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South Tyrolean Christmas markets

The Val Gardena Christmas Markets

The days are getting shorter, and the streets with their twinkling lights are already covered by the first blanket of snow. This really special atmosphere is a delight for all ages, and even more enjoyable during the Christmas Markets in Val Gardena.

Christmas village Ortisei

At this time of year, Ortisei is magically transformed into a real Christmas village: every corner resounds with lovely Christmas melodies and the village streets are filled with the tempting aroma of delicious specialities straight from the oven. Typical regional products are on sale from wooden stalls in the market. In addition, the Ortisei Christmas Market offers a varied programme of associated events. For example, every day in Piazza Stetteneck you can see a window in the Advent calendar being opened up.

Another attraction is the post box in Piazza Stetteneck, where children can post their Christmas letters. They only need to slip a note with their wishes into the box and it will soon be delivered to the addressee.

Do you want to enjoy this magical Christmas atmosphere at first hand? You are then in the right place to find your perfect choice of accommodation in Val Gardena.

In 2021 the Christmas market in Ortisei will not take place

Christmas market in Santa Cristina

The best that Christmas has to offer can all be found at the Christmas market of Santa Cristina in Val Gardena. It is an event where the organisers focus not so much on the quantity as on the quality of the products. There is everything from local crafts, like the nativity scene figures carved in wood and beautiful Christmas decorations, to textiles and knitwear, books and paintings, candles, wrapping paper and Christmas candles. There is also the unmissable mulled wine, perfect for warming up, and typical local sweets like the "Weihnachtszelten " (panforte).

In 2021 the Christmas market in Santa Cristina will not take place

Christmas in the Mountains: "Mountain Christmas" - Selva di Val Gardena

No less impressive is the Christmas atmosphere in Selva di Val Gardena. The spicy scent of gingerbread biscuits and the typical aroma of mulled wine, Christmas and Advent carols, beautiful gifts, the nativity scene and the Advent calendar, and much more besides. The Christmas Market in Selva di Val Gardena also has a special attraction that makes the town as alluring as the ski slopes higher up: there is a continuous strip of lights 350 metres in length, hung with the small cabins of a cable car, all beautifully carved in wood. It is a marvel which will amaze not only the children!

Opening hours of the Christmas Markets in Selva di Val Gardena 2021/2022

Mountain Christmas in Selva di Val Gardena is also open from 05.12.2021 to 08.01.2022, at the following times:

05.12. - 07.12.2021: 3pm - 7pm
08.12. - 12.12.2021: 10am - 7pm
17.12. - 19.12.2021: 3pm - 7pm
23.12.21 - 08.01.2022: 3pm - 7pm
24.12. + 31.12.2021: 3pm - 6pm

Here  is the up-to-date programme.

Important notice

To ensure the safety of your visit to the South Tyrol’s Christmas markets and to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, access will only be permitted under the following conditions:

  • visit only with a valid Green Pass (from 12 years of age).
  • wear a surgical mask
  • keep a distance of 1 metre to others

We would also like to inform you, that due to the Covid 19 situation, there may be changes to programme and opening hours of the Christmas markets at short notice.

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The location of the Christmas market Val Gardena / Gröden

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