With the opening yesterday, November 10th to December 26th, 2023, the traditional “Christkindlmarket” on Vienna’s Rathausplatz will once again be transformed into a unique Viennese Christmas dream!
Magic of advent in a dreamlike setting
Every year again! As soon as the temperatures drop and the days get shorter, longs to be back to hot punch, cotton candy, flickering lights and Christmas decorations. The Christmas Market (Christkindlmarket) in Front of the Vienna Town Hall is one of the fixed highlights before Christmas for tourists, as well as for visitors from Vienna and Vienna surroundings. Delicious warming punch, gingerbread, candied fruit, roasted almonds and many other Christmas delicacies enchant the visitors.
And for those who are still looking for a Christmas present, there are many wonderful, some unusual and also crafted products of about 100 stalls to buy. Since last year, the Vienna Christmas market has been able to call itself an ÖkoEvent. 75% of the products on the market as well as food and drinks are from organic and sustainable cultivation.
All of this can be found in the fantastically romantic setting between the Viennese Town Hall and the Burgtheater. The facade of the Viennese town Hall, inspired by the tradition of Flemish Gothic town halls, turns every year in Advent into an oversized, enchantingly lit Advent calendar, where every day a whole window is revealed instead of a door.
In the middle of the market, a huge and brightly lit Christmas tree enthrones every year and let children’s eyes ashine and makes young-hearted hearts beat faster. The tree, a spruce, is a gift and this year comes from South Tyrol. He will be as always admire to January 6 at the Town Hall Square. At the “little ice dream” visitors can skate through the romantically lit town Hall Park. For the younger visitors, a 12 meter high carousel will be set up, while couples will prefer to visit the “Herzerlbaum” (heart tree.)
Find out more about “Christmas Markets in Vienna” here.
- When: 10.11 – 23.12 and 25.12 – 26.12 | daily 10:00 am – 10:00 pm
24.12 | 10:00 am – 06:30 pm
- Where: Rathausplatz, 1010 Vienna
- Information: Vienna Christmas Market
Teaser: © stadt wien marketing, Johannes Wiedl
Pictures: © Wien Tourismus – Christian Stemper