Advent heralds a time of contemplation, anticipation and festive lights. In St. Johann, this festive time of year is celebrated with a radiant Advent of light. The idyllic small town of St. Johann shines in a magical glow of lights that warms the hearts of visitors.
It begins at dusk, when the first lights illuminate the district town of St. Johann. The streets are decorated with twinkling fairy lights and the shop windows glow warmly and invitingly. A stroll through St. Johann feels like a journey. Immerse yourself in the festive, illuminated surroundings and let yourself be carried away by the Christmas atmosphere.
26 lovingly decorated stalls at the Advent market invite visitors to sample local delicacies such as fragrant mulled wine and purchase unique handmade gifts. The aroma of mulled wine, roasted almonds and freshly baked gingerbread fills the air and tantalises the senses. The craft traders proudly present their handmade goods, from artistic Christmas decorations to traditional handicrafts.
For those who want to enjoy the winter splendour to the full, there are fun horse-drawn carriage rides through the town. Explore the small town of St. Johann on a cosy horse-drawn carriage ride and be enchanted by the wintery, Christmassy town. Every Friday and Saturday from 4:00 – 6:00 pm at the LightAdvent.
'This year's Advent of Light in St. Johann will be enriched by a very special work of art - the enchanting nativity scene, designed by Josef Krabb and Gottfried Steinert. The nativity scene, 1.80 metres wide, 1.47 metres high, 1.40 metres deep and 0.80 metres high, is not only impressive, but also full of loving details. The figures, between 10 and 12 cm tall, represent the diversity of the associations in St. Johann. The new nativity scene shows St. Johann in its historical splendour around 1850, immersing you in a bygone era that impressively demonstrates the sense of community and folk culture in St. Johann at a time when the most famous Christmas carol, "Silent Night", was written.
The background painting by Heinz Tischer and the support of the carpentry workshop of the building yard of the municipality of St. Johann put the finishing touches to the project. After around 6 months and an estimated 800 hours of work, the nativity scene is the shining result of collective commitment. Gottfried Steinert, chairman of the nativity scene building association, is proud of this successful masterpiece, which celebrates the craftsmanship and community spirit of St. Johann in Salzburg.
Conclusion: An Advent of light that lights up hearts ;-)
The JOregional Light Advent in St. Johann in Salzburg is much more than just an Advent market. It is a feast for the senses that captures the modern magic of Advent. The festive lighting, culinary delights and fun carriage rides combine to create an atmosphere that transports visitors into a world full of warmth and magic. The Light Advent proves that Advent is not just a time of waiting, but also a time of experience and shared joy.🎄 👼
The Light Advent is open from Thursday to Sunday until the 23rd of December 2023 from 3:00 pm to 9:00 pm. The organiser is the JOregional Businesses Association of the Chamber of Commerce.
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