Celebrating Christmas and New Year’s Eve
Enjoy tasty food and special events
Enjoy the extraordinary atmosphere during the days around the turn of the year in the Wilder Kaiser region with special events and sublime Tyrolean foods. The unique feeling of spending a holiday in a winter fairy-tale land always sets in particularly quickly in the Tyrolean Alps as Christmas approaches. While strolling among the little festive markets you can still happen upon original gifts, while the clear snowy air and aromatic scent of mulled wine ensure you feel great and set the mood. Before musicians call guests and locals with their trumpets to midnight mass, traditional specialities and culinary creations are served in the many inns and hotel restaurants in the four Kaiser villages.
Those wanting to enjoy the turn of the year with a social get-together in one of the inns on the mountain, are best to take a taxi or the gondola lift operated by Bergbahn Hochsöll, which takes guests to their New Year's Eve meals in the Stöcklalm, to Salvenmoos or Hochsöll through until 9.30 p.m. The Walleralm in the Wilder Kaiser, above Scheffau, can only be accessed on foot or by snow mobile from Lake Hintersteiner See. At 1,170 metres a traditional snug awaits with tasty food, as do a few beds for winter hikers who want to welcome the New Year on the mountain.
At the end of the year several firework displays greet the New Year at the Wilder Kaiser. The "pre-party" gets going on 30th December at 7 p.m. in Scheffau village square with some music. To get in the mood for New Year's Eve, the village of Going stages fireworks at the ski area on 31th at 6.30 p.m., with a torch-lit downhill by the ski instructors and music by the local brass band. On January 1st Söll heralds the New Year from 5.30 p.m. on with a hike by torchlight leading to fireworks with music, followed by Ellmau at 8 p.m. with a ski show featuring fire jumps and fireworks to classic sounds.