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Graz Christmas Markets 2018

During Christmas festivities you can visit the beautiful Graz Christmas Markets 2018   Here one can admire traiditional pieces of craftsmanship or taste the local dishes.

Entertainment for children cannot miss, as well as some charity initiatives.

Christmas Market  Hauptplatz
23.11. – 23.12.2018
Daily from 10.00 am to 8.00 pm
food from 12.00 am to 10.00 pm
24.12: from 10.00 am to 2.00 pm

The main square in front of the Town Hall turns into a village square with traditional arts and crafts. Thanks to a covered pavilion events and performances can take place whatever the weather, here you can taste the Feuerzangenbowle, the legendary flaming wine with rum!!

The rich calendar of artists changes everyday, offering an exciting panorama of handmade glass, silver and craftsmanship objects.

As the chill of winter sets in, we huddle together for warmth. In front of the Rathaus (city hall) stands a cosy and welcoming village of stalls offering traditional handicrafts and wonderful treats for the body and soul. There is a marquee for events, a “Feuerzangenbowle” fire tongs punch bowl to warm the cockles of your heart, and a much-loved children’s carousel.


Arts and Crafts Market on Färberplatz
30.11. – 23.12.2018
from Monday to Thursday from 11.00 to 7.00 pm
Friday & Saturday from 11.00 to 8.00 pm 
Sunday from 12.00 to 6.00 pm
from Monday to Thursday from 11.00 to 7.00 pm
Friday & Saturday from 11.00 to 10.00 pm
Sunday from 12.00 to 6.00 pm

Christmas Market and handmade objects.

The Styrian Arts and Crafts Initiative has been running the market on Färberplatz for over 25 years. This Advent gathering of highly skilled craftsmen from Austria and abroad is renowned far and wide. Here you will find only top-quality wares made from cloth, clay, wood, metal, paper, wax and glass. A great tip for connoisseurs.
Each Saturday & Sunday: atmospheric live music


Arts and crafts on Mehlplatz
23.11. – 24.12.2018
daily from 11.00 am to 8.00 pm
food stands from 11.00 am to 11.00 pm
24.12: 10.00 am to 2.00 pm

During Advent, Glockenspielplatz und Mehlplatz offer a range of exquisite arts and crafts, and some delicious food too. A particular highlight is the crystal Advent huts on Mehlplatz. During the day, the huts open up to reveal what’s inside them; at night, they shine like gleaming crystals.

Atmospheric live music will further intensify the buzz coursing around both squares in the heart of the historic centre.

A wide variety of events for kids – from jointly crafting an advent crown to flute and candle making – invite old and young to marvel and join in.


Advent Glockenspielplatz
23.11. – 23.12.2018
every day from 11.00 to 20.00
food stands from 11.00 to 22.00
24.12 from 10.00 to 14.00


Advent stalls at Eisernes Tor
13.11. – 23.12.2018
Eisernen Tor
Daily from 3.00 pm  to 11.00 pm

All together for a good cause – the Advent stalls at Eisernes Tor. Christmas shoppers meet up here to enjoy mulled wine, mulled cider, hot fruit punch or an alcohol-free hot drink accompanied by a delicious snack. These stalls are run by charitable organisations, so all profits go towards a range of aid projects.



Christmas market in the neighborhood of the Franciscans
23.11. – 24.12.2018
Every day from 11.00 to 7.00 pm
Gastronomy from 12.00 to 10.00 pm
24.12: from 10.00 to 2.00 pm


Advent market for children Kapistran-Pieller-Platz Kleine Neutorgasse
23.11. – 24.12.2018
from Monday to Thurday 12.00 to 8.00 pm
from Friday to Sunday & Holidays 10.00 am to 8.00 pm

24.12. open until 5.00 pm clock!


Christmas Markets Tummelplatz
23.11. – 24.12.2018
Every day from 10.00 am to 7.00 pm
24.12: from 10.00 am to 2.00 pm

The pageant of street artists changes every day and offers a rich assortment of glass and silver items and fine handcraft.

In Tumelpatz “ craftsmanship from all over the world” welcomes visitors: street artists, itinerant performers and craftsmen entertain tourists with their rich assortment of glass, silver and wax objects, as well as terracotta and incenses. Since more than 15 years, the markets’ rich pageant inGrazrepresents an integral part of the Advent-related celebrations.


Wonderlend Mariahilferplatz
23.11- 23.12.2018
District Lend
daily: from 1.00 pm to 10.00 pm

Located in Lend – the Graz artists’ district – ‘Wonderlend’ is a hub of creativity and art. A forest of Christmas trees designed by young artists produces a relaxed, cosy atmosphere. Young people from Graz find DJ lines here. A marquee in the middle serves punch, alcohol-free hot drinks, beer and the Graz lemonade, ‘Makava’.


Festival of the Senses in the district Joanneum
23.11. – 23.12.2018
from Friday to Sunday: from 10.00 to 10.00 pm
Monday to Thursday: from 15.00 to 10.00 pm
The market is held in the courtyard of the modern district

Winterwold for children to Karmeliterplaz
23.11.2018 – 24.12.2018
Monday to Friday from 2.00 to 7.00 pm
Saturday from 10.00 to 6.00 pm
Sundays and holidays from 11.00 to 5.00 pm
24.12 from 11.00 to 3.00 pm


Christmas “Aufsteirern” the Schlossberg
23. – 25.11./30.11 – 02.12./07. – 09.12./14. – 16.12./21. –23.12.2018
Schlossberg Graz
From Friday to Sunday: from 11.00 to 8.00 pm
Saturday, Sunday, Holidays and 7.12: from 10.00 to 8.00 pm

A short walk from main square. The Schlossberg funicular leads into the heart of the event.

Music Monday to Friday from 14.30
Saturday and Sunday from 13.00 Children’s program: (preparation of traditional Christmas cookies, crafts to make candles, etc..) Daily, 13:00 to 17:00


“Heaven Advent” – in the courtyard Paradeishof
23.11. – 23.12.2018
Monday to Saturday from 12.00 to midnight
Closed Sundays


Christkindlmarkt to Südtirolerplatz
23.11. – 23.12.2018
from Monday to Thursday from 12.00 to 8.00 pm
from Friday to Sunday & Public Holidays from 10.00 to 8.00 pm
from Monday to Thursday from 12.00 to 8.00 pm
from Friday to Sunday & Public Holidays from 10.00 to 10.00 pm
24.12 from 10.00 to 2.00



Numerous initiatives dedicated to children take place in several parts of the city during the Christmas markets.

Particularly worthy of mention are the Markets in the Franciscan neighborhood.

Every Wednesday: special day for children in Kapistran-Piellerplatz (discounts for children are available on the carrousel, ferris wheel exc..)

The Aufsteirern Market on Schlossberg offers workshops for children.

Karmeliterplatz turns into a world of entertainment full of attractions for the youngest guests.

In Kapistran-Pieller-Platz the eyes of children will glow in front of the carrousel, the ferris wheel and toys. Every Wednesday: special day for children in Kapistran-Piellerplatz (discounts for children on the carousel, wheel exc..)

Graz Christmas Market

Graz Christmas Market

How to get there and car parks

By car
A2 (viaVillach andKlagenfurt)

By train
Graz train station has good direct or indirect connections with the major European countries.

By plane
Graz is served by the Flughafen-Graz airport.

Car parks
Car parks “blue zone”

Traffic circulation inGrazcity centre is regulated by a so called “blue zone” which allows limited parking (on payment) for a maximum of 3 hours. Free parking is permitted for a maximum of 10 minutes (short break). This regulation applies on working days between 9 and 20 and on Saturday from 9 to 13, except for the train station, where it remains valid every day from 8 am to 22 pm.

“Green zone” parking

In addition to the blue zones there are other 10 zones marked with a green line, which are not bound to time limits and require payment only on working days, Monday to Friday from 9 am to 20 pm, while on Saturday they are completely free of charge.

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