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    The joy of winter

    Where the Christ child meets Father Christmas. Advent.

    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 shoppint is literally without boundaries.

    Klagenfurt "Christkindl" Market
    22 Nov - 24 Dec 2014, Neuer Platz

    Villach "Christkindl" Market
    21 Nov - 24 Dec 2014, 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 28 Nov - 21 Dec 2014. Floating Advent wreath with 80,000 lights, Christmas market from the Schlosshotel to the Casino.

    Advent in Pörtschach
    28 nov - 21 dec 2014

    Advent around Lake Millstätter
    19 nov - 31 dec 2014
    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.

    "Christkindl Market on the Petzen
    Austria's highest "Christkindl" market: Take the cable car directly to the "Christkindl" market at 1,700 m above sea level in the former "sheep huts"! On Advent Saturdays (06. Dec, 13. Dec, 20 Dec) from 16.00 - 21.00, with music programme, Advent decorations, farm produce and lots more.