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Christmas Markets in Tuscany

Towns and villages decked out in lights and colours with a festive atmosphere

Events, concerts and nativity re-enactments are just some of the traditional events that take place during the Christmas holidays.
Each location in Tuscany organizes its own event, let's see which Christmas markets are not to be missed in 2022.

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    Florence and surroundings
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    Siena and surroundings
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    Arezzo and surroundings
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Florence and surroundings

The Santa Croce market
The Santa Croce market

One of the most popular Christmas markets in Florence is definitely the Weihnachtsmarkt, the traditional event featuring crafts and flavors from all over Europe.
From November 19 to December 18, the market takes place in Piazza Santa Croce in characteristic wooden houses decorated in Christmas style.

The scent of tasty wurstel and rich grill-cooked pork shanks, together with bretzels, strudels and other delicacies fill the air and invite visitors to enjoy the tempting foods on offer, perhaps accompanied by a nice mug of beer or a glass of warm mulled wine.

At Villa Montalvo (Campi Bisenzio), The World of Santa Claus awaits you with a very rich Christmas program dedicated to the little ones, until December 24.

Empoli is filled with magic with the Christmas Markets: centered on promoting local "handmade" goods and good food, the event gives visitors and citizens an suggestive and memorable experience to share moments of conviviality and festivity.

The magical doors of Natalia open in Fucecchio, five dates (December 4, 8, 11, 18) to experience the Santa Claus parade with elves, dancers, mascots, floats and Santa Claus himself with sleigh and reindeer.

Siena and surroundings

The Mercato nel Campo in Siena
The Mercato nel Campo in Siena

The fascinating Mercato nel Campo returns to Siena on Saturday, December 3 and Sunday, December 4, 2022. The space is dedicated to typical Sienese products, as well as other Italian and European products with over 140 stalls that will be set up in Piazza del Campo, as they would have been in the fourteenth century, according to the municipal authorities.

In Montepulciano comes the Christmas Village, which will run from the third weekend in November and will go on throughout the month of December until January 7 - on weekends only - with a Christmas market hosted in the magical setting of Piazza Grande and adjacent streets. Among the wooden huts you'll find: Christmas decorations, food products, sweets, clothing and leather goods, local crafts and much more.


Starting on December 8 - and again on December 9-10-11-16-17-18 - Santa's Factory arrives in Pisa, at the Republican Arsenals: creative workshops, children's shows and the reconstruction of Santa's House.

Arezzo and surroundings

The Tyrolean Village in Arezzo
The Tyrolean Village in Arezzo - Credit: Pagina Facebook Arezzo città del Natale

Arezzo becomes a Christmas City, with lots of special events for young and old from November 19 to January 8.
In Piazza Grande, the appointment with the Christmas Markets is renewed and the unique atmosphere of the Tyrolean Village with its famous wooden cottages where exhibitors from Tyrol, Germany and Austria offer Christmas items and typicalities.


The arts and crafts market Arts and Crafts at Christmas
The arts and crafts market Arts and Crafts at Christmas - Credit: R. Giomi

There is no shortage of markets and flea markets offerings in Lucca: it starts on the first Saturday of December - until the first week of January - with the traditional Christmas market in the city's historic center, and continues throughout the month with numerous events that include a market exhibition of local and non-local products - Desco - the Christmas edition of the Fashion&Flare market exhibition, the monthly antiques market in the streets of the center, and the Arts and Crafts at Christmas market - December 19-23.

If you want to find out about Christmas traditions in Tuscany, here we suggest 5 experiences to enjoy the winter holiday atmostphere.

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