Christmas village


When autumn leaves the Soča Valley, a Christmas village awakens in Residence Soča. Evenings by the fire, a visit from Santa Claus, workshops for children, and relaxation in the embrace of the apartment for parents. We might even get the first snowflakes if we are lucky!


Available every weekend in December:

8th to 10th December 2023

15th to 17th December 2023

22nd to 24th December 2023

29th to 31st December 2023

Family time by the fire

In the evenings, we invite you to hang out by the fire pit in the Residence Soča garden. Our friendly staff will get you everything you need to prepare roasted chestnut or toasted marshmallows. It’s time for a cup of mulled wine or hot tea in good company by the fire.

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Christmas workshop

Your children will spend the morning with a sitter. Making lanterns, fairy tales about the Soška Valley and other creative activities will surely make for an unforgettable morning.

If the children are older and don’t need a babysitter, we can arrange various sports activities for them.

‘You’ time: sauna, whirlpool, massage

While your children are having fun in safe hands, you can enjoy an activity that the children are still too young for. Take a hike to the nearby hill or treat yourself to a massage for two in the comfort of your apartment. In addition to classic massages, we also offer access bars therapy.

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It’s Santa time!

There’s no sight more heartwarming than the gleeful, radiant eyes of children as they spot Santa Claus with his sack of presents. He’ll also make a special visit to Residence Soča while you’re here, spreading cheer and bring some presents too!

Stargazing workshop

In cooperation with the astronomical society Javornik, we organize a stargazing workshop on Saturday evenings. We will see planetary nebulae, star clusters and planets, the Moon and exciting things from the Orion constellation. 


Winter in the Soška Valley offers many opportunities for exploration and entertainment. Put on warm gloves and go exploring the Soška trail, visit the forgotten Lemovje, and if there is enough snow, you can also go sledging on the Mangart ski slope or on the surrounding slopes and snowshoeing.

To make the memories truly unforgettable, you can pick up a Polaroid camera at the reception and perpetuate your winter experiences forever.



The enchanting glow of countless lanterns ignites the excitement in children’s eyes. Villach’s old town, adorned with a romantic charm, pulls in visitors like a magnet. With a host of fun and festive events, this Advent season is unlike any other!

As kids hit the ice at Town Hall Square’s rink, market exhibitors unveil a diverse selection of handcrafted gift options. An additional standout feature is the Winter Wonder Forest, masterminded by Thomas Brezina, nestled within Park Hotel’s park. This is Advent in Villach, the city of lights!


ice rink in Villach

With more than 50 merchants, craftsmen, and chefs, the Christmas Market in Klagenfurt is the biggest and most colourful in Carinthia. At the landmark of Klagenfurt, the Lindwurm dragon, guests can take a picture at the Christmas tree selfie point and send it directly to their loved ones via free-of-charge City Wifi. On Tuesdays, there are special offers for seniors like special city walks, discounts, and a music programme. From Thursdays onwards, guests can enjoy live music at the main stage.

Where: Neuer Platz in Klagenfurt
When: 19 November – 24 December 2023
Opening hours: Open daily from 10 am – 8 pm, 24 December 10 am – 2 pm

Christmas Market Neuer Platz Klagenfurt

The Pyramidenkogel viewing tower is 100 metres tall and visible far and wide in the Wörthersee lake region. By the foot of the tower, visitors find a quaint Christmas market with crafts, local farmers’ products, and music. Kids will be enchanted by the specially designed Christmas house, where llamas, goats, and donkeys pay a visit now and then.

Where: Pyramidenkogel tower
When: 24 November – 17 December 2023 Friday – Sunday from 10 am – 5 pm (+ 8 December)

Pyramidenkogel in Winter

PRICE: from 590 € / weekend

applies to all weekends in December

Included in the price:

  • 2x nights in a Superior apartment for 4-5 persons
  • 1x basket of local specialties;
  • 1x complementary wine Rose Grof 0.75l;
  • 1x treasure hunt at arrival;
  • use of sauna, whirlpool and outdoor kitchen
  • time by the fire (chestnuts, marshmallows, mulled wine and tea)
  • Christmas workshop for children and the arrival of Santa Claus
  • stargazing workshop*
  • free rent of e-bikes;
  • free rent of board games;
  • free rent of hiking poles / snowshoes and tips on personalised hiking tours;
  •  additional nights available


Tourist tax: €2 per adult person per night

Tourist tax: €1 per child (from 7 till 18 years) per night

Pets: €40 per day

SUPPLEMENTS ( for surcharge):

The Access Bars therapy is a gentle technique where we stimulate the brain to go into the theta state by touching 32 points on the head. This kind of therapy activates the body’s self-healing processes and opens a space of awareness in our life. The electrical charge in the brain is dispersed, and this way all the energies trapped in the brain and body are released.

€70 per person (50 minutes)

Surrender to the healing touches of our two experienced masseurs, who will remove the last traces of any tension from your body. With the intuitive techniques they have developed through their many years of practice, they will also come to your aid in sports injuries and relieve you of pain. Using music, pleasant lights and soothing scents, they will turn your apartment into an oasis of peace that will promote complete relaxation of the body, the mind and the spirit.

€50 per person (30 min)
€70 per person (50 min)

1 ×  basket with recipe and ingredients for preparing traditional local dishes

from 15 €

Join Johannes Bergfors for a guided snowshoeing hike. Location is decided few days before depending of snow conditions. But mainly around Mangart area.

Minimum is 2person trips. It’s a 180€ trip of 3hours including equipment for 2 persons and for every next person is 70€ extra.

* The workshop will be conducted in favorable weather conditions and with a minimum number of participants.


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