What will the Advent market in Slavkov near Brno be like this year? Program and essential information in one place

Historically, most of us remember the famous Battle of Slavkov or the Battle of the Three Emperors.

But do you know when exactly it took place?

December 2, 1805, and for that very reason, a commemorative event is held here every year on Advent.

It also includes the Christmas markets in Slavkov near Brno.

Come and soak up the unique atmosphere here.

Christmas markets in Slavkov near Brno or Once Upon a time in Slavkov

Where and when will it all break out?


Advent program in Slavkov near Brno

The Battle of Slavkov undoubtedly belongs to the largest and most infamous battle ever on our territory. Napoleon Bonaparte defeated the joint army of Austria and Russia here on December 2, 1805.

More than 150 thousand soldiers fought against each other in the battle. The town of Slavkov near Brno commemorates this event yearly with a commemorative event and reconstruction of the fight called Once Upon a Time in Slavkov. Part of the accompanying program is, for example, fencing duels, demonstrations of weapons, and military encampment.

Given that the battle “took place in the time of Advent”, this event is also connected with the Advent fair, which offers handicrafts and Christmas decorations in addition to a variety of sweet and savory Christmas treats.

9:00 a.m.–7:00 p.m. Advent fair (castle courtyard, Palackého náměstí)

10.00 Ceremonial opening of the commemorative event with the entry of soldiers (at the town hall)

13.00–17.00 Once upon a time in Slavkov 1805 (historical program in the castle park and on Palacký náměstí)

17.30 Awards to the founders of the traditions of these commemorative events (castle)

19.00 Military parade (Palacké Square, Castle Park)

19.30 Night demonstration of the battle (castle park)

20.00 Nightingale in the Light of history (multimedia light installation, facade of the castle)

The event also includes costumed tours of the Slavkov castle at 11:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m., 2:30 p.m., and 3:30 p.m.

A video from previous years will give you a better idea of what the event looks like:

Tenkrát ve Slavkově 2019
source: youtube.com

What else can you look forward to in Slavkov before Christmas?

Other exciting events for children and adults occur in Slavkov near Brno during Advent.

Saturday 3/12/2022
9:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m. Open church (sale of monastery products, organ concert, Church of the Resurrection)

Sunday 4/12/2022
1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Santa Claus at the castle with devilish tours of the underground (Slavkov Castle)

Saturday 10/12/2022
19.00 Stolen nativity scene (theatrical performance, Bonaparte Social Center)

Sunday 11/12/2022
16.00 Stolen nativity scene (theatrical performance, Bonaparte Social Center)

Saturday 17/12/2022
19.00 Martin Křížka’s Christmas concert with friends (Bonaparte Social Center)

Friday 23/12/2022
9.00 – 20.00 Distribution of the Bethlehem light (information center)

Experience Advent in the nearby Moravian metropolis as well. The Christmas markets in Brno will not disappoint you. You can look forward to traditional delicacies and an interesting accompanying program.

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