The Salzburg Advent Festival is waiting for you!
We love Salzburg at any time of year, but especially in December, because it’s home to several Christmas markets.Weeks from late November to the end of the year hold a special meaning and let you become familiar with some of the most beautiful aspects of the country: deeply-rooted folk traditions come alive in colorful, romantic events.
Salzburg Advent Singing has warmed the hearts of visitors from around the globe for over 60 years. And countless traditional events help shorten the wait until Christmas.
150 singers, musicians, actors and ‘shepherd children’ from Salzburg and the surrounding area perform during the Salzburg Advent Festival – it is a very special highlight of the Christmas season in Austria. Young and old singers perform on the stage to give you an unforgettable Advent experience – let the magical winter wonderland of the city of Salzburg enchant you.
The largest with a lot of tourists, is held in Cathedral Square, but people’s favorite ones is “Advent Magic” in which the windows of Hellbrunner Palace are turned into a giant Advents Calendar! Not only are the Christmas markets great places to pick up souvenirs, they’re also about connecting and spending time with people that you love, over a mug of steaming mulled wine. Besides the Christmas markets, there are a wide range of Advents Concerts you can choose from, some taking place in beautiful historic churches. There’s almost something going on every day, making Salzburg a great Christmas destination!
Weeks from late November to the end of the year hold a special meaning and let you become familiar with some of the most beautiful aspects of the country: deeply-rooted folk traditions come alive in colorful, romantic events.
On Christmas Eve shops close at the latest by 6 p.m. and there are no movie or theater performances and no concerts. Most bars, restaurants, night clubs are likewise closed and traffic is almost non-existent.