The extensive halls of Vienna's MuseumsQuartier will play host to a Design Christmas Market from November 25-27, 2011. A huge choice of items including the very latest creations by more than 100 designers will be on sale at WeihnachtsQuartier im MQ. Clothing, jewellery, accessories, books and much more besides await at this market - admission is free of charge! The rest of Vienna's trademark culture complex will in fact turn Christmassy - but not kitschy - even earlier. From 10 November. Winter im MQ will serve up hot punch in cool pavilions and offer plenty of diversions with curling, DJs and video projections.
The Design Christmas Market in the Looshaus is set to take place for the seventh consecutive year. The market is treasure trove for anyone looking for stylish gifts. In the refined ambience of the listed Looshaus on Michaelerplatz, over 50 designers will display their wares, from hats and bags to ceramics, clothing and jewellery. At the smaller Lights 2011 in the Werkstätten- und Kulturhaus (WUK), an alternative culture centre in the ninth district, young designers will present the fruits of their labour, with visitors treated to a buffet and an accompanying musical programme.
- WeihnachtsQuartier im MQ, Nov 25-27, 2011, Fri 14:00-20:00, Sat 10:00-20:00, Sun 10:00-19:00, freiraum quartier 21, Arena 21, Ovalhalle, MQ, Museumsplatz 1, 1070 Vienna, www.weihnachtsquartier.at
- Winter im MQ, Nov 10 - Dec 23, 2011, Museumsplatz 1, 1070 Vienna, www.mqw.at/winter
- Design Weihnachtsmarkt at the Looshaus, Dec 2-4, 8-11, 16-18, 2011, Thu + Sat 11:00-20:00, Fri 16:00-20:00, Sun 11:00-17:00, Michaelerplatz 3, 1010 Vienna, www.designschenken.at
- Lights 2011 at WUK, Dec 2-4, 2011, Währingerstrasse 59, 1090 Vienna, www.wuk.at