Brunico combines the charm of a small town with the distinctive atmosphere of a winter sports resort. With the Kronplatz Mountain in the background, while strolling through the streets of the Old Town you will feel this unique mix of Alpine comfort and Italian Dolce Vita. That’s why a visit to the Christmas market in Brunico is an absolute must in the pre-festive season. The joyful anticipation is taking over the city. Lovely decorated stands offer arts and craft, sweet treats, handmade decorations and culinary delights. And what’s better than spending a cosy winter evening together with friends while having a mug of mulled wine.
23/11/2018 – 06/01/2019
Official opening of the Christmas Market: 22nd november, 4.30 p.m.
Monday – Sunday & Public Holidays:
10 a.m. – 7.00 p.m.
24th december : 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
25th december: Closed
31st december: 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
01st december: 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Monday– Thursday: 10 a.m. – 8.00 p.m.
Friday, Saturday, pre - holiday: 10 a.m. - 09.00 p.m.
In the alpine region the original Tyrolean crib is as much a part of the Christmas celebrations as Christmas trees and the baby Jesus. This year at Bruneck’s Christmas Market we will be devoting an especially large space to the crib. In the Tschurtschenthaler Park there will be a crib walk displaying cribs from a private collection, whilst in the Ursuline convent guests this year can marvel at extremely valuable and venerable cribs, some of which are as much as 300 years old. On 8 and 9 December in the old gymnasium there will be a district crib exhibition, which will open on Saturday 8 December with the blessing of the cribs. On 23 December the living crib will process through Bruneck’s historic old town.
On 7 December the Krampuses will be in town and taking over the sceptre for the night. Over 445 dark figures will parade through the streets. Their artistic and hand-carved masks make the Krampus procession a great traditional festival. Throughout the town bars and pubs will be transformed into Krampus caves and give visitors a fiery evening to remember!
Since 2016 South Tyrol’s Christmas Markets have been certified as “GreenEvent”, a quality label based on authenticity and regionality, known for long as key values for South Tyrol. The main aspects are the use of environmentally friendly products, reduced energy consumption, efficient waste management, regional added value and social responsibility.
The visitors of Brunico will enjoy the best experience of the town by following the Christmas tour. Even those visiting the city for the first time should not miss its highlights! Along the tour you’ll also find some "selfie-points": take souvenir pictures and share them with your friends!
The Christmas market has its origins in the Upper Town. Stroll from the Old Town Centre through the Ragen Gate and you’ll get to the Upper Town, a very unique town district. This year you’ll find two special culinary stands, varied side events and an exhibition of ceramic crafts in the nearby „Palais Sternbach“. All in all the full Christmas experience for all senses.