Christmas magic in the city center

Kitzbühel is known far beyond its borders as a destination with tradition and extraordinary charm. During the Christmas season, the region tells its own winter fairy tale against the picturesque backdrop of Kitzbühel's colorful facades. From Wednesday, November 22 to Tuesday, December 26, the Advent market in the Hinterstadt as well as in the Stadtpark is open every Wednesday to Sunday from 2 pm to 8 pm.

Bake cookies, storytellers and nativity scene exhibition. The smell of hot chestnuts and fruit punch is in the air. At the traditional Kitzbühel Advent, childhood memories are awakened. Regional delicacies and traditional handicrafts can be found at over 30 lovingly decorated stalls. Mulled wine is drunk from the newly designed Advent cups, while performances by local choirs and music groups provide an atmospheric setting. Children can shorten the wait for Christmas Eve with painting Christmas stars, baking shepherd's bread, carousel rides or at the Christkindl post office.

Advent in Kitzbühel

Christkindl Post Office

The most beautiful anticipation of Christmas for children is writing a wish list to the Christ Child with all the presents that one would like to unwrap under the tree on Christmas Eve. What could be more natural than writing and sending the wish list directly at the Advent market? Direct delivery to the Christ Child is virtually guaranteed in this festive environment.

That's why Kitzbühel Tourism is once again offering the ever-popular Christkindlpost. Our Kitzbühel Christkindlpost office is located at the snow star directly at the Sparkassenplatz. Here you will also find the corresponding letter forms in gold, blue or gray. The children drop the individual message to the Christ Child in the post box and Kitzbühel Tourism forwards it directly to the Christ Child.

Advent music

Traditional Christmas tunes and native sounds, which awaken memories, invite you to let the year end contemplatively. Through the musical background and the atmospheric mood, you can immerse yourself in the magic of Christmas past from childhood days and feel the glow of lights in your heart.

At the Kitzbühel Advent Market - one of the most tradition-rich Christmas markets in Tyrol - you can look forward to different live music every day, with festive sounds awaiting you both in the 750-year-old town center and in the town park. 

The exact program follows.

Traditional craftsmanship

Traditional, romantic and atmospheric is the Christmas season in Kitzbühel, Tyrol. And what would an Advent market be without Advent stalls where you can buy Christmas tree decorations, woolen crafts and carvings for under the Christmas tree or as souvenirs? In Kitzbühel, year after year, local and regional craftsmen present their work. And not only that - you can watch some of them at work right on the spot.

Also this year, some representatives of the craftsmanship are represented at the Kitzbühel Advent Market. At Drechslerstube Hauser you can witness how a unique piece of work is created by master craftsmen with the highest precision and attention to detail. Woodcarver Christoph Rieser, one of our #LOCALHEROES, exhibits his unique carvings and gives an impression of his artistic work.


KITZ Christmas shop

Are you still looking for a suitable Christmas gift for your loved ones or would you like to decorate your home with red and gold Kitzbühel Christmas baubles? At the Advent market in the most legendary sports town in the Alps you will find a whole stand just with merchandise with the chamois. Whether you are still looking for a warm winter hat for the cold days, buffs for skiing on the mountain or a cuddly set with fluffy blanket, pillowcase and hot water bottle - at our stand you will surely find what you are looking for. There will also be a great selection for the little Kitzbühel fans. As a special treat, we offer a free wrapping service for all your gifts!

If you already want to browse through our diverse assortment, you will find all products with the Gams in our online store

Festive carillon

While the snow crunches under your shoes and the city center shines in festive splendor, you should listen very carefully Wednesday to Sunday at 8:00 p.m., when the lovely sounds of the Kitzbühel carillon resound. For more than 70 years, the carillon of St. Catherine's Church has filled the city center of Kitzbühel twice a day, and also during Advent, the carillonneur Rosmarie Sathrum will let the lovely sounds resound over the city.

Rosemarie Sathrum is also part of our #LOCALHEROES family. Playing the carillon in the gothic Katharinenkirche in the middle of Kitzbühel's city center is a favorite activity of Rosemarie. Already as an 11-year-old girl she was allowed to play there in public for the first time. For Rosemarie, the Turmstüberl in the bell tower is a place of peace and quiet - as if made for the contemplative pre-Christmas season.

Contemplative Christmas lights

This year, due to the current situation, Kitzbühel has decided on reduced Christmas lighting in the town centre and in the town park.Every day at dusk, the historic town centre, the main traffic routes in Kitzbühel and its holiday villages as well as the town park will shine in Christmas splendour until 10 pm.

The Christmas lighting will be equipped with a specially created time control system and LED lights to ensure a contemplative time and enjoyable stroll through the Advent market despite the circumstances.


Enjoy the pre-Christmas season in Tirol

Advent offers in Kitzbühel

Would you like to see one of the most radiant Christmas markets in Tyrol with your own eyes? With our Advent offers you can not only experience the festive atmosphere in Kitzbühel, but also get an exclusive Kitzbühel Advent cup with mulled wine to drink on site and a cup to take home. Book your time out in the Gamsstadt now!

Christmas stories from Kitzbühel

Advents wreath

Advent wreath tying made easy

Kitzbühel advent

Christmas gifts from the KitzShop

Are you still looking for a suitable Christmas gift for your loved ones? At our KitzShop at the Advent Market you are sure to find the right one for you! As a special extra in the pre-Christmas season, you can have your newly acquired treasures wrapped for free at our stand. If you want to take a souvenir home with you, we recommend the unique Kitzbühel Advent mug. 

The whole assortment with numerous Gams products for every occasion and age is available in our online store.

Your arrival to Kitzbühel

Stations and parking lots

The Gamsstadt in the middle of the Kitzbühel mountains is characterized by its perfect location and easy accessibility. Whether you arrive by train or by car - enjoy the mountain world relaxed and carefree.

There are numerous, free and paid, parking lots in and around Kitzbühel, from which you can reach the historic city center on foot. The parking lots P1 and P4 are also designed for buses.

If you arrive by train, it is best to get off at the station "Zentrum - Hahnenkamm". From there you are in a few minutes walk directly in the heart of the Advent Market. 

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The Kitzbühel Tourism team is at your disposal at any time!

0043 5356 66660


Hinterstadt 18 | 6370 Kitzbühel 

Press contact

Anna Lena Obermoser
0043 5356 66660 16