In the Advent period, the centre of Caldaro village houses an idyllic Christmas Market with a unique atmosphere.
When the most contemplative period of the year is approaching, Caldaro starts preparing a particular event far away from the big Christmas Markets. The idyllic Caldaro Christmas Market called ” ’s Kalterer Christkindl” (Caldaro’s Christ Child) takes place every weekend between the 1st and the 24th of December and invites to a pleasant stroll between the wooden stands. Here, right at the Piazza del Mercato (Market Square) in Caldaro village (Kaltern Dorf), this feast for all the senses makes children’s eyes shine and fills the air with the aromas of cinnamon and myrrh.
Traditions and local customs are in the centre of attention. Beside handicrafts and original gift ideas, the Caldaro Christmas Market offers also an interesting entertainment programme including Christmas carols and horse carriage rides, puppet theatres and exhibitions, as well as the traditional St. Nicholas Move and the Krampus Run. Also activities such as “Letters to the Christ Child” or readings for children at the Public Library are part of the programme.
The aroma of gingerbread, beautiful Christmas carols, a sea of lights and a cosy atmosphere… welcome to the wine village of Caldaro in the Advent and Christmas period!