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    Christmas Markets in Klagenfurt & Carinthia

    The time before Christmas sprinkles a distinct magic across Carinthia. Atmospheric Christmas Markets invite with advent concerts, authentic handicrafts and traditional customs.

    Enjoy the thoughtful side of the pre-Christmas period.

    Christmas Markets

    Christmas Market Neuer Platz Klagenfurt
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    Christmas Market on Neuer Platz

    With more than 50 merchants, craftsmen, and chefs, the Christmas Market in Klagenfurt is the biggest and most colourful in Carinthia. At the landmark of Klagenfurt, the Lindwurm dragon, guests can take a picture at the Christmas tree selfie point and send it directly to their loved ones via free-of-charge City Wifi. On Tuesdays, there are special offers for seniors like special city walks, discounts, and a music programme. From Thursdays onwards, guests can enjoy live music at the main stage.

    Where: Neuer Platz in Klagenfurt
    When:
    19 November - 24 December 2022
    Opening hours: Open daily from 10 am - 8 pm, 24 December 10 am - 2 pm

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    Klagenfurt - Advent in the city centre
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    Christmas Market on Domplatz

    A small, intimate Christmas market with music.

    Where: Domplatz in Klagenfurt
    When:
    19 November - 24 December 2022
    Opening hours: Thursday - Sunday 11 am - 6:30 pm

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    Advent Time in Klagenfurt / Klagenfurt
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    Peaceful Advent

    Carinthia's best choirs and brass musicians meet up for a series of musical evenings.

    Where: Klagenfurt
    When: 19 November - 24 December 2022, Fridays

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    Katschberg Advent trail
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    Katschberg Advent Trail

    Enjoy a wonderful winter walk on a lantern-lit path, lined with themed barns full of surprises and free-of-charge tea stations. The starting point is at the so-called “Wichtelweg” (gnome path) and can be reached either on foot or by horse-drawn carriage. If you walk at a leisurly pace, you will need about 45 minutes to complete the path. The Katschberg Advent path starts in late November.

    Where: Katschberg
    When:
    25 November - 25 December 2022
    Every Wednesday and Friday to Sunday, 2 pm – 8 pm

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    Alpiner Thermen Advent in Bad Kleinkirchheim, Kärnten
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    Christmas Market in Bad Kleinkirchheim

    The spa town of Bad Kleinkirchheim is situated between the peaks of the Nockberge mountains and offers an enchanting ambience for the "Alpine spa advent market" held from the end of November. Local craftsmen and exhibitors from the Alpine-Adriatic region present their handicrafts, baked goods, and culinary delights. On Fridays, enjoy musical advent walks. Saturdays are most popular with families due to the children's mass and Sundays are most famous for the culinary family advent.

    Where: Bad Kleinkirchheim
    When:
    26 November - 17 December 2022
    Every Saturday from 4 pm - 8 pm

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    Pyramidenkogel in Winter
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    A Christmas Market Above the Clouds

    The Pyramidenkogel viewing tower is 100 metres tall and visible far and wide in the Wörthersee lake region. By the foot of the tower, visitors find a quaint Christmas market with crafts, local farmers' products, and music. Kids will be enchanted by the specially designed Christmas house, where llamas, goats, and donkeys pay a visit now and then.

    Where: Pyramidenkogel tower
    When:
    25 November - 18 December
    Friday - Sunday from 10 am - 5 pm (+ 8 December)

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    ice rink in Villach
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    Christmas Market in Villach - the City of Lights

    During the Christmas season, the historic city centre of Villach plays host to a picturesque Christmas market. The city is decorated with thousands of lights, making for a glowing, romantic atmosphere. Another highlight is the Perchten parade through the city centre in late November.

    Where: Rathausplatz in Villach
    When:
    18 November - 24 December 2022
    Opening hours: Sun to Thur 10 am - 7pm; Fri, Sat and holidays 10 am - 8 pm; Gastronomy until 10 pm

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    Advent season at Lake Wörthersee
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    Peaceful Advent in Pörtschach

    At the shores of Wörthersee lake, visitors will find a small Christmas market on the promenade, filled with life by local heritage groups and associations. Torch-lit walks and an Advent boat cruise through the "sea of stars" complete the magical experience.

    Where: Pörtschach promenade
    When:
    25 November - 18 December 2022
    Opening hours: Fri 2 pm - 7 pm, Sat - Sun and 8 December from 12 noon - 7 pm

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