• "Marché Vert Noël" Christmas Market

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"Marché Vert Noël" Christmas Market

Resorts: Aosta

Roman Theatre and Augustus Arch

20 November 2021 - 06 January 2022

Contacts

Between November and January, the “Marché Vert Noël” turns a little piece of the town – the Roman Theatre – into an alpine village with over 30 chalets.
Also the pleasant pedestrian area of the Augustus Arch, where other stands of the market are set up, is hosting a part of the event and will host several afternoon demonstrations of traditional Aosta Valley handicraft production, some of which are aimed at children.

Delicious local specialties, wines, handicrafts, traditional objects, gifts, Nordic inspirations… affordable little luxuries to conjure up the convivial flavour of the festive season!

Every day, visitors can stroll through the “Streets” of the village, between the chalets, in search of a gift idea among the crafts on display: candles, handmade soaps, ceramics, wooden handicrafts, antique objects and furniture, clothing and accessories in boiled wool and felt, hemp, lace, Christmas decorations, typical food, wine, sweets and pastries from the region, articles featuring découpage or other decorative or craft techniques.

10:30 - 20:00

Opening time:
everyday at 10h30 am
December 25th and January 1st at 2pm

Closing time:
at 8.00 pm

During the opening of the market the entrance to the Roman theatre is free.

The covid green pass is mandatory. Obligation to wear a mask in the areas of the market

Crafts live demonstrations “Marché Vert Noel” – Augustus Arch square from 2.30pm to 5.00pm:
During the demonstrations, tour guides will accompany visitors on a journey to the roots of traditional craftsmanship: starting from the 1022nd Sant’Orso Fair, they will discover the saint after whom the historic event is named, its symbolic places and its protagonists , the artisans.

  • Saturday 20th November
    Demonstrations for children (from 3 to 12 years old): “Let’s prepare a Christmas present together” with the leather craftsman Aldo Villegas
    Reservation on site the same day
  • Sunday 21st November
    Discovering the Aosta Valley agricultural tools with the artisans Livio Charbonnier and Dante Marquet.
  • Saturday 27th November
    A look into the past with the farrier Michel Pelliccioni and the saboteur Gontran Sarteur
  • Sunday 28th November
    Carpentry workshop for children aged 3 to 12 “Let’s decorate our holidays”.
    Reservation on site the same day
  • Saturday 4th December
    Demonstrations for children (from 3 to 12 years old): “clay and Christmas” with the ceramic artisans Chantal Godio and Fabio Cornaz
    Reservation on site the same day
  • Sunday 5th December
    Carpentry workshop for children aged 3 to 12 “Let’s decorate our holidays ”
    Reservation on site the same day
  • Saturday 11th December
    Demonstrations for children (from 3 to 12 years old): “Come and discover many creative ideas for Christmas to be made with Valgrisenche wool … from yarn to object” with Les Tisserands from Valgrisenche.
    Reservation on site the same day
  • Sunday 12 December
    Workshop for children (from 3 to 12 years old): “clay and Christmas” with the ceramic artisans Chantal Godio and Fabio Cornaz
    Reservation on site the same day
  • Saturday 18 December
    Demonstrations for children (from 3 to 12 years old): “Come and discover many creative ideas for Christmas to be made with Valgrisenche wool … from yarn to object” with Les Tisserands from Valgrisenche.
    Reservation on site the same day
  • Sunday 19th December
    A look into the past with the farrier Michel Pelliccioni and the saboteur Gontran Sarteur
  • Sunday 2nd January
    Discovering an ancient knowledge with the turner Rudy Mehr

See also

Note - this information is not directly connected to the Cammino Balteo path but it is part of the Aosta Valley tourist offer.