Christmas in Parma

Markets, lots of music, children's events also for Christmas 2023

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  • Place
    Parma and others places
  • Interests
    Art & Culture
  • Events
    Christmas / Christmas Market

To celebrate Christmas 2023, Parma will be dressed in lights and colors! You can only be fascinated by the small neighborhoods that shine with lights and by the elegant Piazza Garibaldi with the Christmas tree, which will be lit as usual on the afternoon of December 8.

In addition, there are many initiatives for young and old.



The Christmas Markets are back in Piazza Ghiaia with space for workshops for children, on 26 November, 3, 8, 10, 17, 24 December. The Porticoes of the Old Hospital will welcome Oltremarket on December 2, 3 December and 8, 9, 10.

Fairs of Parma will welcome Winter Jamboree for the first time with vintage markets and music, from 7 to 10 December.


On December 31, Music in Garibaldi square and music with the concerts on December 31 and New Year's Eve at the Teatro Regio and on January 1 also at the Paganini Auditorium with a concert by the Arturo Toscanini Philharmonic.


  • at the Pinacoteca Stuard and the Castello dei Burattini – Giordano Ferrari Museum in Parma promote special free Christmas-themed workshops for girls and boys. Every Saturday, the little ones will be invited to discover the magic of Christmas tales through the paintings, marionettes and puppets kept in the San Paolo Museums. 
  • Tutti matti sotto zero International Festival of Contemporary Circus and Nouvelle Magic that returns from December to January. 
  • Regio Young with the Christmas show Lo schiaccianoci e il re dei topi (The Nutcracker) on Saturday, December 2.
  • at the House of Music events for Christmas for kids, such as the traditional Christmas corner on Sunday, December 10.

In addition...

the traditional Nativity scene at the Church of the Annunziata, the Joust at Piazzale della Steccata, the Market for Santa Lucia, the skating rink in front of the Euro Torri mall, the many initiatives for families in the Castles of the Duchy and the Labyrinth of the Masone, and Bazzano will be again the Town of nativity scenes.

The program is available on the website of Parma Welcome.


  • - Parma (Parma)
  • - Parma (Parma)
  • - Parma (Parma)
2 December 2023 - January 7, 2024
See the website
  • Some paid events

Information offices

IAT-R Parma
Piazza Giuseppe Garibaldi, 1 - Parma (PR)
+ 39 0521 218889 Opening: all year round

Last update 27/12/2023

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