Christmas in Venice

Celebrate the festive season in Venice for a magical moment in the city of canals.

October 29, 2017

A magical holiday season

Steeped in rich tradition, Venice is a city with a long history of sacred ceremonies and old-world seasonal customs. As a visitor to Venice during the month of December, you can enjoy a whole new world of sounds and lights with a full concert series that spans the entire festive season. One of the most highly attended events in Venice is the December 25th mass held at St. Mark’s Basilica. This glorious event is held in the evening and you are sure to remember it for years to come.

Experience the magical atmosphere of Venice during this time of year when you pay a visit to the city with a reputation for splendor. For those who love to shop, nothing is more fun than taking a leisurely stroll through the retail districts of Venice where you will find a wide variety of items that are unique to the area. Browse the market stalls, such as along the Rialto bridge, for unique gift ideas.

With the festive season upon us, many people are in search of an exciting place to enjoy the festivities of the season this year and Venice is surely one of the greatest places to visit for an unforgettable romantic getaway. Be sure to take part in taste the delicious food in the one of the city’s most popular markets, Campiello dei Golosi. There you will be treated to a wide variety of delicious meat and cheese samples all while tasting premium wines native to the area.

The Campiello dei Golosi is also home to countless skilled artisans who proudly handcraft art and one-of-kind keepsakes right before your eyes. Pick up some souvenirs or treat yourself to something special that will make your memories of Venice last that much longer. From gourmet markets to entertaining concerts to gorgeous historical buildings, Venice truly has something for everyone during this enchanted season.

Hotel Danieli, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Venice

With sweeping views of the sparkling Venice lagoon, the Hotel Danieli enjoys a particularly majestic location—just steps from the legendary Palazzo Ducale, dramatic St. Mark’s Square and Basilica, and the famed Bridge of Sighs.

JW Marriott Venice Resort & Spa

Escape the ordinary and retreat to the JW Marriott Venice Resort & Spa. Our 5-star luxury hotel boasts a breathtaking location on Isola delle Rose, a private island located in Venice, Italy and near top attractions like St. Mark’s Square. A dramatic 360-degrees view over the Lagoon, all around you. Breathe… and start living a unique experience.

The Gritti Palace, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Venice

Occupying a prestigious setting on the Grand Canal, The Gritti Palace was built in 1475 as residence of Doge Andrea Gritti. A leisurely short stroll from Piazza San Marco, the imposing palazzo awards rare views of Santa Maria della Salute.

Villa Erba and Visconti: When cinema reflects on Como lake water

Villa Erba is one of the main characteristic villas on Lake Como. Luchino Visconti, one of Italy's best known directors, spent much of his life here. He decided to shoot one of the world cinema masterpieces, called Ludwig.

The Origins of Panettone and Pandoro

The deliciousness of Panettone and Pandoro has made a trademark of the Italian culinary tradition, much appreciated in most of Europe. Discover its history and the differences that characterize these two delicacies.

The Italian culinary traditions during Festive Days

Enjoy the culinary italian tradition around Christmas period, that gathers family and friends under the same roof. Discover the characteristic dishes and taste the unique diversity of the typical flavours of these festive days.