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The Salzburg Advent Festival

Christmastime concerts in the Great Festival Hall

The Salzburg Festival is a mainstay of Salzburg's calendar of events leading up to Christmas. Traditional folk songs, new interpretations and theatrical performances come together each year to form a reflective whole.

Get in the Christmas spirit with a visit to the Salzburg Advent Festival – easy to do when you stay at the Gersberg Alm! A trip to the nearby city of Salzburg is well worth it: the Salzburg Advent Festival is sure to get you in the mood for Christmas. 

Young artists at the Salzburg Advent Festival

Plan your holiday


The Salzburg Advent Festival at a glance

  • When: from the end of November until mid-December
  • Performances: afternoon and evenings
  • Venue: Great Festival Hall
  • Tickets: from € 10 to € 69

A successful Advent event year after year

More than 200 musicians, actors and singers make the Salzburg Advent Festival a reflective and fun event year after year. Started in 1946 by folk musician Tobi Reiser, this Advent concert has drawn visitors from around the entire world since the opening of the Great Festival Hall in 1960. The crowd favourites, the Hirtenkinder, astound audiences with their sweet voices. 

Have fun at the Christmas markets and rest at the hotel

Combine your visit to the Salzburg Advent Festival with a trip to the Christmas markets in Salzburg, such as the Salzburg Christkindlmarkt or the Hellbrunner Adventzauber market. Warm up back at the Gersberg Alm after a spirited day in the city of Salzburg. Enjoy a cup of tea and take the time to look back at your fun day.

Does this sound perfect? We look forward to receiving your non-binding enquiry!

The Christmas story
Audience favourites – the Hirtenkinder

Gersberg 37
5020 Salzburg

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