The Christmas market in Val Gardena

In Val Gardena, Santa Cristina, this year the season of Advent will feature the typical Christmas Market which will be held from December the 1st to 31st , from 10.00 to 19.00. The event, now in its ninth edition is the ideal time to savor the taste of traditional Ladin and find many local crafts as presents at Christmas. The stalls offer, in fact, the sweet cinnamon and gingerbread along with tasty dishes to satisfy the taste buds of the visitors, and crafts such as ornaments in wood and glass, small carvings, nativity scenes, angels , candles, textile crafts, pottery and porcelain items. If we then put the mulled wine, accompanied by traditional music, you already know that it will end well.

Christmas market in Val Gardena

Christmas market in Val Gardena

In addition to meeting the children on Dec. the 5th when, during the Feast of St. Nicholas, the saint will travel the streets and squares in his carriage, bringing the gift of sweets and dried fruit don’t forget to have the right accommodation. I am mentioning the accommodation because it will be very difficult to find a hotel in that period of time. A nearby hotel that welcomes every kid’s activity is the children hotel Cavalino Bianco. In December 26 to 29 in Selva di Val Gardena for Competition Sculpture in the snow there will be a show and you can visit until the end of January at the Exhibition of cribs in Ortisei. If not then you can just go to South Tyrol is a hive of Christmas markets.

The Valley (in my opinion one of the most beautiful in Italy) and it does not stop there since you can be participating in the exercises (search on ValGardena.it) for the period from December 3 to 23, offers a package “winter opening”, which includes four overnight stays, 4 day ski passes and ski equipment hire for the price of only 3 days. The package also involves the ski schools, where you can take advantage of 3 consecutive hours of private lessons for the price of 2.

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