Christmas markets in South Tyrol: a charming flair in an alpine landscape

A festive atmosphere welcomes you during the Advent season in the mountains of the Dolomites in Val Gardena. On the first Advent, in the towns and villages the Christmas markets in South Tyrol open their doors. In the high alpine scenery of the Dolomites you will experience the magic spell of the festive season. Thousands of candles and lights illuminate the Christmas markets after dark – a magical glow and the scent of mulled wine and roasted chestnuts waft through the streets and alleys. In the towns of Bolzano, Merano and Bressanone, the many stalls offer delicious Christmas sweets, Christmas cribs and Christmas tree decorations. The medieval town centres of many towns and villages shine in a romantic glow. Behind the windows, candles are lit and on small stages Christmas choirs perform festive songs to celebrate the upcoming season.

Christmas markets in South Tyrol: a charming flair in an alpine landscape

Christmas in Val Gardena: traditional customs and festive moods

Ancient customs have a high priority in Val Gardena. The fine art of nativity scenes and traditional wood carvings can be admired at the Christmas market in S. Cristina. On the beautiful Christmas market, a relaxing and quiet atmosphere reigns. Under the brightly lit Christmas tree, many small wooden stalls offer culinary delights and traditional craftsmanship. Furthermore, in S. Cristina you may admire the largest nativity scene in the world. With slightest detail work and a sense of high craftsmanship, the local wood sculptors have created larger than life figures that you may admire at the sports centre Iman. Experience during the Advent season the romantic magic of the Christmas markets in South Tyrol and enjoy the festive mood in the high alpine mountain scenery.