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Best Christmas Markets in Rome

A quick guide to the best Christmas markets in Rome over the 2023 festive season.

Piazza Navona: Festa della Befana
Rome's popular Christmas market and Festa della Befana takes place in Piazza Navona until 6 January 2024. The stalls sell toys, Christmas decorations, sweets, books, food from the Lazio region, leather goods and other gift items. The carousel is also back along with puppet theatre for children.

Ragusa Off: Giftland
Billed as Rome’s largest indoor Christmas market, this event in a former bus depot will be held on various days in December (8-10, 16-17 Dec) in Piazza Ragusa. There are plenty of gift ideas on offer including crafts, toys, prints, books, plants and vinyl records. Open 10.00-20.00. Ragusa Off, Via Tuscolana 179 / Piazza Ragusa.

Natalè Auditorium
Parallel to its programme of live music, including the annual Roma Gospel Festival, the Auditorium Parco della Musica hosts a Christmas village, Natalè Auditorium, with a market and Santa Claus house as well as its popular ice-skating rink, from 8 December until 7 January.

Circus Maximus Christmas market

Garum - Museo della Cucina overlooking the Circus Maximus hosts an artisan Christmas market on the weekends of 9-10 and 16-17 December. The items on sale include handcrafted jewellery, tailored clothes and bags, bespoke ceramics and candles, lamps, illustrations, gramophones, plants, vintage radios, books and handmade wellness products. 10.30-21.00. Via dei Cerchi 87.

Christmas Village at EUR Laghetto
The area around the laghetto in the EUR district will host a Christmas Village from 1-26 December, with free entry from Viale America. Along with Christmas markets, the event offers children the chance to visit the elf village, take part in creative workshops and have fun on the ice rink. Kids can also meet Santa Claus as well as Minnie Mouse, Mickey Mouse and Olaf.

Piazza Mazzini Christmas market
The Christmas version of the twice-monthly market of collectibles takes place at the usual Piazza Mazzini venue in the heart of the Prati district. The market offers Christmas decorations and antique gifts and is open daily until 30 December, from 09.00-19.30.

Japan Days
With more than 100 stalls, the Christmas version of the Mercatino Giapponese will be held at Atlantico Live over the weekend of 9-10 December. For details see website. Viale dell'Oceano Atlantico 271.

Green Market Christmas Festival
Green Market Festival holds a Christmas market at Città dell'Altra Economia in the ex-Mattatoio complex in Testaccio from 8-9 December. On offer is a range of artisan crafts, books, natural products and wellness treatments alongside workshops, a children's space, holistic activities and artistic performances. Open 10.00-20.00, free entry, ample parking.

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