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Magical Christmas Markets in the Hall-Wattens region

The Old Town of Hall during the magical Advent season
20 November - 24 December 2015

Advent marks the start of a very special time here in Hall. The Advent lighting, a mixture of stars and Christmas symbols, bathes the entire town in a glow of anticipation for this, the most tranquil time of the year. Day by day, the big celebration draws one step closer. A fact attested to by the numbers from the Advent Calendar, which are projected against the building facades on the upper town square and coloured in on each passing day. Truly unique and getting bigger every year is the Hall Advent Market, a place for locals and guests to gather, get in a festive frame of mind and share the yuletide joy.

Every day during Advent, the booth operators open their hatches and doors, offering their traditional handicrafts and culinary delicacies to the public. Whether to purchase a gift, to meet up with friends or see the eyes of the kids sparkle as they take a pony ride - visit to the Hall Advent Market promises moments that are truly evocative. And not just the one time, since the highlights here change almost daily, including the market stands themselves, which often rotate between different operators.

And what would Advent be without its reflective music - choirs and wind musicians from Hall and the surrounding area set the perfect tone and give the Advent Market a truly festive flavour. The petting zoo and a storyteller promise great fun and entertainment for our younger visitors. On December 6th, St. Nicholas and his entourage will pay a visit to Hall's Old Town. He will stand before the Advent Market and give his traditional address, then sing Christmas songs with all the youngsters.

On Friday, November 20, this year's Advent Market on the upper town square in Hall will open its doors to the public. As in years past, the market will be open every day until December 24.

Opening times:
Monday to Friday from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Saturday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Sunday from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m.
The food stalls will close every day at 9 p.m.

On December 24, the Advent Market in Hall will be opened from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Experience Christmas with all your senses:A pre-Christmas stroll through Hall in Tirol

Advent in Hall marks the start of a very special time of year. Christmas lights, a colourful mix of stars and Christmas symbols bathe the town in a light that anticipates the year's quietest days. Every day the year's biggest celebration gets closer and, if further proof is needed, an Advent calendar that is projected on to the facades on the Oberer Stadtplatz counts down the days. It's a unique event and one that has grown over the years - Hall's Christmas market sees local people and visitors come together in the town to enjoy the festive atmosphere ahead of the main event.

Where did the Advent wreath and Advent calendar come from? When was there the first Christmas tree? These are questions that interest us all, not just children. If you want to know answers, then allow yourself to be seduced by the atmospheric setting of the Old Town area, where you really can smell, hear and feel Christmas. Included in the package is an Advent walk, glühwein and a Hall Christmas market cup to take home with you as a souvenir.

Meet at: Tourist office, Unterer Stadtplatz 19, 6060 Hall in Tirol
Duration: 1 hour
Price: EUR 9,50 per Person (at least 10 participants required)
Time and meeting place by agreement.

Please contact us:
tel: 0043 (0)5223/45544-23
e-mail: guidedtours@hall-wattens.at

Had you thought of an Advent stroll for an office Christmas party?
Why not enjoy this annual highlight and the festive atmosphere with your staff? The tourist office would be happy to advise you if you have any questions about your Christmas, company or family celebrations.

Absam Christkindl market

The small but very varied range of items on sale at the stalls range from unusual gift ideas and sports equipment to creative crafts and local farm produce, such as brandies, apple juice, bacon and lots more.
But you will also be surprised by the wide range of food and drink on offer at the Advent market: there will be something to suit every taste, and while you stop for a snack, you can enjoy festive music and entertainment provided by local clubs and associations.

This year a number of local institutions and organisations, such as the care home for seniors, Absam village primary school, the parish charity and the Families Association will be selling home-made gifts and crafts.



Wattens Christkindl market

The Wattens business community are once again staging the traditional Wattens Christkindlmarkt by the village bandstand.

Market times are each Saturday and Sunday at the Advent weekends from 3 pm to 7.30 pm at the music pavillon in Wattens (on December 8th from 2 pm until 8 pm)

Gnadenwald Christkindl market

This year's Christkindl market in Gnadenwald will take place on the 13th of December 2014 from 3.00 pm to 8.00 pm. There will be 18 stands with 21 traders. As well as musical entertainment and a small exhibition of nativity scenes, those attending can look forward to a cheerful children's programme.