Austria’s Best Christmas Markets

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Austria’s Best Christmas Markets…

Advent in the Alps is a magical time of year. It starts in November with traditional market stalls selling an array of pretty decorations and festive gifts. There’s plenty of mulled wine to keep you warm and many of the towns also have brass bands playing. Ice skating in the central squares also makes visiting at this special time of year a must. Here are the dates for some of Austria’s best Christmas Markets:


Salzburg Christmas Market

Held beneath the rooftops of one of Austria’s most romantic city, the Salzburg Christkindlmarkt is as picturesque as they come. This city’s Christmas Markets date all the way back to the 15th Century. Still today stalls offer an array of sweet treats and freshly baked goods, along with classic Christmas decorations and cosy clothes to keep you warm all season long.

Where: On Cathedral and Residenz Square, in Salzburg’s historic city centre.
When: 23rd November – 26th December 2017
Opening hours: Monday-Thursday 10am-8.30pm; Fridays and December 7th 10am-9pm; Saturdays and holidays 9am-9pm; Sundays 9am-8.30pm; 24th December 9am-3pm; 25th – 26th December 11am-6pm

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Austria's Best Christmas Markets

Innsbruck Christmas Market

This Austrian town has not one, but six Christmas Markets during the season. Held in the shadow of the famous Golden Roof and a whopping 14-meter tall Christmas tree, these markets ensure that Innsbruck comes alive with festivity throughout the season. There is plenty for all the family as events include kids’ puppet theatres, storytelling and a petting zoo!

Old Town and Market Square: Nov 15 to Dec 23, daily 11:00am to 9:00pm;
Maria-Theresien-Street: Nov 25 to Jan 06, daily 11:00am to 9:00pm; Dec 24 from 11:00am to 3:00pm; closed on Dec 25
Hungerburg: Nov 25 to Dec 23, daily 1:00pm to 7:00pm; opening at noon on Saturdays, Sundays & Holidays
Wiltener Platz: Nov 27 to Dec 23, Mondays to Fridays 4:00pm to 8:00pm, Saturdays 2:00pm to 8:00pm
St. Nikolaus: Nov 24 to Dec 23, daily 4:00pm to 9:00pm
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Kitzbühel Christmas Market

Not one to ever be out done by its Austrian equivalents, Kitzbühel captures the festive spirit with a host of exciting events from its start to finish. Highlights include the Grand Opening on November 30th, the Krampus Run on December the 6th and the Wilten Boys’ Choir Concert – all of which are free of charge. All this combined with the smell of mulled wine and sweet Austrian delights is sure to get yourself and your family excited for Christmas.

Where: Kitzbühel Market Square
When: November 20th to December 26th
Opening Times: 3:00pm to 8:00pm, Saturdays, Sundays & Holidays 11:00am to 8:00pm

Austria's Best Christmas Markets


If you’re in Austria, be sure to catch one of these winter wonderlands, and if you’re not – it’s not too late to book that flight! For more information about Austria’s best Christmas Markets, or to get in touch about any of our ski property for sale please do not hesitate to get in touch

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