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