Christmas Market Bari

Updated at: 17-04-2024

Christmas Market Bari

Bari is one of the most beautiful and visited cities in Puglia throughout the year. During the Christmas period, Bari becomes particularly beautiful, with many lights, decorations throughout the city and Christmas markets. After the hiatus caused by covid19, this year Bari is ready for a Christmas full of news and events.

Calendar of Christmas markets and events in Bari

Christmas markets in Bari: the dates

The Christmas markets in Bari will take place from 6 December to 26 December . You can visit the Christmas markets from 10.00 to 22.30; only for 23 December the Christmas markets in Bari will be open until 24:00.

In addition to the Christmas markets in Bari, you will find many other events until 6 January .

While waiting for the big events, you will already find a tree of lights in Largo Giannella.

Christmas in Bari will be inaugurated on 6 December , the day of St. Nicholas, patron saint of Bari. The large 14-meter tree will be lit in Piazza del Ferrarese. There will be a lighting show every evening from 8 December until 26 December , Boxing Day.

day of St. Nicholas, patron saint of Bari

In addition to the Christmas markets in Bari you will find many other initiatives: a garden of lights in Piazza del Ferrara; an illuminated tree 14 meters high; a stage that will host the various events for the entire Christmas period , music and light shows.

Until January 9, , inside the civic museum, the San Nicolo created with legos will be exhibited. Sixty thousand lego bricks. Work created by Riccardo Zangelmi. The exhibition is entitled "a brik for Nick".

The village of Santa Claus will be set up in Piazza Umberta. Here you can also find the Ferris wheel. 

Christmas : Santa Claus Village in Bari

In Piazza Umberto, Wednesday 8 December , there will be the inauguration of the Santa Claus Village. You can visit Santa Claus village every day from 4:00 pm to 10:00 pm, and on Saturdays and Sundays from 9:00 am. Children will have the opportunity to meet Santa until January 6, . Every day inside the Santa Claus Village will be organized readings for children, theater shows, film screenings and much more.

On December 10, at 5:00 pm, the special guest will be Giovanni Muciaccia, presenter of Art Attack. Giovanni Muciaccia will hold a small show in which he will explain one of his attacks of his art of him. In order to participate in these events it will be necessary to book through the site.

Where to find the Christmas markets in Bari

This year the Christmas markets will be set up on the "Muraglia". It will be wonderful to breathe the Christmas air while walking through the various markets and admiring the sea landscape.

In particular, you will find 20 Christmas houses between Piazza del Ferrarese and Fortino di Sant’Antonio. Moving towards Piazza Mercantile you will find 10 other houses. Five houses are reserved for non-profit associations.

A downsizing of the markets will be assessed in the event of a worsening of the epidemiological health situation.

In the meantime, the "Waiting for Christmas" event will take place. Until 5 December, you will find many Christmas stands of some artisans from Puglia. These stands are exhibited along Corso Vittorio Emanuele.

What products can be found in the Christmas markets in Bari?

In the Christmas markets in Bari you will find many works of local craftsmanship, toys and many objects that you can buy, give or keep as a souvenir.

Art objects and works by local artisans will be exhibited, you can buy Christmas decorations, candles, nativity scenes, accessories, Apulian products and much more.

The stands will be used by artisans (including in the food sector), by direct growers of organic products or typical products, but also by voluntary and charitable associations.

The stalls of typical local food will be many and you will walk among the smells of roasted chestnuts, pettole and sgagliozze (typical Bari fried polenta).

Urban Christmas forest in Piazza del Ferrarese - Bari

An urban forest will be set up in Piazza del Ferrarese. Here you will find fir trees up to three meters high and other bushes illuminated by white lights. You will find a path inside the garden that will end at the large Christmas tree. Video projections and music are also provided.

Event in Bari : The skating of Santas

The Santa Claus skating will take place on Sunday 19 December at 11:30 am. The tour will start from the "Pane e Pomodoro" beach and will last about 90 minutes. At the end of the tour, for those who want, we all stay together to eat something.

New Year's Eve / in Bari

This year in Bari, on New Year's Eve, there will be the great New Year's congerto at the Petruzzelli theater. The concert will be free, but only those who have a reinforced green pass and who have booked for the event will be able to access. Reservations can be made via the website, which will be announced in the next few days. The use of the mask during the event is mandatory. The concert will be broadcast live on channel 5.

Christmas markets in the province of Bari [updated ]

Locorotondo Christmas Markets

The Christmas markets in Locorotondo will be on Sunday 28 November and Wednesday 8 December .

After the lighting of the lights on November 13, in Locorotondo, there will be an extensive program of events until January .

On November 21, you will be able to attend the concert of voices at the mother church at 8.30 pm. The Polyphonic Choir of Odegitria will sing the religious hymns. (free entry).

On 8 December at 5.00 pm in Piazza Vittorio Emanuele the exhibition of works will be inaugurated along an illuminated path in the historic center. (Free admission)

On 13 December you will be able to participate in the solemn mass which will be celebrated at 6.30 pm at the mother church.

On January 5, , there will be a photographic exhibition depicting daily life starting from the 1900s. The exhibition will be held at 7.30 pm at Bazart in via Cavour 165. (free admission with reservation)

On 7 January there will be many street artists in the streets of Locorotondo

Christmas Markets in Triggiano

On 4 and 5 December in Triggiano there will be Christmas markets, at the municipal villa from 18:00. There will also be street food, children's inflatables and santa Claus village. 

Christmas in the province of Bari

The Christmas events in the province of Bari are:



by the C.S.A. srl

6 December8 DecemberCity Center
Ruvo di Puglia

Christmas in Trullolandia ALOS in ARTIST LIGHTS AND SOUNDS

by Bass Culture srl

7 December11 DecemberCity Center


by Congedo Culturarte srl 

16 December18 DecemberAia Piccola

Aerial dance show by Elisa Barucchieri

by the Locus Festival Association

19 December21 JanuaryCity Center

Theater Cinema by Licia Lanera

by the Locus Festival Association

21 December23 DecemberCity Center

Concerts in Locorotondo with LOCUS MUSE

by the Locus Festival Association

22 December30 DecemberCity Center


by the Farinella Cultural Association

5 January6 JanuaryAlmirante Par