The Advent market in the mountains of Austria
From end of November the most contemplative time of the year arrives in the Bad Kleinkirchheim region, and charms young and old with an unparalleled programme at Alpine Spa Advent.
The wonder of Christmas time
Simply get away from the hectic pace of the towns and cities, take a deep breath and arrive in the magical Christmas season: special Christmas events await visitors every Friday and Saturday in Bad Kleinkirchheim. Alpine Spa Advent is open from 4pm to 8.30pm and transforms the area around the St. Kathrein family & health thermal spa into a romantic Christmas village. It's the perfect opportunity to buy a very special gift for loved ones, as it is where goldsmiths, wreath makers and also nativity scene designers present their traditional handicrafts.
Of course, refreshments are also provided, and all the senses are treated to delicious, regional Alps-Adriatic cuisine. The ceremonial opening of the Advent windows can be watched as well, of course. The Christmas atmosphere is made all the more special by the melodious sounds of Christmas carols sung by local choirs.
The special feature of Bad Kleinkirchheim
Truly unique: Alpine Spa Advent in Bad Kleinkirchheim combines thermal spa feeling and a cosy Christmas atmosphere. The St. Kathrein thermal spa doesn't just appeal to visitors with its relaxing yoga sessions, Advent and December meditations, Advent readings in the fragrant Swiss pine relaxation room, and swimming in the reflection of Christmas lights. There is also plenty for the little ones: every Friday and Saturday, Christmas films are shown in the thermal spa's own Advent cinema, and children can also try out diving as they search for the lost Christmas treasure. On 6th December, St Nicholas will visit with a gift for each child.
Come, all ye children
Alpine Children's Advent brings the magic of Christmas to Bad Kleinkirchheim and is a thrilling experience for children. In the Advent handicraft lounge, delightful gifts for Mum, Dad, Granny and Grandpa can be made. Surely the most exciting event for young guests is a visit to the Christkindl airmail post office. Here, wishlists can be sent directly to Father Christmas by airmail. The eyes of young and old alike will sparkle with delight on a romantic horse-drawn sleigh ride through the winter landscape around the Advent market.