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Vienna Christmas Market, City Hall Square

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At the traditional Vienna Magic of Advent, the Rathausplatz becomes a shining fairytale land. The 150 or so sales booths at the Christmas market offer Christmas gifts, Christmas tree decorations, sweets and warming drinks. The trees of the surrounding City Hall park are festively decorated and radiate in a sea of lights. There are lots of offers here for children in particular, such as a carousel and craft fun in the Christmas Workshop.

Not far away is the Christmas village on Maria-Theresien-Platz, situated between the Museum of Fine Arts and the Natural History Museum. Over 70 booths offering traditional handicrafts and original gift ideas are set up here during Advent; the Christmas Village is replaced by the New Year’s Village on 27 December. The romantic Christmas village in the Old AKH is also a popular meeting point during the run-up to Christmas, especially for the younger crowd. There are two curling lanes right in the Christmas village.

The Old Viennese Christmas Market on Freyung in the city center is committed to tradition. A Christmas market was held here as early as 1772; today, it is a place to buy handicrafts, glass decorations, traditional cribs and ceramics. Festive Advent music can be heard on the square from 16:00. Top-quality handicrafts can also be purchased a couple of steps further along at the Am Hof Advent Market.

The cultural and Christmas market in front of Schönbrunn Palace offers romance in front of an imperial backdrop, and is converted into a New Year's market after Christmas. The atmospheric market offers traditional handicrafts, hand-made Christmas decorations, Christmas concerts and an extensive children's program, including Christmas workshop. The Christmas Village at Belvedere Palace enjoys an impressive baroque background. The unique palace gardens provide an ideal site for a tranquil Christmas market.

Art Advent on Karlsplatz offers a diverse children's program and above all handicrafts to buy. Further variety is provided by art installations, live bands and street theater. There are also numerous stalls full of artisans' wares in the idyllic tiny alleyways at the Christmas Market on Spittelberg and numerous other vendors with unique culinary gift ideas. This year for the first time, there will be a Christmas post office here with its own Spittelberg Christmas stamp.

Entertainment is the word at the winter market on Riesenradplatz. There are children's adventure rides, musical live acts and a humorous show program here until 6 January. The Christmas market at Stephansplatz focusses on contemplation and tradition, with 26 booths offering high-quality products from Austria.

Information about Christmas markets in parks

Vienna Magic of Advent and Christmas Market

13 November - 26 December 2015
daily from 10.00 am - 10.00 pm
24 December 10 am - 4 pm
Rathausplatz, 1010 Vienna
www.christkindlmarkt.at

Christmas Village on Maria-Theresien-Platz

18 November - 26 December 2015
Su-Th 11.00 am - 9.30 pm, Fr & Sa 11.00 am - 10.00 pm
24 December 11.00 am - 4.00 pm
25+26 December 11.00 am - 7.30 pm
New Year’s Village 27 December 2015 - 1 January 2016
11.00 am - 7.30 pm, 31 December 11.00 am - 2.00 am
Maria Theresien-Platz, 1010 Vienna
www.weihnachtsdorf.at

Christmas Village at Belvedere Palace

20 November -23 December 2015
Mo-Fr 11.00 am - 9.00 pm
Sa, Su & hols. 10.00 am - 9.00 pm
Prinz-Eugen-Strasse 27, 1030 Vienna
www.weihnachtsdorf.at

Christmas Village in the Altes AKH

14 November - 23 December 2015
Mo-Fr 11.00 am - 9.00 pm
Sa, Su, hols. 10.00 am - 9.00 pm
Alserstrasse/Spitalgasse, Hof 1, 1090 Vienna
www.weihnachtsdorf.at

Old Viennese Christmas Market

20 November -23 December 2015
daily from 10.00 am - 9.00 pm
Freyung, 1010 Vienna
www.altwiener-markt.at

Am Hof Advent Market

13 November - 23 December 2015
Mo-Th 11.00 am - 9.00 pm, Fr-Su 10.00 am - 9.00 pm, food until 10.00 pm
Am Hof, 1010 Vienna
www.weihnachtsmarkt-hof.at

Cultural and Christmas Market & New Year’s Market, Schönbrunn Palace

21 November - 26 December 2015
daily from 10.00 am - 9.00 pm
24 December 10.00 am - 4.00 pm, 25+26 December 10.00 am - 6.00 pm
New Year's Market 27 December - 31 December 2015
daily from 10.00 am - 6.00 pm
Schönbrunn Palace, 1130 Vienna
www.weihnachtsmarkt.co.at

Art Advent - Art & Crafts on Karlsplatz

20 November -23 December 2015
daily from 12.00 noon - 8.00 pm, food until 9.00 pm
Karlsplatz, 1010 Vienna
www.artadvent.at

Christmas market on Spittelberg

13 November - 23 December 2015
Mo-Th 2.00 pm - 9.00 pm, Fr 2.00 pm - 9.30 pm
Sa 10.00 am - 9.30 pm, Su & hols. 10.00 am - 9.00 pm
Spittelberggasse, Schrankgasse, Gutenberggasse, 1070 Vienna
www.spittelberg.at

Winter Market on Riesenradplatz

21 November 2014 - 6 January 2016
Mo-Fr 12.00 noon - 10.00 pm
Sa, Su & hols. 11.00 am - 10.00 pm
24 December 12.00 noon - 4.00 pm, 31 December 12.00 noon - 2.00 am
Booths open on these days until 9.00 pm
Riesenradplatz, 1020 Vienna
www.wintermarkt.at/wintermarkt

Christmas market on Stephansplatz

13 November - 23 December 2015
daily from 11.00 am - 9.00 pm
24 December 11.00 am - 4.00 pm, 25+26 December 11.00 am - 7.00 pm
Stephansplatz/towards Churhausgasse, 1010 Vienna
www.weihnachtsmarkt-stephansplatz.at

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