Advent in Graz: Ice crib and Christmas tree complete the magic of Advent today

The Christmas countdown – as the people of Graz know and love it – is on. Christmas Eve is just around the corner in less than four weeks. On Thursday the Christmas lights switched on in the city, the city presents itself festively illuminated.

When it comes to the Advent atmosphere, you can go one step further this Saturday when you visit the city centre. At 4.30 p.m. the Christmas tree on the main square will be illuminated. This year, the 150-year-old spruce comes from the Hirschegg-Pack region.

All Christmas markets open

Afterwards, around 5 p.m., there will be a celebration in the Landhaushof. the ice crib will be opened. As in previous years, Kimmo Frosti’s team processed 35 tons of ice for this. If the weather cooperates, the crib can be seen in the Landhaushof until January 7th.

Who then one of Christmas markets wants to visit has a full range of options starting this weekend. All 15 markets are now open in the city’s squares. Some already unlocked a week ago.