Christmas Gift Shopping and Events in Milan

Milan is a great place to visit before the Christmas holidays. The streets are festively decorated and the shop windows are more enticing than ever. Markets with handcrafted items, food and wine from all regions of Italy and special events are going on all over the city.

Christmas Markets and food Markets in Milan

Oh bej! Oh bej! Dec 7th is St. Ambrogio day, the patron saint of Milan and marks the start of the Oh bej! Oh bej! Milan Christmas Festival and market. Oh bej! means ‘how beautiful!’ in the Milanese dialect, an well describes the toys, gifts, gadgets, handmade items as well as specialty foods and wines on sale at the market. You can find the Oh bej! Oh bej! market at Piazza Castello the week of Dec 7th.

Green Christmas,  At Fonderia Napoleonica Eugenia, area Isola , two days to browse through clothing eco-fashion , designer eco-friendly bio- products and bio- cosmetics to make people aware of a philosophy of life ” zero impact ” . Via Genova Giovanni Thaon Di Revel, 21, 20159 Milan, Italy – Tel.:+39 02 668 7738 https://www.facebook.com/events/619965678042059/?source=1

All Saints Church Christmas Market , 30 Nov – Christmas decorations and crafts. New and second-hand books, second-hand clothing. All proceeds go toward the All Saints Church parish fund.Via Solferino 17 Milan, (MM Moscova)

There are other markets and events going on throughout the city.  See our events calendar for more dates and events this year.

Sport events

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Run Santa Run!
Santa Claus is known as Babbo Natale, 14 Dec 2013 Babbo Running non -ompetitive 5K run. Come dressed as Santa Claus!  http://www.babborunning.it/

 

Giant Christmas Trees & Skating Rink, Events for Children

SANYO DIGITAL CAMERAThere is a giant tree and Christmas at Piazza Duomo, also in Stazione Centrale.

In Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, Swarovski usually has a an amazing Christmas display.

At the Pubic Gardens – Giardini Publici there is Il Villaggio delle Meraviglie (The Village of Wonders) a market, children’s play and entertainment center and ice skating rink for all ages. 6 Dec 2013 -12 Jan 2014, http://www.villaggiodellemeraviglie.com/index.php

On 15 December, 21 December and 22 December in Piazza San Babila in Milan at the Teatro Nuovo the event The Tales of Christmas, elements of puppetry appear as if by magic from the hands of storytellers, at 16.00, for children aged 3 to 10 years
(check dates, times, prices at Theatre). http://www.teatronuovo.it/

Fashion & Design Christmas Gifts

For the consumer with more elaborate tastes, the  shops in the city center are open longer hours as well as Saturday and Sunday during the Christmas period.

Vetrerie Di Empoli, MIlanoVetrerie di Empoli, (photo left) Via Monte Napoleone, 22, 20121 Milano.  Heirloom and Luxury Christmas decor. A nondescript entrance, here you will find some of the most precious and elegant hand-blown glass items. At Christmas the Vetrerie Di Empoli boutique is decked out to the brim with baubles and tree decorations. You mustn’t leave the store without a Christmas keepsake from Milan.
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Tea Rose (photo left) offers beautiful flower arrangements, fashion by exclusive selected designers, as well as natural beauty products. They are well known for their wedding decor. Via Manzoni 27, Milano
Go to Paolo Lattuada,  Garden, Flower & Design  for an absolutely unforgettable Christmas wreath or flower arrangement for your centerpiece  Via Molino delle Armi 19 Tel 02 58305078  http://www.paololattuada.it or Armani Fiori  Via Manzoni 31 tel 9 02 7231 8640.
brass_2hoop_tourq2Celia Elizabeth Jewelry  (photo left) Jewelry inspired by Celtic art and traditions of the 12th to 15th centuries using warm Earth tones; semi-precious stones, natural colors and mixed metals. www.celiaelizabeth.etsy.com
Carrousel LeMarché + LesAteliers ; fashion, crafters, design, art  and workshop, a great place to find something original and handmade See  http://lecarrousel.blogspot.it/ for calendar of events and children’s workshops.

Cascina Cuccagna,  via Cuccagna 2/4, ang. via Muratori. (MM Pt. Romana).Cascina Cuccagna promotes local organic produce and projects working toward an eco friendly society, there is also an organic market stall, bar and restaurant.  See more about Cascina Cuccagna  http://www.cuccagna.org/portal/IT/handle/?page=homepage

Religous and Cultural Events

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The Last Supper
Visit Leonardo DaVinci’s masterpiece “The Last Supper”. Skip the line and get priority tickets.

Discover Milan’s must-see attractions on this comprehensive small group walking tour. Your half-day walking tour includes skip-the-line viewing of Leonardo da Vinci’s famous painting ‘The Last Supper’.
CHRISTMAS EVENTS & MARKETS IN MILAN 2013

5-8 Dec 2013

Oh bej! Oh bej! Milan Christmas Festival  2013
Piazza Castello

Mid Dec 2013 – Jan 6 2014
Christmas market
Piazza Duomo

30 Nov – 9 Dec 2013
L’artigiano in Fiera- Artisans Fair
Fiera Rho
(free entrance)

30 Nov 2013
All Saints Church Christmas Market , Christmas decorations and crafts. New and second-hand books, second-hand clothing. All proceeds go toward the All Saints Church parish fund.Via Solferino 17 Milan, (MM Moscova)

14-15 Dec 2013
Green Christmas Eco Market
Fonderia Napoleonica Eugenia
Via Genova Giovanni Thaon Di Revel, 21, 20159 Milan, Italy – Tel.:+39 02 668 7738
area Isola
Green Christmas , two days to browse through clothing eco-fashion , designer eco-friendly bio- products and bio- cosmetics to make people aware of a philosophy of life ” zero impact ” . https://www.facebook.com/events/619965678042059/?source=1

29 Nov-  24 Dec
Temporary Xmas shop
Via Lattuada x Via Montenero
Temporary store open everyday 10.00 alle ore 19.30.

6 Dec 2013 -12 Jan 2014,
At the Pubic Gardens – Giardini Publici there is Il Villaggio delle Meraviglie (The Village of Wonders) a market, children’s play and entertainment center and ice skating rink for all ages.
http://www.villaggiodellemeraviglie.com/index.php

 15 Dec , 21 Dec, 22 Dec 2013
On 15 December, 21 December and 22 December in Piazza San Babila in Milan at the Teatro Nuovo the event The Tales of Christmas, elements of puppetry appear as if by magic from the hands of storytellers, at 16.00, for children aged 3 to 10 years
(check dates, times, prices at Theatre). http://www.teatronuovo.it/

22 Dec 2013

At  Teatro dal Verme in Via San Giovanni sul Muro, “Little Musical Afternoons”. Christmas Concert, by Federico Manfredi, director Manuel Renga, children’s choir Akses of Milan, The Little Orchestra Musical Afternoons, director Daniele Parziani at 11:00 am
Story telling; A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens (check dates, times, prices at Theatre). http://dalverme.org/event.php?id=1306

See our events calendar for more dates and events this year.

 

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