Planning to Visit Europian Christmas Markets? See Where Will be Most Interesting Markets in Vienna!Russ Bily
From the middle of November until Christmas Vienna’s prettiest squares start playing host to some beautiful Europian Christmas markets and Christmas villages.
The Christmas markets in Vienna are truly an age-old tradition dating back to the Middle Ages. Since then, the character of these markets has changed considerably. Nowadays, more than 20 official Advent Markets sell a variety of gifts and treats.
Viennese Christmas market
This year Vienna Christmas Markets will start welcome visitors from the City Hall Square. The 150 or sales booths at the traditional Christmas Market offer Christmas gifts, Christmas tree decorations, handicrafts, culinary treats, confectionery, and warming drinks. This market has a unique charm and the delicious scent of seasonal joy.
New lighting is being added to the trees in the surrounding City Hall Park to create a festive sparkle along the Ringstrasse boulevard.
Inside the City Hall on the ground floor, there is an area dedicated to children, where they can learn how to make Christmas cookies or candles. You can also listen to international choirs singing carols with free entrance.
Where: On the square in front of the City Hall
When: 16th November – 26th December 2018
Opening hours: Daily from 10:00 to 21:30 o’clock,
7.12., Fridays and Saturdays till 22:00 o’clock,
24.12. only till 19:00 o’clock.
Christmas village/New Year’s Eve Village at the Maria Theresien Platz
This well visited Christmas market is embedded between the magnificent Museum of Art History and the one for Natural History. In the center, you can see the huge Maria Theresa Monument among several stands which offer artwork or punch in all variations.
From 27th till inclusive 31st December the place transforms into a New Year’s Eve Village.
Where: Maria-Theresien Platz
When: 21st November – 31st December 2018
Opening hours: Sunday till Thursday from 11:00 to 21:00 o’clock,
Friday and Saturday from 11:00 to 22:00 o’clock,
24.12. from 11:00 to 16:00, 25-26.12. till 19:00 o’clock,
27-30.12. till 19:00.
New: New Year’s Eve 31.12. till 18:00 o’clock.
Christmas and New Year’s market at Schönbrunn Palace
The cultural and Christmas market in front of Schönbrunn Palace offers romance in front of an imperial backdrop and is converted into a New Year’s market after Christmas.
The atmospheric market offers traditional handicrafts, hand-made Christmas decorations, Christmas concerts and an extensive children’s program, including a Christmas workshop.
The fragrance of the festive air and a wonderful atmosphere will be amazing.
Where: Parade Court, in front of Schönbrunn Palace
When: 24th November 2018 – 6th January 2019
Opening hours: Daily from 10:00 to 21:00 o’clock,
24.12. from 10.00 to 16.00 o’clock,
25.12. – 6.01. from 10.00 to 18.00 o’clock
Christmas village Belvedere Palace
The Christmas Village at Belvedere Palace enjoys an impressive Baroque background. The unique palace gardens provide an ideal site for a tranquil Christmas market with elegant handicrafts and culinary delights.
More than 40 festively decorated market stalls offer traditional handcrafted goods, Christmas decorations, and special delights.
Where: Belvedere Palace, Prinz Eugen-Straße
When: 23rd November – 26th December 2018
Opening hours: Monday – Friday from 11:00 to 21:00 o’clock,
8.12., Saturday and Sunday from 10:00 to 21:00 o’clock,
24.12. from 11:00 to 16:00 o’clock,
25 and 26.12. from 11:00 to 19:00 o’clock
Advent Market by the Karlskirche
This advent market is located directly in front of the huge Karlskirche and offers rather a simplicity then colorful Christmas illumination. Usually, there are also some attractions for kids like pony trekking and show workshops.
Where: Metro U1, U2 and U4 U-Bahn station Karlsplatz
When: 23rd November – 23rd December 2018
Opening hours: Daily from 12:00 to 20:00 o’clock
Christmas market at Spittelberg
The Spittelberg is a district with narrow side streets. Throughout the festive season, you will find objects d’art, ceramics, warm jumpers, rugs and jewelry made of silver, enamel, and brass at the Christmas Market at Spittelberg.
Where: Spittelberg, behind the Volkstheater
When: 15th November – 23rd December 2018
Opening hours: Monday – Thursday from 14:00 to 21:00 o’clock,
Friday from 14:00 to 21:30 o’clock,
Saturday from 10:00 to 21:30 o’clock,
Sunday and Holidays from 10:00 to 21:00 o’clock
Other Christmas markets in Vienna and their programmes and opening hours you can find here:
– Old Viennese Christmas Market at the Freyung – altwiener-markt.at
– Weihnachtsmarkt Am Hof – www.weihnachtsmarkt-hof.at
– Winter at Museumsquartier- www.mqw.at
– Christmas Market at Stephansplatz- www.weihnachtsmarkt.at
– Winter Market in the Prater at Riesenradplatz- www.wintermarkt.at