The smell of cinnamon and orange, the sweet aromas of chocolate and a vast array of beautifully hand-made decorations. This and much more is Christmas 2019 in Milan. In the Winter season, indeed, Milan becomes the stage to beautiful Christmas markets selling decorations, traditional food and hot drinks, as well as small hand-made objects.
Here’s a list of the marks that are traditionally held yearly in Milan:
AF – L’Artigiano in Fiera, at RHO
CONFIRMED 30 November – 8 December, every day from 10am until 10pm
L’Artigiano in Fiera is one of the most highly-awaited events for winter in Milan: a huge international event dedicated to arts and crafts. You will find products produced from every corner of Italy, brought to Milan by Italians. Free admission, very crowded on the weekends.
“Oh Bej! Oh Bej!” Milan Traditional Fair
CONFIRMED 5-8 December 2019 from 10am until 12am
One of the markets that best symbolizes Milan, this market is held in the days of Saint Ambrose, the city’s patron saint. In its stands, visitors can find a wide choice of food, handmade home decors and jewels, small leather goods, hand-crafted scarves and other accessories.
Mercatino di Natale – Duomo di Milano
CONFIRMED – 13 – 26 December 2019
It boasts a wide choice of typical delicacies coming from Italian regions (mainly in the Alpi mountains areas and South of Italy), but also accessories, small Christmas-style home decors and gifts.
Il Villaggio delle Meraviglie
CONFIRMED – 30 November 2019 – 6 January 2020
Visitors to this markets can find many sweet delicacies such as sugar pancakes, cotton candies and churros with dulce de leche spread. Moreover it boasts various entertainment activities, especially for families.
Address: Giardini Pubblici Indro Montanelli
Public Transport: M1 (red line) Porta Venezia, M1 (red line)Palestro, M3 (yellow line) Turati, M3 (yellow line) Repubblica
www.villaggiodellemeraviglie.com (only in Italian)
Banco di Garabombo
NOT CONFIRMED – Traditionally held between early November and early January
This intimate space features a wide range of garments, accessories, home decors, beauty products and books entirely made in lands confiscated from the mafia and crafted in the safeguard of the environment.
Christmas Market at East Market Milano
NOT CONFIRMED – Traditionally held on the first Sunday in December and in mid-December
Visitors will find a pure East London-inspired market boasting vintage or second-hand clothes and accessories, old vinyls, antiques and jewellery, as well as street food. The atmosphere is also enlivened by entertaining dj sets.
NOT CONFIRMED – Traditionally held on a weekend in mid-December
Green Christmas is the exclusive Christmas Market offering the chance of purchasing small pieces of furniture made of organic materials, as well as organic beauty products, eco-fashion garments and sustainable jewelry targeted at the promotion of a greener lifestyle.
Address: Fonderia Napoleonica Eugenia, via Thaon di Revel, 21
Public Transport: M3 (yellow line) -M5 (puple line) Zara
Darsena Christmas Village
CONFIRMED – 6 December 2019 – 6 January 2020
Besides a beautiful floating ice-skating rink, Santa’s House and themed entertainment, the Darsena Christmas Village features a lovely Christmas market with wood huts selling traditional delicacies and small handmade objects.
ArcheNatale Christmas Market
CONFIRMED – From 26 November to 1 December
Located in Porta Nuova district, ArcheNatale features a selection of clothes, accessories, cashmere knits, vintage pieces, books, toys, design items, homeware, as well as a selection of traditional food. The featured brands include Brunello Cucinelli, cantine Rossella, cantina La Fortezza, Coccinelle, Coca Cola, Fratelli Rossetti, Hape, Hanton Champagne, Ken Scott, Luciano Barachini, Piquadro, Rubinia gioielli, Sambonet e Rosenthal, Save My Bag, all on sale at reasonable prices in order to support important charity projects. Indeed, the income from the markets will help the biult of 14 houses to host unprivileged mothers with their children.
Address: c/o Unione Femmiile nazionale, corso di Porta Nuova, 32
Public Transport: M2 (green line) Moscova or M3 (yellow line) Turati
Christmas Markets at Il Centro Shopping Center, [just 15Km from Milan]
NOT CONFIRMED – Traditionally between mid-November and early January
Located in the external area of the supermarket Iper, La Grande i the Chistmas market at Il Centro hosts wooden stalls displaying a selection of traditional Christmas delicacies featuring ginger and spices, small objects and themed decorations.