The Christmas markets, from mid-November until Christmas time, are the main attraction on the streets of Vienna. In particular, the Christmas markets, or Christkindlmärkte as they are known in Austria, are packed with people admiring the festive decorations.
In the several markets spread around the Austrian capital, mulled wine (Glühwein), punch, roasted walnuts, and other delectable foods and beverages will be served.
Christkindlmarkt at Rathausplatz
The most popular Christkindlmarkt in front of the Town Hall is also known as the Vienna Christmas Dream. With the delightful Christmas illumination and the Ice Dream in the Rathauspark, this place is an obligatory program for many visitors of Vienna during the Advent season.
Open from Friday 19.11. to Sunday 26.12.2022.
Daily from 10:00 to 21:30 o’clock,
Fridays and Saturdays till 22:00 o’clock,
24.12. only till 19:00, 25.12. and 26.12. till 21:30 o’clock
Christmas Village at the Maria Theresien Platz
In the imperial ambiance between the Museum of Art History and the Natural History Museum, the Christmas village attracts with its 72 stands. Rustic handicrafts, handmade Christmas decorations small souvenirs, or punch in all variations can be found here. The atmospheric Advent lighting transforms the imperial backdrop directly on Vienna’s Ringstrasse into a fairytale Christmas world. In the center of the market, you can see the huge Maria Theresa Monument.
Open from 16.11. to 26.12.2022.
Sunday till Thursday from 11:00 to 21:00 o’clock,
Friday and Saturday from 11:00 to 21:30 o’clock,
Christmas Eve 24.12. till 16:00 o’clock.
Wintergarden at Museumsquartier
With artistic impulses and cultural experiences, the MuseumsQuartier invites you to atmospheric, pre-Christmas moments from November 10th to December 23rd. This is the place to enjoy the advent season in a hip way. Among other things, hot punch is served and cool music is playing in the artistically and festively decorated courtyard. In line with this, from around 16:00 o’clock onwards the partially covered inner courtyard will be transformed into a Christmas winter sky with elaborate light projections. The restaurants located at MQ, spoil their guests with punch, mulled wine and winter snacks.
Open from 10.11.2022 to 23.12.2022.
Daily from 16:00 to 23:00 o’clock,
Sat, Sun and on holidays already from 14:00 o’clock
Metro U3 U-Bahn station Volkstheater
Christmas Market at Stephansplatz
The Christmas Market at Stephansplatz enchants thousands of guests from home and abroad every year with the Christmas atmosphere. At the overwhelming backdrop at the foot of St. Stephen’s Cathedral, Vienna’s landmark you are able to warm up with a hot drink.
Open from 12.11. to 26.12.2022.
Daily from 11:00 to 21:00 o’clock,
on 24.12. from 11:00 to 16:00 o’clock,
25.12. and 26.12. from 11:00 to 19:00 o’clock
Metro U1 and U3 U-Bahn station Stephansplatz
Advent Market by the Karlskirche
This advent market is located directly in front of the huge Karlskirche and offers rather plain simplicity than colorful Christmas illumination. Usually, there are also some attractions for kids like a draisine train ride and show workshops.
Open from 19.11. to 23.12.2022.
Daily from 12:00 to 20:00 o’clock
Old Viennese Christmas Market at the Freyung
The best description for this market is quite sure “small but excellent”. At the charming well-kept stands, you get besides artworks several gastronomic specialties offered.
Open from 18.11. to 23.12.2022.
Daily from 10:00 to 21:00 o’clock
Metro U3 U-Bahn station Herrengasse and
Metro U2 U-Bahn station Schottentor
Weihnachtsmarkt Am Hof
The Christmas Market Am Hof is sponsored by a local radio station. Here you can find a broad offer at a large number of stands which are all spread across the place Am Hof. This square has been used as a marketplace since the late 13th century.
Open from 18.11. to 23.12.2022.
Monday – Thursday from 11:00 to 21:00 o’clock,
Friday – Sunday and public holidays from 10:00 to 21:00 o’clock
Metro U3 U-Bahn station Herrengasse
Christmas Market at Spittelberg
The market spreads mainly over 3 narrow alleys: Schrankgasse, Spittelberggasse, and Gutenberggasse. These romantic alleys are perfectly suitable for walking during the advent season.
from 11 November 2022 to 23 December 2022
Mondays through Thursdays 2:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Fridays 2:00 pm to 9:30 pm
Saturdays 10:00 am to 9:30 pm
Sunday & Holidays 10:00 am to 9:00 pmMetro U3 U-Bahn station Volkstheater
Christmas Market Schönbrunn Palace
Through the main gate at the Schönbrunner Schloßstraße, you can enter the spacious square in front of the Schönbrunn Palace. Even if there is a huge rush, normally you should be able to drink your hot punch and adore the historical scenery without getting claustrophobia.
Open from 18.11.2021 to 26.12.2022.
Daily from 10:00 to 21:00 o’clock,
24.12. from 10.00 to 16.00 o’clock,
25.12. to 26.12. from 10.00 to 18.00 o’clock
Metro U4 U-Bahn station Schönbrunn
Winter Market in the Prater at Riesenradplatz
This market gives you every day the chance to drink your Punch with a view of the romantic illuminated Giant Ferris Wheel. Every night, from Wednesday to Sunday you get additionally into motion with some free live music performances on a big stage at the Riesenradplatz square, directly in the amusement park.
Open from 18.11.2022 to 9.01.2023.
Monday – Friday from 12:00 to 22:00 o’clock,
Sat-Sun and on Public Holidays from 11:00 to 22:00 o’clock,
24.12. from 10:00 to 17:00 o’clock,
31.12 from 12:00 to 21:00 o’clock
Metro U1 and U2 station Praterstern
Belvedere Palace Christmas Village
The similarly designed sales huts are placed directly in front of the imposing building of the upper Belvedere Palace. They offer many nice small Christmas presents and of course also the usual hot drinks and delicacies for the cold season. On weekdays and with a bit of luck even without a big rush.
Open from 18.11.2022 to 26.12.2022
Monday – Friday from 11:00 to 21:00 o’clock,
Saturday and Sunday from 10:00 to 21:00 o’clock,
24.12. from 11:00 to 16:00 o’clock,
25-26.12. from 11:00 to 19:00 o’clock
Metro U1 U-Bahn station Südtiroler Platz – Hauptbahnhof
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