Vienna Christmas Markets / 08.10.2011
From mid-November to Christmas, Vienna’s prettiest squares transform into magical Christmas markets. The aroma of Christmas bakery items and hot punch creates a pre-Christmas atmosphere.
At the traditional Vienna Magic of Advent, the Rathausplatz becomes a shining fairytale land. The 150 or so sales stands offer Christmas gifts, Christmas tree decorations, sweets and warming drinks. A giant Advent wreath measuring twelve meters in diameter dominates the square, the trees of the surrounding City Hall park are festively decorated and radiate in a sea of lights.
Vienna Christmas Market
12 November - 24 December 2011
daily from 10.00 am to 9.30 pm, Fr & Sa until 10.00 pm
24 December until 5.00 pm
Rathausplatz, 1010 Vienna
An alternative Christmas market on Karlsplatz provides the opportunity for contemplation. There is bound to be a Christmas gift amongst the numerous handicrafts on offer. There's also lots to discover in the idyllic little lanes of the Christmas market on Spittelberg. Projections of photos (daily) and short silent films (Sundays) supplement the cultural offering this year. Conviviality is also in focus at the winter market on Riesenradplatz, which this year runs right through to 8 January.
Advent Market on Karlsplatz
18 November - 23 December 2011
daily from 12.00 noon - 8.00 pm, food until 9.00 pm
Karlsplatz, 1010 Vienna