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200 Years of Silent Night: Anniversary Events

The global message of peace found in the carol “Silent Night” is setting the agenda for its bicentennial celebrations. Numerous events will take place throughout the three Austrian provinces most closely associated with the song’s history – SalzburgerLand, Tirol, and Upper Austria.

The places that are closely connected to the world-renowned Christmas carol’s history keep its memory alive today. You’ll be able to feel the song’s magic this year through festive highlights and special events.

Experience concerts, Christmas markets and nativity exhibitions as well as newly conceived events such as the musical “Meine Stille Nacht” (My Silent Night) which will debut in Salzburg. Discover the Salzburg Advent Festival as well as a special “Silent Night” exhibition involving nine different museums in various locations.

House of Franz Xaver Gruber in Hallein © SalzburgerLand Tourismus GmbH / Kathrin Gollackner House of Franz Xaver Gruber in Hallein © SalzburgerLand Tourismus GmbH / Kathrin Gollackner

„Silent Night“ – Highlights

In SalzburgerLand, Tirol and Upper Austria, numerous events will celebrate the bicentennial of “Silent Night”. Discover some of them here:

Top Events

Special Exhibitions

Musical "My Silent Night"

Salzburg Advent Festival

Christmas Markets

Christmas Events

"My Silent Night" Musical in Salzburg

  • Salzburg Festival - Felsenreitschule © Salzburger Festspiele / Andreas Kolarik Salzburg Festival - Felsenreitschule © Salzburger Festspiele / Andreas Kolarik
  • SalzburgerLand Tourismus, My Silent Night, rehearsal © SalzburgerLand Tourismus SalzburgerLand Tourismus, My Silent Night, rehearsal © SalzburgerLand Tourismus
  • SalzburgerLand Tourismus, Meine Stille Nacht, Probe © SalzburgerLand Tourismus_Meine Stille Nacht_Probe 2 / no  name SalzburgerLand Tourismus, Meine Stille Nacht, Probe © SalzburgerLand Tourismus_Meine Stille Nacht_Probe 2 / no name

On the 24th of November 2018, a new musical titled “My Silent Night” will debut in the Salzburg Felsenreitschule, bringing a touch of Broadway to Austria. Andreas Gergen, who has previously directed “The Sound of Music” and “Monty Python’s Spamalot”, is set to direct a script by Hannah Friedman.

“I don’t want to tell Austrians about their traditions – well, I couldn’t, even if I wanted to. But there are some universal themes that are relevant anywhere, like striking a balance between tradition and innovation or the power of having a vision in life.”

Hannah Friedman, scriptwriter of “My Silent Night”

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200 Years of Silent Night: Anniversary Events

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