From the middle of November until Christmas, Vienna’s prettiest squares transform into magical Christmas markets.
The aroma of Christmas cookies and hot punch sets the mood for the Christmas holidays along with the delicate crafts of hundreds of artisans.
20 Christmas markets on different key locations are set up to welcome locals and tourists from many different countries during the Advent season.
The Christmas fair in front of the Schönbrunn Castle and the Christmas villages in front of the Belvedere Castle and Maria Theresa Square offer visitors an imperial scenery. Arts and handicrafts will be on display at Karlsplatz square, in Spittelberg quarter and in Am Hof square. For original gift ideas the market in the Museum District is worth a visit, while the fairs in Malerstrasse and at the Haas & Haas tea house is the go-to place for conoisseurs.
The Winter Fair in the Prater Amusement Park will have a rich program with musical performances, and a special landscape with artistic light installations will be set up in the Museum Quarter. In the spirit of Christmas markets in Vienna, seasoned teas, hot chocolate, hot punch and mulled wine will be available in preparation for the Christmas holidays.
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Below is a short video highlighting the best Christmas Markets in Vienna: