Christmas markets in Villach (Austria)
During these Christmas periods, many cities in Europe are set up with Christmas markets, a different way of shopping outdoors to buy your Christmas gifts.
Just a few kilometers from Italy, you certainly can't miss a day or more (why not) in Villach, to visit its markets and have fun with the whole family.
Infact Villach now until december 24th lodges Christmas Markets: over 60 stalls return to offer visitors their artifacts, an unmissable opportunity to buy gifts and something unique.
There's really everything you could immagine located in different area of the city center: the most "traditional" market is set up around the parish church selling household objects, ornaments and embroidery.
In the Hauptplatz, the main square full of lights with a big Christmas tree and some rides for littles kids, there are stalls dedicated to gastronomy,
while in the park of a famous hotel there is a craft market, with wooden sculptures, carved candles and more.
The three sectors are connected by a comfortable and friendly train, the Christkindlexpress.
During these periods of Christmas Markets in Villach there are many events dedicated to both young and old including choral concerts and theatrical performances. There's also a 30meters by 15 outdoor ice skating rink for everybody and free.