A special market in an enchanted place that resembles an ancient fairytale. This is the Mercatino di Levico Terme, one of the most historic in Trentino, which comes to life from the end of November to early January in the centuries-old Habsburg Park.
In the more than 60 wooden houses hidden among the old trees, exhibitors with great passion and love exhibit their art. Hand-carved objects, home decorations, mulled wine, typical products and much much more. A journey to discover the tradition of Trentino with intoxicating scents, festively decorated trees and colored lights.
The fable of Hasburg Court
A particular setting, a naturalistic and wellness oasis, used in the past as a summer residence by the Habsburg Family. Levico Terme was a place much loved not only by the Habsburgs but also by all nobility from beyond the Alps who came here to rest and enjoy its healthy climate. It is said that Empress Sissi stayed at the residence, which has now become a hotel with a spa. To remember the Hapsburg era and the positive influence it had on Levico Terme, every year at the end of November, it is custom to celebrate a ritual with which the Christmas celebrations are officially opened: the Parade and the Ball of Hasburg Court. As you walk through the streets of the center, you can meet ladies and noblemen holding hands or boarding a carriage. An unmissable opportunity, a dive into the past to discover the history of Levico.
The program at the Christmas Market
Many events surround the Christmas Market. Don't miss:
- Mountain choirs and Christmas Band,
- Gastronomic festivals: the malga cheese, potato, honey and polenta festivals,
- "EcontrArte" Sculpture Symposium
- The Strozegada of Santa Lucia (local traditional parade),
- Krampus Parade,
- Living Nativity Scene,
- Vizin cà cà Nativity Scene,
- New Year's fireworks display,
- Torchlight procession of the Districts,
- End of Year Theatrical Process,
- Brusar la vecia (local traditional bonfire).
A Christmas Market for everyone, where families and children will feel pampered and can let themselves be carried away by their emotions. Toddlers can caress the small farm animals, meet Santa Claus who will personally collect their letters while in the Elven Village his helpers will try to fulfill all their wishes.
Designed for toddlers, but also for those who want to be a child at heart, "La casa di Pan di Zenzero" (Gingerbread House) is a workshop where you can taste your own gingerbread house, a sweet souvenir to take with you or a simply an irresistible gift for your loved ones.
During the Christmas season it's also possible to visit the Forte Colle delle Benne, a historical relic which was once built for war purposes and which has now become a place of culture and peace where various initiatives are held between exhibitions, events and concerts.
Contact directly Hasburg Christmas Market in Levico Terme and request more infos