Christmas time in Florence: presents at markets

Christmas time for gifts, partying … and flea markets! They came from the Nordic tradition but are now entered in the Christmas events not to be missed in Florence. Excellent destination for shopping and to find more or less traditional Christmas decoration to dress the home for the holidays. It can also become an opportunity to have original products or crafts and to  join a beneficial purchase with an interesting itinerary in the historic centre of Florence.

Christmas market in Santa Croce

Christmas market photo by Alba Beatnoir photo studio

We highlight among the others flea markets in Florence:

THE GERMAN MARKET in Santa Croce square
The Weihnachtsmarkt is the traditional Christmas German market that offers colorful stalls with culinary specialties and German products and not (the wonderful colorful table covers of Flanders). It is open until 19th of December, every day from 10am to 10pm in Santa Croce square and it is a good choice for a snack with sausages, sauerkraut and mulled wine.

Christmas ceramic decorations

Christmas ceramic decorations

THE CHRISTMAS SHOP OF EMERGENCY ONG
“Emergency” is a very famous Italian ong that works in all over the world in the sanitary field for war victims and poor. For the third year the appointment with its Florentine volunteers is in the in the historic building of Palazzo Medici Riccardi, in Via dei Ginori 14. From the 8th to the 24th of December you will find all the gadgets of the association with wines , sweets, natural cosmetics, clothes and accessories, toys, books and many handcrafted products directly from the countries where Emergency works. All proceeds are in support of the Italy program to offers free medical care to migrants and people in need. Excellent opportunity to learn about the many activities of the association and enjoy a beautiful photographic exhibition with original shots.

Christmas Shop of Emergency in Florence

Christmas Shop of Emergency in Florence

THE A.T.T.CHRISTMAS MARKET

The Tuscany Tumors Association supports its activities of free home care for patients with cancer with a special Market of the Big Names in the Budini Gattai Palace in Via dei Servi. The next saturday 14th of December from 9:30 am to 9 pm  and the next sunday 15th of December from 9:30 am to 7 pm with products of big brand of fashion and food. Saturday afternoon at 6pm free dance show with an aperitif.

 THE ‘Rigiocattolo’
The initiative is organized by the Community of Sant’Egidio and is especially loved by the Florentines that during the year donate old and new toys. They are properly packaged and then are sold at ‘Rigiocattolo’ the special market for toys. The proceeds support the ‘Dream’ project, an international program for the treatment of AIDS in Africa, particularly for mothers and children. Toys are for sale in Via Calimala, near Repubblica square, on the next weekend of 14th and 15th of December from 10 am to 8 pm.

Rigiocattolo

Rigiocattolo

THE ‘Fierucola’ MARKET
Santo Spirito square homes local producers of organic fruit and vegetables, stands with handicrafts and handmade products to find tastes of the past in this special Christmas ‘Fierucola’ flag market.
The companies that are part of the Fierucola association awaits from 9 am to 7 pm on the next Sunday 15th of December and every third Sunday of the month in the rest of the year.

MERC’N TEA
The Anelli Mancanti Association works on the issue of integration of immigrants by organizing many activities for everyone in the home in Via Palazzolo n. 8 in Florence with coffee, library and a social work orientation and the law. They have organized for Saturday 14th of December a special event with a small market with vintage items, crafts, jewelry and products with recycled materials and multiethnic food from 4pm until late in the evening. A good opportunity to practice manual skills and creativity with the laboratories of candles, Christmas decorations and creative painting. In the evening free live music.

CHRISTMAS MARKET AT THE LITERARY CAFÉ ‘Le Murate’
The ‘Le Murate’ literary café is a cozy house for young people artisans with some new creations with recycled material, products that come from the reinterpretation of everyday objects with traditional and contemporary fields thanks to new and old ideas and Italian and foreign hands up to 24th of December. The calendar of activities with the children is very interesting.

Le Murate Cafè

Le Murate Cafè

Le Murate Cafè letterario

At this point you have no more excuses: your Christmas gifts will be the most original! And if the gift was a nice holiday in Florence? For that there are no excuses if booked now with Vivafirenze.it.

We are waiting for you… have a good shopping in Florence!

Photo credits: Alba Beatnoir photo studio/ Gruppo Emergency Firenze / www.santegidio.org /www.lemurate.itwww.anellimancanti.it

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