Advent in Saalfelden Leogang

 

ADVENT IS IN THE AIR

Advent is a time of reflection and tradition in Saalfelden Leogang: when the days get shorter and the nights longer, the temperatures drop and the landscape is slowly but surely covered in snow, the quietest time of the year is just around the corner. A time when original traditions of the Pinzgau are in the foreground. Atmospheric Christmas markets invite you to linger, St. Nicholas wanders the streets with his scary Krampuses and typical regional customs are still celebrated as they used to be - anyone who experiences the Stoaberg Advent will understand why the anticipation of Christmas could easily last a little longer here.

TRADITIONAL CHRISTMAS MARKETS

ROMANTICALLY DECORATED STANDS, HOMEMADE SPECIALITIES AND REGIONAL HANDICRAFTS

Advent without flashing light decorations, softened Christmas pop and shopping miles full of people - things are still traditional in Saalfelden Leogang. Experience our Christmas markets with authentic culture, delicious punch, Kletztenbrot, hot Maronis, decorations, regional handicrafts and much more!

ALL CHRISTMAS MARKETS IN SAALFELDEN LEOGANG

Culinary Advent 27. November 2022 13:00
Wienerroither's Weihnachten & Co 08. December 2022
09. December 2022
10. December 2022 16:00
Schwarzleo Advent 10. December 2022
11. December 2022 12:00
Weihnachtsmarkt im PURADIES 17. December 2022 12:00

VISITS OF ST. NICHOLAS AND SCARY KRAMPUSES

PRESENTS FOR THE GOOD ONES, PUNISHMENT FOR THE BAD ONES

(c) Loigoma Graum Toife

6 December is one of those days in Advent that makes children's eyes light up when St. Nicholas travels from door to door. And yet there is some tension in the air, as only the good children are rewarded with presents. Those who have been naughty have to face the Krampus, St. Nicholas' sinister companion. He has a long rod in his baggage and the mission to punish all bad children. The fearsome "Schiachperchten" also cause goose bumps at the numerous Krampus rummages when they parade through the streets with their loud bells.

ST. NICHOLAS AND THE KRAMPUSES CAN BE FOUND HERE

Lions Advent for children 03. December 2022 14:00

IT SOUNDS LIKE MUSIC

TRADITIONAL, MODERN, CHRISTMASY

Christmas atmosphere without music is almost unimaginable - whether sung by yourself or from the jukebox: Christmas music also accompanies us in Saalfelden Leogang throughout the entire Advent season and beyond. Traditional Christmas carols bring back memories of Christmas as it used to be, modern melodies invite you to sway merrily along and brass band music also provides a mighty festive ambience in an otherwise quiet time.

EVENTS TO ENJOY CHRISTMAS MUSIC

Saalfeldner Advent Singing 11. December 2022 15:00
Seer "STAD TOUR 2022" 08. December 2022 20:00

THE MOST SILENT TIME OF THE YEAR?

CHRISTMAS IN THE SPIRIT OF RELIGIOUS CUSTOMS

Why do we actually celebrate Christmas? More and more, Christmas is losing its original meaning as one of the main holidays in the church year. What should have been the quietest time turned into a crowded schedule between Christmas shopping and preparations, while everyone just longs for the peaceful Christmas from childhood days. That is why we still consciously celebrate traditional, religious customs - for ourselves alone, but also in the circle of our family. Setting up the nativity scene together, then attending Christmas mass or a prayer allows peace to return and helps us to reflect on the beautiful things of Christmas.

EXPERIENCE ORIGINAL CHRISTMAS CUSTOMS

Adventandacht 24. December 2022 15:00
Christmas Mass 24. December 2022 23:00