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November and December 2022 | Varese and province


  • Saturday 19th and Sunday 20th  November: Christmas Lights of Rasa di Varese

Also this year the traditional appointment of the artisan markets returns in the streets of the village of Rasa di Varese, which has met with considerable success in its previous editions.

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  • From Friday 25th November to Monday 26th December: Christmas markets in Piazza Montegrappa in Varese

Typical Christmas products and food and wine: from Friday 25th November at 16.00 to Monday 26th December the Varese Christmas market returns with its characteristic chalets full of novelties. A real village with 30 wooden chalets decorated and illuminated for the festivities that will populate Piazza Montegrappa with events, games and workshops for children and lots of products for sale, including handcrafted gift ideas and quality food products from all over Italy, with a rich selection of products from the Varese area. On Saturday 26th November at 17.30 the official opening with the subsequent lighting of the Christmas tree and the Gospel Choir.

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  • Saturday 26th November:  Christmas market of Sesto Calende 

From the morning of Saturday 26th November in the central Piazza Garibaldi and De Cristoforis will be set up the Christmas market of Sesto Calende, with its numerous stalls adorned with Christmas red drapes. A moment dedicated to enthusiasts of tradition, craftsmanship, beauty, originality and good taste in a pleasant encounter with local handicrafts.

  • Saturday 26th and Sunday 27th November: Christmas Magic in Arcisate

 The "Magic of Christmas in Arcisate" is a must-attend event, with a rich program of entertainment for young and old alike, a long succession of stalls that will offer a wide range of handicrafts, gastronomic products and many other magical surprises. There will be no shortage of Christmas-themed entertainment such as choirs, performances by musical groups, shows, children's workshops and fun games, including a treasure hunt with a surprise final prize. There will also be food and wine stands offering traditional dishes. The event will take place on Saturday,  26th from 12.00 to 19.30 along Via Roma and Piazza Repubblica, and on Sunday, 27th of November from 10.00 to 19.00 at the Lagozza party area with the special participation of Santa Claus and his magical helpers on both days!

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  • Saturday 26th and Sunday 27th November: Christmas Markets and "CHRISTMAS BUBBLES" show in Clivio

 A week-end full of Christmas magic at Palazzo Reale of Clivio, where traditional arts and crafts markets full of novelties, food stands and there will also be space for a Santa Claus parade!
For this magical occasion on Sunday 27th November, at 15.00 and at 16.00Michela Prando will present "CHRISTMAS BUBBLES", a show suitable for everyone that tells little Christmas stories as delicate as soap bubbles!

  • Sunday 27th November: Arts and Crafts waiting for Christmas in Barasso

A day dedicated to the traditional market that animates the month of November in Barasso. The Art-Hobbists' Market, now in its XXIV edition, will be held on Sunday 27th November in Piazza San Martino and Via Parietti from 8.30 to 17.30. The event will include an exhibition of Art-Hobbists, a food stand with an indoor lunch, and music to make the atmosphere even more magical. For the little ones, there will be inflatable structures and a mini-train for guaranteed fun!

  • Sunday 27th November: Christmas Market in Galliate Lombardo

In the magical village of Galliate Lombardo, nestling on the shores of Lake Varese, the Handicrafts and Hobby Market is organised every year. At its 18th edition, many comical initiatives await you! More than 90 hobbyists will showcase their skilled craftsmanship with creations and ideas for your Christmas presents. There will also be typical Christmas delicacies offered by local farms. The event will take place from 9.30 to 18.00 with a rich programme of book and comic book exhibitions, music and lots of fun for everyone!

  • Sunday 27th November: Christmas Market in Ghirla (Valganna)

In Valganna, the Christmas air begins to breathe with the stalls of the Christmas market in the hamlet of Ghirla. The day of Sunday 27th November will be enriched by the food stand and musical moments in the square. The little ones can enjoy Christmas workshops, and meet Father Christmas, the Grinch and many themed characters. There will also be Santa's post office, where you can post your letters. A magical event starting at 10.00 and ending at 18.00.

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  • Sunday 27th November: Christmas Market of Venegono Inferiore

On Sunday 27th November from 10.00 The traditional Christmas Market in the streets of Venegono Inferiore returns, now in its XIV edition. It will be possible to walk among more than 60 stalls of hobbyists and small artisans who will display objects made from original materials, Christmas decorations, handmade gift ideas and foodstuffs with typical products.

To entertain the little ones, and not only them, the Santa Claus Village also returns: wooden ludos, workshops, Santa's House, Elves' cottages, where all children can play and post their letters.

Throughout the day there will be refreshment stalls of the Venegono traders and there will also be the presence of the Civil Defence volunteer group with a stall where you can enjoy roasted chestnuts and vin bulè. The event will end at 18.00.

  • From Friday 2nd to Saturday 24th December: Christmas market in Busto Arsizio

From Friday 2nd to Saturday 24th December, the Christmas market returns to Piazza San Giovanni in Busto Arsizio. Many proposals of local products. This edition will be enriched by attractions for children such as the ancient horse carousel. In the streets of the centre there will also be various refreshment points with typical Christmas delicacies.

  • Saturday 3rd December :Christmas hobbyist markets in Casalzuigno 

Christmas is less and less to come, and to make the wait a little more magical Fondazione - Onlus Longhi e Pianezza, in collaboration with the Municipality of Casalzuigno, is organising a day to enjoy. On Saturday 3rd December from 10:00 to 16.00 hobbyist markets with lots of gift ideas, mulled wine, hot chocolate, live music, entertainment and animations for children and a lottery with a draw on 6 January 2023 await you in the garden of Fondazione Longhi e Pianezza

  • From Saturday 3rd to Sunday 11th December : Christmas market of Gemonio

From Saturday 3rd to Sunday 11th December at the Piazza della Vittoria the Christmas market of  Gemonio  will be staged from 9.00 to 12.00, to support the town's senology and dermatology outpatient clinic with the sale of linen. With prior reservation, it will also be possible to make a free examination at the same outpatient clinic.

  • Saturday 3rd December: Christmas Market in Induno Olona

From 10.00 to 17.00 of Saturday 3th December The Christmas Market of Induno Olona will be organized with numerous handicraft stalls and plenty of entertainment. From 12.30 there will also be a food stand with traditional products!

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  • Sunday 4th December: Christmas markets in Varano Borghi

Sunday 4 December, from 11:00 in Piazza Matteotti, in Varano Borghi, the Christmas markets will color the day with magic.

  • Saturday 3rd and Sunday 4th December: Christmas at the Visconti Castle, Somma Lombardo 

Saturday 3rd from 14.00  to 20.00  and Sunday 4th December from 10.00 to 19.00  the XIII^‎  edition of the "Christmas at the Castle" markets will take place at the Visconti Castle in Somma Lombardo. Every year since 2010, the Christmas market hosts many selected exhibitors distributed between the exterior and interior rooms of the castle. Always very popular are the delicious refreshment stands where you can buy delicious Christmas specialities. An enchanted world of handicrafts and quality all to be discovered, an opportunity to find the perfect and original Christmas gift!

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  • Saturday 3rd and Sunday 4th December: Wishes in the Square in Porto Valtravaglia.

From 10.00 to 19.00 on Saturday 3rd and Sunday 4th of December, more than 80 stalls will be set up in Porto Valtravaglia's Piazza Imbarcadero with handicrafts, food, handmade products, gifts and many gift ideas. Making the atmosphere magical will be music, attractions, bagpipers, the ever-present Santa Claus and his magical helpers and much more to entertain young and old alike.

  • Sunday 4th December: Christmas markets in Bisuschio

Christmas comes in Bisuschio with a day that will animate the entire new downtown. On Sunday 4th December from 8.00 to 18.00 in via Repubblica will be present numerous atmospheric Christmas stalls and many activities for children, with games and entertainment.

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  • Sunday 4th December: "Lights, scents and colours of Christmas at Casbeno" (Varese)

On Sunday 4th December from 9.00 to 19.00 the 19th edition of the charity Christmas Market "Lights, scents and colours of Christmas at Casbeno" is staged. Along Via Montebello and Via Conciliazione will be hobbyist exhibitors, rigorously selected on the basis of the originality and handcrafting of their creations. Like every year, the Market will also host some local businesses, schools, groups and non-profit associations. A day full of activities and delicacies, expressing sensitivity and solidarity through simplicity and a smile.
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  • Sunday 4th December: Christmas Market “GiustoINperfetto” of Castello Cabiaglio

On Sunday 4th December from 10.00 to 17.30 “GiustoINperfetto” returns in Castello Cabiaglio village with its Christmas edition. An sustainability event and for the valorisation of the products of responsible hobbyists and ethical producers. A day full of fun and musical entertainment in a Christmas atmosphere. 

  • Sunday 4th December: Christmas together in Sant'Eusebio (Casciago)

From 10.00 to 16.30 Sunday 4th December  the Christmas market of  Casciago, in Sant’Eusebio returns,with an exhibition of quality handicraft products from hobbyists and the stalls of various associations in the village.There will be a banquet of Amici Sant’Eusebio Group, that will offer Christmas baskets with  typical local products such as honey, wine, cheese, cured meats: the proceeds will be used to improve the facilities of the refreshment area, to make it a focal point for the village associations for events and happenings. To further delight you, there will be a food and wine stand open from 12.00. There will also be magical entertainment for the little ones, such as the chance to take a selfie with Santa Claus in his magical little house, and in the afternoon a show with the clown Comizio in "Christmas".  Due to adverse weather conditions, the event will be held at the Oratorio of Morosolo!

  • Sunday 4th December: Cavona, open-air Christmas market 

Sunday 4th December, from 10:00 to 18:00 Cavona, the small fraction of the municipality of Cuveglio will be transformed into an open-air Christmas market, hosting over twenty hobbyists from the province of Varese. For the occasion, the streets will be inhabited by stalls with the most original and creative gift ideas imaginable, music and food stands. Due to adverse weather conditions, event postponed to Sunday 18th December.

Throughout Advent and until January 6, the bucolic village of Cavona will be festively decorated: Christmas decorations in natural materials will enrich the narrow streets, making the town an even more fairytale-like village.

  • Sunday 4th December: Creanza Christmas Market in Ville Ponti, Varese

Over 100 exhibitors who will surprise you with many handcrafted gift ideas. Entertainment for children, food, aperitifs and snacks for everyone!

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  • Sunday 4th December: Alpine Christmas in Montale Square markets in Gorla Minore 

After the success of previous editions, in their 7th edition, the "Alpine Christmas in Montale Square" markets are back. From 9.00  to 18.00 on Sunday 4th of December, in the square of the same name, there will be hobbyists with their unique and handmade creations, the elf tunnel with letters and Santa Claus, concerts, roasted chestnuts, mulled wine, panettone, and many other surprises. In addition, there will be Radio 10.7 musicadamare to entertain live from the square. 

  • Sunday 4th, 11th and 18th December: Christmas market in Cairate

On the 3 Sundays of December, at the park of the Monastery of Santa Maria Assunta in Cairate, the Christmas market will be staged with km0 products, handicrafts and many delights to taste!

  • Sunday 4th December: “Christmas with us” in Fagnano Olona

Contemporaneously to the tree lighting ceremony and the Santa Run, during the day of Sunday 4th December will be organized the Christmas stalls of Fagnano Olona with artisanal products and original creation of hobbyists and associations. To make the atmosphere even more Christmassy, lots of music and entertainment for a fun-filled day in the company. From 12.00 There will be multiple refreshment stations with mouth-watering menus.

  • Sunday 4th December: "Christmas atmospheres in Saltrio" (Viggiù)

In Saltirio the anticipation of Christmas is even more beautiful! From 10.00 to 17.00 of Sunday 4th December in the square in front of the municipalitywill be organised  the Christmas market stalls, where it will also be possible to taste the specialities of the "Panigacci&Friends" stand.

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  • From Monday 5th to Friday 23rd December: Christmas Market at the Fonderia delle Arti of Malnate

Christmas is coming at the Fonderia delle Arti of Malnate, located in the castle of  Parco I Maggio, it's time for the Christmas market full of handcrafted products made of different materials, ideal for unique and original Christmas gifts. The market will be opened to the public in the morning from 10.00 to 12.30 and in the afternoon from 15.00 to 18.00. Reservation is required. For more information and reservation:0332 481834. 

  • Wednesday 7th and Thursday 8th December: Christmas market in Carnago

The Christmas Market of Carnago will be staged in Piazza San Giovanni Bosco from 19.00 to  20.00 on  Wednesday 7th and Thursday 8th December. Christmas stalls, traditional music and fun for all. Of course, the lighting of the iconic village tree cannot be missed.

  • Thursday 8th and Sunday 11th December:  Christmas Market at the Sacro Monte of Varese

From 10.00 to  17.30 at the Terrrazza del Mosé of Sacro Monte of Varese The magical datem of the Christmas market arrives with a lot of stalls which will offer typical local products of the Sacro Monte and the land of Varese. Also there will be a creative workshop to make Christmas decorations. For more

  • Thursday 8th December: Sant’Ambrogio in the street – Winter Edition 2022 (Varese)

On Thursday 8th December from 11.30 to 19.00, the artisans of Mani Maestre will display their quality original creations in the Christmas exhibition market. The numerous stalls will be set up in the streets of the village, between Piazza Milite Ignoto, Via Canetta and Via Sacromonte. To make this day even more Christmassy, there will be street entertainment, the passing of the Three Wise Men, lots of music and good food.

  • Thursday 8th December:  Christmas market in Gavirate

From 9.00 to 18.00 the creative hobby market is back, with the inauguration of the new via Garibaldi at 11.30. At 12.00 lunch with traditional polentata. Many surprises for the little ones too, including workshops, music and a delicious snack offered by CAI.

  • Thursday 8th December: Christmas markets in Abbiate Guazzone (Tradate)

For the Immacolata, from 9.30  to 18.30, the magical Christmas handicraft markets will be held in the centre of Abbiate Guazzone. 

  • Thursday 8th December: Christmas in the village of Angera

On the occasion of "Immacolata feast",  the Creativity Market by Mani Magiche with crafts, vintage and local products will brighten the heart of the Borgo all day long. The market will take place from 9:00 to 19:00 along via Greppi.
In the afternoon, traditional tree lighting with mulled wine, hot chocolate and panettone in the parish square

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  • From Thursday 8th  to Saturday 10th December: The Great Christmas Fair in Caravate

From 9.00 a great party  will animate the streets of Caravate: there will be more than 150 craft stands, a food court with typical specialities and plenty of entertainment for all.  his and much more at the Great Christmas Fair in Caravate!

  • Thursday 8th December: Christmas stalls in Cuasso al Monte

A party arriving in Cuasso al Monte where the new season of Pro loco events opens on 8 December, with the Christmas stalls and the feast of the patron saint Sant'Ambrogio from 10:00 to 18:00. During the festival it will be possible to taste the traditional specialty of the town, onion soup in a loaf which can be tasted at the Pro loco stand or purchased for take away.

  • Thursday 8th December: Christmas markets in Morosolo

Thursday 8th December the 6th edition of the Christmas market in  Morosolo will be set up! Starting in the morning, at the Piazza Giovanni XXII in Morosolo, there will be Christmas exhibitions where you can find the most original gift ideas. From 12.00  the gastronomic stand will be opened.   For the little ones, make-up artists from 2.30 p.m., hot chocolate and candyfloss!

  • Saturday 10 th December: Christmas markets in Masciago Primo

To make the wait for Christmas even more special, the Municipal Library of Masciago Primo organised, on Saturday 10 December from 3:00 to 6:00 at the Bregani House in via Gianoli s.n.c, an exchange market of games and second-hand children's books. In the afternoon a small workshop will also be promoted and a nice snack will be offered

  • Sunday 11th December: Christmas market in Cardano al Campo 

The magical Christmas Sunday in Cardano al Campo with a market, Christmas performances, chestnuts and mulled wine and much more. From 9.30 to 17.30 in Piazza Mazzini

  • Sunday 11th December: Christmas market in Cantello

The day of Sunday 11th December will be dedicated to the Christmas market of Cantello. In addition to stalls selling handicrafts and gift ideas, there will be entertainment and games for children and a meeting with santa Claus. During this day will be activated a gastonomic stand. The Christmas market will be present at Grande Casa park in via Cesare Baj.

  • Sunday 11th December: Christmas market in the historic center of Castiglione Olona

Sunday 11th December from 10.00 to 20.00 around the central Piazza Garibaldi of Castiglione Olona, ​​the Christmas market will be a unique opportunity to breathe in the Christmas atmosphere while strolling among the suggestive views of the historic center and of its artistic beauties, in search of the perfect gift idea among Christmas items, handcrafted objects and food and wine products.

  • Sunday 11th December: Christmas market in Lavena Ponte Tresa

Sunday 11th December the Christmas market is scheduled in the festively lit streets of the centre.

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  • Sunday 11th December: Christmas market in Venegono Superiore

The Venegono Superiore Christmas Market is coming! On Sunday 11th December there will be many stalls of craftsmen and hobbyists under the porticos of Via XXV Aprile. A gastronomic stand will be activated by Alpini. The day will be enlivened by a performance by the Venegono Superiore music corps. For children animation with the superheroes of the Cuorieroi association.

  • Sunday 11th December: Christmas market in Viggiù

For the program " A Unique Christmas" On Sunday 11th December will be staged the Christmas Markets in the centre of Viggiù, with many stalls, hobbyists, associations and refreshment stands that will provide the setting for shows, concerts and entertainment for young and old. 

  • Sunday 11th and from Thursday 15th to Saturday 17th December: Ancient Bosino market special Christmas edition

For the Christmas period, the traditional antiques and collectables market in the historic centre of Varese will be set up on Sunday 11th and from Thursday 15th to Saturday 17th December from 8.00 to 19.00 with a display of many original themed items! The market will be present in via Marconi, via Leopardi and piazza Battistero.


  • Sunday 11th and 18th December: Artisans in the village in Luino

Two days under the sign of Christmas among handicrafts and typical products, strolling among the stalls immersed in a truly Christmas atmosphere, among Santas, trees, lights and colours. An exhibition market will be set up in Luino on Sundays 11th and 18th December from 10.00 to 19.00, in the old town centre, in Via Comi and Via Sereni. Numerous creative artists and producers will be present with traditional stalls selling decorations and Christmas gift ideas made with different materials and techniques, as well as local gastronomic products.

  • Sunday 11th December 2022 and 8th January  2023: Farmers' market of agricultural products of Laveno Mombello

From 9.00 to 19.00​ of Sunday 11th December 2022 and 8th January  2023 in ​​​​​​Piazza Matteotti of Laveno. will be staged the Farmers' market , to delight everyone with typical food and wine specialities.

  • From Monday 12th to Friday 23rd December: Christmas market of gruppo di cucito L’Ago Maggiore

Lots of novelties and original gift ideas at the Laveno Christmas market. It will be present at the Municipal Library of Laveno Mombello From Monday 12th to Friday 23rd December and open to the public according to library hours.

  • Saturday 17th and Sunday 18th December: Christmas Magic in  Villadosia (Casale Litta)

Christmas Markets in Villadosia return with a new edition! On Saturday 17th December from 19.00 a tasty evening in the oratorio with risotto, sausages, chips and tombola animated by the STECCA. Sunday 18th December  from 10.00 in Via Gramsci the Christmas markets will be staged with a gastronomic stand at the oratorio, child make-up, pipers (from 14.00), music and entertainment.

  • Sunday 18th December: Christmas Market at the Double Tree by Hilton Milan Malpensa in Solbiate Olona

For a magic waiting, from 10.00 to e 19.00 the Sala Los Angeles of the Double Tree by Hilton Milan Malpensa in Solbiate Olona will host the first Christmas Market, promoted by Fiera Artigiani, with many original gift ideas and an exquisite “Christmas tea” to be enjoyed in the company of friends and loved ones, in an elegant and international setting.  Many selected artisan exhibitors will propose unique and excellent products.  From 15.00 to 18.00 there will be the opportunity to enjoy a moment of refreshment with lots of delicacies: assorted butter biscuits, mini pancakes with maple syrup, assorted mini sandwiches, mini savoury croissants with Milano salami and sun-dried tomatoes, tea, herbal teas, coffee and much more! Free entrance to the exhibition area. 

  • Sunday 18th December:  ​​​​​​​Hobbyist markets in Castronno

From 10.00 to 17.00 Christmas comes to Castronno with the markets of the village's hobbyists and associations! Stalls will be set up at the Area Feste of Castronno with handmade and vintage items for original gift ideas.

  • ​​​​​​​Sunday 18th December: Malnate is Christmas

On Sunday 18th December from 10.00 to 17.30  the 4th edition of "Malnate is Christmas" comes with characteristic hobbyist stalls and lots of novelties!

  • ​​​​​​​Sunday 18th December: Christmas Markets in Marzio (Brusimpiano)

​​​​​​​From 10.00 to 19.00 at the Piazza Aldo Bernini the first edition of the Christmas markets of the little village of Marzio arrives! there are stalls with handicrafts, gifts and many original gift ideas! refreshment area will be present. For all children there will be a letter point  where they can send their the wish lists to Santa Claus!  

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