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Vienna Media News 9/2013 Christmas markets in Vienna in 2013

Vienna’s Christmas markets (see detailed listings below) are located at some of the city’s most attractive public spaces. The Christmas Market and Magic of Advent on Rathausplatz is the largest with about 150 stalls and a Christmas workshop where kids can bake and do arts and crafts. For traditional handicrafts and Christmas music head for the Old Viennese Christmas Market on the Freyung or the Am Hof Christmas Market. Beautiful handmade gifts can also be picked up at the Arts and Crafts Market in front of Karlskirche, where kids love to play in the straw around the petting zoo or visit the candle-making workshop. Romantic cobbled streets lend a unique charm to the Christmas market at Spittelberg, while impressive imperial backdrops make for a special atmosphere at the Christmas villages on Maria-Theresien-Platz and in front of Schönbrunn Palace and the Belvedere. There’s lots going on outside the center of town if you venture out to the Christmas Market at the Türkenschanzpark, or Weihnachtszauber at Schloss Wilhelminenberg with its spectacular views over the city.

Most of the markets are permanent fixtures over the Christmas period, but others are temporary affairs. The Design Christmas Market at the Stilwerk design centre only opens on the Advent weekends, and is the place to go for fashion accessories, designer clothing, ceramics and other chic creations. Connoisseurs of design will also be on cloud nine at WeihnachtsQuartier in the MuseumsQuartier on the first weekend of Advent, while the stalls of designer-makers and small labels at Lights 2013 at the Werkstätten- und Kulturhaus (WUK) from December 6-8 offer something a bit more off-beat. For hipsters looking for a cooler Christmas experience, the DJs, punch stands and curling lanes at Winter im MQ in the MuseumsQuartier is the place to be seen.

  • Nov 8-Dec 23, 2013: Am Hof Advent Market, 1010 Vienna, www.kunsthandwerksmarkt.at
  • Nov 15-Dec 23, 2013: Spittelberg Christmas Market, 1070 Vienna, www.spittelberg.at
  • Nov 15-Dec 24, 2013: Weihnachtsmarkt im Türkenschanzpark, corner of Peter Jordan-Strasse and Dänenstrasse, 1180 Vienna, www.weihnachtimpark.at
  • Nov 15-Dec 23, 2013: Weihnachtszauber, Schloss Wilhelminenberg, 1160 Vienna
  • Nov 16-Dec 24, 2013: Christmas Market and Magic of Advent, Rathausplatz and Rathauspark, 1010 Vienna, www.christkindlmarkt.at
  • Nov 16-Dec 23, 2013: Altes AKH Christmas Village, 1090 Vienna, www.weihnachtsdorf.at
  • Nov 16, 2013-Jan 6, 2014: Winter Market on Riesenradplatz, Prater, 1020 Vienna, www.wintermarkt.at
  • Nov 20-Dec 26, 2013: Maria-Theresien-Platz Christmas Village, 1010 Vienna, www.weihnachtsdorf.at
  • Nov 22-Dec 23, 2013: Belvedere Palace Advent Market, 1030 Vienna, www.weihnachtsdorf.at
  • Nov 22-Dec 23, 2013: Arts & Crafts Market in front of the Karlskirche church, 1040 Vienna, www.divinaart.at
  • Nov 22-Dec 23, 2013: Old Viennese Christmas Market, Freyung, 1010 Vienna, www.altwiener-markt.at
  • Nov 23-Dec 26, 2013: Culture and Christmas Market, Schönbrunn Palace, 1130 Vienna, www.weihnachtsmarkt.co.at
  • Nov 29-Dec 1, 2013: WeihnachtsQuartier, MuseumsQuartier, 1070 Vienna, www.weihnachtsquartier.at
  • Nov 29-Dec 1, Dec 6-8, Dec 13-15, Dec 20-22, 2013: Design-Weihnachtsmarkt, Stilwerk, Praterstrasse 1, 1020 Vienna, www.designschenken.at
  • Dec 6-8, 2013: Lights 2013, WUK, Währinger Strasse 59, 1090 Vienna, www.wuk.at
  • Winter im MQ, Mid-Nov until Dec 23, 2013, MuseumsQuartier, 1070 Vienna, www.mqw.at

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