Christmas and New Year's Eve at Lake Garda

Christmas and New Year's Eve at Lake Garda give great emotions with intense sunsets and Christmas lights. In December the Lake is pretty quiet and relaxing. During this time  several events take place which make the atmosphere magical and joyful. 

The traditional Christmas markets at Lake Garda are a must, everything becomes more lively thank to concerts, exhibitions and local product tastings. If you are thinking of a Christmas holiday at Lake Garda, or even a quick escape for a weekend, you are in the right place; here you can find some suggestions about what to do in December at the Lake. 

Christmas markets at Lake Garda 

At Verona Christmas lights and decorations make the city centre such a great place not to be missed out. In Signori Square you can find the popular Christmas market “Christkindlmarkt” with the typical wooden houses where you can buy homemade furniture made of wood, glass or ceramic; you can also taste some typical Christmas delights. The traditional Christmas markets are also in different locations of the Lake; one of the most suggestive one is the "Market among the olive trees" in Garda and Lazise. 

Opening dates of the markets:

  • Verona: November 18 to December 26, 2023
  • Garda: November 24, 2023 to January 07, 2024
  • Lazise: November 26, 2023, to January 07, 2024
  • Bardolino: December 01, 2023 to January 07, 2024
  • Malcesine: December 08, 2023 to January 07, 2024

Nativity scenes, Cristhmas traditions 


If you are fond of cribs take the opportunity to visit the international festival of nativity scenes in Verona, which will be held from November 18, 2023 to January 14, 2024 in the spectacular setting of the Arena. The exhibition offers a rich variety of nativity scenes and works of art inspired by the theme of the Nativity. The works come from museums, collections, masters of nativity scenes and enthusiasts from all over the world. Furthermore, starting from December 8, do not miss out the Village Nativity Scene in Garda, set up outdoor and with life-size figures of great suggestion! 

New Year's Eve at Lake Garda 

All the main towns overlooking the lake offer parties in the square with food stands, music and fireworks to celebrate the arrival of the new year outdoor.

If you do not want to give up the traditional New Year's Eve dinner, on the lake there are many restaurants that offer special menus and lots of entertainment. In addition, if you are travelling with children, you can choose to spend a fun day in Gardaland, among myriads of decorations, lights with a thousand colors and themed shows.

Over Christmas time Lake Garda and Residence Cà Del Lago are characterized by a magical and festive atmosphere, do not miss it and do not hesitate to contact us!


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