Advent magic in Naturno: insight into the traditional Christmas markets in South Tyrol
December 16, 2023

Advent in Naturno and the surrounding area: a festival of lights and markets

The Advent season in Naturno, in the heart of South Tyrol, is a time of tranquillity and contemplation, but also of festive joy. Surrounded by the picturesque landscape of the Alps, the region shines in festive splendor. This blog article takes you on a journey of discovery to the Christmas markets in the Naturno area, which enchant with their special atmosphere and traditional offerings.

Merano Christmas Market

One of the highlights in the region is the Merano Christmas Market, which takes place from November 24, 2023 to January 6, 2024. The market, which is closed on December 25, offers a variety of stalls with arts and crafts and culinary delights. The food stalls are open from 10:00 to 21:00 on Sundays to Thursdays and until 22:30 on Fridays, Saturdays and public holidays. The trade stands are open Monday to Thursday from 11:00 to 19:00 and on Fridays, Saturdays and public holidays from 10:00 to 20:00.

Algund Christmas market

The Algund Christmas market takes place in Algund, not far from Meran. From December 1, 2023 to January 1, 2024, visitors can explore the market on Fridays from 2:30 pm to 6:30 pm and on Saturdays and Sundays from 10:00 am to 6:30 pm. On December 24 and 31, the market will be open from 10:00 to 14:00, while it will be closed on December 25. This market offers a quieter, more contemplative atmosphere and is particularly family-friendly with offers such as a skating rink and a petting zoo for children.

Sterntaler - Christmas market in Lana

Another highlight is the Sterntaler Christmas market in Lana. This market opens on various weekends in December: from December 1 to 3, on December 5, from December 8 to 10, from December 15 to 17 and from December 22 to 24. A special New Year's Eve event takes place on December 31. The market offers typical South Tyrolean products and a wide range of culinary delights, as well as a varied supporting program in the historic courtyards and manors in the town center.

Conclusion: An Advent full of discoveries

The Advent season in Naturno and its surroundings offers a wonderful mix of traditional Christmas markets, cultural events and natural beauty. A visit to these markets is not only an opportunity to find unique gifts, but also to experience the local culture and hospitality. From the festive atmosphere at the markets to the snow-covered mountain landscapes, the region offers the perfect backdrop for an unforgettable Advent.


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