Christmas Activities & Traditions for Kids Advent in Linz for families

Everyone knows that the waiting time until Christmas Day can be very long, especially for the little ones. It's a good thing that Linz has a colourful programme for the whole family. So Advent will be unforgettable!

‘Advent like in a fairy-tale' in the Grotto Railway on Pöstlingberg

Grottenbahn Advent c LINZ AG

The Advent in the Grottenbahn is magical. The dragon train makes its rounds through the Christmas world of the dwarves. Fairy tale tellers and craft stations ensure that the time until Christmas Day passes a little faster.

  • 1 December 2019
    8 December 2019
    15 December 2019
    22 December 2019
    respectively 10 am to 5 pm
  • 24 December 2019
    10 am to 3 pm

Zoo Linz

An excursion to Linz Zoo is also a great experience during the Witermonths. The animals are happy about visitors and even get presents at Christmas!

  • “Bratwürstel“-Advent-Sunday
    1 December 2019
    11 am to 3 pm
  • St. Nicholas visits the zoo
    6 December 2019
    2 pm to 3.30 pm
  • Christmas at the Zoo
    24 December 2019
    10 am to 1 pm
Tiergarten LinzZoo Ermaennchen c linztourismus Kiteko

Saint Nicholaus is coming to Linz!

Saint Nicholas at Zoo Linz

  • 6 December 2019
    2 pm to 3.30 pm

St. Nicholas personally visits the zoo on this special day, distributes goodies to the small zoo visitors and accompanies them on an interesting tour across the zoo.

Charity run ‚Niko-Lauf‘ in the Old Town

For the good purpose young and old disguised as Saint Nicholas march together through the Old Town of Linz, accompanied by music. The costume costs will be donated.

  • 1 December 2019
    2 pm
Nikolauf Altstadt Linz c EM

Ice sculpture exhibition "Ice Magic"

Discover a huge world made out of ice at Volksgarten Linz! International artists build impressive figures out of ice blocks. The theme of the exhibition is "Ice Palace". The inhabitants of the palace are made from ice with chainsaws and chisels. There will also be light installations and interactive parts. Ice magic is a special highlight at this years christmas program in Linz!

  • 23 November 2019 to 23 February 2020

Music for families during christmas time

Posthof Linz

  • Mai Cocopelli Family Band
    21. Dezember 2019
    22. Dezember 2019

Highlight for the whole family at Posthof Linz: the christmas concert of the Cocopelli-Band! Wonderful christmas and winter songs are presented.

Posthof Linz

Posthof Linz c Guenther Groeger

Anton Bruckner Privatuniversität

  • Die Zauberflöte for the whole family
    20 December 2019
    21 December 2019
    respectively 5 pm

One of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's best-known and most frequently performed operas inspires young and old at the Anton Bruckner Privatuniversität.

Anton Bruckner Privatuniversität


Ice Skating at Parkbad

  • Ice skating
Eislaufen Linz c LinzTourismus IG

Workshops for kids

Building cribs from natural materials

Handicrafts for children from 6 years (accompaniment desired).

  • 29 November 2019
    2 pm to 5 pm

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