Christmas in South Tyrol
The bucket list for your next Advent and Christmas holiday in South Tyrol
2022 you will enjoy a unique atmosphere on the various Christmas markets.
Let yourself be pampered by our inclusive services.
Experience the most beautiful Christmas classics.
- Alpine Christmas markets
- Local secret tips
- Huberhof’s Christmas program
- Tradition, culture and craft in South Tyrol
- Christmas events 2022
- Your Christmas bucket list
Tradition meets Christmas
Fir branches, fairy lights and carriage rides
-your perfect program to begin the Christmas time
1. Alpine Christmas markets
Christmas atmosphere at the piazza duomo
You find the Christmas market in Bressanone directly at the cathedral square. Experience traditional art, carriage rides and a Christmas program with different advent concerts and handmade decoration. Also, for the food lover this market offers a lot of specialties.
City Christmas in Brunico
The magic of Christmas fills the small city of Brunico with twinkling lights, rustical small sales stands and a special flair. Here you find Christmas specialties as the cookies, hot wine, and different art and tradition.
Christmas market at piazza Walther at Bolzano
The capital city of South Tyrol presents itself in a fairytale atmosphere.
You find Christmas lights in the streets and the biggest Christmas market in South Tyrol attracts also with the Palais Campofranco – an art space of calm and a special play of lights.
Chic stands in the city of Merano
Experience the Christmas market in Merano with glittering lights, fine and modern stands and an ice rink.
Local secret tips
Where do the South Tyrolean people celebrate the Advent time?
The sunny village of Terento is located in the Val Pusteria and convinces the local population and the tourists with a various program, including the typical nicholas parade, campfire with tea, cookies, punch and hot wine and a nativity scene museum.
The nativity scene museum
A well-known piece of contemporary history you find in the diocesan museum in the Hofburg of Bressanone. In the museum you see nativity scenes of three centuries from Tyrol and Italy.
“Liora” the Christmas Light Musical
From the 24th November 2022 till the 7th January 2023 the light and music spectacle Liora takes place in Bressanone. Experience the preciousness of the moment!
Read here what it’s all about:
The Christmas fairy tale Liora, which is told by the two main characters, a young girl named Liora and Monsieur TickTack in the form of spoken and sung dialogue, takes visitors on a very unusual journey with colourful images, new music and live singing....
2. Huberhof’s Christmas program
Let yourself be inspired by a cozy Advent atmosphere. Here you experience torch hikes with hot wine, a guided Christmas hike and a varied active program.
The Christmas days you will spend by a nice time together on Christmas Eve.
On the first Christmas day we will pamper you by our Christmas Galadinner with Christmas cookies, hot wine and hot apple juice.
Our free shuttle service brings you to the cable car Gitschberg to reach the slopes or the rustic huts.
Do not miss our inclusive services to spend an unforgettable Advent and Christmas holiday in South Tyrol.
3. Tradition, culture and craft in South Tyrol
We tell you how we celebrate traditionally Christmas in South Tyrol.
The Thursday before the 1st Advent the five traditional South Tyrolean Christmas markets in Bolzano, Merano, Bressanone, Brunico and Vipiteno open.
Every Advent Sunday a candle is lit on the Advent wreath.
Around the 5th and 6th December there are a lot of Nicholas and Krampus parades in the whole region. The typical South Tyrolean visits at least one time a typical Christmas market.
During the Advent period we bake traditional cookies, like the famous and delicious “Vanillekipferl”.
There are also extraordinary celebrations in the churches:
Christmas fairs, Advent Sundays and celebrations of the birth of Christ.
On the 24th December, Christmas Eve, in the morning we decorate the Christmas tree and the whole house.
In South Tyrol traditionally we hand out the Christmas presents on Christmas Eve, under the candles of the Christmas tree.
The 25th and 26th December we meet our family and our relatives and stay together.
But Christmas doesn’t go by so quickly. The Christmas markets are open until the 6th January and offer a various program.
5. Christmas events 2022
Light Musical Liora in Bressanone: 24th November 2022 – 7th January 2023
More events coming soon…