9 Most Delightful Christmas Markets In Milan, Italy

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One of the most visited places in Italy is Milan, the city of fashion; you cannot leave Italy without first visiting Milan. You may be wondering about the best time to visit Milan. Wonder no more because Christmas is the best time! Why? Because during this festive season, the city of Milan will become even more spectacular, thanks to the presence of Christmas markets throughout. After exploring the city’s top-notch attractions in the morning and in the afternoon, make sure to visit the Christmas markets in the evening when the lighting will make the atmosphere even more festive. Don’t wait any longer, plan your trip now and book your stay at the top Airbnb Plus homes or boutique hotels in Milan. Keep reading and you will learn more about the most delightful Christmas markets in Milan, Italy.

1. Cascina Cuccagna Christmas Market

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Another festive Christmas market that is worth visiting this holiday season is Cascina Cuccagna Christmas Market, located in the Cuccagna farmstead in Milan. Like Green Christmas, the market also advocates for eco-lifestyle and features unique handmade Christmas decorations. Traditional Italian delicacies and natural products responsibly sourced from local farms are sold at this eco-conscious market, too. Try out an eco-friendly lifestyle this Christmas, and go green with your presents! Who knows, you may end up adopting such a lifestyle altogether.

Cascina Cuccagna

Address: Via Privata Cuccagna, 2/4, 20135 Milano MI, Italy

Website: Cascina Cuccagna

Takes place: November

2. Artigiano in Fiera

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Artigiano in Fiera is one of the most diverse Christmas markets you’ll find near Milan. This international trade fair, only 20 minutes away from Milan’s city center, is located in Rho, Lombardy. Artigiano focuses on handicrafts and is divided into three main areas: home furnishing, fashion and design, and creative passion. This annual market started in 1996 and is open to trade visitors and the general public. For truly unique finds, make your way to Artigiano in Fiera!

Artigiano in Fiera

Address: Fiera Milano, Rho, Lombardia, Italy

Website: Artigiano in Fiera

Takes place: December

3. Green Christmas at Fonderia Napoleonica Eugenia

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We do have the tendency to consume, whether it’s food or things, come Christmastime. Sometimes we forget that our actions have a direct, harmful impact on our environment. Go green this holiday season by living intentionally! Green Christmas at Fonderia Napeleonico Eugenia is proud to be an eco Christmas market focusing on sustainable handmade items. If artisan finds and organic products are your jam, you’ll find Green Christmas worthy of your visit. Be more mindful this Christmas by living sustainably green!

Fonderia Napoleonica Eugenia

Address: Via Genova Thaon di Revel, 21, 20159 Milano MI, Italy

Website: Green Christmas at Fonderia Napoleonica Eugenia

Takes place: December

4. Winter at Bagni Misteriosi

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Bagni Misteriosi is a public swimming pool that has been the locals’ go-to on hot summer days since its establishment in the 1930s. Winter is a different story, though. The cultural venue transforms into a winter ice skating rink once the holiday season comes in. Little shops and food stalls line the outskirts of the rink, while visitors freely skate to their hearts’ content. Make your holiday trip to Milan unique by paying a visit to Winter at Bagni Misteriosi.

Winter at Bagni Misteriosi

Address: Via Carlo Botta, 18, 20135 Milano MI, Italy

Website: Winter at Bagni Misteriosi

Takes place: December to January

5. Mercatino di Natale

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Mercatino di Natale is on the top of the list of the must-visit Christmas markets in Milan for a reason. It is the largest and the most popular Christmas market in the city, if not in the country. You can expect to see a lot of people coming to the market to enjoy shopping. Set in Piazza Duomo, you can walk from one hut to another to shop for whatever you like. In total, there will be over 60 huts that will be selling Christmas gifts for your loved ones along with Christmas decorations, nativity cribs, and more. What is more, you will have the opportunity to savor a variety of local dishes from different regions.

Mercatino di Natale

Address: Piazza Duomo, Milan, Italy

Website: Mercatino di Natale

Takes place: December to January

6. Banco di Garabombo


Sitting elegantly adjacent to an underground station, Banco di Garabombo cordially welcomes visitors who are fond of cosmetics, clothes, handicrafts, food, and books. What makes the Christmas market unique is that many of the products sold, especially the handcrafted ones, are made of local raw materials and the artists are craftsmen from various countries around the world, particularly from Asia, Africa, and South America. Visiting Banco di Garabombo, you will soon find perfect gifts for the most important people in your life.

Banco di Garabombo

Address: Pagano MM, 20145 Milano MI, Italy

Website: Banco di Garabombo

Takes place: November to January

7. “Oh Bej! Oh Bej!” Milan Traditional Fair

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To honor Saint Ambrose, the patron saint of Milan, every year during the Christmas season the city holds the traditional fair called “Oh Bej! Oh Bej!” or “How Beautiful! How Beautiful!” in English. This name indeed resonates with the fair. You can enjoy how beautiful the fair is along with the buzzing atmosphere as people from around the world come to celebrate Christmas with the people they love. This Milan Christmas market is one of the oldest ones in Italy, dating back to 1510. You can expect to enjoy local products, Milanese dishes, and of course, wines. As for the goods, you may want to shop for some scarves, souvenirs, or handmade items.

“Oh Bej! Oh Bej!” Milan Traditional Fair

Address: Near Sforza Castle, Milan, Italy

Takes place: December

8. Darsena Christmas Village


Darsena Christmas Village belongs to the list of the most delightful Christmas markets to be visited in Milan. Compared to the other Christmas markets, Darsena Christmas Village is relatively new. But it appeals to many local people because of the stuff the stands sell, such as a variety of wood sculptures to beautify your house, Christmas decorations, handcrafted artworks, and of course, a delectable selection of local food.

Darsena Christmas Village

Address: Darsena, 20123 Milan, Italy

Takes place: December to January

9. Il Villaggio delle Meraviglie


Make sure to stop by Il Villaggio delle Meraviglie if you cannot resist the temptation of sweet delicacies. This Christmas market is the most awesome place for you to stop and find specialty stalls to indulge in cotton candies, sugar pancakes, and even churros with a variety of spreads. What is more, the market also features a variety of entertaining activities. You can also enjoy ice skating and bring the kids to meet Santa Claus.

Il Villaggio delle Meraviglie

Address: GIARDINI INDRO MONTANELLI, Corso Venezia, 20121 Milano MI, Italy

Website: Il Villaggio delle Meraviglie

Takes place: November to January

Make your Christmas in Milan as wonderful as possible by visiting all the Christmas markets

The best season to visit Milan is of course, during the Christmas season. As you can see, there are several Christmas markets in the city that are ready to give you the best holiday ever. Your Christmas in Milan will be a wonderful yuletide getaway after visiting these festive markets.

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