December 14-15 - Venaus (TO)

A Tasty Christmas course (Presepi da Gustare) on Dec. 14 and Christmas Markets on Dec. 15 - www.comune.venaus.to.it Tel. +39 0122 50 50 01


December 15 - Alba (CN)

Volunteers' Christmas Market (Mercatini di Natale del Volontariato) - Piazza Risorgimento and Via Cavour


December 15 - Casalette (TO)

Christmas Markets - www.comune.caselette.to.it


December 15 - Cigliano (VC)

Waiting for Christmas in Cigliano (Aspettando il Natale a Cigliano) - www.cigliano.net Tel. +39 0161 423 142


December 15 - San Nazzaro Sesia (NO)

Christmas market with hot mulled wine and hot chocolate, 9 am-6 pm - www.comune.sannazzarosesia.no.it, Tel. +39 0321 834 285


December 16-24 - Asti (AT)

Christmas Markets - Piazza Statuto and Piazza San Secondo


December 22-January 7 - Barolo (CN)

Christmas Market in Barolo - www.comune.barolo.cn.it Tel. +39 0173 56106 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


December 22 - Serravalle (AL)

Christmas market in Piazza Cavalieri - www.comune.serravalle-scrivia.al.it Tel. +39 0143 609447

 

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