Let's Celebrate Christmas All Together in Porto Valtravaglia

Discover the Porto Valtravaglia Christmas Markets: an enchanted weekend the 2nd and 3rd December. For You, creative workshops, food stands and Christmas train.
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The picturesque village of Porto Valtravaglia is dressed up to welcome the Christmas Markets. On Dec. 2 and 3 2023, more than 100 exhibitors will enliven the streets with Christmas stalls, offering crafts, food and entertainment. The magic of Santa's Village and joyful Christmas carols will not be missed.

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Start

2023-12-02
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End

2023-12-03
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Organizer

Proloco Porto Valtravaglia
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Location

Piazza Imbarcadero
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Price

Free Event
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Program

  • December 2, 2023:
    • - 10:00 a.m. - Opening Markets
    • - 12:00 - Food Stands
    • - 14:00 - Christmas Train
    • - 2:30 p.m. - Bagpipers on tour
    • - 15:00 - Santa Claus Band
  • December 3, 2023:
    • - 10:00 a.m. - Opening Markets
    • - 10:30 a.m. - Christmas Train
    • - 14:30 - Santa Claus Band
    • - 18:30 - Fireworks

The program of the Christmas Markets of Porto Valtravaglia

Porto Valtravaglia lights up with festivity on Dec. 2 and 3, hosting the Christmas Markets that transform the village into a festive enchantment. From 10 a.m., Santa's Village opens its doors along with more than 100 exhibitors who set up their stalls along the lakeshore and squares, offering handicrafts, local delicacies and unique gifts.

The Christmas atmosphere is made even more magical by choirs and the Santa Claus Band parading through the streets, while children can participate in creative workshops and visit Santa's Farm. The program also includes free rides on the Christmas train, which serves as a link between the different attractions, and concludes Sunday evening with an impressive fireworks display over the lake.

An immersive experience to celebrate tradition and the Christmas spirit while sharing joy and community warmth.

Where to park for the Porto Valtravaglia Christmas markets

Recommended parking as it is less crowded and allows a walk through the historic centre.

Parcheggio Supermarket Unes

This car park is recommended for its proximity to the event.

Parcheggio Via Castello

This car park is recommended due to its proximity to the event and parking availability.

Parcheggio Campo Sportivo

This car park is recommended because it is less crowded and because it allows a walk through the historic centre.

How to Get to Porto Valtavaglia

Getting to Porto Valtravaglia is convenient and flexible, with various transportation options available. By car, the municipality is easily reached: starting from the A8 highway, follow the exit for Sesto Calende-Vergiate and merge onto the SS629, with clear signs for Laveno Mombello and then Porto Valtravaglia.

For travelers by train, Porto Valtravaglia station is located on the line connecting Luino to Milan, ensuring regular connections to major cities in Lombardy and Piedmont. Nearby, Laveno Mombello station is also a hub for ferries, enabling crossings across the lake to the Piedmont shore and locations such as Intra and Pallanza.

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the Porto Valtravaglia Christmas Markets?
The Porto Valtravaglia Christmas Markets are a festive event held annually in the town of the same name. They offer visitors a wide range of Christmas stalls, with local crafts, traditional foods, creative workshops and entertainment such as Christmas choirs and the Santa Claus Band.
Where are the Christmas markets held in Porto Valtravaglia?
The Porto Valtravaglia Christmas Markets take place in the town's picturesque squares and along the lakefront, transforming the landscape into a magical Christmas village that welcomes exhibitors and visitors in an atmosphere of joy and tradition.
When are the Porto Valtravaglia Christmas Markets held?
The Porto Valtravaglia Christmas Markets take place on the first weekend of December, specifically Dec. 2 and 3 2023. The event starts at 10 a.m. on Saturday and ends on Sunday evening with an impressive fireworks display.
What are the main attractions of the Porto Valtravaglia Christmas Markets?
Highlights of the Porto Valtravaglia Christmas Markets include Santa's Village, Santa's Farm for the little ones, creative workshops, Christmas musical performances, food stands with local specialties, and the Christmas train for a festive tour of the municipality.

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