The magic of Christmas in Val Gardena also by motorbike, if there is not too much snow or ice. A show not to be missed.
Val Gardena will once again be transformed into the most evocative "Valley of the birth of the Dolomites".
La Gardena Valley for years it has been recognized as the Christmas Valley and, starting from November 29th, the thousands of lights of the three Christmas markets par excellence will be re-lit; that of Ortisei, S. Cristina and Selva Val Gardena, immersed in the natural setting of The Dolomites, A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
However, each of the three markets has different characteristics and peculiarities ... let's go and discover them:
Ortisei will become the "Christmas country”And its market will offer gifts and surprises between Christmas melodies, homemade sweets, handmade wooden objects and a myriad of lights. Every day you will be able to attend the show of the choirs or listen to the sounds of the mountain horns or even participate in courses to learn how to make many objects or Ladin dishes. Many products offered by the stands, all original and authentic, from sculptures and dolls to Christmas wreaths, from lanterns to frames, from candles to felt products. Finally, children can post their letters in a special mailbox in Stetteneck Square. www.nadelurtijei.it
The Christmas market of S.Cristina, traditionally offers many typical products, both of craftsmanship and of local gastronomy thanks to the vast offer of Tyrolean sweets and specialties that will delight the palates of visitors. The market is located in a panoramic place, at the foot of the Sassolungo and Gardena Castle and has always offered a special atmosphere and many good ideas for a Christmas gift. In addition, it will be possible to attend live performances by the master sculptors of Val Gardena and listen to mountain music and melodies. Every weekend and on weekdays, gingerbread cookies and exquisite “Spitzbuben”, shortcrust pastry filled with apricot jam will be baked. www.mercatino-natale.it
Finally, Selva Val Gardena, famous for the "Mountain Christmas". The town is located in the heart of the Dolomites, at the foot of the Sella massif, and is the highest town in the valley. The atmosphere of the ski slopes will ideally be transferred to the pedestrian street of the town center and here a continuous strip of lights 350 meters long and 12 wooden reproductions of the cable car cabins will also be created. Selva is, in fact, in the middle of the legendary “Sella Ronda” ski-tour, with over 500 km of slopes. Among the stands it will be possible to taste gingerbread, mulled wine, homemade cakes, artisanal chocolate or buy unique items for next Christmas. In addition, the traditional art of Val Gardena sculpture will find space in a beautiful nativity scene exhibition. www.mountain-christmas.com