Christmas Holidays is the perfect season for shopping, events and cultural attractions: from Christmas markets to holiday museum hours, here’s our guide to enjoying Christmas in Milan!

 

 

Christmas Markets

Christmas markets in milan where to go

Milan is one of the world’s most renowned destinations for shopping: designer stores, Italian boutiques and outdoor markets.

What about passing through your Christmas list with some Made In Italy gift?

Christmas season in Milan starts officially on December 7th, when we celebrate Saint Ambrose Feast, Milan’s patron.

For the occasion people of Milan organize every year the O Bej, O Bej” Christmas market (which means “oh how nice!” in Milanese dialect) in front of Castello Sforzesco.

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Artigiano in Fiera

French pastry at artigiano in fiera milano December 2017

If you want to have a HUGE shopping experience, from December 2nd to 10th get lost in the pavilions at the Artigiano in Fiera, which takes place at the Rho Fiera Exhibition Center.

If you’re planning to come in Milan later, no worries: walk among Milan Fashion District, il Quadrilatero della Moda, the heart of Italian Fashion Luxury.

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Christmas Food

Christmas Panettone Cova Milano

Credits to @CovaMontenapoleone

Panettone, unquestionably sweet of Christmas, is one of the symbols of the Milanese pastry shop; with its domed shape, dates back to the Viscount Court of the late XIV Century.

People says that milanese Panettone got famous thanks to Pasticceria Cova, in via Montenapoleone, 8: so what’s you are waiting for? Try a slice of it!

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Christmas Atmosphere in Milan

tram Christmas milan spontini lights

On December the sun goes down early: enjoy Milan’s colorful Christmas lights!

They are everywhere: from Santa Maria delle Grazie Church, to the giant Christmas tree in Duomo Square, from Navigli District to trams.

Enjoy the magic atmosphere of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele and Quadrilatero della Moda: each district celebrate Christmas with its own style and creativity.

 

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Cultural Attractions

Milano, Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, illuminazione natale 2011

Milan is the one of the most acclaimed cultural city of the world, thanks to its churches, museums and galleries.

If you’re coming on Christmas season, have a look if some of these places are closed over the holidays, usually from December 25th and January 1st.

Most of the tourist attraction stay open everyday, such as:

  • Museo del Novecento – It’s the 20th Century Art Gallery in Duomo Square
  • Castello Sforzesco – The XV Century Castle is open everyday, but its museums are closed on Mondays, on December 25th and January 1st.
  • Pinacoteca di Brera – This museum has one of the biggest collections of Renaissance paintings, it really worths a view, except for Mondays, December 25th and January 1st, when it’s closed.
  • Teatro Alla Scala – The famous opera house hosts many performances during the holiday season.

 

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Milan has a magic atmosphere on Christmas, you would fall in love with the City!

If you’re planning a trip during the holiday season, we’ll suit a Private Themed Tour for you and your family: see you at the shop!

 

Note: the shop will be closed on December 24th and 25th.