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St. Leonhard Advent Market

At the foot of the Untersberg, the huts of the St. Leonhard Advent market snuggle up against the walls of the pilgrimage church, creating an atmosphere that is both festive and reflective, and pleasantly removed from the bustling streets of downtown Salzburg. And perhaps best of all: All of the proceeds are donated to local charities.

Craftsmanship in its most authentic form

Since 1973, the St. Leonhard Advent Market has offered genuine arts & crafts from Austria, Bavaria and South Tyrol. These are complemented by tasteful gift ideas, which have been manufactured by various school- and women’s groups as well as the handicapped. And so you will find candles and other wax products, wood carvings (especially Nativity figures), Christmas decorations made of glass and straw, ceramics, as well as cookbooks and incense from various areas of Austria. Add to this a program of festive music and you see that this local event offers everything you could ever wish for from an Advent market.

All for a good cause

Proceeds from the St. Leonhard Advent Market - more than 90,000 euro annually – benefit a charity serving the needs of people with disabilities. That money has helped finance construction of residential homes and workshops for the handicapped throughout Salzburg province. In total, over three million euro has flowed from the St. Leonhard Advent Market into the coffers of “Lebenshilfe Salzburg”.

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