The best Rome Christmas Markets
With the Christmas season in full-swing and the eternal city already illuminated in festive displays, what better time to sip some mulled wine and pick up some eclectic gifts at one of the many markets happening this month in Rome.
Check out our favorites here:
2-3; 7-10; 17 December
Hotel Palatino, Via Leonina 46 (Monti)
10am – 8pm
Monti is synonymous with vintage charm and hipster funk, and Mercato Monti is a stellar embodiment of this. Find ideal Christmas gifts ranging from clothes, accessories, and other artisanal treasures. For the month of December Mercato Monti doubles in size, dedicating two floors to promoting more than 50 young talents.
Tuesday 19 December till 6 December
Mon – Fri from 9am – 1am, Sat – Sun from 9am – 2am
Wander through the grandiose Piazza Navona as you stop between local vendors offering sweets, chestnuts, artisanal crafts and artwork. You are sure to be entertained by the festive holiday rides, nativity scene and live performers, all of which are surrounding the architectural beauty of Bernini’s Quattro Fiumi, Saint Agnese Church, and Palazzo Pamphili.
Sunday December 3
Largo Venue, Via Biordo Michelotti, 2 (Prenestina)
11am – 9pm
Kick off your holiday season at this jolly Christmas market. Taste seasonal delicacies, smell traditional baking aromas and awe at the marvelous selection of handmade and authentically vintage crafts. The jam-packed program is perfect for all ages. Warm up with mulled wine and traditional food and drinks; browse the vintage market with artisanal handmade clothes, jewels and more; and enjoy fun Christmas labs for kids and adults in a cheerful Christmas atmosphere filled with holiday songs and lights.
Piazza Mazzini Christmas Fair Market
Piazza Mazzini (Prati)
8am – 8pm
This year-round vintage market gets into the holiday cheer as it transforms into a Christmas Fair. Discover a range of unique, vintage Christmas crafts, gifts, decorations and more. Find out the dates on our online Christmas Markets guide.
Christmas Market & Lab
From 8 till 10 December
Via Guido Reni, 7 (Guido Reni)
Fri – Sat, 10am – 9pm; Sun 10am – 7pm
This three-day Christmas Market is packed with holiday cheer. From artisans and designers to morning Christmas shows, creative labs and yummy treats to taste, it’s a special place to be for holiday gift giving. And don’t forget to drop off your Christmas letters at Santa Clause’s postal office filled with elves!
Auditorium Parco della Musica
8 – 10 December; 15 December – 7 January 2018
Viale De Coubertin Pietro, 30 (Parioli)
10am – 9pm
Escape to this winter wonderland oasis for a chance to show off your stuff on the ice rink. And don’t forget to enjoy the traditional Christmas market, packed with more than 30 stands featuring food from various Italian regions, artisan works and hand-crafted gifts.
Natalino at Lanificio
Via di Pietralata 159/A
11am – 11:59pm
While Lanificio159 may be more commonly associated with raving nights of electro, December 10 sees Natalino, a 800sqm Christmas market fit for all ages. It will offer fashion and gift items through 100 Italian vendors, artisans and designers, children’s activities, workshops, street food, a movie theater showing Christmas movies, a DJ set and live music.
Music Festival Christmas Markets
15 – 16 December
Istituto Svizzero: Via Ludovisi, 48
After last year’s success, the Swiss Institute organizes in Rome (and also in Venice and Milan) the Christmas Market / MUSIC FESTIVAL, with the participation of independent labels from Switzerland and Italy, with record stands, sound recordings and unpublished concerts! Buy vinyl music productions, limited editions, merchandising, t-shirts, posters and much more.
Christmas Market at MET
16 – 17 December
Piazzale di Ponte Milvio, 34
10am – 6pm
The bustling Ponte Milvio neighbourhood is not only the perfect place to immerse yourself in the local nightlife scene! This year, the trendy MET Concept restaurant on Ponte Milvio’s piazza will be hosting a two-day Christmas market where you will “eat, drink and be merry”! It’ll be filled with unique Christmas gift ideas, food and much more!
The Christmas City at Ex Dogana
16 – 17 December
Via dello Scalo San Lorenzo, 10
11am – 10pm
Ex Dogana transforms itself into The Christmas City, a grand Christmas market immersed in the magical atmosphere of a city of toys. In collaboration with the Japanese and vintage markets, this magical two-day event lasts from morning till evening unites the world of vintage and the universe of Japan. From old-world ceramics, manga and kimonos to Japanese and Italian street food, gifts and mulled wine, the Christmas City village is great to immerse yourself into the holiday spirit!