Fri 29.11.2019 - Mon 06.01.2020
Christmas in South Tyrol
Each year this awaited event is aimed at rediscovering the traditions that, in Alto Adige, are hidden behind the four weeks of the Advent, in anticipation of the most beautiful festival of the year that evolves through rituals and traditions lost in the dark ages.
There is a strong link with family traditions: the festive decorations on the white tree, the nativity, the advent crown, the scented cakes and confectionery made week after week by the expert hands of those who keep their secret recipes and tricks.
Underneath the Christmas tree the nativity returns in real rustic alpine style: the Holy Family with cow and donkey inside a real miniature stable, made in old wood and shingle roof like mountain farms and huts. The house-shaped stalls exhibit only locally produced objects, according to strict regulations: from wooden statuettes to decorations, from traditional cakes and confectionery to accessories (slippers and hats), from stationery to musical instruments, decorative candles, and hand-crafted Christmas balls.
Piazza Walther has a dedicated indoor space where the craftsmen can be watched while they create their crafts. This initiative is organized in collaboration with the Craftsmen of Alto Adige.
Gastronomy also continues to attract the attention and curiosity, with fresh products on the various market stalls: from mulled wine to apple fritters, from apple juice to Strudel, and children will not forget their first encounter with the Market: the miniature train, the merry-go-round, the puppet theatre, the horse-drawn carriage through the streets of the city or the market stalls with kids’ entertainment.
Green Event: the Christmas Market of Bolzano continues its way as certificated Green Event.
Opening times: from November 29, 2019 til January 6, 2020
Kaltern – 10 minutes from Tramin, in the town center
Meran, Brixen, Bruneck, Sterzing – from November 29, 2019 until January 6, 2020