Every year before Christmas, the entire Zell am See area is beautifully decorated. Compared to other cities’ Christmas decoration, imagine an alpine atmosphere and a crystal clear lake, which reflects the decor. This is a unique experience.
There are smaller Advent markets. The atmosphere is a bit similar to the Dresden Christmas market, but on a much smaller scale and with an alpine atmosphere. At Christmas, multiple events take place (the full program here), but I will mention one more. December 25 a ritual "diving" and re picking up of a Christmas tree is performed. The whole event is carried out by local divers with flashlights, so it is interesting to watch them in the lake.