Mayrhofner Advent

What awaits at Mayrhofner Advent ...

Mellow tones

Music deliberately "unplugged" - harmonious tones from brass ensembles, choirs, traditional "Klöpfl" singers and local music groups spread Christmas cheer and turn the Mayrhofen Forest Festival Area into a place to meet and mingle.

Traditional Crafts

Craftsmen and women present their traditional wares at the many stands: e.g. wood carvings, classic nativity scenes and "Doggln" - handmade felt slippers that are particularly popular in winter - and much more.


The seductive smell of Christmas cookies, mulled wine, tea, punch, hot chestnuts, "Zillertaler Krapfen - savoury crepes" and "Kiachl doughnuts", ... tempt visitors to sample some of the refreshments offered at the food stalls.

Customs, tradition and calm contemplation throughout the entire village

"Stalls" at Mayrhofner Advent

Visitors will be able to enjoy healthy organic tea, organic wine, organic spices as well as natural products made by local farmers such as smoked sausage, farmhouse bread cheese and much more. Handicrafts & accessories made from natural materials, tempting local treats such as "Zillertaler Krapfen", sweet and savoury Zillertal donuts, bacon, liqueurs, schnapps, jewellery, knitwear, "Doggeln" (handmade felt slippers). All this and more can be found at the various stands at the Mayrhofner Advent.

The Craft of Forging

This year, the Mayrhofner Advent once again welcomes Mr. Raimund Kollreider and his wife Sigrid. They will give us an insight into the craft of blacksmithing in its very own form.  

With his field forge, coal, an anvil, forging tongs and hammers in various sizes, Raimund Kollreider will once again amaze the visitors when he forms the most beautiful things such as horseshoes, snails, candle holders, door rollers and much more from a simple piece of iron with hardly any tools or other material.

Not to be missed for kids ...

Baking gingerbread at Kröll's Christmas Cookie Corner

Mayrhofner Advent Angels - the best thing since sliced (ginger)bread!

Discover the pleasure-filled world of gingerbread and marzipan whilst baking your very own Mayrhofner Advent Angel. Create you very own gingerbread angel from grandma's kitchen and savour the inimitable aroma of this deliciously sweet dessert! Contribution towards expenses: € 6.00/child

Opening hours:
Friday & Saturday from 17.00 to 19.00 hrs.
Sunday & public holiday from 16.00 to 18.00 hrs

Christmas Post Office

Children are also given the opportunity to design their own letter and send it to Santa. Maybe even include their wish-list for what they hope to find under the Christmas tree on the 24th December.

Opening hours:
Friday & Saturday from 17.00 to 19.00 hrs.
Sunday & public holiday from 16.00 to 18.00 hrs

© Dominic Ebenbichler


The holy St Nicholas will be visiting the Mayrhofen Advent at the Waldfestplatz again this year, and bringing all the good little boys and girls a bag of treats.

Date: 03rd December at 18.00 hrs

Stimmungsvoller Christkindleinzug am Waldfestplatz in Mayrhofen, Zillertal, Tirol
© Elisabeth Kröll

"Christkindl" Procession

Children's eyes light up in joyful anticipation when Christkindl arrives at the Forest Festival Area with his angels.

Date: 22nd December at 18.00 hrs

© Thomas Eberharter Photography

Petting Zoo

A small petting zoo at the Forest Festival Area allows children to snuggle up to the animals.