The pre-Christmas period is always an amazing time offering unforgettable moments. The first snowflakes have already fallen, the towns have been lovingly decorated and you can already smell the unforgettable scent of gingerbread and mulled wine.
Starting from the end of November the traditional Christmas Markets are open to the numerous visitors and delight both adults and children with their fabulous advent program.
The Christmas Markets in Bolzano, Merano, Bressanone, Brunico, Trento and Innsbruck
can be reached easily from our Hotel Elefant in Ora, but we also recommend the Christmas Markets in Caldaro and Egna.
Christmas Market Bolzano
It is for sure the most famous Christmas Market in South Tyrol
and has become a true highlight of the winter period in the course of its more than 25 years of history.
Enjoy the pre-christmas atmosphere at Bolzano's Piazza Walther
and get overwhelmed by the magic of the traditional little wooden houses.
Discover many different and wonderful gift ideas as well as exclusive Christmas decorations available in several colours and shapes. Fragrant gingerbread, cookies and biscuits as well as hot mulled wine complete the offer.
From the end of November and up to 6th of January the town centre of Bolzano turns into a little, fairytale winter wonderland. Make sure you don't miss a walk through the white, fabulous winter forest at Palais Campofranco
, as well a stop at the huge advent calendar at the Max-Valier-House
, right in front of Bolzano's cathedral.
Christmas Market Trento
The traditional Christmas Market of Trento
is not far away either and can be reached easily from our Hotel Elefant in Ora and is really worth a visit. The medieval city with its Castello del Buonconsiglio
castle as well as the cathedral are fascinating for both adults and children.
The true highlight however is represented by the picturesque stands on the wonderful Piazza Fiera
, which put locals and guests into a fabulous fairytale-like Christmas mood. Piazza Battisti
for example is also called “the children's place” while 15 different stands called "I Sapori del Mercatino
" which offer a great selection of exquisite regional products.
Christmas Market Caldaro
Small, cosy, contemplative. At the market place
, just next to the church
and all around the central fountain you will discover a different kind of Christmas Market. Far from the traditional hustle and bustle you will enjoy the true get-together and the real pre-happiness of this wonderful period.
Beautiful chains of lights decorate the walls of the village centre's ancient buildings, a sweet-spicy scent of gingerbread and mulled wine lies in the cold air, and children's eyes are wide open contemplating the magical Christmas market. "S'Kalterer Christkindl
" - as it is called in German – is an idyllic place, which in just a few years has become a popular meeting place for many tourists and locals.
In addition to excellent hot drinks, the rustic-style wooden houses also offer sweet and salted delicacies as well as great selection of handicraft products. Enjoy the Christmas atmosphere at the wonderful Caldaro Christmas Market.
"S Kalterer Christkindl" is open on weekends: Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 10 am to 8 pm as well as on December 8th.
Christmas Market Egna
South Tyrol is something to see and experience. The numerous events in Ora and in Bolzano & environs are an entertaining way to get to know the land and the people, customs and traditions.