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.

Four Points by Sheraton Venice

In a new commercial area, our hotel is steps from the Venezia Mestre-Ospedale train station and a short ride from Venice’s city center.

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.

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.

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The National Museum of Bargello

Discover one of the oldest buildings in Florence. Since the mid-1900s, the building began its use as a National Museum, inside you can find the most stunning collection of Renaissance art.

Revoltella Museum

If you’re visiting Trieste, in Italy, the Revoltella Museum should be one of the first places you go and see. This museum has always staged notable exhibitions in the past and continues to surpass the expectations of art lovers from all over the world.