Advent in Salzburg

Advent in Salzburg - Christmas Markets and Advent Concerts

During the advent season, the city of Salzburg reveals its most beautiful side. Visit the traditional Christmas markets and first-class concerts.

If you want to shorten the amount of time waiting for the infant Jesus or Father Christmas, you’re in the right place here in Salzburg. The atmospheric Christmas markets in and around Salzburg, traditional carol singing and reflective Advent concerts set the right tone.  An evening stroll through the city of Mozart is particularly beautiful thanks to the sparkling Christmas lights.

Christmas Markets in Salzburg

At the Salzburg Christmas Markets you will get to know not only gifts and souvenirs, but also culinary delicacies from Salzburg in the heart of the old town of Salzburg from end of November to beginning of January.

Original Salzburger Christmas Market

The Original Salzburg Christmas Market 

The most well-known Christmas Market in Salzburg is most probably the original Salzburg Christmas Market. It takes place on the perimeter of Salzburg cathedral. On the cathedral square and residence square, you can purchase special souvenirs at several festively decorated stalls. It is here where traditional handicraft businesses offer figures for Christmas cribs, frankincense, Advent wreaths and much more. Even those who are feeling peckish are not neglected on the atmospheric Christmas Market. Underneath the cathedral arches, at the beloved “Advent meeting point” you enjoy mulled wine, many varieties of punch as well as sweet and hearty treats.    

Opening Hours of Salzburg Christmas Market:

Daily from 24.11.2023 from 10am to 01.01.2024

Monday to Thursday 10am – 8.30pm
Friday 10am - 9pm
Saturday 9am – 9pm
Sunday, public holidays 9am – 8.30pm

December 24:   9am – 3pm
December 25: 11am – 6pm
December 26: 11am – 6pm

December 27 - 29: 10am – 8.30pm
December 30: 10am - 9pm
December 31: 10am – 01.00am
January 01.2024: 11am – 6pm

Christmas Market in the castle courtyard of Fortress Hohensalzburg

A charming  Christmas Market with local arts and crafts and culinary delights in the courtyard of Fortress Hohensalzburg.

Opening Hours of Salzburg Christmas Market:

29. November - 22. December 2024

Friday, Saturday, Sunday: 11.00 am – 07.00 pm

Hellbrunner Adventzauber Festivities

The Hellbrunn Advent festivities in the courtyard of Hellbrunn Palace is also a major attraction amongst the Christmas Markets in Salzburg. Its picturesque location as well as the attractions for all ages (petting zoo, winter fairy tale railway and much more) have established it quickly as one of the most popular Christmas Markets in Austria.

Opening times of the Hellbrunn Advent festivities:

24.11. to 24.12. 2023

TUE - FRI  1am - 8pm
Saturday, Sunday, feast day | 10am - 8pm
24/12/2023 | 10am - 2pm

Advent meeting spot under the Cathedral Archs

Stall No. 96 at Salzburg's Residence Square

The most famous Christmas market in Salzburg is probably the original Salzburg Christmas market. It takes place around the Salzburg Cathedral. At Domplatz and Residence Square you can buy souvenirs in numerous festively decorated stalls: figures for the Christmas crib, frankincense, Advent garlands and much more are offered here by traditional craftsmen.

Stall no. 96 at Residence Square is a pleasure at any time of the day!

At our Advent meeting spot we offer a large selection of different types of punch (orange punch, baked apple punch, apricot punch, berry punch, Amaretto cherry, advocaat), mulled wine, mulled spiced cider, children's punch and various cold drinks (coke, mineral ... and beer). Try our specialties like Mozartpunch, Christmas Dream, Turbo-Punch or Hot Kick Punch - there is something for every taste!

Enjoy a traditional Bosna, cheese kransky, Nuernberg pork sausages with sauerkraut, Käsekrainer, Frankfurter, Hot Dog, goulash soup, schnitzel roll!

Rum truffle punch
Red Angel
Advocaat punch with whipped cream
Amaretto cherry punch

Opening hours:
19.11. to 26.12.2020 open daily
Monday - Thursday 10:00 am - 8:30 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Sunday, holidays: 9:00 am - 8:30 pm

December 24, 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
December 25, 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
December 26, 11:00 am - 6:00 pm

Atmospheric Advent Concerts

The atmospheric, traditional Advent concerts at the fortress Hohensalzburg attract thousands of visitors each year. Especially the wonderful combination of dinner and Advent event in the heart of Salzburg inspire visitors every time anew. Experience very special moments at Christmas time in Salzburg.

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