What to do in Palermo and Catania: the 2022 Christmas fairs and markets

What to do in Palermo and Catania: the 2022 Christmas fairs and markets
What to do in Palermo and Catania: the 2022 Christmas fairs and markets

TO December in the middle of the end of year holidays if you don’t know what to do in Palermo and Catania here is the summary of all the events between fairs, villages and Christmas markets (with opening dates and times) organized in the two main Sicilian cities for Christmas 2022.

Many appointments scattered throughout the two cities to cheer up these days with a bit of healthy shopping, the rush for gifts, the purchase of typical products for dinners (What you eat at Christmas in Sicily) and activities and entertainment for children. TO Palermo Christmas markets and fairs are scattered throughout the city, while a Catania they are particularly concentrated among the main streets of the historic centre.

Among the things to do for Christmas 2022 in Palermo and Catania are the fairs, villages and Christmas markets

In detail, after having drawn up the guide with all the markets and Santa Claus houses that can be visited in Sicilyhere’s what to do a Palermo And Catania with all the events organized for the holidays and information on dates and times to visit them.

Let’s start from Catania where for Christmas 2022 small fairs were set up with the Christmas markets which will wind along the main arteries of the Old Town between the lights and the traditional Christmas tree of lights in piazza Università. This square is one of the places where the wooden houses with the sale of handcrafted, food and any other kind of products. Always in university square (Benetton side) the Christmas village can be visited for the little ones.

TO Catania other Christmas markets are set up between the Via Montesano And via Minorites. All the markets in Catania can be visited throughout the month of December.

TO Palermohowever, i markets, fairs and events for Christmas 2022 are divided into several points of the city. Let’s start from Old Town with the northern European style markets of “Christmas in the Center” in Castelnuovo square with a curated selection of artisanal and gastronomic products of the area (open until 30 December every day from 10.00 to 20.00, Friday and Saturday until 24.00).

Always downtown in Magliocco street comes there “Citadel of Crafts”the fair organized by Confartigianato between handicraft products and a gastronomic village (open until 8 January 2023 every day from 10.00 to 20.00, holidays and days before holidays until 23.00).

In Viale Regione Siciliana (in front of the Pagliarelli prison) arrives there Christmas fair with an ice rink, an amusement park and Santa Claus’ house in addition to the Christmas craft and food markets (open until 8 January every weekday from 4.00pm to 11.00pm; Saturdays, Sundays and holidays until 12.00am) .

To the Palagiotto of Palermohowever, is set up Christmas fair with markets, shows, concerts, games and various entertainment for children (open until 8 January 2023 every day from 17.00 to 23.00; Saturdays, Sundays, holidays and days before holidays from 16.00 to 24.00).

TO Philippine villa the event will be hosted “Christmas in the Villa” with exhibitions of vintage and handicraft products and workshops and games for children with the “Lounge of Santa Claus” to take a picture with the protagonist of the holidays (open from 9 to 11, from 16 to 18 and from 19 to 23 December from 16.00 to 20.00, Saturdays and Sundays from 10.00 to 20.00).

Always in Palermo in via Emerico Ameri the Christmas markets of the CNA arrive with the first edition of Christmas Village (open from 9 to 23 December on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays from 10.00 to 13.00 and from 16.00 to 23.00; Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays only in the afternoon from 16.00 to 23.00).

Among other appointments and the things to do for Christmas 2022 in Palermo there are also small fairs of a few days like that of Factory at Villa Pottino (only 10, 11, 17 and 18 December from 10.00 to 20.00); there Christmas fair at Palazzo Pantelleria Varvaro (17 and 18 December) and the Christmas fair “Green Christmas” at the Don Bosco Ranchibile Salesian Institute (17 and 18 December from 11.00).

Lots of ideas for spending a few hours relaxing and bringing the historic centers of the two cities to life.

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