ADVENT IN TIROL
The Advent and Christmas period are a long-lived Alpine tradition in Tyrol, Austria. As soon as the first snowflake falls, the "Anklöpfer" arrives and Baby Jesus, accompanied by his retinue, makes children's eyes sparkle; in the air it is felt that Christmas means more of frenzy and consumption. Quite the contrary. People have always come here to buy Christmas gifts and spend time together. It is the genuineness of this tradition and alpine custom that makes these markets so special
Hall in Tirol, Innsbruck, Kufstein, Lienz, Mayrhofen, Kitzbühel, St. Johann and Rattenberg are the eight groups that are part of the Advent markets in Tyrol. All members of the group are certified and must comply with strict quality criteria, ranging from the external appearance of the stalls, to the quality of the products offered; the mission is to guarantee, everywhere visitors, an atmosphere full of atmosphere, the highest hygiene standards and a varied program for adults and children. In addition, thanks to this group, you can also take advantage of attractive package deals to enjoy the Advent period in Tyrol for a few days. And, of course, there is nothing better than rediscovering the true Christmas spirit in the heart of the Alps.
Hall in Tyrol
The upper part of the old city, as if by magic, lights up as you approach the party, and the wait for Christmas Eve becomes even more magical. The storytellers will transport you to a fantasy world, while at the mini zoo or camel-wing Ali and lovely ponies, children can discover the alleys of the town.
Opening hours: from 20 / 11 to 24 / 12 / 2015, from Monday to Friday from 15.00 to 20.00; Saturday and 08 December from 10.00 to 20.00; Sunday: from 13.00 to 20.00; 24 December from 10.00 to 13.00.
Six markets and a total of 195 Christmas stalls, where every visitor can find something in line with their tastes. There is the traditional Market of the historic center in front of the famous "Golden Roof"; the familiar and glittering one at the Market Square with the Swarovski crystal Christmas tree; the modern one in Maria-Theresien-Straße, the cultural and meditative ones in Wilten and St. Nikolaus; the romantic one, high above the city, at the Hungerburg castle.
The Alpine Christmas events in Innsbruck are really numerous; unmissable that of the 20 December, when the procession of the Child Jesus and more of 600 between shepherds, angels and sheep travels the Maria-Theresien-Straße to get to the city theater.
Opening hours: 15 / 11 / 2015 to 06 / 01 / 2016, every day from 11.00 to 20.00 or 21.00.
The famous sports center is transformed during the pre-Christmas period in the most collected and meditative town of the whole Alpine area. Tradition and lifestyle meet magically in the historic town center, with numerous stalls and artists present. Many events of interest for young and old.
Opening hours: from 26 / 11 to 23 / 12 / 2015 from 14.00 to 19.00; Saturday from 10.00 to 19.00; 24 / 12 from 10.00 to 14.00 (closed 30 / 11 - 02 / 12 - 14 / 12 and 16 / 12).