When the days get shorter and the seasonal lighting lends the town centres a magical atmosphere, shopping in Carinthia means twice the fun at once - the romantic flair and the variety on offer mean the world of shopping is literally without boundaries.
Klagenfurt "Christkindl" Market
21 Nov - 24 Dec 2015, Neuer Platz
Villach "Christkindl" Market
20 Nov - 24 Dec 2015, in the pedestrian areas on the Oberer and Unterer Kirchenplatz squares, in the Widmanngasse lane from the Kaiser-Heinrich-Gasse to the Hans-Gasser-Platz and on the Hauptplatz (main square), netxt to buildings no 29 to 31.
Advent in Velden
Fridays to Sundays from 27 Nov - 24 Dec 2015. Floating Advent wreath with 80,000 lights, Christmas market from the Schlosshotel to the Casino.
Advent in Pörtschach - Silent advent in Pörtschach 27 nov - 20 dec 2015
Our authentic “village on the lake”, in front of the Parkhotel is not only an attractive and cosy spot for all our events. Furthermore, it is the central meeting point for all Carinthian choirs to perform their concerts in the pre-Christmas period.
Advent around Lake Millstättersee
19 nov - 31 dec 2015
A scene that epitomises Christmas at Lake Millstätter See
Experience the magic of Christmas in Millstatt from the end of november and every weekend in December. Delicacies and local specialities such as mulled wine, boiled sausages and fresh farmhouse bread, hot sweet chestnuts and other delights straight from the farms await you.
Christmas Market - Spittal/Drau
The park of castle Schloß Porcia, which is located in the centre of the small historical town Spittal/Drau, is the perfect setting for a Christmas Market (daily from the end of november until 24th of December ). In magnificent surroundings, the Christmas market offers a choice of enticing stands selling handicraft, toys and Christmas decorations. Punch, mulled wine and delicious food are served to the accompaniment of choirs and bands.
Advent in Radenthein - Nock mountains
Carinthia's only life-size nativity scene, with around 50 figures, is in Radenthein town centre. Besides the traditional figures of the nativity scene, there are unmistakable regional influences in the shape of a singer's quartet, choir and national costumes. To complete the magical programme, there are musical events and tours of the town.