Christmas Markets in Rome

piazza navona christmas market

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.

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Mercato Monti

2-3; 7-10; 17 December

Hotel Palatino, Via Leonina 46 (Monti)

10am – 8pm

mercato monti

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.

Piazza Navona

Tuesday 19 December till 6 December

Piazza Navona

Mon  – Fri from 9am – 1am, Sat – Sun from 9am – 2am

Christmas Markets in Rome

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.

Vintage Market

Sunday December 3

Largo Venue, Via Biordo Michelotti, 2 (Prenestina)

11am – 9pm

vintage market

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

piazza mazzini christmas market

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

christmas market & lab

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

auditorium parco della musica christmas market

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

10 December 

Via di Pietralata 159/A

11am – 11:59pm

natalino christmas market

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

6pm onwards

music festival christmas market

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

Ponte Milvio christmas markets

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 christmas city market

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!

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