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Off to the Christmas markets in Val Gardena/Gröden!

The magic of Christmas at the markets in Val Gardena/Gröden

The Christmas markets in Val Gardena/Gröden are a yearly must for the many guests of our hotel in Selva di Val Gardena/Wolkenstein in Gröden who come skiing in Val Gardena/Gröden in the weeks before Christmas. Every year the village centres of the main localities in Val Gardena/Gröden, Selva di Val Gardena/Wolkenstein, S. Cristina/St. Christina and Ortisei/St. Ulrich, attract numerous visitors from all over the world, strolling across the rustic, typical wooden booths.

The unique flair of the Christmas markets in Val Gardena/Gröden

The first Christmas market in Val Gardena/Gröden to visit is the one in Selva di Val Gardena/Wolkenstein. This magical market named “Nadel da mont” is open from December to January. With an ornamental, wooden cable car of right above it, this market impresses with a particularly rustic and special ambience. S. Cristina/St. Christina is probably the most evocative of all Christmas markets in Val Gardena/Gröden. It is a unique opportunity to savour the magic atmosphere of Advent, away from the humdrum of crowded towns and bigger Christmas markets, basking in the intimacy and charm of the old town, with its bay windows and picturesque architecture.
The wooden stalls at the Christmas markets in Val Gardena/Gröden are a triumph of tradition, brimming with genuine, high-quality local products as well as Christmas decorations, local handicrafts, and delicatessen.
Another Christmas market in Val Gardena/Gröden you shouldn’t miss is that of Ortisei/St. Ulrich, with its distinctive Christmas choirs and music as accompaniment for your frolicking through traditional wooden carvings, Christmas decorations, gift ideas and impressive illuminations, not to mention the scrumptious local delicacies, wine and spirits.

Glee and conviviality at the Christmas markets in Val Gardena/Gröden

The inebriating fragrance of traditional delicacies and the sweet Christmas melodies filling the air make it even easier to give in to the spell cast by the Christmas markets in Val Gardena/Gröden. Their magic, however, is not just about stalls and choirs: it is a soul-soothing experience of conviviality, made of cheerful chats and wishes sealed by a vigorous toast of mulled wine.
The Christmas markets of Val Gardena/Gröden always come with a side of enchanting atmospheres and leisure activities. In Val Gardena/Gröden there are several Toursim Associations which organise special events to complete the magic journey into the world of Christmas. From mountain choir concerts to Christmas biscuits- baking courses, and from the surprises behind the daily window of the Advent calender to the woodcarvings of the Nativity Scene exhibition by Gardena Art in Ortisei/St. Ulrich, every day will be enriched by a special highlight. Talking about special … Ortisei/St. Ulrich is also the place where kids can send their letters to Santa Claus.
If you wish to explore the traditions and culture of this fairy land, the Christmas markets of Val Gardena/Gröden are just the perfect occasion, much as Hotel La Pineta is a most congenial starting point for diving into the nuanced atmosphere of Advent in South Tyrol.

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