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Vienna Christmas Market 2018

November 9, 2018 - December 26, 2018

Vienna Christmas Market

It’s the season to be merry, but one Christmas Market stands out from the crowd – well it is the original one after all. Not that the Vienna Christmas Market is a single market, but rather a series of some 20 fares across the Austrian capital.

Nor for that matter was the original market strictly a Christmassy affair, as the first December market held in Vienna was a meat market granted by Albrecht I in 1298. But we will let the burghers of central Europe argue the toss over which was the first festive market in Europe.

Vienna Christmas Market
City Hall in Vienna at Christmas Time, c. Austrian National Tourist Office, Photographer: Astrid Bartl

Viennese Dream Christmas Market

The main advent market is the Viennese Dream Christmas Market, held in front of the City Hall. Listen to international carol singing with free entrance at weekends. Open from 10 am to 9:30 pm (Sunday to Thursday), 10 am to 10 pm (Friday and Saturday).

Vienna Christmas Market Dates 2018

The first Vienna Christmas market start on 9 November ending on 26 December, 2018.

Vienna Christmas Market Breaks

If you are looking to book some accommodation in Vienna during the Christmas market season, please use out Hotel Booking Portal.

For suggestion on other Christmas markets, read: 15 Christmas Markets in Europe and the UK.

Other Vienna Christmas Markets
Belevedere Castle Vienna Christmas Market
Christmas Market in Vienna / Belvedere Palace, c. Austrian National Tourist Office. Photographer: Harald Eisenberger

Christmas Village Belvedere Palace, Belvedere Palace, Prinz Eugen-Straße, from 23 November to 26 December.

Christmas Village Maria-Theresien Platz, Maria-Theresien Platz, from 21 November to 26 December 2018.

Christmas Village in the Former General Hospital, Universitätscampus, Alserstrasse, from 18 November to 23rd December, 2018.

Christmas and New Year’s Market at Schönbrunn Palace, Parade Court, in front of Schönbrunn Palace, from 24 November to 26 December 2018.

Christmas Market at Spittelberg, Spittelberg, behind the Volkstheater, from 15 November to 23 December 2018.

Winter at MQ, Museums Quarter, Museumsplatz 1, from 9 November to 23 December 2018.

For more information on all Vienna’s Christmas Markets

Click here.

Cover image: Karlskirche in Vienna at Christmas Time, c. Austrian National Tourist Office. Photographer: Diejun 


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