The best Rome Christmas Markets in 2023/2024
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.
Stand by the River Market
26 November 2023
10am – 6pm
Baja – Lungotevere Arnaldo da Brescia
This year, the local craft market Stand by the River is back in the beautiful setting of Baja (Lungotevere Arnaldo da Brescia). On November 26, from 10am to 6pm, Baja will host around 30 exhibitors: from giftware to fine jewellery, from gastronomic handicraft to Christmas gadgets, there will be something for everyone. Moreover, one of the upsides of this market is the possibility to put shopping on hold for lunch, a snack or an aperitif and enjoy some of the specialities of Rome’s best-known cuisine on the Tiber!
Piazza Navona Christmas Market
1 December 2023 – 6 January 2024
The historic and traditional Christmas market in Piazza Navona is back! 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.
Giftland: the city of the gift
2, 3, 8, 9, 10, 16 and 17 December 2023
10am – 8pm
Ragusa Off – Via Tuscolana, 179
This is Rome’s biggest Christmas market, to be held for 7 days in December (2, 3, 8, 9, 10, 16 and 17) at the Ex Deposito Atac in Piazza Ragusa (entrance Via Tuscolana 179). With new exhibitors every day, this market provides visitors with all sorts of gift ideas: local crafts, arts and illustrations, vinyl and books, home décor, clothing, toys, organic cosmetics, Christmas decorations, plants and flowers… Plus, dozens of live activities, such as gigs, and spaces dedicated to children, food and beverage – with mulled wine, chocolates, pandoro, panettone, biscuits and all the other Christmas classics!
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Cinecittà World Christmas Market
until 7 January 2024
11am – 7pm
Cinecittà World – Via Irina Alberti
From November 11, 2023, to January 7, 2024, Cinecittà World theme park transforms for two months into a magical Christmas Village amidst illuminated paths, sparkling lights, festive decorations, Christmas shows, Christmas markets brimming with gift ideas, unique handicrafts, and plenty of fun for friends and families with 12 themed attractions. Enjoy the Christmas atmosphere, tasting the flavors of a traditional cup of Vin Brulé or hot chocolate, chestnuts and fried donuts, and explore all the exhibitors’ desks to buy the perfect gift to put under the Christmas tree. During the weekends of December 2-3 and 8-9-10, Christmas at Cinecittà World is further enriched with the Digital Circus in Wonderland show.
Il Natale a Roma
1-26 December 2023
Passeggiata del Giappone – Viale America al laghetto dell’Eur
From December 1st to 26th, at the EUR lake, a Christmas village of 8,500 square meters arrives, featuring over 100 exhibitors, street food, traditional products, and sweets. There will also be a covered ice rink (open until January 6th), a huge Santa Claus Igloo, and lots of fun.
CityLab Christmas Market
4 – 23 December 2023
CityLab 971 – Via Salaria, 971
At CityLab 971, immerse yourself in the festive atmosphere with hundreds of stalls offering a delightful array of sweets and culinary delights, festive tree decorations, toys, and unique items. Enjoy the lively ambiance within a spacious 20,000 sqm area, indulge in delicious food and beverages, take shelter in indoor hangars, and bask in the festive spirit in the expansive outdoor area. Experience the magic of Christmas with enchanting decorations, twinkling lights, and captivating shows and projections.
Piazza Mazzini Christmas Fair Market
1-30 December 2023
9am – 7.30pm
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.
9-10 December 2023
Borgo della Mistica, V.le Marisa Bellisario, 300
In the weekend of December 9 and 10, Rome will host Natale Mistico, a Christmas market organised by the group Roma Diffusa. Expect two days of food and music at Borgo della Mistica. You’ll find over 20 brands ranging from design, fashion, craftsmanship, to vintage curated by Bla Studio, New York-style food corners and natural wines and all-day DJ sets. Finally, workshops for adults and kids, from floral design to embroidery to improvised orchestra.
Japan Days Christmas Edition
9-10 December 2023
10am – 7.30pm
Atlantico Live – Viale dell’Oceano Atlantico, 271D
The Christmas edition of Japan Days lands at the Eur District for the first time. Not only a Christmas market, but a full immersion in the Japanese world with more than 100 exhibitors selling traditional kimono, typical Japanese food, comics and bonsai. Live a full immersion in the oriental side of the world through workshops for children, a wellness area and a game corner: you will feel as if you were in Japan!
Emergency Solidarity Christmas
25 November – 24 December 2023
Mon: 1pm-7.30pm; Tue-Sun: 11am-7.30pm
Infopoint Emergency Roma, Via IV Novembre 157/B
If this Christmas you want to help those less fortunate than you, you can visit the Emergency’s Negozio di Natale: the solidarity market that will open inside the Emergency Infopoint, from November 25th to December 24th. Many gift ideas marked with the Emergency logo: t-shirts, agendas and calendars, notebooks, baskets filled with chocolate, biscuits and teas, and also a lot of handcrafts products coming from poor countries. The funds raised from the sale of the products will be used to support all Emergency projects.
Merkat*: Alcazar’s Christmas Market
16-19 December 2023
10am-8pm (16 Dec) / 10am-7pm (17 Dec ) /11am-9pm (18/19 Dec)
Via Cardinal Merry del Val, 14 (Trastevere)
Get your dose of holiday shopping at Merkat*: Alcazar’s Christmas Market — the market in Trastevere that promotes quality and creativity. Taking place at Alcazar Live, an ex-movie theater in Trastevere, the market showcases made-in-Italy design and artisan objects, emerging talents, collectors’ favorites, vintage items, fashion and craftwork. All accompanied by brunch, aperitivo and a lot of music.
Settevoci Christmas Market: Products and Live Music from Sicily
21-22 December 2023
Via Galeazzo Alessi 96/98
Setteovoci is a Sicily-based cooperative project, run by a heterogenous group of friends and artists, dedicated to cultural promotion, arts and the production of eco-sustainable food and cosmetics. This Christmas, Settevoci will leave the feet of the volcano, Etna to embark on a tour throughout Italy to share the products of their art and their land. One of their stops is in Rome on December 21-22. Don’t miss this opportunity: olive oil, jams, creams, stock cubes, herbal teas, but also cosmetics, essential oils, clothing, and more. Plus, live music, with electronic and jazzy vibes as you browse through.
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Christmas Town, il Natale con i fiocchi
17-18 December 2022
11am – 9pm
Hacienda, Via dei Cluniacensi, 68 (Tiburtina)
Christmas Town transforms Hacienda, the new location in the heart of Tiburtina, into a fairy-tale snowy Christmas oasis. An event that combines the promotion of handicrafts, design, plants, and illustrations with live performances, gospel concerts, musicals and entertainment for children, with free admission. More than 4,000 gift ideas made by skilled and original artisans.