Sometimes hectic, sometimes kitschy, but mostly a contemplative and inviting Christmas atmosphere. 
This is my brief flash of inspiration regarding Christmas and "Christkindl" markets, as some people like to say. 
It may not be everyone's cup of tea, or it may even seem too commercial for some people, but I still think that at least one trip to a Christmas market during Advent is a must. If you choose the right market and the right time of day, you can really relax and enjoy yourself in the midst of festively lit wooden huts.

Let's take a look at Bruneck, the small town not far from Berghotel Zirm proudly presents its small but very well-kept Christmas market every year.
Traditional and typical products such as colourfully decorated Christmas tree ornaments, hand-carved nativity scenes, knitted and crocheted scarves, gloves, hats in all colours and much more - everything that sweetens the winter and Christmas season. Of course, there are also mulled wine stands to warm you up on cold days and for a chat in nice company, and with a bit of luck, big and small flakes will fall from the sky - oh how beautiful is the Christmas magic. 
And that's exactly what makes a special Christmas market, the right products, Christmas sounds and preserved traditions.
I personally prefer to visit bacon, bread or kebab stands during the year and especially outside the Christmas market. And you?

PS: and so that you can also enjoy a South Tyrolean mulled wine in peace and quiet, we will gladly organise the transfer there and back for you. Cheers!