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Christmas markets in Vienna

From mid-November, Vienna is transformed into a colorful sea of lights when numerous Christmas markets open their gates in front of Vienna’s most famous sights. The atmospheric markets offer traditional crafts, Christmas decorations and all kinds of sweet and plentiful delicacies. We have selected the most popular Christmas markets in Vienna.

Christmas Market on Rathausplatz

The Viennese Christkindlmarkt at the Rathausplatz is considered one of the largest Christmas markets in Europe. This year you can also ice skate through the Christmas illuminated park. The famous Herzerlbaum, on the other hand, may also shine red again. By the way, the Christmas tree this year comes from South Tyrol and is harvested from sustainable forestry.

10-22 o’clock
24.12. 10-18:30 o’clock
Rathausplatz, 1010 Vienna

Christmas Village at the Campus of the University of Vienna

Quietly located in the inner courtyard of the Old AKH Vienna, every year young and old enjoy the homemade culinary delights, the petting zoo and the smallest Ferris wheel in the city. In the center of the alpine huts is a Christmas tree built entirely of sleds.

Mon-Wed 14-22, Thu-Fri 14-23 o’clock
Sat 11-23, Sun 11-20 o’clock
Alserstraße/Spitalgasse, Hof 1, 1090 Vienna

Schönbrunn Palace Culture and Christmas Market

The spacious courtyard in front of Schönbrunn Palace is festively decorated with over 80 lovely huts and a varied program such as concerts and the Christmas workshop for children.

Daily 10-21 o’clock
24.12. 10-16, 25.12.2023-04.01.2024 10-18 o’clock
Schloss Schönbrunn, 1130 Vienna

Winter market at the Riesenradplatz - Prater

Drinking punch with a view of the Vienna Giant Ferris Wheel and the famous amusement park is on the agenda here.

Mon-Fri 12-22 Uhr
Sat, Sun & Holidays 11-22 o’clock
24.12. 11-17 o’clock, 31.12. 11-2 o’clock
Riesenradplatz, 1020 Vienna

Christmas Village Maria Theresia Square

Located between the Museum of Arts and the Museum of Natural History, this Advent market offers mainly handmade gifts and souvenirs. Homemade punch can’t be missing of course 😉

Sun-Thu 11-21 o’clock, Fri & Sat 11-22 o’clock
24.12. 11-16 o’clock
25.-30.12. 11-19 o’clock
31.12 11-18 o’clock
Maria-Theresien-Platz, 1010 Vienna

Old Viennese Christmas Market Freyung

One of the smallest Christmas markets in Vienna shines this year with the “longest nativity scene in Austria”.

Daily 10-21 o’clock
Freyung, 1010 Vienna

Art Advent - Arts & Crafts at Karlsplatz

Regionally and fairly produces unique handicrafts await visitors at this alternative Christmas market in front of Karlskirche. Art installations and live bands provide the right ambience.

Daily 12-20 o’clock
Karlsplatz, 1040 Vienna

Christmas Village at Stephansplatz

In front of the unique backdrop of Vienna’s landmark, the “Steffl”, the Christmas village presents itself with around 40 market stalls between Kärntner Straße and Graben. Absolutely recommended is also a walk through Rotenturmstraße, Kärntner Straße and Graben, which are spectacularly illuminated at this time of the year.

Daily 11-21 o’clock
24.12. 11-16 o’clock, 25.+26.12. 11-19 o’clock
Stephansplatz, 1010 Vienna

Christmas Village Belvedere Castle

The small Christmas market in front of the imposing baroque building attracts visitors with a stylish Christmas ambience, handicrafts and a variety of culinary delights.

Mon-Fri 11-21 o’clock, Sat & Sun 10-21 o’clock
24.12. 11-16 o’clock
25.-30.12. 11-19 o’clock
31.12 11-18 o’clock
Prinz-Eugen-Straße 27, 1030 Vienna

Christmas Market Am Hof

Popular – especially for those who don’t like it too sweet – this Advent market (which has been used as a marketplace since the 13th century) is known – among other things – for its pine punch.

Mon-Thu 11-21, Fri-Sun & Holidays 10-21 o’clock
Am Hof, 1010 Vienna

Christmas market at Spittelberg

A walk through the small alleys of Vienna’s 7th district is really recommended, especially in the pre-Christmas season.

Mon-Thu 14-21, Fri 14-21:30 o’clock
Sat 10-21:30, Sun & Holidays 10-21 o’clock
Spittelberggasse, Stiftgasse, Schrankgasse, Gutenberggasse, 1070 Vienna

Winter at Museumsquartier

Probably the most unconventional Advent market attracts with electronic sounds and elaborate light projections.

Daily 16-23 o’clock 
Sat, Sun & Holidays from 14 o’clock
Museumsquartier Wien, 1010 Vienna

Medieval Advent Market HGM

The one of its kind awaits visitors at the Museum of Military History made for all ages.

Mon-Sun 13-22 o’clock
24.12 09-14 o’clock
Heeresgeschichtliches Museum, Arsenal, 1030 Vienna