The first snow has already fallen and with that the Advent mood has traditionally set in in the Austrian holiday region of Schladming-Dachstein. It's time for mulled wine, punch, biscuits and delicious Styrian delicacies. The anticipation of the Christmas season is growing, and to really savor it, the many highlights of the Advent events in Schladming-Dachstein are perfect. The series of events “Schladminger Christmas in the Mountains” spans a pre-Christmas arc around the Advent season from November 25th to December 24th.
Performances by local artists, a colorful children's program and the many trade stands and restaurants ensure an atmospheric ambience. “After two challenging years, this year the tourism association, as organizer of the Schladming Mountain Christmas, would like to revive the Advent season in the region with many highlights,” says Mathias Schattleitner, Managing Director of the Schladming-Dachstein Tourism Association. "We feel that this year the people, guests and above all the local population are longing for a contemplative time in the mountains."
Advent at the Talbach with atmospheric highlights
Many highlights and contemplative events await visitors to the region in the coming weeks, such as the “Advent am Talbach”, the “Magic of Advent in the gorge” or nativity scene exhibitions. Every year the area on the Talbach around the Talbachschenke is transformed into an atmospheric Advent market. In addition to rustic huts with Styrian delicacies and real handicrafts, Christmas performances by small and large local artists inspire on the Advent stage.
All information about the "Schladminger Christmas in the mountains" can be found here: Christmas in the mountains in Schladming Advent on the Pürgg - The nativity scene of Styria
On the first two weekends in Advent, the romantic town of Pürgg is transformed into a Christmas "nativity scene". A unique Advent market moves into the houses and enchants its visitors year after year. During Advent on the Pürgg, visitors will not find any “stalls” in the traditional sense. The exhibitors present their diverse, traditional handicrafts in the stables, garages, barns and houses of the picturesque little village.
A wide-ranging supporting program - such as baking and handicrafts with children, visits to the Fahringer landscape nativity scene, music and readings in the parish church, traditional Krampus games, the Glöckler run, guided tours in the Johannes chapel or a living nativity scene - lets Pürgg and its visitors in on the first two Advent weekends an incomparable idyll and Christmas mood sink.
Advent concert with the Schönbrunn Palace Orchestra
The Schladming-Dachstein Tourism Association offers a very special highlight of this year's Advent season with an exclusive Advent concert by the top-class Schönbrunn Palace Orchestra on December 14, 2022. The idyllic landscape around the Grundnerhof on the Birnberg near Haus im Ennstal offers the perfect contemplative setting for this.
The highlights of the "Schladming Mountain Christmas" in detail: -