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Wirtshaushotel Alpenrose
Active hotel | St. Lorenzen at Mt. Kronplatz
from 190 €
WINKLER Sport & Spa Resort
Design hotel | St. Lorenzen at Mt. Kronplatz
from 131 €
SONNENHOF Sun/Spa/Panorama
Sporthotel | Pfalzen at Mt. Kronplatz
from 155 €
MIRABELL DOLOMITES HOTEL
Luxury . Ayurveda & SPA | Olang at Mt. Kronplatz
from 96 €
Falkensteiner Hotel & Spa Sonnenparadies
Wellness hotel | Terenten at Mt. Kronplatz
from 200 €
Quellenhof Luxury Resort Passeier
Sport & wellness resort | St. Martin in Passeiertal
from 142 €
LANERHOF Active/Spa/Balance
Spa-Hotel | St. Lorenzen at Mt. Kronplatz
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Hotel Saltauserhof
Wellness hotel | St. Martin in Passeier
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from 289 €
Wellness Refugium Alpin Royal
Charm & warmth | St. Johann in Tauferer Ahrntal
from 67 €
Ruster Resort
Place for relaxing | Algund in Meran and environs
from 110 €
Grand Hotel Bellevue
City hotel | Meran
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Hotel Fameli
Family & spa resort | Olang at Mt. Kronplatz

Christmas in South Tyrol

While elsewhere Santa Claus brings the gifts, for the children in South Tyrol it is the lovely Christ Child.

On the evening of 24th December, Christ Child brings the presents for the well-behaved children draping them under the Christmas tree that the family has festively decorated.

To let the Christ Child know which gifts the children would like to have for Christmas, they write him a letter with their parents including all their wishes already between the beginning and the middle of the Advent time. The letter is not sent by mail, but the Christ Child collects the small letters himself picking them up from the terraces and ledges.

Finally, it is Christmas Eve

In fact, the children are very excited long before Christmas Eve and cannot wait to see their gifts. They have helped to bake the Christmas cookies, have visited the Christmas market, have opened a window of their Advent calendars every morning, have decorated the Christmas tree and the set up the crib.

When Christmas Eve is finally here, many families go to the Mass in the afternoon taking place between 3 and 4 pm in many localities. Frequently, one member of the family stays at home – officially to prepare the Christmas meal or to allow the Christ Child to come in, unofficially to lay the gifts under the Christmas tree.

After the Mass, everybody returns home with the light of Bethlehem. Before the door to the warm living room and to the gifts opens up, the Christ Child has to give its OK ringing a bell. Merry Christmas!

Current holiday offers

from 100 €
Hotel Tirolerhof

Welcome to the Tirolerhof at the gateway to the Gsieser Valley. Your perfect place for active holidays and pure relaxation!

To the hotel
from 230 €
Alpenpalace Spa Retreat

Experience summer in its most beautiful form in sunny Ahrntal - your exclusive hideaway for pure relaxation and glorious sunny days.

To the hotel
from 122 €
Hotel & SPA RESORT Majestic

TOP hotel ****s in Pustertal - large garden with swimming pool, natural bathing pond, saunas, guided hikes and much more!

To the hotel
from 141 €
Vitalpina Hotel Schulerhof

A dream holiday - for active guests who enjoy relaxation, culinary delights, and friendly interactions.

To the hotel

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Christmas Cribs
Christmas Cribs

A nativity scene is a representation of the birth of Christ or other scenes from the life of Jesus Christ.

Alexander Hoffmann #28407703
Baking cookies
Baking cookies

At Christmas, biscuits are baked all together in South Tyrolean kitchens.

Gina Sanders - Fotolia.com
Ginger bread
Ginger bread

A typical Christmas cake that cannot be missing on the tables of South Tyrol

MaHoo - Fotolia.com
Zelten
Zelten

Traditional Christmas bakery made in South Tyrol

IDM Südtirol - Marion Lafogler
Zelten
Zelten

Fruit bread from South Tyrol at Christmas

IDM Südtirol - Marion Lafogler
Baking Christmas cookies
Baking Christmas cookies

Before Christmas, children are particularly looking forward to baking different Christmas cookies.

Brixen Tourismus Genossenschaft - Helmut Moling
Alpine Cabines
Alpine Cabines

Wanderwege mit ihren urigen Almhütten und der deftigen Kost findet man in Südtirol an allen Ecken.

Silvano Rebai #37117093

Traditions

Selected accommodations in South Tyrol

Hotel & Residence Johanneshof - Tscherms in Meran and environs
superior
Hotel & Residence Johanneshof
Tscherms in Meran and environs
4.5 Excellent

Comfortable rooms & spacious apartments, rich breakfast buffet or bread service, garden with heated pool, sunbathing lawn and garden house with whirlpool.

from 62 € per day
Glögglhof - Girlan in Southern South Tyrol
Glögglhof
Girlan in Southern South Tyrol
4.9 Excellent

Farm holidays in the wine village Girlan and in cosy apartments – ideal for active travellers and for those who are looking for regeneration!

from 105 € per day
Tirolerin rooms & suites & breakfast - Tramin an der Weinstraße in Southern South Tyrol
superior
Tirolerin rooms & suites & breakfast
Tramin an der Weinstraße in Southern South Tyrol
4.3 Very good

Inviting rooms and suites, excellent breakfast, heated outdoor pool in the garden & unlimited possibilities for active guests.

from 65 € per day
Pension Felsenegg - Tisens in Meran and environs
Pension Felsenegg
Tisens in Meran and environs
4.7 Excellent

Inviting B&B in the environs of Meran with comfortable and cosy rooms, a delicious breakfast, dreamlike garden & wonderful view of the vineyards.

from 35 € per day
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