RS Christkindlmarkt Bozen Waltherplatz
RS Christkindlmarkt Bozen Waltherplatz

Bolzano Christmas Market

The largest Christmas market in Italy is also one of the oldest and most traditional: the Christmas market on the Piazza Walther square.

The history of the Bolzano Christmas Market goes back to 1989, when the city of Nuremberg donated its Christmas market statute to the city of Bolzano. Bolzano took it over and opened its first Christmas market in 1991, which was immediately very popular. The combination of 80 wooden huts in Alpine style, the ambience of the Piazza Walther square with the cathedral, gift ideas and the one or other hut with mulled wine and snacks in between has enchanted visitors every year since then, who come to Bolzano in their thousands on long weekends.

Over time, Bolzano's Christkindlmarkt has expanded somewhat: the surrounding squares and alleys up to the arcades are festively decorated, the hoofbeats of horse-drawn carriages fill the area of the fruit market and in the nearby park of the railway station, a big wheel even brought visitors to dizzy heights in 2019. The accompanying programme includes traditional music, a small railway and an old carousel as well as a varied children's programme.

By the way: the Bolzano Christmas Market is being developed into a Green Event, a certified event that focuses on sustainability. And so, every year on the Thursday before the First Advent, the motto is: Welcome to Bolzano, welcome to the Christmas Market!

Currently, access may be subject to certain restrictions.

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Opening times

every year from Thursday before the 1st Advent Sunday till the 6th of January

Admission

freely accessible

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