Christmas in Milan – Christmas shopping places and how to reach the main Christmas markets
Christmas is one of the best times to visit Milan. During Christmas holidays, the city becomes even more spectacular, thanks to the presence of Christmas markets everywhere and large sparkling trees, to be discovered while walking through the streets, or with the city’s public transports.
The largest Christmas market in Milan takes place in Piazza Duomo, with over 60 chalets selling traditional Christmas gifts and crafts such as decorations, tree balls, nativity scenes and a wide range of food delicacies. The Duomo Christmas market is open from 9am to 9pm, and is the perfect place for an afternoon or evening stroll. Piazza Duomo in Milan is close to Galleria Vittorio Emanuele, via Dante, Corso Vittorio Emanuele and via Montenapoleone, the main shopping streets in Milan, ideal places to do Christmas shopping. Just a few steps away from the Duomo you will find also La Rinascente, a collection of high-end stores with Italian and international brands in fashion, accessories, beauty, homeware, design and food.
You can reach Piazza Duomo easily:
M1 (Red Line): Duomo stop
M3 (Green Line) Duomo stop
Line 54, 57, 60,65, 73,81
Line S1, S13, S4, S5 e S6
Another very important Christmas fair of the city is the traditional “Oh Bej! Oh Bej!” market, which takes place during the weekend of Sant'Ambrogio (Patron Saint of Milan) in front of Castello Sforzesco, and attracts thousands of people every year. Many stands display antiques, clothes, toys, Christmas decorations, sweets and winter delicacies. It is one of the oldest traditions of the city, whose origins date back to 1288. Reaching this fair is very simple, with the following public transports:
M1 (Red Line): Cairoli or Cadorna FN stop
M2 (Green Line): Lanza or Cadorna FN stop
Line 1, 2, 4, 12, 14, 27
Line 50, 57, 58, 61, 94
Moreover, walking around Milan you will find many lights and Christmas trees made in collaboration with artists or designers, that become the centre and heart of each neighbourhood during Christmas holidays in Milan.
Remember! To access Milan Public Transport network, remember to buy the ticket that best suits your need, you can find all the tickets at your disposal clicking here.
Milan Travel Card: It is possible to purchase the Milan Travel Card to have free access to public transportation, and discounts in many museums and attraction in Milan at the price of 11,50 € (for 24h), 17,50 € (for 48h) and 19 ,50€ (for 72h), click here for more information.