Christmas markets in Val Pusteria: breathe the magic

Christmas is a magical time for all cultures. The charm of lights, events, songs and traditions, know no differences and come to everyone's heart. The Christmas markets in Val Pusteria are the place where the spirit of Christmas is breathed very strong: among the refined creations of artisans, the snow that covers the landscape, and the smell of food in the air.


The Christmas market of San Candido

Christmas in the Dolomites is in San Candido, an unmissable attraction for enthusiasts. The Christmas market in San Candido is based on tradition, and takes place around the beautiful Church of San Michele. It is an enchantment to walk around the wooden houses set up by the local artists, where you will find many creations in wood or fabric, and handmade decorations to adorn the Christmas tree.

What to eat? The Lebjkuchen, gingerbread cookies, the Zelten, a special kind of sweet bread, artisan cheeses and the Apfelglühmix, the boiled apple juice flavored with orange and spices. And to keep yourself warm in your walk in the snow you can't miss a nice sip of mulled wine!

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The Christmas market in Brunico

The most famous Christmas market in Val Pusteria! From the end of November until the beginning of December, in the symbolic city of Val Pusteria, the small artisans' shops will fascinate you with the beauty of their creations and you will be able to find many unique gifts of their kind. In addition to the market there is also a rich program of events planned for Christmas and the Advent season, with pastry and DIY courses, free visits to the historic center and an ice skating rink in the Town Hall Square.

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The Christmas market in Lienz

The city of Lienz at Christmas becomes an oasis that seems to have emerged directly from the North Pole. Candles, local crafts, little lights as far as the eye can see, hot mulled wine and spicy tea ... satisfy everyone, citizens and tourists!

The tradition of Krampus is also very much felt here, an evil spirit that comes out at Christmas hiding behind a finely carved wooden mask by local artists causing a bit of fear and a lot of fun. The Krampus devil parade is very much felt in this part of the Val Pusteria and is an event that entertains the whole family.

Christmas markets at the Tures Castle

Even the majestic Castle of Tures is filled with Christmas atmosphere, with stalls and fireplaces lit inside the splendid halls. In this market it will be easy to find works of fabric and embroidery, scarves and local clothes, decorations for the Christmas tree made by hand, and much more to look at, taste and taste.

Many shows and activities for children, such as the puppet show, the story of Christmas stories, and the biscuit school. To taste absolutely? Panpepato and zelten, the panforte of Alto Adige.

Bressanone Christmas Market

Tourists and residents also meet at the Christmas market in Bressanone, inside the city's Cathedral. A magical context that welcomes us with the scents of Christmas and the craftsmanship of the artists. To see the handmade nativity scenes, to taste the specialties of the Isarco Valley for the most curious palates. In Piazza del Duomo there are also many Christmas concerts that accompany us throughout the advent period.

From November 29th to January 6th: all the info on Bressanone here .