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The Highlights of the events and festivals in Val Gardena

The Val Gardena is known for its beautiful landscape and the imposing mountain peaks of the Dolomites. Aside from the natural wonders there are also a series of Events and Festivals, to provide fun and entertainment. Val Gardena is definitely not lacking in varied and interesting highlights and activities. In fact, quite the opposite! Both art and music lovers find lots to keep them happy.

Christmas Market Selva Gardena

From 02.12.2016 – 08.01.2017

The idyllic village of Selva, in the heart of the Dolomites, at the foot of the majestic Sella mountain group, is, at 1550 metres above sea level, the highest town in Val Gardena. This Christmas in Selva an old fashioned cable car of miniature wooden cabins, shining with fairy lights, can be found hanging above a magical Christmas village. A typical mountain hamlet will be brought to life with traditional huts of stone and rustic wood, like those of times gone by. Strolling through the village you can stop to try a steaming hot mug of mulled wine or warm mulled apple drink, and you can easily find the perfect Christmas gift such as sweet scented pine pillows, cosy mountain slippers, warm woolly socks, wooden nativity scenes, and many other items to decorate your mountain Christmas.

Fest des Hl. Nikolaus

On 05.12.2016

S.Nicolaus is visiting Selva. Little presents and warm tea for everyone!

FIS Ski World Cup in Val Gardena

From 16.12. – 17.12.2016

Super-G and downhill men

The FIS World Cup, which is held annually on the legendary Saslong slope in the shadow of the mountain peak with the same name, has been the most important event in Val Gardena since the 70s. Here, thousands of the world's best skiers have competed over the past 3 decades, racing downhill at tremendous speed (105 mph) and flying over the infamous "Camel Hunches" halfway between start and finish. Now, Val Gardena is preparing once again for the holding of two World Cup races: the Super-G and the Men's Downhill.

Christmas on ice

On 27.12.2016

"Iceshow" in a Christmas atmosphere! World famous figure skaters will offer you a fantastic Show. Tickets are available at the tourist offices of Val Gardena, online shop and at the evening box.

Rock the Dolomites

From 12.03 – 19.03.2017

In this winter the Tourist Office Selva will organize for the sixth time, the concert series "Rock the Dolomites - Winter Music Festival", which will be held on different 8 huts around Selva. Additionally a concert will be held in an Après Ski bar in the village center of Selva.

Rock the Dolomites

Südtirol Gardenissima

On 01.04.2017

The longest giant slalom of the world

The fully story or the Südtirol Gardenissima can ojnce again be told. It is a story that is rewritten every year and which already consists of 20 chapters. It all started as very small event in 1997 which grew into a highly popular festival and became more than just a battle over fractions of seconds. There are always multiple champions - the organising committee, the crowds of spectators, the 650 participants and of course the winners on the day: Massimiliano Blardone in the men's and Ilka Stuhec in the women's race.