Discover what Val Gardena offers during the Christmas Time!

Did you ever ask yourself how it feels to live Christmas at the feet of the Dolomites? We do have the answer to this question!

In the heart of the Italian Alps, between the snowy trees of South Tyrol and the shining peaks of the Dolomites, there is a place people call the Christmas Valley.

This valley is Val Gardena, set in the heart of the Sella Ronda and Dolomiti Superski ski resort, which dives in warm colors and thousands of lights in the Christmas time, for a magic Christmas Atmosphere!

The cozy towns of Selva, Santa Cristina and Ortisei present this year again their traditional Christmas markets, every single one of them has its own character and charm.

You will be able to dive into a world made of Christmas magic and local tradition, which will envelope you and your beloved ones with its perfumes of ginger bread, mullet wine and many other local specialties.

Also people who do not ski will love Val Gardena in this period of the year, because the tourism associations provide many off-ski activities for young and old.

Are you unsure about which town between Selva, Santa Cristina and Ortisei to choose?

Here a small panoramic about the three Christmas market organized in Val Gardena:


Mountain Christmas – Selva Val Gardena

The extravagant new entry of the Christmas markets!

Opened last year, this very particular Christmas market is set between the Nives Square and the church, in the heart of the town center of Selva Val Gardena.

It distinguished itself due to its very particular esthetic peculiarities, like the Christmas huts, which where all designed and created by local artisans, to let every single one of them be unique.

These small cottages are hosted by the local vendors and innkeepers, which will propose you only the best local handmade products, as well as traditional and new Christmas delicacies.

The main symbol of this particular Christmas market is for sure the cableway (only for esthetic purposes), which accompanies all the length of the market, marking the transition of Selva from its traditional roots to the shining modern era.

This market is for sure the most extravagant and alternative one and marks the first (or the last one, depending on the point of view) stop for your Christmas holidays in Val Gardena!


Magic Town – Santa Cristina Val Gardena

The magic of Christmas for young and old!

This cute Christmas market, which is the smallest one in Val Gardena, is set on the Iman Square, in the town center of Santa Cristina Val Gardena.

It was the first Christmas market in Val Gardena, founded over a decade ago and it still keeps the traditional shape of the Christmas in the Dolomites.

From this year on it was renamed “Magic Town” creating a very new concept: A Christmas market particularly oriented to welcome children and families, in a small fairy-tale like town, made of ice trees, cute pets and the mascot preferred by the children, Jokki the tree, which will have a lot of fun with families and kids.

Everything happens I front of a rarity, a small monument, a unique in the world: The largest hand carved nativity scene in the world! This artwork is visit able for free and represents the peak of the best woodcarvers of Val Gardena, showing to the world the ancient roots of their art.

This market is for sure the perfect one for family holidays!


Ortisei – The Christmas Town

The romantic Christmas market with the elegant touch!

This wonderful Christmas market is located on the famous pedestrian area of the town center of Ortisei in Val Gardena.

From Anthony’s Square to the Church Square, you will live unforgettable emotions, walking between the elegant cottages of Ortisei, breathing sweet perfumes and hearing romantic Christmas melodies, while looking for the best ideas for your Christmas presents.

You immediately dive into the romantic atmosphere, which reins in this elegant market, surrounded by the colored facades of Ortisei, enjoying your holiday with your love at their top.

In Ortisei you will also be able to taste the best local specialties or try some new aperitif drink.

The Christmas Market of Ortisei is the right place if you want to surprise your love!

Did you ever dream of opening the presents under a tree in a typical Tyrolean Stube, at your apartment in the Dolomites? Or maybe to see your kids on Christmas morning, playing happily in the snow of the Val Gardena Dolomites?

Than what are you waiting for? Book now your apartment in Val Gardena and live magic Christmas holidays in the Dolomites!