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Salzburg Mountain Advent 1st to 23rd of December 2023

Carved, life-sized village Nativity scene

Salzburg Mountain Advent in Grossarltal greets you, not only with a festive Advent market, but also with a colorful children’s program.

It’s a place where even Saint Nick would want to enjoy a well-earned break. Salzburg Mountain Advent is all about authenticity, quality and tradition. The focal point of the Advent market in Grossarl is the carved, life-size village Nativity scene.

Children can look forward to numerous activities such as the Christmas Post Office, the children’s cookie bakery as well as the Christmas Workshop.

Salzburg Mountain Advent in Grossarltal provides a conscious contrast to the hectic Christmas season you encounter in the bigger cities. Experience the snowy mountain world here in Grossarltal. Listen to the sounds of musicians performing during torchlight hikes and enjoy the beauty of Advent Singing. Get yourself in the perfect mood for the Christmas celebrations ahead with the enticing fragrance of hot spiced wine, punch and fresh fruit bread. With every one of your senses, experience Salzburg Mountain Advent in Grossarltal – an Advent plucked from our childhoods, Advent like in the olden days.

Advent Program

The events program during Salzburg Mountain Advent in Grossarltal is both cheerful and reflective. Your visit to Salzburg Mountain Advent doesn’t just involve browsing the countless market stands.

Grossarltal welcomes you with the following program:

  • Every Friday at 4:30 p.m.: Guided hike by torchlight 
  • Every Friday at 6:30 p.m.: Nativity play at the Advent market
  • Every Saturday  at 6:30 p.m.: The Grossarl Angel sings from the balcony of the Alte Post
  • Saturday at 8:15 p.m.: Advent Singing at Grossarl parish church (02., 09. & 16.12.2023)
  • Every Sunday and holiday 7 p.m.: “Search for Shelter” at the Advent market  
  • Children’s Krampus parade in Grossarl (01.12.2023)
  • Singers and brass musicians perform at the Advent market  
  • Village Nativity scene, animal Nativity scene, Nativity Path, exhibition of Nativity scenes  
  • Advent calendar
  • Advent walking way at the Bauernladenstüberl
Advent concert at the parish church in Grossarl
Saint Nicholas and Krampus

Children’s Program during Salzburg Mountain Advent

Grossarltal also offers a great Advent program for the kids:

  • Children's Advent with bonfire, grilling, corousel, children's punch hut and sweets.
  • Children’s cookie bakery (Saturdays, Sundays and holidays from 3 to 5 p.m. at Bistro Dorfkind)
  • Angel Photo Studio (Friday and Saturday from 2 to 5 p.m. at Foto Gruber)
  • Christmas Post Office (Saturdays, Sundays and holidays from 3 to 5 p.m. at Hotel Alte Post)
  • Christmas Workshop (Saturdays, Sundays and holidays from 3 to 5 p.m. at Hotel Alte Post)
  • Fairy-Tale Lesson (Saturdays, Sundays and holidays from 3 p.m. at the fairy tale tent - next to the music pavilon
  • St. Nicklas comes to the Advent Market (03.12.2023)

Opening times for Salzburg Mountain Advent

Salzburg Mountain Advent is opened on 4 Advent weekends as well as on 8. December.

Opening Times: GROSSARL
1st Advent Week: Friday, 01.12.2023 to Sunday, 03.12.2023
2nd Advent Week: Friday, 08.12.2023 to Sunday, 10.12.2023
3rd Advent Week: Friday, 15.12.2023 to Sunday, 17.12.2023
4th Advent Week: Friday, 22.12.2023 to Saturday, 23.12.2023


Friday, Saturday & Sunday: 2 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Opening Times: HÜTTSCHLAG
25.11. to 17.12. on Saturdays and Sundays and at the 8th of December 2023 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.

“Salzburg Mountain Advent” – Package details

The “Salzburg Mountain Advent” package is a weekend offer. This delightful getaway consists of 2 nights in your booked accommodation category.

This package is bookable from 1st of December until 17th of December 2023, running from Friday to Sunday. You can book this package either directly with your selected accommodation provider or through the Grossarltal Tourist Office.

  • 2 nights in your preferred accommodation category
  • 1 torchlight hike
  • 1 Advent Singing or Advent Concert at the parish church
  • 1 punch or spiced wine incl. souvenir Advent mug 

Salzburg Mountain Advent combines wonderfully with skiing in the Grossarltal-Dorfgastein ski area.

Prices for Salzburg Mountain Advent

Cat.Accommodation TypePrice

Hotels****(incl. half-board)

from € 239.00

Inn | Hotel ***(incl. half-board)

from € 199.00

Guest house / B&B or farm(bed/breakfast)

from € 117.00

Apartment (per person, board not included)

from € 87.00

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Partners of Salzburg Mountain Advent

Grossarltal has joined forces with a number of Advent markets to celebrate an Alpne Advent. At the following Advent markets, quality takes center stage:

Torchlight hike
Nativity play at the Advent market

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