Varese, land of events

November and December 2021 | Varese and province


  • From Friday 26 November to Friday 24 December: Christmas Market in Piazza Monte Grappa, Varese

Wooden houses with the sale of typical food and non-food products. Every Monday from 15.00 to 20.00, from Tuesday to Sunday from 10.00 to 20.00, while Friday 24 December 10.00 to 17.00.

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  • On 27-28 November and 4-5, 11-12, 18-19 December: the Temporary Christmas Market of Creanza at Spazio Futuro Anterior arrives in Varese

From November 27 to December 19, every Saturday and Sunday from 10.30 to 7.30 pm in via Speri della Chiesa 3 in Varese, over 50 selected exhibitors and exhibitors, 12 for each day will alternate with unique and exclusive handmade items and " made in Italy "for Christmas purchases. Sartorial and vintage clothing, furniture items, ceramics, bijoux, art, design, accessories, items for children and much more, for a one-of-a-kind shopping experience!

Admission is free.

  • Every Sunday from November 28th to December 19th: Christmas market of the association 'La Finestra' of Malnate

On Sunday 28th November, 5th, 12th and 19th December, from 2.30pm to 6pm, the Christmas market will take place at the headquarters in via Di Vittorio, organized by the 'La Finestra' association, which takes care of children with intellectual and relational disabilities. On the last day there will also be the extraction of the lucky numbers of the traditional Christmas lottery that offers shopping vouchers.

  • Saturday 4th from 2.00 pm to 8.00 pm and Sunday 5th December from 10.00 am to 7.00 pm: Natale at Castello Visconti of Somma Lombardo

The Christmas markets among the most popular in the province of Varese are finally back, now in their 12th edition! The Visconti Castle will host the traditional markets, which will see the participation of numerous selected artisan exhibitors, who will offer creations of true Italian craftsmanship. The greedy corner of taste will not be missing, with food stands inspired by the aromas and flavors of tradition.

On Saturday 4 December, at 5.00 pm, in the courtyard of the town hall, the lighting of the tree will be held with the musical accompaniment of the "Jesus Love and Blue Sky" gospel choir. The traditional Santa Claus house will be set up in the churchyard of S. Agnese. On Sunday 5th December at 3.30 pm, a group of enthusiasts will perform with a small repertoire of Christmas carols, The Dickens' Christmas Carolers - Caròle and Cantate, bringing joy and happiness.

The whole event will take place in full compliance with anti-covid regulations. The main novelty is the obligation to show your GREEN PASS at the entrance to the Castle (Article 9-bis of Decree-Law no. 52 of 2021). Admission is as always free and free, but the flow of visitors will be regulated at the entrance based on the number of visitors. Mandatory masks and spacing, as well as frequent hand sanitization. The desks will observe a minimum safety distance of 1 meter.


  • Saturday 4 and Sunday 5 December: Mercatino di Natale sul lungo lago in Porto Valtravaglia

In the small and charming center of Porto Valtravaglia, on Lake Maggiore, on Sunday, starting in the morning, a characteristic market takes place where you can buy the first Christmas gifts, including handicrafts, delicacies from local producers and elaborate hobbyists. The Christmas atmosphere is enriched with Christmas concerts, Gospel choirs, shows and much more during the first weekend of December.

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  • Sunday 5th December: Christmas lights up in Albizzate with markets and a train

Throughout the day, from 10.00 to 6.00 pm, in Piazza IV Novembre will be set up the Christmas markets enriched by the food stand and the presence of the Santa Claus house for the collection of letters for the little ones. During the day there will be an itinerant train rented by the Pro Loco that will tour the streets of the town. The climax on Sunday will be at 5.00 pm with the lighting of the lights.

  • Wednesday 8 December: Christmas in Abbiate Guazzone – Tradate

  • Wednesday 8 December: Christmas in Taino

  • Wednesday 8 December: Gavirate, the Christmas markets on the lakefront

The ProLoco returns to organize one of the most anticipated events of the Christmas holidays: the Christmas markets. This year, the setting is that of the lakeside of Gavirate where there will be many stalls and more than 50 exhibitors. The children will be able to bring the letters with wishes to Santa Claus who will be waiting for them in her house and in the afternoon there will be surprise Christmas themed events.

The kitchen will offer polenta for everyone, mulled wine and hot chocolate throughout the day.

  • Sunday 12 December: Mercatino di Natale a Castiglione Olona

The invitation is aimed at all hobbyists and traders who wish to exhibit and sell their Christmas-themed articles and products.

For information: Tel. 347.3814339 / email:

  • ​​​​​Sunday 12 December: Natale a Ternate – Lake of Comabbio

  • ​​​​​Sunday 19 December: Natale a Cavaria Con Premezzo

The mask must be worn outdoors in all situations where interpersonal distancing cannot be guaranteed or where gatherings or crowds are possible.
Access to festivals and fairs, including local ones, is only allowed to subjects with a Covid-19 green certification. The obligation to possess a Covid-19 green certification to access the shows open to the public refers to places that allow, due to their conformation, to limit the entry of spectators (theatrical halls, concert halls, cinemas, entertainment venues and live music and other venues or spaces, even outdoors). The obligation to possess a Covid-19 green certification does not apply, however, in the event that the events take place in outdoor places without specific and unique access gates, such as in public squares, streets or parks, which can also be accessed by individuals for purposes other than to attend the event which is therefore not intended for a predefined audience and contained in spaces exclusively dedicated to the event itself.

Discover all the Christmas Events in Varese here!

Discover all the Christmas Events in the province of Varese here

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