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Christmas Markets in Graz

Enjoy the highlights of Advent in Graz, the capital city of Styria. Let yourself be enchanted by the romantic lights, the gleaming ice crib, the giant Rathaus Advent calendar and the spectacular Christmas markets.
The Graz Advent markets lie within walking distance of one another and all opening times plus a calender of events can be found on the Advent in Graz website. The markets are especially magical against the backdrop of the city's Christmas lights which are lit daily from 4.30pm - midnight. Here are just a few festive highlights.
Christmas market Graz © Graz Tourismus  / Harry Schiffer Christmas market Graz © Graz Tourismus / Harry Schiffer

Advent Market in Front of the City Hall

As the chill of winter sets in, we huddle together for warmth. In Graz at the Advent Market in front of the City Hall there is a welcoming village of stalls, offering traditional handicrafts and wonderful treats for the body and soul. The local festive tipple is "Feuerzangenbowle" - a blend of wine and rum set on fire - so no worries about keeping warm. To keep the kids entertained there is a much-loved children's carousel.

Where: In front of the City Hall, Hauptplatz
When: 22rd November - 24th December 2019
Opening hours: Daily 10am - 10pm / Open 10am - 2pm on Christmas Eve

 
www.visitgraz.com
Christmas time in Graz © Graz Tourismus  / Harry Schiffer Christmas time in Graz © Graz Tourismus / Harry Schiffer

Old Town Traditional Christmas Market, Franciscan Quarter

The oldest Christmas market in Graz is to be found around the Franciscan church. Styrian handicrafts, farm-produced specialities, Punsch and Glühwein provide heart-warming cheer here at the Old Town Traditional Christmas Market. At the entrance to the church a nativitiy scene complete with real sheep, a carousel and toys makes chilren's eyes light up.

Where: Franciscan church
When: 22nd November - 24th December & 26th to 30th December 2019
Opening hours: Daily 11am - 7pm; food stalls open 12 noon - 9.45pm / Open 10am - 2pm on Christmas Eve / Open 3 pm - 9.45 pm from 26th to 30th December

 
www.visitgraz.com
Christmas time in Graz © Graz Tourismus  / Harry Schiffer Christmas time in Graz © Graz Tourismus / Harry Schiffer

Christmas Market on Glockenspielplatz

The square under the magical Glockenspiel, much loved by visitors to Graz year round, becomes a hub of conviviality during the festive season. Alongside the unique arts and crafts for sale at the Christmas Market on Glockenspielplatz, local direct marketers and caterers offer delicacies from Styria. A wide range of handicraft demonstrations encourage young and old to join in.

Where: Glockenspielplatz
When: 22nd November - 24th December & 27th - 31st December 2019
Opening hours: 11am - 8pm, food stalls: 11am - 10pm / Open 11am - 2pm on Christmas Eve / 27th - 30th December 11am - 10pm / 31st December 12 noon - 12 am

 
www.visitgraz.com
Adventní trhy WonderLEND na náměstí Mariahilferplatz © Graz Tourismus  / Harry Schiffer Adventní trhy WonderLEND na náměstí Mariahilferplatz © Graz Tourismus / Harry Schiffer

WonderLEND on Mariahilferplatz

During the run-up to Christmas, Mariahilferplatz turns into WonderLEND, offering a big wheel, curling rink and chance to browse among smart presents with a low-volume, alternative musical programme as an alternative to typical, pre-Christmas bustle.

Where: Mariahilferplatz
When: 22nd November - 23rd December 2019
Opening hours: Monday - Friday from 4pm - 10pm; Saturdays from 12 pm - 10 pm; Sundays 12 pm - 8 pm 
 

www.visitgraz.com
City Hall Advent Calendar © Graz Tourismus  / Harry Schiffer City Hall Advent Calendar © Graz Tourismus / Harry Schiffer

City Hall Advent Calendar

Experience the beautiful facade of Graz City Hall transformed into a huge, illuminated Advent Calendar at dusk.

Where: at the facade of the City Hall, Hauptplatz
When: 1st December - 24th December 2019
Opening hours: Daily from 4.30pm - midnight
 
 
www.visitgraz.com
ice nativity scene © Graz Tourismus  / Harry Schiffer ice nativity scene © Graz Tourismus / Harry Schiffer

Ice Crib in the Landhaushof

Since 1996, a unique nativity scene carved out of crystal clear ice has been displayed each year in the Landhaushof, a beautiful Renaissance yard in Graz. This Ice Nativity Scene ("Ice Crib") with its life-size figures has become a favourite attraction of the Graz Advent festivities.

Where: Landhaushof, Herrengasse
When: Start of work: 29th November 2019; completion: 30th November 2019; official opening: 30th November 2019 at 6pm.
Opening Hours: Daily from 6 pm to 9 pm

 
www.visitgraz.com
Advent in Graz © Graz Tourismus  / Tom Lamm Advent in Graz © Graz Tourismus / Tom Lamm

Arts and Crafts Market on Färberplatz

The Arts and Crafts Market on Färberplatz is no longer a secret rendezvous for lovers of genuine handicrafts. Here everyone can find top-quality wares made from cloth, clay, wood, metal, paper, wax and glass.

Where: Färberplatz
When: 29th November - 23rd December 2019
Opening hours: Monday - Thursday: 11.00am - 7pm; Friday and Saturday: 11am - 8pm; Sunday: 12 noon - 6pm. Food stalls open Monday - Thursday: 11.00am - 7pm; Friday and Saturday: 11am - 10pm; Sunday: 12 noon - 6pm.
 

Other Christmas events and markets include:

  • Advent stores At Eisernes Tor every Friday 22nd November - 23rd December 2019
  • Arts and crafts market on the Mehlplatz  22nd November - 24th December 2019
  • Children's Advent Fair at Kleine Neutorgasse 22nd November - 24th December 2019
  • Crafts from all over the World at Tummelplatz 22nd November - 24th December 2019
  • Children’s Winterworld on Karmeliterplatz: 22nd November - 24th December 2019 with entertainment and a 1000 m² ice skating rink with curling and ice hockey
  • Aufsteirern” Christmas market on the Schlossberg hill on the weekends from 22nd November - 22nd December 2019
  • Christmas market at Südtiroler Platz 22nd November - 23rd December 2019
  • Events at the Joanneum Quarter 22nd November - 23rd December 2019

For further information on Christmas markets in Austria for UK visitors, please contact our Holiday Information Line:
Freephone: 00800 400 200 00 (calls from UK landlines / mobiles won't be charged)
Email: holiday@austria.info

Christmas Markets in Graz

  • Christmas Market Graz, Styria © Österreich Werbung / Achim Meurer Christmas Market Graz, Styria © Österreich Werbung / Achim Meurer
  • Christmas time in Graz © Graz Tourismus  / Harry Schiffer Christmas time in Graz © Graz Tourismus / Harry Schiffer
  • Adventní trhy WonderLEND na náměstí Mariahilferplatz © Graz Tourismus  / Harry Schiffer Adventní trhy WonderLEND na náměstí Mariahilferplatz © Graz Tourismus / Harry Schiffer
  • ice nativity scene © Graz Tourismus  / Harry Schiffer ice nativity scene © Graz Tourismus / Harry Schiffer
  • Advent market at Eisernes Tor © Graz Tourismus  / Harry Schiffer Advent market at Eisernes Tor © Graz Tourismus / Harry Schiffer
  • Christmas time in Graz © Graz Tourismus  / Harry Schiffer Christmas time in Graz © Graz Tourismus / Harry Schiffer
  • City Hall Advent Calendar © Graz Tourismus  / Harry Schiffer City Hall Advent Calendar © Graz Tourismus / Harry Schiffer
  • Advent in Graz © Graz Tourismus  / Tom Lamm Advent in Graz © Graz Tourismus / Tom Lamm
  • Adventní akce ve čtvrti Joanneum © Graz Tourismus  / Harry Schiffer Adventní akce ve čtvrti Joanneum © Graz Tourismus / Harry Schiffer
  • Aufsteirern Christmas market, Schlossberg © Graz Tourismus  / Harry Schiffer Aufsteirern Christmas market, Schlossberg © Graz Tourismus / Harry Schiffer

Christmas Markets in Graz

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