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?

Advent Magic

Every weekend from Friday, 26th November - Sunday, 2t6h December between 3 and 8 p.m., also on Wednesday, 8th December


The town centre of Bad Hofgastein, with its festively illuminated pedestrian zone, provides an evocative setting for Advent markets. Tradition and fascinating variety are guaranteed by folk musicians, brass ensembles, and Nativity plays performed by locals. Experience unique Krampus parades, along with an atmosphere that is boundlessly romantic and idyllic - perhaps even taking a ride on a horse-drawn sleigh or torchlight hike through the snowy Kurpark.

Get a perfect overview of our Advent weeks in Gastein

Top offers and packages

Alpentherme Hit

  • 2 nights including your booked meal plan
  • 2 all-day tickets Alpentherme including sauna
from € 120,00 per Person
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Mini´s Week Gastein

  • 7 nights
  • Mini´s skischool for children under 6 years
from € 440,00 per Person
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Thermenduett Gastein

  • 2 nights
  • 1 x all-day ticket in each of the Gastein spas
from € 114,00 per Person
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Ski & Spa Weekend

  • 3 nights
  • 3-days ski pass Ski amadé
  • 1 x 4-hour admission to to one of the Gastein spas (Alpentherme Bad Hofgastein oder Felsentherme Bad Gastein)
from € 300,00 per Person
Details & booking

After the Advent market and mulled wine, enjoy the thermal water and a pre-Christmas timeout.

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.

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