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Sporthotel | Pfalzen at Mt. Kronplatz
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Spa-Hotel | St. Lorenzen at Mt. Kronplatz
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Wellness hotel | Olang in Pustertal
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Sport & wellness resort | Passeiertal
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Design hotel | St. Lorenzen at Mt. Kronplatz
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Luxury . Ayurveda & SPA | Olang at Mt. Kronplatz
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from 94 €
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Active hotel | St. Lorenzen at Mt. Kronplatz
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City hotel | Meran
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Family holidays | Trafoi in Vinschgau
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Gourmet hotel | Welsberg-Taisten at Mt. Kronplatz
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Wellness hotel | St. Martin in Passeier
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7 = 6 | Meransen in Eisacktal
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from 289 €
Wellness Refugium Alpin Royal
Charm & warmth | St. Johann in Tauferer Ahrntal

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

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Hotel & SPA RESORT Majestic

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

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from 110 €
Hotel Fameli

Family hotel at Valdaora, near the Kronplatz - a place to play, have fun, enjoy moments of relaxation and sample really delicious food.

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from 118 €
Granpanorama Hotel StephansHof

Winter dream South Tyrol - deep snow-covered mountains, crystal clear air & wonderful peace. Panoramic view of the Dolomites from every room.

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from 138 €
Vitalpina Hotel Schulerhof

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

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Images

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 Drumlerhof - Sand in Taufers in Tauferer Ahrntal
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Hotel Drumlerhof
Sand in Taufers in Tauferer Ahrntal
4.6 Excellent

At Drumlerhof, we let us inspire by nature, taking care of our guests with much love and passion.

from 108 € per day
Schneeberg - Family Spa Resort - Ridnaun in Eisacktal
Schneeberg - Family Spa Resort
Ridnaun in Eisacktal
4.3 Very good

Family-friendly wellness hotel in a breath-taking natural landscape, varied activity offer in winter and in summer, spacious spa area and much more.

from 100 € per day
Der Forsterhof - Algund in Meran and environs
Der Forsterhof
Algund in Meran and environs
4.8 Excellent

Stylish house in Algund, magnificent view of Meran, garden with pool, delicious breakfast with selected, regional products, cosy ambiance with much love for details.

from 96 € per day
Bühelwirt - St. Jakob in Tauferer Ahrntal
Bühelwirt
St. Jakob in Tauferer Ahrntal
4.7 Excellent

Decidedly traditional, fundamentally contemporary.

from 114 € per day
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