Advent pur
the magic of advent in Malborghetto Valbruna

ADVENT AND CHRISTMAS TIME IN MALBORGHETTO – VALBRUNA

“For it is good to be children sometimes, and never better than at Christmas, when its mighty Founder was a child Himself” Charles Dickens

ADVENT PUR, A PATH IN THE MAGIC OF VALBRUNA

A romantic, lantern-lit walk through the forest and the Valbruna plain. A walk overlooked by the snow-capped peaks of the Julian Alps, embellished by the works of local artists and craftsmen and by the warmth of stoves where you can warm your soul while sipping hot drinks.
On the plain, animals warm themselves in a small stable, cribs adorn the old stavoli where traditional music is sung and played around the fire, telling legends and stories that fill the hearts and long nights of the solstice.
An opportunity to recapture the Christmas atmosphere of yesteryear, to experience the Advent season in tune with nature: the snow crunching under one’s shoes, the muffled silence among the trees, the frosty air colouring one’s cheeks and the glitter of ice crystals embellishing the landscape.
It is time to become a little child again, at least for a day….and experience the magic of this extraordinary waiting period leading up to Christmas.

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ADVENT PUR PATH

Start from VALBRUNA, close to the volunteer fire station (directions).
Easy 2.5 km path with no altitude difference.

Opening days: 26-27 November, 3-4, 8, 10-11, 17-18 December;
Opening hours: 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. (last entry)
Prices: 0-6 years free | 7-13 years € 4.00 | from 14 years € 6.00
free for residents
Recommended clothing: warm winter clothing, gloves and cap, winter trekking shoes
Lantern rental: deposit € 10.00

The Alphornbläser Valcanale, the Familienmusik Lippauer, Polka and Lassnig, the Alpen Adria Chor Villach, Gemischter Chor Gegendtal, MGV Ossiach, the Emil Komel youth choir and the Akzent – Jeda Basko Jezero cultural circle will perform at the Advent Village. Theme music at the kiosks.

Reservation required for groups of 20 persons or more to the Tourist Office of Malborghetto-Valbruna: +39 0428 64970 (no. 2) | info@visitvalcanale.it

HORSE-DRAWN SLEDGE

During Advent Pur evenings, a horse-drawn sleigh will cross the magical Valbruna plain, offering a fairy-tale ride for young and old alike.
Price: € 10.00 per person (0-3 years free)
Reservation required at the Tourist Office of Malborghetto-Valbruna
+39 0428 64970 (no. 2) | info@visitvalcanale.it

THE HORSE-DRAWN SLEIGH WILL BE THERE ONLY IN CASE OF SNOW!

“THE STORY OF THE CHRISTMAS CAROL”

A travelling theatre show for children dedicated to C. Dickens’ novel, by Ana-Thema Teatro.  A journey in which various actors will tell the story with funny, poetic monologues sung live.

SATURDAY 17th DECEMBER – from 4.00 p.m. – along the Advent Pur path.

Booking required at the Tourist Office of Malborghetto-Valbruna
+39 0428 64970 (no. 2) |info@visitvalcanale.it

AT PALACE!

CHRISTMAS MARKET
On 3rd and 4th December, the Venetian Palace in Malborghetto will host an enchanting Christmas market. The various rooms of the ancient building will be enlivened by lovely stands offering mountain and Christmas products. Exhibitors from Carinthia, Slovenia, Italy and San Marino.
From 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

THE MONUMENTAL ADVENT CALENDAR
From 5 to 31 December, the 16th-century Venetian Palace in Malborghetto dresses up to become a monumental calendar ‘beyond’ Advent. The 31 windows of the majestic building, decorated with backlit decals, illustrated by artist Pietro Nicolaucich, will reveal a splendid Christmas image every day.

PHOTO EXHIBITION: LA MEMORIA DELLA MODA
From 16 December 2022 to 28 February 2023 – Palazzo Veneziano
The fashion of the past lives again through the beauty of today’s youth.
Project by the Kanaltaler Kulturverein and the Ethnographic Museum “Palazzo Veneziano”.

The palace Palazzo Veneziano in Malborghetto is home to the local museum; with its rooms dedicated to geology, palaeontology, ethnography and nature, it is an essential starting point for embarking on a journey of discovery through the Valcanale valley.

Opening hours: From Tuesday to Sunday 10.30 a.m. – 12.30 a.m. / 3 p.m. – 6 p.m. | Special closing: 25th December, 1st January

WINTER SOLSTICE WORKSHOPS

ADVENTSKRANZ
Advent wreath workshop

Palazzo Veneziano – Malborghetto
26 November, from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Waiting for the first Sunday in Advent
Max 10 partecipants
Cost: € 25.00
Booking required at the Tourist Office of Malborghetto-Valbruna
+39 0428 64970 (extension no. 2) | info@visitvalcanale.it

WAITING SAINT NICHOLAS AND KRAMPUS 
Creative workshop

Casa Oberrichter – Malborghetto
5 December, from 4 p.m. to 5.30 p.m.
Workshop accompanied by the narration of the feast of St. Nicholas and the Krampus
Min 4 children from 4 (accompanied) to 12 years old
Free entry
Booking required at Casa Oberrichter
+39 0428 41888 | casaoberrichter@gmail.com

WEIHNACHTSKEKSE
Christmas biscuit workshop for adults

Ex Latteria – Ugovizza
(Piazza della Latteria, 1 – Ugovizza)
8, 9, 10, 11 December
From 2.30 p.m. to 5.30 p.m.
Giusi and Alfredo guide participants in the preparation of two types of “Keks”, explaining spices, traditional recipes, ingredients.
Max 8 participants per workshop session
Cost: € 25.00 (including Advent Pur apron and booklet on winter traditions)
Booking required at the Tourist Office of Malborghetto-Valbruna
+39 0428 64970 (extension no. 2) | info@visitvalcanale.it

EVENTS AND CONCERTS

December 5 – Traditional feast of San Nicolò and the Krampus
6.00 pm, Piazza Palazzo Veneziano – Malborghetto

17 December – Christmas Concert
8.30 pm Palazzo Veneziano – Malborghetto
Flute concert with Luisa Sello and the Le Agane ensemble

28 December – The Story of the Christmas Carol
6.00 pm, Piazza Palazzo Veneziano – Malborghetto
Traveling theater show for children by Ana-Thema Teatro
Booking required at the Tourist Office of Malborghetto-Valbruna
+39 0428 64970 (no. 2) |info@visitvalcanale.it

30 December – Happy New Year Concert
8.30 pm, Church of the Visitation of the Virgin Mary and S. Antonio – Malborghetto
Gospel concert with Harmony Gospel Singers

January 5 – Traditional re-enactment of Pechtra Baba
6.00 pm, Piazza Palazzo Veneziano – Malborghetto

SHUTTLE SERVICE

RAILWAY STATION UGOVIZZA-VALBRUNA -> ADVENT PUR (and back)

The shuttle service is dedicated ONLY to those arriving by train. Look for the best time.
Cost: € 5.00 per person round-trip.

EARLY BOOKING MANDATORY at +39 348 3552037

ATTENTION! On Advent Pur days only, traffic in Via Saisera will be one-way!

Informations
Tourist Office of Malborghetto – Valbruna
Palazzo Veneziano, Via Bamberga 52, Malborghetto
From Tuesday to Sunday
10.30 am – 12.30 pm / 3.00 pm – 6.00 pm
+39 0428 64970 (n. 2)
+39 389 3179087
info@visitvalcanale.it
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