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. [By: Lexi Doerfler]

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Mercato Monti

1-2, 7-9, 15-16, 22-24, 29-30 December

Hotel Palatino, Via Leonina 46 (Monti)

10am – 8pm

mercato monti christmas market

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.

Etsy Made in Italy

1 – 2 December

Via di Pietralata 159/A (Lanificio)

Sat 3pm – 9pm, Sun 10am – 7pm

If you’re on the hunt for some artisanal Christmas gifts, search no more. Etsy – the ecommerce platform dedicated to handmade and vintage goods – is coming to Rome on the first two days of December for the holiday season. A Christmas market, 21 local artisans, workshops dedicated to kids and adults and so much more awaits you. From clothes to accessories and ceramics, it’ll be impossible not to find your perfect gift.

Piazza Mazzini Christmas Fair Market

1 – 27 December

Piazza Mazzini

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.

Piazza Navona

December* – till 6 January

*Running late

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.

Magico Natale ai Parioli

Till 23 December

Villa Mercadante, Via Saverio Mercadante, 22 (Parioli)

Fri 3pm – 7.30pm, Sat 11am – 7.30pm, Sun 10am – 7.30pm

Get ready for the second edition of Magico Natale ai Parioli, the Christmas market dedicated to a variety of producs, from cachemire, coats and bags to home design, gastronomic treats and vintage clothes. Hosted in Villa Mercadante, this Christmas market runs every weekend and long weekend till December 23. Discount coupons, charity auctions and much more await you!

Auditorium Parco della Musica

8 December – 6 January 2019

Viale Pietro De Coubertin, 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.

Wave Market Christmas Edition

8 – 9 December

Via di Pietralata 159/A (Lanificio)

10am – 9pm

Lanificio transforms itself into a cozy Christmas oasis with its Wave Market Christmas Edition. Immerse yourself in a magical holiday atmosphere with a 2000mq area with a Christmas market, street food, exhibitions and festive vibes and browse through more than 100 stands to find the perfect gifts. Indulge in Christmas treats, music and so much more with your friends and family.

Christmas Market at Rome Cavalieri

8 – 27 December

Rome Cavalieri, Via Alberto Cadlolo, 101 (Monte Mario)

10am – 6pm

Treat yourself to the magical atmosphere of holiday shopping at Rome Cavalieri’s Christmas market. From gastronomic delights to beauty products, come live an exclusive and authentic festive holiday experience.

The Christmas City: Vintage Market + Mercatino Giapponese

15 – 16 December

Ragusa OFF, Piazza Ragusa 68

10.30am – 9pm

The Christmas City Market in Rome

A full-blown Christmas Market that merges two large, well-established formats: Vintage Market and Mercatino Giapponese. With more than 200 artisans from all over Italy exhibiting everything from vintage and handmade goods to vinyls, Polaroids and Japanese Crafts, it’ll be impossible not to find the perfect gift. Also in store are Christmas and Japanese themed workshops for adults and children, Christmas and traditional Japanese performances, live sets and performances on stage, Christmas sweets, bar & food, Dorayaky & Sushi Bar.

Xmas Market/Music Festival

Xmas Market at Istituto Svizzero

15 – 16 December

Istituto Svizzero, Via Liguria, 20 (Spagna)

Sat from 7pm, Sun from 5pm

After last year’s success, the Swiss Institute of Rome organizes 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.

The Market of Christmas at MET

16 December

MET – Piazzale di Ponte Milvio, 34 (Ponte Milvio)

10am – 6pm

market of christmas met

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 Christmas market where you will “eat, drink and be merry”! It’ll be filled with unique Christmas gift ideas, food and much more!

Natalino @Lanificio 159

16 December

Lanificio 159, Via di Pietralata 159/A

11am – 9pm

Natalino at lanificio

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

A Yellow Xmas Market

23 December

The Yellow, Via Palestro 51 (Termini)

5pm – 10pm

A Yellow Christmas Market

After “Mad in Italy – The Yellow Market”, Rome’s international market  makes a comeback to Rome with a Christmas version. From scarves and papillons to design objects, creative books, handmade goods and homemade cookies! The Xmas market kicks off at 5pm with happy hour. There’ll be an aperitif with food, beer and cocktails at a bargain price that will lat till 10pm . After 10pm? The party moves downstairs at the Arcade Club with its Xmas Party! Don’t forget to wear something red!

A Hippy Christmas

23 December

The Sanctuary Eco Retreat, Via delle Terme di Traiano 4a (Monti)

11am – 11pm

Hippy Market at the Sanctuary Eco Retreat

Hard-to-find objects, artisanal goods, emerging artists, precious necklaces and European objects meet street food on December 23rd. This is what the Sanctuary Eco Retreat’s Hippy Market is all about: a unique event that will take you on the path to discovery of new and ancient mysteries. From wooden ceramics to forging metal, 30 labs and workshops await you with the best artisans and designers of the capital!

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