Mountain Christmas in Maria Kirchental

Advent Market at the Pilgrimage Church

Sparkling lights around about; the aroma of punch and roast chestnuts; soft sounding Christmas music and softly swirling snow – that is Advent in the Salzburger Saalachtal. The Advent Market in Maria Kirchental offers a very special atmosphere in front of the impressive backdrop of the pilgrimage church. Families especially love the Mountain Christmas. The little visitors can stop by at the angel post office and write their wish lists for the Christ Child – they will stare in wonder as our angel receives their letters personally.

The most tranquil time of the year

Advent is known as the ”Stade Zeit“ in the Salzburger Saalachtal.  ”Stad“ means quiet and this contemplative peace, full of traditions and customs, can be felt particularly intensively in the run up to Christmas at the idyllic Advent Market in Maria Kirchental. Traditional, local crafts, culinary treats and a cup of hot punch invite you to wander through the Advent Market, lit by lanterns and candlelight accompanied by Christmassy music.

The Mountain Christmas 2022 takes place on the 3rd and 4th of december and on the 10th and 11th december

  • Taxi service to the Advent Market from the beginning of the toll road to Maria Kirchental € 2,- per person and way (children up to 14 years free)
  • For the kids: Do handicrafts with the elf “Billy”, grill bread on a stick and listen to a fairy-tale around the campfire
  • In the “hands-on theater” all children can show their acting talent
program 2022Mountain Christmas
saturday, 3rd december
Advent market from 2 pm
3 pm Advental ways at christmas time
A special advent concert with the students from the Musikum under the direction of Kapellmeister Andreas Wimmer.
Petra Schmuck guides you through the program with empathetic stories about the Christmas season.

Free entry – donations for the music students are welcome.
sunday, 4th december
Advent market from 11 am
3 pm Christmas concerts by Göko + CO
Time to pause and think to perceive and celebrate the most beautiful festival of the year,
as it is intended – as a festival of love and harmony. Want with their self-written songs and poems
GÖKO + CO make a small but honest contribution and cordially invite you to a concert experience,
where superficiality and thoughtlessness are absolutely inappropriate. A little tip: “Give your loved ones a gift
People and yourself, just a little time, because you just have to take your time to live! “

Free entry – the musicians look forward to a voluntary donation.
saturday, 10th december
Advent market from 2 pm
3 pm “Mountain Christmas and a Christmas Story”
A musical narrative of the Christmas story with the Veeh Harp Ensemble
Instead of a reading, the work of the composer Max Drischner (1891-1971) will be performed with a Veeh harp ensemble instead of choir and organ. The lyrics sensitively frame the instrumental pieces of the 25- and 36-string Veehharfen. The musical message is thus reduced to the essentials and yet deeply touching by the delicate sound of the stringed instruments.
The wonderful location of the “Pinzgau Cathedral” in Maria Kirchental and the ingenious acoustics create the ideal atmosphere for a time of inner peace and personal attunement to the upcoming Christmas.

Admission free, voluntary donations are gladly accepted.
sunday, 11th december
Advent market from 11 am
3 pm “Auf d’Weihnacht zua” Alpine Advent singing
Participating groups: The “Gruber Zwoagsang” and the Pramauer Weisenbläser from Tyrol, the Stoaberg singers from Bavaria, the wooden beads from St. Martin and the Weißbacher Saitenmusi. Johanna Flatscher will guide you through the program with her sensitive stories.

Entrance fee: advance ticket sales category A € 16 
advance ticket sale category B € 14
children up to 10 years € 10
Evening box-office category A € 18 and categorie B € 16

Are you in the mood? Edith tells you about her impressions …

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