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Vienna Media News 10/2017 Christmas Markets in Vienna

The city has around 20 large Christmas markets with around 1,000 stands, as well as numerous smaller temporary markets, charity stands and huts selling punch and mulled wine. Traditionalists make a beeline for the large Advent markets in the city centre, such as the Vienna Christmas Dream at the Townhall Square (set against the imposing backdrop of City Hall), or the Old Viennese Christmas Market on Freyung. The Culture and Christmas Market in front of Schönbrunn Palace and the Christmas villages in front of the Belvedere Palace and on Maria-Theresien-Platz all have impressive imperial backdrops.

Art Advent – Arts & Crafts on Karlsplatz, Spittelberg Christmas Market and Am Hof Advent Market all offer beautiful yuletide handicrafts. WeihnachtsQuartier in the MuseumsQuartier is a magnet for fans of designer goods, while foodies will be in their element at the Advent markets on Mahlerstrasse and in the courtyard of specialist tea store Haas & Haas.

At the Winter Market on Riesenradplatz in the Prater there is entertainment and live music for visitors to enjoy. Winter in the MQ at the MuseumsQuartier approaches the run up to Christmas from a different angle with an unusual winter landscape, artistic light installations and other highlights. For all this diversity, Vienna’s Advent markets also have plenty in common: a wide selection of products and a mouthwatering choice of food and hot drinks, including spiced teas, drinking chocolate, mulled wine and punch, as well as warming snacks and sweet treats.

Vienna Christmas Dream at the Townhall Square includes a 3,000 square metre ice rink, which is open until December 30, 2017 and again from January 1-14, 2018. After which point the area will be extended for Vienna Ice World which opens on January 19, 2018 at 5pm.

  • Vienna Christmas Dream at the Townhall Square, Nov 17-Dec 26, 2017, Rathausplatz and Rathauspark, 1010 Vienna, www.wienerweihnachtstraum.at
  • Old Viennese Christmas Market, Nov 18-Dec 23, 2017, Freyung, 1010 Vienna, www.altwiener-markt.at
  • Culture and Christmas Market and Schönbrunn Palace New Year’s Market, Nov 18-Dec 26, 2017 & Dec 27, 2017-Jan 1, 2018, Schönbrunn Palace, 1130 Vienna, www.weihnachtsmarkt.co.at
  • Belvedere Palace Christmas Market, Nov 24-Dec 26, 2017, Upper Belvedere, Prinz-Eugen-Strasse 27, 1030 Vienna, www.weihnachtsdorf.at
  • Christmas Village and New Year’s Village on Maria-Theresien-Platz, Nov 22-Dec 26, 2017 & Dec 27-31, 2017, Maria-Theresien-Platz, 1010 Vienna, www.silvesterdorf.at
  • Art Advent – arts and crafts on Karlsplatz, Nov 17-Dec 23, 2017, Karlsplatz, 1040 Vienna, www.artadvent.at
  • Spittelberg Christmas Market, Nov 16-Dec 23, 2017, Spittelberggasse, Burggasse, Schrankgasse, Stiftgasse, Siebensterngasse, 1070 Vienna, www.spittelberg.at
  • Am Hof Christmas Market, Nov 17-Dec 23, 2017, 1010 Vienna, www.weihnachtsmarkt-hof.at
  • WeihnachtsQuartier 2017, Dec 1-3, 2017, freiraum quartier 21, Arena 21, Ovalhalle, MQ, Museumsplatz 1, 1070 Vienna, www.weihnachtsquartier.at
  • Genussmarkt bei der Oper, Nov 17-Dec 31, 2017, Mahlerstrasse, 1010 Vienna, www.haas-haas.at
  • Haas & Haas Winter in the City, Nov 10-Dec 23, 2017, Haas & Haas, Stephansplatz 4, Courtyard, 1010 Vienna, www.haas-haas.at
  • Winter Market on Riesenradplatz, Riesenradplatz, Prater, 1020 Vienna, www.wintermarkt.at
  • Winter im MQ, Nov 9-Dec 23, 2017, MuseumsQuartier, 1070 Vienna, www.mqw.at
  • Vienna Ice World, Jan 19-Mar 4, 2018, Rathausplatz, 1010 Vienna, www.wienereistraum.com

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Vienna Tourist Board
Helena Hartlauer
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