Trento, city of Christmas

If you love Christmas and can't wait to immerse yourself in the magical atmosphere that this holiday brings, then you've come to the right place!

Ruota panoramica e villaggio di Babbo Natale in piazza Dante, Trento

Once again this year, "Trento, city of Christmas" returns for the Christmas festivities, with its many food, wine, cultural and musical initiatives that will enliven the entire city. In Trento you will be spoilt for choice: whether you want to have fun in Piazza Dante together with your children, with the workshop activities in the Santa Claus Village or see the city from above by taking a ride on the panoramic wheel; whether you prefer to be enchanted by the illuminations in the historic centre and appreciate the architectural beauty of Piazza Duomo even in the dark with the photomapping; whether you want to meet the local associations and be entertained around the bonfire in Piazza Cesare Battisti, or whether you prefer to taste local delicacies in the classic atmosphere of the Christmas Market.

You will also be able to admire the majestic wooden Nativity scene in Piazza Santa Maria Maggiore or enjoy the skating rink in the le Albere district; lose yourself in the beauty of the large tree set up in Piazza Duomo, get inebriated with the Trentodoc event in Palazzo Roccabruna or wear the visors in the Vantini chapel and marvel at the new immersive experience to discover the ancient beauty of Roman Trento. 

In addition, the initiatives will also have a green footprint, with consumption reducing the environmental impact, as was the case with the last edition. In short, lots of activities throughout the festive period. Everything will be accompanied by an atmosphere made even more festive by the little train that will take you through the streets and squares of the city filled with the scent of mountains, wood, hot tea and cinnamon typical of Christmas. 

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Everything you need to know about Trento, city of Christmas

On the Trento, City of Christmas catalogue you will find details of the places dressed up for the festivities, all the city's initiatives and Christmas events.

Download the 2023 Trento City of Christmas booklet in pdf format.

In the section dedicated to the Christmas Market, you can consult the map of Piazza Fiera and the map of Piazza Mostra, with a list of the 72 little houses and a description of each exhibitor's proposal.

The Trento Christmas Market

Christmas is everyone's holiday, the celebration of hope and the desire to be together. And Trento, as we know, has always been its 'capital'. Now in its 29th edition, the traditional Christmas Market is ready to welcome its visitors to properly celebrate the most beloved occasion.


Christmas lights in Trento

The protagonist of Christmas is the light that bathes the city in a warm atmosphere: illuminations suspended in the streets, strictly energy-saving, luminous decorations projected by a photomapping system on the facades of the buildings and the cathedral, the glow of the majestic Christmas tree and other luminous surprises...


Christmas train

In Piazza Dante, not far from the Enchanted Village, and in front of the Church of San Pietro, it will be possible to board the Christmas train, which will take adults and children alike through the streets of the festively lit historic centre! In the name of sustainability and accessibility, the train will be powered by electricity and equipped with a platform for easy access.

Il trenino del Natale di Trento

Enchanted Village: the children's square

Wonder, magic and fairy tales in Piazza Dante! Christmas-themed workshops in the Village of Father Christmas and the Elves, sweet and savoury treats at the kiosk in the square, the thrill of the little train and the toboggan run... Don't miss the Ferris wheel, to enjoy a unique viewpoint over the square and the city!


Lhuman - Light in the City

Fire, music, art and magic. This new edition of Lhuman is enriched with exciting new suggestions to celebrate the solstice and give new light to Christmas. The symbol of light wants to remind us, in this new edition that is linked to Trento as the capital of volunteering, to let the flames of reciprocity, participation, equity and inclusion shine in us.


The Christmas Mile

A special guided tour to discover the historical centre of Trento along an unusual and evocative route between the two Christmas Market squares.

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