Kitzbühel's christmas feeling

Advent in Kitzbühel

A world of festive fun in Kitzbühel

When the year starts to draw to a close, it’s time for Kitzbühel to get into the festive spirit with the atmospheric Christmas market held in the historic town centre. This year, the exhibitors, hut owners and farmers will welcome guests to the Christmas wonderland from 27 November to 26 December. Advent in Kitzbühel forms the perfect setting for the exciting yet contemplative run-up to Christmas and the market with its over 30 huts and stalls offers something for everyone – for young and old alike, for romantics and dreamers and for anyone wanting to enjoy tasty treats and delicious drinks. Visitors to the market can not only sample Tirolean delicacies but also admire traditional handicrafts. Anyone who wants to bring Christmas into their home can take their pick from the huge variety of stylish decorations on offer. Children can enjoy various activities such as Christmas crafts, baking alpine farmhouse bread, riding ponies or simply sitting back and listening to the exciting tales told by the storyteller. If you want to get away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life in the run-up to Christmas, you’re sure to love Kitzbühel’s Christmas market, which has plenty to offer but is a completely stress-free zone.

 

Wednesday to Friday: 2pm – 8pm

Saturday and Sunday: 11am – 8pm

Tuesday, 24 December 2019 10am – 2pm

Advent in Kitzbühel is officially kicked off on 27 November at a ceremony held next to the large Advent wreath in the courtyard of the Bezirkshauptmannschaft (District Commission) in the Hinterstadt side of the town centre. A particularly exciting and traditional highlight during the Advent period takes place on 6 December, when St Nicholas visits the Christmas market with his angels and hands out sweet treats to all (well-behaved) children. On Saturday 7 December, the Wilten Boys’ Choir from Innsbruck puts on not one, but two performances in the town centre, which all visitors to the Christmas market can enjoy for free.

Wed, 27.11 6pm Grand opening of Advent in Kitzbühel by the large Advent wreath in the courtyard of the Bezirkshauptmannschaft (District Commission)
Wed, 04.12 6pm Saint Barbara’s Day celebration at the “Kupferplatte” Show Mine with a concert by the “Knappenmusik Jochberg” brass band
Fri, 06.12 5pm St Nicholas Parade – with a little surprise for children
Sat, 07.12 4:30pm & 6pm Two concerts by the Wilten Boys’ Choir on the stage in the Vorderstadt side of the town centre. Free admission!
Tue, 24.12 10am Collection of the Light of Peace from the pavilion in the Christmas Market Village

The Christmas market in Kitzbühel’s historic town centre opens on 27 November and welcomes visitors between 2pm and 8pm from Wednesday to Friday and at weekends from 11am to 8pm. Visitors can relax and enjoy mulled wine and candied almonds while listening to live performances by local choirs and music groups. At 8pm on the dot, the traditional chiming of the church bells marks the end of another wonderful day at the Christmas Market. Here you will find an overview of the daily highlights at the market:

2pm – 7pm Nostalgic children’s merry-go-round
3pm – 7pm Pony rides for children
3pm – 6pm Christmas exhibition by Kitzbühel’s Kids’ Art School in St Catherine’s Church
8pm Traditional chiming of the church bells from the tower of St Catherine’s Church (Rosemarie Sathrum)
Thursday, 4:30pm Christmas stories in the “Kinderalm” children’s hut (on 22.12 and 24.12 in the Kitzbühel Museum)
Friday and Saturday, 3pm – 5pm Writing workshop with the “Kitzbüheler Anzeiger” newspaper and writing letters to the Christ Child, for adults and children in the “Bastelalm” craft hut
Friday & Saturday, 6pm Live performances by local choirs and music groups
Friday to Sunday, 3pm Painting, crafts, biscuit baking and storytelling in the “Kinderalm” children’s hut (also from 24 to 26 December)
Saturday, 3pm Family programme: Christmas around the shepherds’ fire with storytelling, light shows and much more
Sunday, 5pm The Auracher Anklöpfler make their way through the market, singing traditional Christmas songs

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