Mountain Christmas 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 2021 takes place on the 4 -5th  December und 11-12th December 2021

  • 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 2019

Mountain christmas

saturday, 4th 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.


5 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.
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 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.

sunday, 5th december

Advent Market from 11 am

Advent Market from 11 am

saturday, 11th december

Advent Market from 2 pm

3 pm concert with Veen-Harfen Ensemble

A musical narration of the Christmas story according to Luke.
The texts sensitively frame the instrumental pieces of the 25- and 36-string Veehharfen.

sunday, 12th december

Advent Market from 11 am

15 Uhr "Auf d'Weihnacht zua" Alpine Advent singing

Participating groups: The "Gruber Zwoagsang" and the Pramauer Weisenbläser aus Tirol, the Stoaberg Sängerinnen from Bayern,

the Holzperlen aus St. Martin and the Weißbacher Saitenmusi.

Through the program leads Johanna Flatscher with her insightful 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
You can already buy your ticket here.

For more information +43 (0) 6588 83 21


In the mood already? Edith describes her impressions ...

Mountain Christmas Story




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