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The magic of Christmas on Lake Garda

Choosing to live on the shores of Lake Garda does not only mean enjoying the sun and the many activities of spring and summer, but also discovering all the unexpected charm of winter. Christmas on Lake Garda is made of lights, magic and an enchanted atmosphere that surround the festively decorated villages. It is the period of the classic Christmas markets, with their wooden chalets and the smell of mulled wine and cinnamon that invade the streets, snow- covered slopes of Mount Baldo, not-to-be-missed gastronomic events and concerts to experience all the joy and anticipation of these holidays. Basically, the lake twinkle with fairy-tale festiveness. 
Christmas markets on Lake Garda
Nowadays Christmas markets are found almost everywhere, but those of Lake Garda have something really special and keep all their authentic magic. There are those of Bardolino, with the ice rink, the Ferris wheel from which you can enjoy unforgettable sunsets over the waters of the lake and the display of nativity scene; there are those of Lazise, with Santa Claus’ carriage and over 100 wooden houses that transform the town into a native village. You can stroll, sipping a hot chocolate, among the wooden chalets of Riva del Garda, all dedicated to food and wine, among those in the nearby Arco or, every Sunday, among the market stalls of Manerba del Garda. But how can it be Christmas without its songs? It’s simply impossible and this is why Christmas on Lake Garda also means good music, with the typical Christmas songs and gospel choirs that you can hear echoing through the streets of the villages or listen during amazing concerts, such as that of Cheryl Porter who this year will bring the true American gospel in Riva del Garda. 
The beauty of winter landscapes 
If finding exquisite craft items for original gifts and tasting scented cookies is not your thing, Lake Garda has still much to offer you even in this period. Along the shore of the lake you can always breathe a wonderfully peaceful atmosphere and the still mild temperatures allow you to walk and enjoy some moments of relaxation, discovering magical views or visiting exhibitions and museums. 
Then, all around, a whole nature to discover and experience: the peaks that surround the lake whiten and the ski slopes officially open the season. You can ski on the slopes of Mount Baldo, easily reachable by cable car from Malcesine, or in Tratto Spino ski area, enjoying in both cases an incredible view of the lake; and you can even organize romantic walks on snowshoes. In short, Christmas on Lake Garda perfectly combines the Mediterranean charm with the beauty of snow. 
The perfect place to start the new year 
If Christmas on Lake Garda has a unique charm that is difficult to describe, New Year’s Eve is no less. Dinners in suggestive restaurants, parties in the town square with music and fun or, perhaps the most suggestive possibility of all, a cruise to enjoy the night and the fireworks directly from the lake. Several agencies rent boats or motorboats to organize private parties in the middle of the lake and Navigazione Laghi organizes a cruise that includes dinner and live music with departure from the port of Desenzano del Garda. 
By choosing to buy your home in this corner of Italy, you can spend your Christmas on Lake Garda and immerse yourself in the unbeatable festive feeling of its villages and shores.