The Merano Christmas Market 2023-2024

Advent and Christmas in Merano
If you want to enrich the most contemplative time of the year with Christmas impressions, you are in good hands during Advent in Merano!
All Christmas markets are ideal for this: The smell of mulled wine and gingerbread, large Christmas baubles hanging from the countless fir trees throughout the Merano region, cozy booths invite you to linger and festively decorated shopping streets make shopping an experience, joyful mood and the relaxed atmosphere make every stroll an experience.
The scenery: The magnificent spa promenade, the time-honored Kurhaus, snow-covered mountains all around, many, many fires everywhere. The smell of mulled wine, cinnamon, cloves and Christmas cookies, but also of hearty delicacies. Choirs sing, music groups play. Add to that a very relaxed mood and the anticipation of the upcoming holidays. In short: If the hectic pace of everyday life has you firmly in its grip, visit the Merano Christmas Market, which is guaranteed to put you in the Christmas spirit very quickly with its beauty!

Video: The Christmas Market in Merano

It starts at the November 24, 2023 with a festive opening. You can visit the Merano Christmas Market until January 6, 2024. The market will be closed on December 25.

The gastronomic stands are open Sundays to incl. Thursdays from 10:00 to 21:00, Fridays, Saturdays and holidays until 22:30. The merchants and craftsmen keep open Sundays to incl. Thursdays until 19:00, Fridays, Saturdays and holidays, however, until 20:00.

Impressions: The Merano Christmas Market

Experience the Christmas magic in Merano

More than 80 booths await you on the magnificent spa promenade, the historic Piazza della Renna and the modern Piazza delle Terme, in the immediate vicinity of the old town of Merano! The murmur of the Passer River accompanies the visitor along the spa promenade, while children have their bright joy with the large ice skating rink near the spa. There are also the popular and famous Alessi balls, larger-than-life (heated!) Christmas tree balls, which are home to a table with cozy seating. Likewise, the living nativity scene and a children's carousel await visitors young and old here. It is only a few steps from anywhere on the market to the old town of Merano with its Christmas decorated arcades!

The gastronomic booths

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The gourmet stands offer hot drinks such as mulled wine, hot apple juices (Glühmix), sausages with sauerkraut, goulash soup, dumplings and sweet doughnuts, as well as many typical local specialties such as apple strudel, bacon, cheese, and fresh bread and a wide selection of fresh baked goods. These also keep open longer than the merchants' stalls.

The merchant booths

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In the booths of merchants and craftsmen you can admire and buy regional and typical handicrafts, candles, Christmas decorations, perfumes, warm clothes of all kinds, such as sweaters, hats, scarves and slippers. It is important to know that only local products and handmade pieces are offered here!

The city of Merano during the Christmas market

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Of course, the city of Merano presents itself from its most beautiful side during the Christmas market! A short walk from the Merano Christmas Market is the historic city center, rich in lights and Christmas colors! A visit to the old town is perfect for Christmas shopping in a truly relaxed atmosphere amidst the many stores in a historic setting. Visit the museums, which are all open and of course the Merano thermal baths, also open daily (!) until 10 p.m!

The Christmas markets around Merano

In the immediate vicinity around Merano you will find other Christmas markets. These are sometimes smaller and quieter, therefore also a little more contemplative. Each of these Christmas markets offers its own unique atmosphere and at least one should be on your list of things to do during your short Advent or Christmas vacation in Merano.

The Lagundo Christmas Market

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In the center of Lagundo there is a small but nice Christmas market on the Advent weekends, which can be easily reached with the specially arranged Algund Christkindl Train.
Not far from Merano, directly below the vineyards on the slopes of the Gruppo di Tessa, the garden village of Lagundo is transformed into a Christmas wonderland. This is ensured by the Christmas decorations on Hans Gamper Square in the village center with its small but fine Christmas market, far from the hustle and bustle of the large Merano Christmas market, and yet so close: a direct, fast and free connection to the spa town of Merano is guaranteed by the Algund Christmas train.
A great focus of the Lagundo Christmas Market is families and children, in addition to cozy market stalls away from the traffic, the little ones can warm up on an ice skating rink and visit a petting zoo.
Lagundo Christmas Market Timetable 2023
The Lagundo Christmas Market will take place this year from December 1, 2023, to January 1, 2024.

Opening Hours:

Fridays: 2:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Saturdays and Sundays: 10:00 AM - 6:30 PM

Friday, December 8 to Sunday, December 10: 10:00 AM to 6:30 PM
Tuesday, December 26 to Monday, January 1: from 10:00 AM to 6:30 PM

December 24 & 31: 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
The market is closed on December 25.

Sterntaler - Christmas market in Lana

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Enjoy the wonderful Advent atmosphere in the center of Lana, partly in old backyards with a great accompanying program!
The cozy pedestrian zone of Lana becomes even more cozy during the Advent weekends. The Sterntaler Christmas market attracts again with a pre-Christmas atmosphere, typical, handmade South Tyrolean products and a wide range of offers for the palate. In addition, some historic courtyards and residences in the center of the village open their doors and not only provide insights, but also create space and space for children's programs and exhibitions.
Opening hours Sterntaler - Christmas Market in Lana 2022
Opening Weekend: December 1-3, 2023
Additional Opening Day: December 5, 2023
Second Weekend: December 8-10, 2023
Third Weekend: December 15-17, 2023
Pre-Christmas Weekend: December 22-24, 2023
New Year's Eve Special: December 31, 2023

Forster Christmas forest

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The Forst Brewery Christmas Forest: cozy heated huts, great food, Christmas beer. Over a hundred Christmas trees, fire bowls and a traditional bowling alley. In the best tradition of the Merano Christmas markets, the Forst Brewery has created its own Christmas market and interpreted it as a Christmas forest! Where in the warm months the far around well-known and estimated brewery garden is, arises in the Advent period evenly this magic "Christmas forest"!
Over a hundred Christmas trees decorate the area, fire bowls and torches create a unique atmosphere! This is something you have to experience. While the Forster Christmas beer and special Christmas sausages are served in the open bar area, pleasantly warmed by radiant heaters, you can have a lot of fun at the bowling alley. Of course, the sales booths are also worth a visit. But the highlight are the "huts": small, heated and very cozy wooden houses, which offer space for a table and up to 10 people. Here you can enjoy the cuisine and specialties of the proven Braugarten tenants, the Reiterer family!
Opening hours Forster Christmas Forest 2023
Open from November 22 to December 23, 2023
Wednesday – Sunday: 10:00 AM – 11:00 PM
Closed days: Monday and Tuesday (except December 4 and 5)
Closed on December 24

From December 25, 2023, to January 7, 2024
Open daily from 10:00 AM to 11:00 PM.

Christmas market at the Enzian Hut

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The highest Christmas market in Europe takes place on the Enzian Hut at 2061 meters above sea level in the Martell Valley (Stilfserjoch National Park). Christmas atmosphere in a large, dressed up barn with lots of local handicrafts.
The journey from Merano through the Vinschgau and the Martell Valley may be a bit lengthy, but in return you can experience a unique Christmas market here: high above the Zufrittsee, in the midst of the snow-covered landscape of the Parco Nazionale dello Stelvio, you will find the highest Christmas market in Europe directly at the Enzian Alm!
At an altitude of 2061 meters above sea level, a large stable is converted here every year so that you almost feel as if you are in a large manger. Close together, local producers and farmers present creative Christmas gifts and typical local delicacies to taste and take home. Even the little guests will get a taste for it, because of course a small supporting program is offered especially for them.
Opening hours Christmas market at the Enzianalm
Dates to be announced