Visiting Venice this season? With festivities in full swing, there's plenty of activities to enjoy with loved ones. Discover our travel guide for a round-up of the most exciting events happening across town to make your holiday a memorable one.
MIDNIGHT MASS AT BASILICA SAN MARCO
Starting at 11:30PM, the mass on the night of Christmas eve is one of the most popular services of the year - so arrive early to secure a seat! The gold-lined basilica feels like a glittering treasure chest, as thousands of candles reflect off the ancient golden mosaics covering its soaring domes. With incense swirling and angelic music from the chapel choir, the atmosphere is truly timeless.
DATES & TIMES 11:30PM | December 24, 2019
LOCATION Saint Mark's Basilica
ICE-SKATING IN CAMPO SAN POLO
Thousands of venetians and tourists from across the globe enjoy ice skating in Campo San Polo each winter. After all, there's nothing more cheerful than gliding across the ice in the middle of the city and then enjoying a hot chocolate or other favourable Christmas delicacies afterwards!
Murano's main street, Fondamenta dei Vetrai, sparkles with Christmas lights that are delicately strung across the narrow canal, where you can also find festive glass sculptures. From the most beautiful glass baubles to delicate table-top Christmas trees and witty Santas in gondolas, you can stock up on everything you’ll need for the holiday period.
DATES & TIMES December 2019 to early January 2020
As the birthplace of Vivaldi, the world-famous classical composer, and home to La Fenice, one of the most renowned opera houses in Italy - it's no doubt that concerts are quintessential when in Venice. Make your evenings memorable and book your seats for classical performances like I Virtuosi Italiani, I Musici Veneziani & more that take place throughout the festive season.
DATES & TIMES See Classictic website for concert details
YOUR HOLIDAY SHOPPING
Don't forget to complete your trip with a visit to T Fondaco dei Tedeschi by DFS for some last minute gifting ideas! Discover a curation of luxury gifts and travel-friendly items across fashion, beauty, jewelry & more.