Enjoy the best Christmas plans in Venice
Enjoy the best Christmas plans in Venice
Christmas magic comes to Venice! The City of Canals transforms itself during the holidays and offers a unique experience for all its visitors.

If you plan to visit Venice during this festive season, we recommend you the best Christmas plans to make more enjoyable your stay. We give you a complete guide with the must-see events and the Christmas markets you can't miss in Venice during Christmas 2023-2024.

Christmas Markets in Venice

Christmas markets are a must-visit in any city during these months of the year, and Venice is no exception. Explore these bustling gathering spots replete with glittering decorations, twinkling lights and incredible gastronomic options from the italian region. We recommend two of them:

- Campo San Polo Christmas Market.

The Venice Christmas Village, held in Campo San Polo, is the epicenter of the holiday in the Italian city. This colorful fair, which begins on December 3 and culminates on the 24th, offers a unique experience with food stalls, artisan products and even a skating rink to enjoy with the family.

- Palazzo Ca'Zenobio Christmas Market.

A bit smaller than the previous one but with a cozier and more intimate atmosphere. You'll find it in the Palazzo Ca'Zenobio, a 17th-century Venetian Baroque-style palazzo, which makes its visit a way more special. It offers an exclusive experience with selected handicrafts and an enchanting atmosphere.

Ice Skating Rink in Campo San Polo

From the beginning of December, the Campo San Polo square, the second largest in Venice, becomes an icy paradise with its ice rink. An ideal activity for everyone, that would be loved by the children and the grown-up ones. It is also located next to the San Polo Christmas Market, so take the opportunity to stroll around its stalls with handmade products!

Christmas tree in Plaza San Marcos

The most impressive Christmas tree in Valencia is located in the Plaza San Marcos. Decorated with more than 400 LED lights, you will find it between the Ducal Palace and the Marciana Library, a symbol of Christmas in Venice!

Christmas Nativity Scenes

Venice displays its nativity scenes in diverse locations, from churches to shop windows, showing daily life in ancient villages. Our favorites are the one of Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari in San Polo and the San Marcuola in Salita Fontego. But there are many more scattered all over the city!

Santa Claus landing in Venice.

In The City of Canals, Santa Claus could not arrive in any other way than sailing in a gondola. It is an ideal event for the little ones at home, who will enjoy seeing how Santa Claus, or Saint Nicholas, as he is known in Italy, arrives in Venice to deliver his gifts. The event will take place in Campo San Vio on December 23. In addition, the gondoliers will join the festivity and will dress up with red hats and will decorate their gondolas with Christmas decorations. After the event, you can enjoy sweets and hot chocolate.

Venice at Christmas is a true spectacle, where festive tradition merges with the unique beauty of this city. From flea markets to special events, every corner of Venice sparkles with the Christmas spirit.

We recommend staying at a hotel that breathes authentic Venetian essence, the Hotel Tintoretto, in the heart of the Cannaregio district.