Waiting for the Christ Child
Advent in Styria is captivating because of its diverse markets and varied Christmas traditions and customs.
Advent is a time to reflect, a time to find peace, but also a time to connect to people and to celebrate together. City officials in towns and villages throughout Styria are preparing intensely for the most beautiful time of the year. Squares and streets will be ablaze with Christmas lights and glitter. Not only are numerous events held at the small and large Christmas markets throughout the region, but traditional and modern arts and crafts that make for wonderful gifts are on display. The run-up to Christmas or advent is also made shorter and even sweeter with traditional events, concerts and readings.