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The annual Christmas Market "LA-VILLA" on Lake Starnberg

The annual Christmas market "LA-VILLA" on Lake Starnberg begins on the first weekend of Advent. For three days, it's time to indulge, to marvel and enjoy the romantic Christmas atmosphere, accompanied by the first snow of the year.

This year marks the 24th anniversary of "LA VILLA", which awaits visitors for an Advent weekend full of wonders to see, hear and taste. The idyllic winter park background around the old Knorr-Schlössl, directly on the banks of Lake Starnberg, offers a welcoming, uniquely Bavarian atmosphere.

On Friday, music from the local brass ensemble will set the mood for visitors with festive Christmas music. Later on Saturday and Sunday guests can enjoy both ballet performances by the young talents of the Starnberg Dance School and celestial harp sounds. The songs of Advent and Christmas will close the two days.

The festival closes with open air caroling of traditional Advent and Christmas songs for all to join in.

30 different exhibitors will be offering traditional hand-crafted gifts: from wood turning to fine gold jewelry, to handmade candles and Advent wreaths. Here you will surely find many beautiful unique items to offer. Mouthwatering delicacies not to be missed include hot chestnuts, the famous local Flammkuchen (a pizza-like local specialty)  and freshly baked waffles.