Christmas markets 2023 in Aosta Valley

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Valle d'Aosta is one of the most enchanting destinations to immerse yourself in the Christmas atmosphere. Among the numerous attractions offered by this winter region, Christmas markets are an absolute must not to be missed. Discover the magic of these enchanting markets, stretching from Aosta to Gressoney, and participate in unique events such as the arrival of Rhémy de Noël in Courmayeur or the Santa Claus village at Forte di Bard.

Discover the magic of the 2023 Christmas markets in Valle d'Aosta and savor the typical Valdostan coffee

Plan your holiday to explore the 2023 Christmas markets 2023

Christmas Markets 2023: The magical atmosphere of Marché Vert Noel in Aosta

Valdostan Christmas traditions come to life in a magical atmosphere at Marché Vert Noel in Aosta. This Christmas market is a true paradise for Christmas lovers, with its colorful stalls filled with local handmade products. Here, you can immerse yourself in Valdostan culture, discovering the unique traditions of this region during the Christmas season.

Stroll through various stands, admiring carved wooden objects, traditional sweets, and handmade Christmas decorations. Additionally, indulge in the typical flavors of local cuisine, tasting specialties such as "polenta concia" and fontina cheese. Marché Vert Noel is a place where you can experience the enchantment of Valdostan Christmas and create unforgettable memories.

Piazza Caveri, Piazza Giovanni XXIII (the square in front of the Cathedral), and Piazza Roncas in front of the Regional Archaeological Museum.

November 25, 2022, to January 8, 2023, every day from 10:30 am to 8:00 pm (December 25 and January 1, from 3:00 pm to 8:00 pm).

Christmas Markets 2023: Immerse yourself in the Christmas atmosphere of the Gressoney Markets

The Christmas Markets of Gressoney offer a unique experience to fully immerse yourself in the magical atmosphere of the holidays. During the Christmas season, the picturesque streets of the center transform into a paradise for Christmas enthusiasts, offering a wide selection of handmade products and local culinary delights.

Visitors will have the opportunity to stroll through the stalls, admiring the handmade creations of exhibitors and succumbing to the enticing scents of freshly baked cookies, mulled wine, and hot chocolate. In addition to Christmas shopping, the Gressoney Markets also offer a rich program of events and shows to entertain both young and old, including the unmissable meeting with Santa Claus and his helper elves to deliver the letters.

On December 27, the children's theater show "Santa Claus and the Child Who Wanted Everything Everything Everything," curated by Fabrizio Palma.

Pedestrian area of Gressoney-La-Trinité

December 2, 9, 16, 23, 28, 2023, and January 5, 2024.

The traditional arrival of Rhémy de Noël in Courmayeur: the roots of a fascinating story

On December 24, the traditional arrival of Rhémy de Noël in Courmayeur is an event rooted in a fascinating story. Every year, on Christmas Eve, the legendary figure of Rhémy descends to the valley to deliver gifts to children who have lit a lantern to guide him to their homes.

This tradition dates back to ancient times and has been passed down from generation to generation, becoming a much-anticipated moment for both young and old. Hundreds of letters addressed to Rhémy arrive in the village every year, and he responds with care and attention to each one.

The arrival of Rhémy de Noël in Courmayeur is a magical moment that makes the Christmas atmosphere in this charming mountain village even more special.


December 24, 2023

Santa Claus Village at Forte di Bard: Animations and workshops for the little ones

In the evocative setting of Forte di Bard, in addition to the immersive show "Luci di Natale", visitors will have the opportunity to experience a unique adventure in the Santa Claus Village. This scenic location will enchant the little ones with animations and workshops designed especially for them.

Children can meet the mythical Santa Claus and his cheerful elves, immersing themselves in the magical and festive atmosphere of the Christmas holidays. Throughout the festivities, creative workshops will be organized, allowing children to unleash their imagination and create small Christmas ornaments to take home as a memento of this unforgettable visit to Forte di Bard.

The goal is to give the little ones moments of joy and fun in an enchanted environment, providing them with an unforgettable Christmas.

Forte di Bard

From December 8 to December 24, 2023,
- Tuesday to Thursday: 10:00 am-6:00 pm,
- Friday, Saturday, and Sunday: 10:00 am-8:00 pm.

From December 26, 2023, to January 7, 2024, open every day from 10:00 am to 8:00 pm 
- December 31: 10:00 am-6:00 pm,
- January 1: 2:00 pm-8:00 pm.
- Closed on December 25.

Valdostan Coffee: Symbol of Conviviality and Friendship in Valdostan Culture

Valdostan coffee is much more than a simple beverage; it is a symbol of conviviality and friendship in Valdostan culture. This unique tradition requires the use of a special container called "grolla" or "coppa dell'amicizia", hand-carved from a piece of wood.

Each cup of coffee is shared among friends, creating a moment of intimacy and sharing. This symbolic gesture represents the importance of human relationships in Valdostan culture, where friendship is considered a fundamental value.

Valdostan coffee is not just a drink but an experience that brings people together and creates unbreakable bonds.
Bring a bit of Valle d'Aosta to your home and try making Valdostan coffee yourself!

Ingredients for 4 servings:

- 4 espresso cups of coffee
- 2 espresso cups of Valdostan grappa
- 8 teaspoons of sugar
- Lemon zest
- Orange zest

Pour, in the typical Valdostan "Coppa dell'amicizia," the coffee, which should be long and boiling, preferably prepared by direct infusion rather than espresso.

Add the sugar, orange zest, and lemon zest. Sprinkle the rim of the cup with sugar, moistening it with grappa and pouring the rest into the coffee.

Ignite the liquid, stirring with a spoon and letting it burn until the sugar on the edge is caramelized. The guests will drink, once the flame is extinguished with the lid, one after the other and counterclockwise, from the different spouts of the cup ("à la ronde").