Also this year at Christmas time the city of Venice and Mestre host the traditional Christmas markets.
Starting from 29 November 2014 until January 6, 2015 the main squares and streets of the cities of Mestre
will host the Christmas markets
, which have now become a regular event for adults and children.
First to inaugurate Christmas season is the market
, the mainland of Venice
; on December 29, 2014 in Piazza Ferretto
from 9am until 7pm, timetable that will be observed every day until 6 January 2015 (except public holidays), will be open all the stalls, rich in local crafts, food and wine typical of the Veneto and other regions, objects and various toys. In addition to all the different stalls the program of La Piazza in Festa also provides music and concerts on Saturday and Sunday, jugglers and circus theater, book presentations and entertainment for children. The market will then remain open until Epiphany.
With regard to the city of Venice
, the markets will be held in different areas of the city and will remain in the city until Christmas Eve. The Christmas
proposed by the city of Venice
is a fascinating journey through craft products, tastings, Christmas
trees, concerts and activities for the little ones. The best known and most "Christmassy
" between Venetian markets is the one of Campo Santo Stefano which is held from early December until Christmas eve. The goal is to create a meeting point where tourists and Venetians can taste regional specialties, with great music and can spend the holidays together. Very characteristic is also the fact that most of the stands of this market are placed inside wooden houses, built with special care, modeled on those of the countries of northern Europe.
In addition to the famous market of Santo Stefano
, it is served also another one much less characteristic between Campo San Bortolomio
and Strada Nuova
, also open until Christmas Eve.
Remarkable is definitely the island of Murano
, where to welcome visitors during the Christmas season the tourists will find installations of glass
in theme with Christmas, the most important works of the master glassmakers.