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The magic of Christmas is coming to Bormio! Bormio is the best place to enjoy a truly Italian Christmas with holiday events and activities to entertain the entire family.

What’s on

It might be the white mountain tops, or the breath condensing into fog in the morning. It may just well be for the twinkling lights in the streets or the perfume of  winter in the air. In Bormio you can already feel the magical atmosphere of Christmas.

Framed by astonishing mountains, Bormio offers events to entertain everyone in a span of 30km: from favourites like the Artisan Markets  to the Christmas Carols; from tasting of local products to impersonification of the Nativity Scene.

One territory, plenty of things happening for a memorable holiday during the most magical time of the year. 

GIRA BORMIO WINTER

Gira Bormio Winter is a White Night Festival with lights, street artists, expositions, tasting of local products and open shops for your Christmas shopping. Escape from the cold and explore this and more in the old town of Bormio.

Gira bormio

Time and Place:

Saturday 7 December– Bormio old town

  • from 4pm: Christmas shopping, local products tasting, animation, music, and much more.

WINTER ARTISAN MARKETS

Explore an array of unique, handmade treasures. You’ll find handcrafted jewellery, fine art, unique fashions and artisanal foods – the perfect gifts for yourself and your loved ones.

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Time and Place:

Sunday 8 December– Bormio’s square in front of the municipality

  • from 10am to 7pm: opening of the Artisan Market

Sunday 22 December– Bormio’s square in front of the municipality

  • from 10am to 7pm: opening of the Artisan Market

Monday 30 December– Bormio’s square in front of the municipality

  • from 10am to 7pm: opening of the Artisan Market

Sunday 5 January– Bormio’s square in front of the municipality

  • from 10am to 7pm: opening of the Artisan Market

CHRISTMAS CAROLS

What would Christmas be without traditional carols and choral music? Come and enjoy the sense of community and ‘peace and goodwill towards all’ that Filarmonica di Bormio creates.

concerto natale

Time and Place:

Tuesday 24 December– San Vitale square and Piazza Cavour

  • starting from 6pm

Foto concerto: Fausto Compagnoni

WINTER ARTISAN MARKET

You still don’t know what to buy your family and loved ones for Christmas? Come to Santa Caterina Valfurva  and explore an array of unique, handmade treasures handcrafted jewellery, woodart, fine art and artisanal foods – the perfect gifts for yourself and your loved ones.

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Time and Place:

Sunday 29 December– Magliavaca Square

  • starting from 10am: opening of the Artisan Market

Saturday 4 January – Magliavaca Square

  • starting from 10am: opening of the Artisan Market

NATIVITY SCENE

It’s a typical Italian tradition to represent the living Nativity Scene on Christmas Eve. Come to Madonna dei Monti, in Valfurva, to witness the the birth of Jesus and to rediscover the ancient crafts.

presepe valfurva

Time and Place:

Tuesday 24 December – Madonna dei Monti

  • after the midnight Mass 

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WINTER ARTISAN MARKETS

You still don’t know what to buy your family and loved ones for Christmas? Come to Isolaccia -Valdidentro  and explore an array of unique, handmade treasures handcrafted jewellery, woodart, fine art and artisanal foods – the perfect gifts for yourself and your loved ones. You can fight the cold with a cup of hot wine, hot tea and roast chestnuts, while listening to the enchanted sound of the accordion.

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Time and Place:

Saturday 7 December Isolaccia square

  • from 10am to 7pm: artisan markets
  • from 10am:  accordion
  • Hotdog, chocolate and candies, cookies, pies, cotton candy, popcorn, liquor, mulled wine, hot tea and roast chestnuts 

Sunday 8 DecemberIsolaccia square

  • from 10am: artisan markets
  • from 10am: Zeppole and apple fritters 

EVENTI PER LE FAMIGLIE

If you wante your kids to live a dream, take them to Santa’s House and have them meet Santa Claus in person. They will also have the chance to write and sent their Christmas letters.

Time and Place:

Saturday 7 December Isolaccia square
  • from 10am: opening of Santa Claus Village
  • from 11am: exhibition by the students of Secondary School
  • from 2pm: opening of Santa Claus House
Sunday 8 December– Isolaccia square
  • from 10am: opening of the Artisasanal markets and the Santa Claus House 
  • from 2.30pm: letters to Santa released in the sky
  • to follow: Santa Claus in a carriage, photo boot with Santa, workshop for kids and zip line

TASTING EVENTS

Come taste some of the most typical Christmas food and drinks!

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Time and Place:

Saturday 7 December

  • from 10pm: Hotdog, chocolate and candies, cookies, pies, cotton candy, popcorn, liquor, hot wine, hot tea and roast chestnuts 

Sunday 8 December

  • afternoon snack: zeppole, apples fritters, mulled wine

CONCERTS

Valdidentro organizes two concerts to warm the souls before Christmas and the Epifany. The two musical events will be preceded by a singing performance by Coro Stelvio.

rassegna corale

Time and Place:

Saturday 7 December – Church of Isolaccia

  • from 9pm: Ensemble Femminile Fonte di Gaia by La Valletta Brianza
    • directed by Flora Anna Spreafico

Sunday 5 January– Church of Premadio

  • from 9pm: Tribute to Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli
    • to celebrate his 100th anniversary

CHRISTMAS CONCERT

This Christmas concert will leave you feeling all merry and bright. Plan to join the Christmas concert by Filarmonica bormiese, who will perform ancient and modern Christmas carols and songs.

concerto natale

Time and Place:

Saturday 4 January – Church of S. Anna, Piatta

  • from 9pm: Christmas concert

ARTISAN MARKETS

We could never get tired of artisanal markets during Christmas! Even the municipality of Sondalo proposes the opening of artisan markets with handcrafts and treasures but with a twist: thick and creamy hot chocolate served while you are strolling between the stands in the narrow alleys.

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Time and Place:

Sunday 8 December – beginning of via Garibaldi, Sondalo

  • from 10am: opening of artisan markets

FAMILY EVENTS

Take your kids to see Santa Claus Village in Sondalo! Santa Claus and his elfs will welcome and greet your children and collect their Christmas letters.  In addition, there will be live music entertainment with pianists, violinists, chores and carols, photo expositions and more.

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Time and Place:

Sunday 8 December – Piazza della Repubblica

  • from 10am: opening of Santa Claus Village

TASTING EVENTS

How do you feel about hot chocolate tasting? We think there is nothing better than drinking a smoking mug of hot chocolate when outside is cold. Come to Sondalo and enjoy the event Strade di Cioccolato 

strade di cioccolato

Time and Place:

Sunday 8 December – beginning of via Garibaldi, Sondalo

  • from 1pm to 7pm: Strade di Cioccolato

Foto: Caio Schieppati