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Wolfgang Haider
Salzburg Christmas Market Association
Telephone: +43 (0) 664/3839555
E-mail: presse@christkindlmarkt.co.at

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Press release, January 3, 2023
Salzburg Christmas market is happy about a successful season

Great success for the new New Year's Eve market: More than 70.000 visitors on New Year's Eve and New Year's Day

(03.01.2023, Salzburg) - A perfect conclusion to the 48th Salzburg Christmas market on Domplatz and Residenzplatz, which was transformed into a large New Year's Eve market at the end of the year, was the brilliant New Year's Eve celebration with a lot of program and the Lungau Big Band and a large fireworks display Chapter Square in Salzburg's old town. Thousands of visitors took advantage of the offer for a cheerful and stylish New Year's Eve, which has never been seen in this form in Salzburg's old town. The operators of the Salzburg Christmas market are looking forward to a season without restrictions, with many guests, numerous highlights and additional new program items such as the ice skating rink and the New Year's celebration at Chapter Square.

Christkindlmarkt chairman Wolfgang Haider draws a positive conclusion: “After two years with many corona-related restrictions, everything could now take place as usual again. There were no incidents and this year there were probably around a million visitors again, mostly locals, but also a lot of international visitors from all over the world.” This year we were also lucky with the weather, especially the snowfall in December, which ensured a snow-covered old town and a very special pre-Christmas atmosphere at the Christmas market. Also worth mentioning: The international TV broadcaster CNN named the Salzburg Christkindlmarkt one of the 15 best Christmas destinations in the world and, according to an evaluation, the Christkindlmarkt in Salzburg is the most mentioned and most popular market in Austria on Instagram.

The musical turn of the year at Chapter Square was a great success


With the extension of the Salzburg Christmas market until January 1st, the association has also taken over the organization of the New Year and the large fireworks display over the Hohensalzburg Fortress. Chapter Square was a huge “Culture.Play.Place.” (motto of the turn of the year) on New Year's Eve and New Year's Day with around 70.000 visitors. They enjoyed the peaceful turn of the year with the Lungau Big Band and the big fireworks display at midnight. “It was important to us to organize as extensive and high-quality a program as possible on the specially constructed stage at Chapter Square,” says Haider. “We believe that we have succeeded in this extremely well; the reception and feedback over the last few days has been extremely positive.”

Ice skating rink at Mozartplatz open until January 31st

For the first time, the Salzburg Christmas Market Association has taken over the organization of the ice skating rink at Mozartplatz. The interim balance so far: Since the start of the Christmas market in November, 15.000 ice skaters have used the ice rink at Mozartplatz. As part of a school campaign supported by Raiffeisen Salzburg, 30 kindergartens and schools with almost 500 children and young people were able to take advantage of free ice skating. The Eiszauber am Mozartplatz is open until January 31, 2023, daily from 10 a.m. to 22 p.m.

Volunteering for the Salzburg Christmas market is of great importance

Chairman Wolfgang Haider would like to thank all partners from business, clubs and politics, but above all also the numerous volunteers of the Christmas market. “Without their voluntary commitment, the Salzburg Christmas market would not be possible with this quality and to this extent.” In addition to setting up and dismantling the entire infrastructure, the association organizes and coordinates an extensive customs program with around 100 cultural experiences. More than 1.500 people took part in the performances by choirs, Krampus, Perchten and the tower brass.

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PRESS CONTACT:

Wolfgang Haider
Salzburg Christmas Market Association
Telephone: +43(0)664/3839555
E-mail: 
presse@christkindlmarkt.co.at 

www.christkindlmarkt.co.at 
www.facebook.com/SalzburgerChristkindlmarkt 
www.instagram.com/salzburgerchristkindlmarkt


 

 



Thousandsnd visitors enjoyed the turn of the year with the Lungau Big Band at Chapter Square in Salzburg's old town.

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Thousandsnd visitors enjoyed the turn of the year with the Lungau Big Band at Chapter Square in Salzburg's old town.

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Thousandsnd visitors enjoyed the turn of the year with the Lungau Big Band at Chapter Square in Salzburg's old town.

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Thousandsnd visitors enjoyed the turn of the year with the Lungau Big Band at Chapter Square in Salzburg's old town.

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 A perfect conclusion to the 48th Salzburg Christmas market on Domplatz and Residenzplatz, which was transformed into a large New Year's Eve market at the end of the year, was the brilliant New Year's Eve celebration with a lot of program and the Lungau Big Band and a large fireworks display

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Around 15.000 ice skaters enjoyed the ice skating rink at Mozartplatz by the end of the year. The ice skating rink will be open until January 31, 2023, daily from 10 a.m. to 22 p.m.

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At the turn of the year, the Salzburg Christmas market on Domplatz and Residenzplatz became a large New Year's Eve market.

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