When the scent of freshly baked cookies and sweet punch meets the dreamy melodies of faraway Christmas carols, we feel warm all over. We gather underneath the stars to get a little closer together and experience the magic of Christmas. In Merano and throughout South Tyrol we celebrate Christmas in a special way. During the Advent season, Christmas markets make your eyes light up and create a particularly merry atmosphere. The Merano Christmas Market is a highlight: 85 tiny huts in lovely décor entice again every year. From the first week of Advent to the 6th of January, it attracts almost 500,000 visitors with sweet temptations, hearty South Tyrolean cuisine, and spicy mulled wine. If you are still looking for the perfect Christmas gift or souvenir, the Merano Christmas Market is the place to go, providing inspiration, precious handicraft, and local specialities.