This year Piazza Castello will be also the centrepiece of the Christmas events. In fact, from November 29th, the square will be enriched by the charming wooden chalets where you can find many Italian artisan products, but also specialties from Finland, France, Germany and Austria.
In Piazza Solferino there will be the traditional skating rink surrounded by a classic Christmas village where you can taste the mountain delicacies. The programme includes also many sporting events and dance performances.
The market in Piazza Santa Rita, on the other hand, will welcome you with ancient flavours atmosphere, with a special eye on its Sanctuary.
Finally, for the Cortile Maglio, in the covered square of Borgo Dora, will host many interesting activities; stalls, yoga sessions, Christmas carols, Gospel choirs, bike tours and, every Friday, Christmas-themed aperitifs.
Then there will be the giant nativity scene and even a dedicated museum.
But it’s not over here. Christmas this year is combined with sustainability! During the Christmas period, guided bike tours will be organized to allow you to reach the Christmas markets in Turin and visit the historical centre.
Here are the main markets in the city:
November 29th 2019-January 6th 2020
In the heart of the city, you will find a market dedicated to the five senses: the sight, represented by lights and candles, the hearing enhanced by the Christmas melodies, the taste captivated by strudel and biscuits and the touch, abandoned among silks and precious wools . The local, national and international exhibitors, coming from Germany, Finland and Switzerland, will bring their Christmas traditions to Turin.
from Monday to Thursday from 10.30 am to 8.30 pm
Friday from 10.30 am to 9.00 pm
Saturday, Sunday, holidays and pre-holidays from 10.30 am to 11.00 pm
Find out more: every Saturday from November 30th to January 4th (from 10.00 am to 1.00 pm) from Piazza Castello (departure and arrival point) starts PedalaTO (Amenos service): a guided tour by bicycle or e-bike that will make Christmas live through the streets, squares and places that makes Turin magic. From Piazza Castello, through the Roman Quadrilateral, to Borgo Dora and the Cortile del Maglio market, to then reach Piazza Vittorio Veneto, Piazza San Carlo, Piazza Solferino with its food market, Piazza Carignano and Piazza Carlo Alberto.
PIAZZA SANTA RITA
November 29th – December
Around one of the symbols of Turin, the Sanctuary of Piazza Santa Rita, the Christmas spirit is represented by food and wine emotions, Christmas objects and gift ideas, in the centre of a small borough where every day the festive atmosphere will be special.
Every day from 10.00 am to 8.30 pm
CORTILE DEL MAGLIO
November 29th – December
The former forges of the Arsenale complex are now the traditional home of Christmas markets. Exhibitors, mostly artisans, will represent the typical laboratory atmosphere in the Cortile del Maglio: nativity scenes, artistic compositions, clay sculptures, ceramic, glass and wood household items, embroidery on fabric, wax artefacts, for a gift that is the fruit of the creativity and skill of manual work. Moreover musical and sporting events are held to cheer the visitors and the streets of Borgo Dora with colours and classic sounds of Christmas.
From Monday to Friday from 12.00am to 7.00pm
Saturday, Sunday, holidays and pre-holidays from 10.30 am to 7.00 pm
Find out more:
Yoga lesson, Sunday 15th December from 3 pm
The Kuvalayananda Institute of Psychosomatics and Integral Yoga will transform the Cortile del Maglio, in a path that will open the doors to meditation and physical and mental well-being.
Christmas aperitifs, every Friday from 6th to 20th December (starting at 5.00 pm) at Lamarada. Enjoy it after a long walk or after Christmas shopping. Lamarada is located in the Cortile del Maglio and it will propose an aperitif specifically created for the occasion, to celebrate the Christmas holidays.
Christmas Choirs Thursday 19th December from 6.30pm
Sunday 22nd December from 4.30pm
The female choir VocinCanto and the Voci in Note choir will alternate at the Cortile del Maglio to remind us that Christmas is a moment of sharing and emotions.
November 29th 2019-
January 6th 2020
Piazza Solferino will become a paradise for gourmands. As in a magical Santa Claus Village, the houses will host the flavours of Christmas: hot chocolate, nougat, panettone, biscuits but also Tyrolean products, donuts, strudel, truffles, crepes and waffles.
From Monday to Thursday from 10.30 am to 9.30 pm
Friday from 10.30 am to 8.30 pm
Saturday, Sunday, holidays and pre-holidays from 10.30 am to midnight
Find out more:
On Friday 27th December from 4.00 pm – “Il calore dei Balli”. The pressing rhythm, the simple and winking steps …this is the Latin American dance. The winter cold meets the heat of Latin dances with the Sampaoli Dance and Dance School which, with its over seventy years of experience, will warm Piazza Solferino with its dancers and take us to warm and distant lands, making it impossible to resist the rhythm. Among bachata, tango and salsa, the dancers will make this Christmas less cold and a little more exotic and suggestive.