It’s Christmas! Christmas markets in Ledro Valley and in Trentino


Christmas period is magic in Trentino! Small villages and cities are filled with lights and aromas thanks to the typical Christmas markets and to the Christmas Village of the Giant in Bezzecca. Also Garda Trentino and the Ledro Valley offer sightseeing attractions in this period!

Let us discover the Christmas experiences not to be missed.

The curious Christmas Village of the Giant in Ledro Valley

The Ledro Valley is an excellent location in the Christmas period and in winter: besides being very close to many Christmas markets in Trentino, such as those of Arco and Canale, it also offers the possibility of visiting the characteristic “Village of the Giant”.

During weekends of December, the small village of Bezzecca has a Christmas atmosphere, by hosting the traditional crafts and local food and drink markets: among decorations and street artists, stop at the House of the Gilli Giant. But do you know his history? Towards the end of 1800, Bernardo Grill lived there. He was one of the youngest man of his time: nicknamed “El Popo”, he was 260 cm tall. If you would like to learn more about this history, you only need to visit the Village of the Giant in December.

Christmas Markets of Lake Garda: Arco, Riva and Canale

The Ledro Valley is located only a few kilometers from Garda Lake that for Christmas offers many events for adults and children. In Riva del Garda, from 30th november to 31th december, you will find the House of Santa Claus: a “must” for children which will enjoy spending time in the world of Elves and meeting Santa Claus. The adults, instead, will have the possibility to venture into the streets of the historic center, at the discovery of the Lake Garda flavours and typical products thanks to the event “Di Gusto in Gusto”: a symposium of traditional and modern tastes accompanied by the optimal Trento Doc.

Between the end of November and the start of January, at the foot of Arco Castle, you can visit a real Christmas market with local craft stands, regional specialities, while enjoying special evenings with fireworks over the castle, Christmas lights projected onto the wall of historic buildings, didactic farm and rides on donkey!

Another unmissable event is represented by the Christmas market in Canale di Tenno: one of the most beautiful villages in Italy where it is possible to lose yourself in the rarefied Christmas atmosphere. It is a medieval village which provide breathtaking views, to be absolutely visited!

Trento Christmas Market: a “Must” in Trentino

Trento, capital of the Trentino region, became known at national and international level for its Christmas market placed in the historic center. The whole city is involved in Christmas events for everyone: beginnig from Piazza Duomo which is decorated with festive lights and a wonderful Christmas tree, from the famous Christmas market in Piazza Fiera and Piazza Cesare Battisti, opened from mid-November until the 6th of January, and ending with the event “Bollicine sulla città” dedicated to Trento Doc sparkling wines.

The “Christmas Town” comes alive when many events are staged, including the various museums such as the Muse, a museum of Science that organizes plays and educational workshops for adults and children.

Then, do you want to spend the Christmas period in Trentino? Our Ledro Residence is available for you, an ideal location for people who love wild spaces and freedom.

We are looking forward to welcome you!


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