Holiday Travel Guide Venice

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HOLIDAY TRAVEL GUIDES: VENICE

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.
 

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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

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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!

DATES & TIMES
December 2019 to January 2020

LOCATION
Campo San Polo

MURANO FESTIVITIES

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

LOCATION
Murano

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CHRISTMAS CONCERTS

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

LOCATION

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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.

DATES & TIMES
November to December 2019

LOCATION
T Fondaco dei Tedeschi by DFS