December 2023

Christmas markets on Lake Garda: winter magic on the shores of the lake

Lake Garda, known for its natural beauty and mild climate, is transformed into a magical winter village during the Christmas period. For those who dream of experiencing the magic of Christmas in a picturesque setting, the Christmas markets on the lake offer an unforgettable experience.

The Brescia side: heart of the Christmas markets

The Brescia side of Lake Garda hosts some of the most picturesque markets. Places such as Salò, Desenzano, and Sirmione dress up, welcoming visitors amid glittering illuminations and stalls full of local handicrafts, traditional sweets and unique products. Each market has its own distinctive character, reflecting the history and culture of its towns.


Salò, with its elegant lakeside promenade, is transformed into an enchanting bazaar. Here, among the stalls, you can find unique handicraft products, ideal for original gifts. There is no shortage of gastronomic delicacies, such as nougat and mulled wine, to warm up the winter atmosphere.


In Desenzano, the art of handicrafts comes to life. The market is a true tribute to local ingenuity, where every object tells a story. It is the perfect opportunity to discover and purchase unique handicraft creations.


Sirmione, with its ancient walls and cobbled streets, offers a fairytale setting. The Christmas market is a plunge into the past, where history is intertwined with the magic of the festivities.

Beyond the Brescian shore: famous markets

Although the Brescian shore offers a rich and varied choice, some famous markets in other areas of Lake Garda are also worth mentioning. In Garda, the market among the olive trees on the Lungolago Regina Adelaide and the famous Christmas market in Arco are experiences not to be missed.

Exploring the Christmas markets on Lake Garda is an experience that combines tradition, culture and unique flavours. For those who dream of embracing this magic all year round, Gardaffare is ready to help you find the perfect home on Lake Garda. Contact us to find out how to make Garda your home, not only at Christmas, but at any time of the year.