Propuestas para Navidad y Fin de Año en Austria

St. Anton am Arlberg in December and January 2014/2015

Sporty, fiery, yet sometimes still “Krampalar” devils roaming the streets, ancient stories at the Advent Magic and delicious Christmas treats ring in the Christmas period at St. Anton am Arlberg. Around the turn of the year, this Tyrolean village is host to a colourful music programme: from 30th December, snow cats dance gracefully at the weekly ski show and top class classical music is ensured with an appearance by the Wiltener Boys Choir and the Arlberg New Year’s Concert. www.stantonamarlberg.com
 
17th Arlberg-Pass Krampalar “Devils” Run on 5th December 2014
This has always been a major attraction in Arlberg: The Krampalar Devils Run in St. Anton celebrates a centuries old tradition surrounding St. Nicholas in the Alps, with an impressively authentic spectacle. Wearing fearsome, carved masks and formidable devil’s skins, the Krampalar roam the streets and frighten passers-by. But there is no need to worry – these are gentle beings under the formidable disguise. For more information, visit  www.stantonamarlberg.com
Photo: The “Krampus Devil’s Run” in St. Anton am Arlberg is a “must-see” for those wanting to experience the tradition surrounding St. Nicholas in Tyrol. Photo courtesy of: St. Anton am Arlberg Tourist Board/Photographer Thomas Klimmer

How it used to be:
Advent Magic in the Park and Christmas Market
A real Christmas spirit can be enjoyed on the 6th December and the four Sundays in Advent in the area surrounding St. Anton Museum, where childhood memories are revived at the Christmas Market and Advent Magic. In addition to local handicrafts and delicacies such as the traditional „Kiachla“ (doughnuts), themed areas invite you to linger: Visitors can make their own Christmas cards at the photo corner, children can join in the handicraft sessions or make cookies with the local baker. Visitors can also visit one of the log cabins, where Christmas stories are recited by people from St. Anton in local dialect. Dates: 30th November, as well as 6th, 7th, 14th and 21st December 2014. www.stantonamarlberg.com
Photo: Christmas idyll at the museum in the Arlberg-Kandahar-House in St. Anton am Arlberg
Photo courtesy of: St. Anton am Arlberg Tourist Board / Photographer Wolfgang Burger

Every Wednesday: Ski-Show
St. Anton am Arlberg is considered to be the birthplace of alpine ski sport and continues to make winter sport history, even today. Names like Hannes Schneider and Karl Schranz are an integral part of the history of this Tyrolean village. During the weekly Ski Show, instructors impressively demonstrate how the Telemark style of yesteryear has developed into the fascinating skiing techniques of today. The piste in front of the World Cup stadium acts as an über-dimensional screen with new and vibrant 3D effects and multi-media images. The popular show is presented every Wednesday from 21hrs by St. Anton am Arlberg Tourist Board, together with the Arlberger Bergbahnen Cable Car Co and Skischule Arlberg. The first performance takes place on 30th December and includes a firework display. Tickets are available to watch the show from the comfortable warmth of the glazed Show Lounge at the World Cup Stadium, with dinner and drinks. Admission to the general spectator area is free. Further information can be found under www.stantonamarlberg.com
Photo: The weekly Ski Show in St. Anton am Arlberg features luminous 3D effects and multi-media imagery. Photo credit: St. Anton am Arlberg Tourist Board

Festive end to the year:
Concert by the Wiltener Boys Choir
A wonderful opportunity to contemplate on the past year’s events: the Wiltener Boys Choir will be performing a concert in the great Arlbergsaal Hall on the 28th December. This 160 member choir is one of the oldest and most traditional boys’ choirs in the Alps. Their history dates back to the 13th Century and they share many historic links with the Vienna Boys Choir. Tickets for the prices of Euro 20 (category A) or Euro 17 (category B) are available from St. Anton am Arlberg tourist information offices or online from the end of November under www.stantonamarlberg.com.
Photo: The Wiltener Boys Choir. Picture courtesy of: Wiltener Boys Choir / Rupert Larl

Classic start to the New Year:
14th Arlberger New Year’s Concert on 4th January
St. Anton am Arlberg presents a classic start to the New Year with the traditional Arlberg New Year’s Concert on 4th January at 17.30 hrs in the World Cup Hall at ARLBERG-well.com. Visitors are promised a wonderful performance by the Ambassade Vienna Orchestra, led by Prof. Dr. Rudolf Streicher, President of the Viennese Symphonic Orchestra and honorary citizen of St. Anton. Tickets costing from Euro 39 (category II) are available from St. Anton am Arlberg tourist information offices or online from the end of November under www.stantonamarlberg.com.
Photo: New Year’s Concert in St Anton am Arlberg. Photo courtesy of: ARLBERG-well.com
Further information is available from St. Anton am Arlberg Information Offices under +43 (5446) 22690 or www.stantonamarlberg.com

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