Vienna Christmas Markets

Vienna Christmas Markets

Step straight into a fairy-tale at the wave of a wand this winter and make your way to one of Vienna’s bustling Christmas markets. Dotted around Austria’s capital, each one offers something unique for fans of all things festive.

Maria-Theresien-Platz Market (Nov - Dec)*

Maria-Theresien-Platz Market (Nov - Dec)*

Keep the festive spirit alive all the way into the New Year at the Maria-Theresien-Platz market. Stock up on everything from sweets to souvenirs, while sipping on a delicious mulled wine (known as glühwein) or a spicy apple punch. There’s even a vegan hotdog stall! After Christmas, the market transforms into a New Year village, providing the perfect place for seeing in January in style.

Vienna Magic of Advent Market (Nov - Dec)*

Vienna Magic of Advent Market (Nov - Dec)*

The famous Vienna Magic of Advent market is mesmerising! Held on Rathausplatz in front of the 19th-century City Hall, with more than 145 stalls, this postcard-perfect market provides an unbeatable backdrop for a spot of seasonal shopping. At night, trees are embellished with lights to create an enchanting woodland. There’s a track-style ice rink too!

Schönbrunn Palace Christmas Market (Nov - Dec)*

Schönbrunn Palace Christmas Market (Nov - Dec)*

Dramatic during the day and even more so at night, Schönbrunn Palace creates a beautiful setting for an evening of exploring. Take a tour of the palace, before heading out to browse traditional artisan gifts, cute crafts and tasty treats at the market stalls lining the palace square. It’s ideal for a Christmassy couple’s night out.

Belvedere Palace (Nov - Dec)*

Belvedere Palace (Nov - Dec)*

Belvedere Palace’s Christmas market is small in size but equal in charm. Wander between rows of traditional wooden huts and immerse yourself in everything from bespoke African gifts to handmade wooden trinkets. Dazzling decorations and twinkling lights illuminate the surroundings to add to the festive feeling.

Spittelberg Christmas Market (Nov - Dec)*

Spittelberg Christmas Market (Nov - Dec)*

Spittelberg Christmas market is a romantic spot for enjoying the festive season. Classic huts span across three streets and are nestled between quaint little gift shops brimming with local crafts – it’s the quintessential spot for a Vienna Christmas market break. If all the exploring leaves you feeling peckish, there’s plenty to satisfy rumbling tummies.

Altwiener Christkindlmarket

Altwiener Christkindlmarket

In Vienna, Christmas market breaks are nothing if not charming and this old-style affair lays it on thick. Enjoy the activities and stage performances between browsing everything the stalls have to offer. Weekdays at 10am, kids can enjoy a puppet performance and, throughout the week you’ll find music, choirs and artists ready to show off their skills.

*All dates subject to change.
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1. Neigh need for taxis
Take a trip back in time to the rise of the horse-drawn carriage during the 1860s. Trade in four wheels for four legs as you take in the city centre sights from a whole new prospective! Today the carriage is known as a Fiaker and can be regularly spotted around the streets of Vienna.
2. Classical concerts and opera
Hit a high note by attending events at strikingly beautiful locations across Vienna. From orchestras to jazz, opera to theatre, there’s something to appeal to all. Marvel at the architecture as you enjoy world-famous performances from the comfort of your show hall seat.
3. Sweet treats
Vienna’s Christmas markets are the place to be for sweet festive treats. Indulge in the huge gingerbread hearts on offer at market stalls – you can even have a message written in icing – mulled wine (glühwein), roasted chestnuts and brandy-infused coffee. Vienna’s also home to apple strudel and the world-famous sachertorte, a rich chocolate cake filled with apricot jam.
4. Big wheel (Wiener Riesenrad)
See Vienna from a height both day and night with the giant Ferris wheel. Pick out famous landmarks from the skyline as you slowly rotate around. If you have something special to celebrate, you could always splash out on your own private wagon before tucking into champagne and a three-course meal.
5. Magnificent sights
During winter Vienna can be pretty chilly and often blanketed in a sparkling layer of snow. Take a break from the bracing weather by visiting the Kunsthistorisches Museum – it has a huge number of masterpieces spanning several centuries. Directly opposite, the Natural History Museum is worth a visit too.
6. Spiritual wonders
You’ll find some beautiful churches and cathedrals in Vienna. They become even more atmospheric at Christmas. Visit the Votive Church to see its towering spires and decorative altar. St. Stephen’s Cathedral dates back to the 12th century and has a unique multicoloured roof.