Christmas in the mountains

Advent magic

Christmas in Salzburger Land is a very special time. A time for reflection. A time of tradition. A time of silence. Mountain Christmas in Austria.
Simply touching.

The Advent program in the Gastein Valley.

Bad Hofgastein

Advent magic
The historic town center of Bad Hofgastein with its festively illuminated pedestrian zone offers a unique backdrop for atmospheric and contemplative Advent evenings. Tradition and variety are guaranteed by local folk music groups, tower wind players and shepherd players. Experience the unique Gastein Krampuspasses, romantic evenings with your loved ones and enjoy the pre-Christmas time in the middle of the Gastein mountains. Create shared experiences on a horse-drawn sleigh ride or a torch-lit hike in the snow-covered spa gardens.

Advent market: 01.12.-03.12. | 05.12. | 08.12.-10.12. | 15.12.-17.12. | 22.12.-23.12.2023


Bad Gastein

ARTvent calendar and ARTvent market
Wait and be amazed together. The ARTvent calendar in Bad Gastein. Every day there is another artistically decorated window to marvel at in one of Bad Gastein’s businesses. The respective company invites you to exchange ideas over punch and cookies.
The ARTvent market also takes place in the Merangarten on two weekends. There are art objects to admire, crafts to try out, refined and creative food and drinks to taste and atmospheric music to listen to. 15.12.-17.12. | ARTvent.calendar: 01.12.-24.12.2023


Böckstein Christmas market
The annual Christmas market will once again take place in Böckstein on December 8th. Treat yourself to regional and home-made products such as cookies, sour cheese, farmhouse bread or Kletzenbrot and enjoy the beautiful natural surroundings on a horse-drawn carriage ride.

Christmas market: 08.12. | Advent singing: 08.12.-09.12.2023




Atmospheric Advent market in Dorfgastein municipal park
The festively decorated Advent market in Dorfgastein is taking place again this year. With lovingly prepared craft stalls and regional products such as bacon, meat doughnuts and schnapps, visitors are put in the mood for the most wonderful time of the year. The Christmas program is rounded off by the shepherds’ play by the Dorfgastein elementary school and a choir concert. Romantic horse-drawn sleigh rides through the village center also make a visit something very special.

Discover the variety. The traditions. The mountain Christmas. Discover Advent in Gastein.

Advent market: 16.12.2023 | Stove festival: 27.12.2023

Grossarl (approx. 45 minutes’ drive from Gastein)

A unique ambience awaits you in Grossarl in the run-up to Christmas. The Advent market in this beautiful mountain region delights with tradition and variety. You will be spoiled with all kinds of delicious treats and Christmas specialties at the elaborately decorated market stalls.
A varied Advent program offers numerous attractions, especially for children. Of course, there are also wonderful Christmas decorations and handicrafts from the Salzburg region.

Advent market: 01.12.-03.12. | 08.12.-10.12. | 15.12.-17.12. | 22.12.-23.12.2023

Advent vacation in a hotel right on the slopes

Photo of the Christmas market in Gastein

Vacation Christmas markets in Salzburger Land

Shot at the Christmas market in Gastein
Pre-Christmas short break at the Advent markets in Salzburger Land

Lights on the snow-covered trees. The smell of roasted almonds and chestnuts. And alpine sounds from the zither, dulcimer and guitar. This is mountain Christmas in Bad Hofgaststein.