In Milan the warm of the magical Christmas atmosphere comes with the charming Christmas Markets stalls.
First among these the “Oh Bej! Oh Bej! “, Whose name refers to the exclamations” oh beautiful! oh beautiful! “the children in Milan in 1510 when the papal envoy brought gifts to the city. An opportunity for Christmas shopping that attracts multitudes of fans every year in Piazza Castello for the rich offerings of the stalls: crafts, treats, nougat and many other typical sweets.
Another unmissable market is set up in Piazza Duomo which has over 100 stalls and Christmas houses full of typical products from different Italian regions with a multitude of gift ideas, in particular objects made by the masters of ‘wood crafts, wool and wax.
And who can forget the Village of Wonders at the Indro Montanelli Public Gardens? So named because only here you will find wonders such as the House of Santa Claus and the Befana, the Santa’s sleigh, a skating rink, cinema 4D, the palace of the Snow Man, downhill, Jumping, the rides and the market of the elves with food booths.
Green Christmas is another Christmas market worthy of a ride. Is organized every year at the Fonderia Napoleonica Eugenia in the heart of the Isola district, where you will find a wide variety of products in style of natural life and zero impact: from design objects bio-ecological, to clothing eco- fashion and natural cosmetics. And like any self-respecting Christmas market does not lack the corner dedicated to confectionary.
This year returns at the beautiful and breathtaking Piazza Gae Aulenti the French Christmas Markets! It will be an exclusive opportunity to immerge yourself in the magic atmospghere of a traditional french christmas village where you will be able to enjoy countless typical delights from different french regions.
This our last suggestion is instead of an entirely different scale :The Fiera dell’Artigianato, aka the International Handicrafts Selling Exhibition was founded in 1996 to promote the production capacity and quality of small craft.
With its 3040 exhibitors and over 150 thousand products from 106 countries in the world divided into three areas of Italy, Europe and the World Countries, the Fiera dell’Artigianato is at Christmas time the largest center dedicated to creativity, beauty, tradition and goodness where you can buy the most original gifts.
2014 Dates of Christmas markets in Milan:
Fair of “Oh Bej! Oh Bej !” : from 5 to 8 December 2014 in Piazza Castello
Christmas market in Piazza Duomo: December 3, 2014 by al January 6, 2015
“The Village of Wonders” at the the Indro Montanelli Public Gardens : from December 6, 2014 to 11 January 2015 – Web Site: http://www.villaggiodellemeraviglie.com/
Green Christmas in Foundry Napoleonic – Isola district: 13 and 14 December 2014
French Christmas Markets in PIazza Gae Aulenti: from 6t to 20 December 2014
L’Artigiano in Fiera at Rho Fiera: from 29 November to 8 December 2014 (daily from 10 to 22.30) – Web Site: http://www.artigianoinfiera.it/web/index.php?lingua=UK