Advent and Spa in Bad Hofgastein

Winter Magic & the Joys of Wellness

The snow crunches beneath your feet. In your hand, you have a fresh mug of mulled wine. You are standing right in the middle of Bad Hofgastein. The shop windows are decked out with Christmas decorations. The smells of spices and hot punch tease your nose, burning logs in fire pits provide added warmth and brightness. A group of brass musicians gathers, exchanges quiet smiles, and moments later, a Christmas song fills the air. If you could, you would love to stop time and preserve this moment as it is forever, savoring this winter holiday with your entire being.


Advent season in Gastein is a time of wintry magic and pure wellness. First enjoy the Advent market, then the Alpentherme, but still have plenty of leeway for spontaneity. In the mood for a sleigh ride through the Kurpark or a hike by torchlight? Have we convinced you that, with such a festive atmosphere, we are definitely the right choice for your skiing holiday or winter getaway?

Art & Culture Market at the Weitmoser-Schlössl

Monday, 15.11.2021 from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Tuesday, 16.11. + Wednesday, 17.11.2021 from 2 p.m. to 9 p.m.


Amid the unique atmosphere of the Weitmoser Schlössl - it's impossible to imagine a more beautiful way to begin wintertime. A broad palette of art, crafts and cuisine awaits you!

Christmas Market at Oberhaitzing Riding Stables

Tuesday, 23.11.2021 from 12 p.m. - 7 p.m.
Wednesday, 24.11.2021 from 12 p.m. - 6 p.m.


As it does every year, the traditional Christmas market takes place at this farm for Icelandic horses at the end of November. On both days, the Krampuses will also pay us a visit after 3 p.m. Christmas trees for sale, a schnapps stand, wine tastings, with proceeds benefiting local mountain rescue services. Living Nativity scene, wide selection of Christmas products to purchase. And of course, plenty to eat and drink.

Other Event Highlights:

Advent in Dorfgastein
Advent in Bad Gastein
Winter in Gastein
Winter in Gastein
From skiing to sleigh, to winter hiking and thermal water. The winter in Gastein has many sides.