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Opening of the ice nativity scene

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Opening of the ice nativity scene - Impression #1 | © Foto Fischer


Now a traditional feature of Advent in Graz, awaited with great excitement every year: the ice nativity scene in the Landhaus courtyard. Ice sculpture, light and the courtyard’s beautiful surroundings together create a magical atmosphere that is sure to leave all visitors in awe. The well-known ice sculptor Kimmo Frosti and his international ice-sculpting team will create a magical Christmas nativity scene out of ice in the Landhaus courtyard. Made with about 35 tons of crystal-clear ice, the crib is sure to be an amazing – if short-lived – work of art again this year.

Start of work: Fri, 01.12.2023
Completion: Sat, 02.12.2023

The celebratory opening of the ice nativity scene will take place on Saturday, Dedember 2, 2023 at 5.15 pm - following the illumination of the Christmas tree on the main square at 3.45 pm.

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Landhaus Courtyard
Herrengasse 16 / Landhaus, 8010 Graz


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Andreas-Hofer-Platz 15, 8010 Graz
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