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Surely the most traditional and popular of all the events in the Sant’Ambrogio week is the Oh Bej! Oh Bej! Christmas market which, for five centuries, has rung in the Milanese festive season with candies, surprises and all kinds of gifts.
Organized in honour of the city's patron, Sant’Ambrogio, it is celebrated on December 7th and lasts an average of four days. It is a must-see for both Milanese and tourists. You can search for the perfect gift or just enjoy the magical atmosphere of celebration and tradition in the most important weekend leading up to Christmas.
This year it will be open from December 7th to 10th.
You can find products of all kinds and for all budgets: the stall holders vary from bric a-brac sellers to florists, artisans, tradesmen with prints and books, masters of wrought iron, copper and brass, plus, crafted toys, sweet vendors, local honey producers, roasted chestnuts and “Firunatt” or “Firòn”, the traditional strings of smoked chestnuts that form long ‘necklaces’ … the choice is endless.
Stroll around the stalls with a piping hot drink and enjoy the traditional Christmas treats (don’t forget that it’s now ‘Panettone season’ for all ages!); it’s a winter experience not to be missed and the perfect way to get to know and love the city just like the Milanese!
Do you know the origin of the name "Oh Bej! Oh Bej!"? Discover here below.