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Original Salzburg Christ child


The Salzburg Chrikstkind with his 2 angels.

tradition since 1974

The tradition of the original Salzburg Christ Child has existed since the beginning of the Christmas market in its current form in 1974.

Once arrived in a celebratory procession from the new town to the old town, the original Salzburg Christ Child now visits the Salzburg Christmas market together with his 2 angels every Wednesday and Sunday during Advent.

The visit of the Christ child

Since 2018, the original Salzburg Christ Child has been welcoming visitors in front of Salzburg Cathedral on Advent Sundays. Afterwards, the Christ child walks with his angels across the cathedral and Residenzplatz and distributes sweet surprises to the children.

Dates on Advent Sundays:
Sunday, December 01st, 08th, 15th and 22nd, 2024 at 16.00:XNUMX p.m on Cathedral Square

Letters to the Christ child

In addition, the Christ child can also be found every Wednesday from 16.00 p.m. at the children's readings under the large Christmas tree on Residenzplatz.

Particularly popular with younger guests: Salzburg's Santa Claus helps fill out wish lists, which are then sent to heaven in a balloon.

 In an area specially designed for the Christ child, right next to the beautiful gingerbread baking station. There the children also have the opportunity to receive a photo and a signature from the Christ child.

Children's reading with a visit from the Salzburg Christ child
– Write a letter to Christ Child!

Dates on Wednesdays in Advent:
Wednesday, November 25th (children's reading with an angel), and December 04th, 11th and 18th, 2024.

16.00 p.m. Children's reading at the information stand number 95 by the Christmas tree.

- that go around the world...

The first Salzburg Christmas child was Angelika Hutegger, who today runs a stand with fashionable and traditional winter textiles at the Christmas market. The 'Christkindl team' enchants visitors to the Salzburg Christmas market with heavenly performances and makes thousands of children's eyes shine. The pictures of the original Salzburg Christ Child in Salzburg's Old Town are seen all over the world and are popular photo motifs in the international media.

Every year a new Christ child and two angels are selected in an application round. Communicative girls aged 16 and over who have some acting talent and knowledge of foreign languages ​​and are not afraid to recite poems in front of thousands of people can apply from mid-October. As a reward for their Christmas commitment, there are gifts as well as sparkling children's eyes.

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