St. Anton am Arlberg celebrates Christmas with a traditonal market, the Arlberg Pass Krampalar Procession, and choir concerts.
The Christmas market takes place in the decorated pedestrian zone Dec. 3-5. It is made up of dozens of decorated stalls selling handmade wooden crafts and gifts. Browse the stalls while drinking hot mulled wine and tasting traditional Austrian sweets, gingerbread, and cakes.
The 13th Arlberg Pass Krampalar Lauf takes place Dec. 5. at 5 p.m. Each year a group of 200 Christmas devils 'Krampusse' get together for a race in the pedestrian zone of St. Anton. This event is particularly popular with family spectators.
The festive choir voices of the Arlberger Adventsingen can be heard Dec. 18 in St. Anton am Arlberg Parish Church from 7 p.m. and entrance is free.
St. Anton am Arlberg kicks off its winter season Nov. 26 with the Stanton Ski Open Weekend.
The Arlberg region of Austria has an excellent snow record with a long reputation for offering skiing from late November right through to early May. The Arlberg ski areas has a total of 85-state-of-the-art cable cars and lifts and 440 kilometres of terrain for all levels, including fun parks, carving areas, and racing circuits.