Malcesine is one of the Lake Garda destinations to spend Christmas holidays in, with the Enchanted Village, skating and sledding rinks, and nativity displays around the hamlet. The festivities begin on December 4 and go until January 7, 2024, featuring entertainment for the entire family.

Culture and tradition

The Nativity scene on the Aril, the world’s smallest river, which will be unveiled on December 8, is unquestionably one of the must-sees. An essential stop for culture-loving travelers is the Scaliger Castle, which will be accessible every day from December 22 to January 7 save Christmas Day. In addition to experiencing the charm of the town, the Artisan and Gastronomic Market in Piazza Statuto will provide plenty of traditional culinary delights.

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Christmas in Malcesine and sports

The Monte Baldo Cable Car will become a cherished friend for sports enthusiasts, opening on December 23 to go skiing on the snowy peaks. Other activities are planned, including the Christmas’ Run, a competitive and non-competitive run on December 8, and the Christmas walk organized by Nordic Walking Malcesine on Saturday, December 16.

Christmas with the family

Children will be the undisputed stars of Malcesine Christmas. It all begins with the Enchanted Village, where the Lake Garda Santa Claus will be waiting for all youngsters on December 8-9-10-16-17 with entertainment, workshops, the playroom, sledding, and skating rinks. Still, there will be several nativity displays to enjoy around the town, as well as the Epiphany Festival in Piazza Statuto on January 6.