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One of your day trip destinations in South Tyrol – Christmas markets!

A magical way to get in the Christmas spirit

To get yourself in a fitting mood for Christmas you should definitely include one of the small or large Christmas markets in the region on your list of day trip destinations in South Tyrol.

These traditional Christmas markets open their doors on the first Sunday in advent and captivate visitors, both young and old, until the end of December or beginning of January. The aroma of caramelised apples, chocolate-coated bananas, mulled wine, stolen and cinnamon fills the air everywhere.

The goods on offer, however, are all very different. The craft goods made from various natural materials, such a wooden toys, carved figures or crocheted wool items and hand-sewn goods, are certainly worth taking a look at.

Amongst the Christmas markets you will find numerous day trip destinations in South Tyrol which will give you ideas for gifts and where you can find small souvenirs for your loved ones. 

Enjoy a hot mulled wine to warm yourself up and wander from stand to stand. In this festive period before Christmas, a visit to one of the many Christmas markets is sure to bring back childhood memories

The Christmas markets are some of the most beautiful and romantic day trip destinations in South Tyrol!

Christmas in Meran/Merano

One of the most beautiful day trip destinations in South Tyrol during the pre-Christmas period is without a doubt the spa town of Meran/Merano which captivates its visitors with a truly special festive atmosphere. The festively lit streets and shop windows add to this, but the main attraction is the Christmas market on the Passerpromenade.

Every year, hand-crafted products made from felt, wool, wood and other natural materials are on offer at the wooden huts, as well as glittery trinkets and sweet temptations.  Browse for gifts for your loved ones at home and let yourself be captivated by the Christmassy aromas of cinnamon, mulled wine, roasted almonds and biscuits.

A wonderful nostalgic experience which puts both children and adults in the mood for Christmas. 

Bozen/Bolzano Christmas Market

Every year, the historic Christmas market on Waltherplatz in Bozen/Bolzano attracts countless visitors from near and far. Why not visit this festively decorated destination in South Tyrol too?

Around 80 festively decorated stands offer their wares – the range covers everything from scented oil lamps, candles and glass baubles to Christmas biscuits, all kind of baked good and treats and craft goods made from wool, wood, felt or glass

Immerse yourself in the variety of Christmassy offerings and warm up with a mug of mulled wine or punch

The wonderful aromas of baked apples, cinnamon and biscuits create a perfect Christmassy atmosphere!

Brixen/Bressanone Christmas Market

Enjoy the unique flair of the Brixen/Bressanone Christmas market which takes place every year on Domplatz and is a great place for a day trip in South Tyrol. 

The many wooden huts invite you to browse and you are sure to find one or two special Christmas gifts for friends and family there. 

Let yourself be put in a festive mood – over a mug of punch and a few delicious biscuits. 

Bruneck/Brunico Christmas Market

The Christmas market in Bruneck/Brunico in the wintry Pustertal/Val Pusteria valley captivates its visitors with the scents and sounds of Christmas. Festive decorations, culinary delights and craft goods make advent time a romantic time of preparation for the Christmas celebrations. 

Gifts are bought and packed with love which will light up the eyes of young and old under the Christmas tree.

Is there anything better than bringing joy to those we love?

Sterzing/Vipiteno Christmas Market

In the rustic, romantic alleys in Sterzing/Vipiteno, the largest place in the Wipptal valley, the wooden huts are packed tightly together and create a festive atmosphere which captivates visitors to the old town. This is an ideal destination in South Tyrol for all those who love Christmas!

Numerous gift ideas, such as hand-painted glass baubles, carved figurines for the crib, knitted goods, scented candles and much more, are waiting to be discovered and admired.
Let this romantic atmosphere inspire and rub off on you!

Glurns/Glorenza Christmas Market

Every year for just three days over the second weekend in December, the small, medieval town of Glurns/Glorenza in the Vinschgau/Val Venosta becomes home to a unique, romantic Christmas market which is just as interesting as the markets in the large towns. 

The stands only sell craft goods and accessories which are knitted, crocheted and sewn by hand. Leather goods, glass ornaments, woollen blankets, schnapps, honey and home-made jams are just some of the high-quality products which attract large numbers of visitors who want to browse and get in the mood for Christmas in a smaller setting away from the hustle and bustle of the large Christmas markets. A unique market – small but perfectly formed