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Vienna Christmas Market 2021

November 12, 2021 - January 9, 2022

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. Currently, there is a curfew in Austria.

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.

City Hall in Vienna at Christmas Time, c. Austrian National Tourist Office, Photographer: Astrid Bartl
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 Vienna Christmas World, held in front of the City Hall. Listen to international carol singing with free entrance at weekends. Open from 12 November to 26 December, 2021.

Vienna Christmas Market Dates 2021

The first Vienna Christmas markets start on 12 November. Most markets close on 23 or 26 December, although a winter market tales place at Riesenradplatz until 9 January, 2021.

Vienna Christmas Market Breaks

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


For suggestion on other Christmas markets, read: 16 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 19 November to 26 December, 2021.

Christmas Village Maria-Theresien Platz, Maria-Theresien Platz, from 17 November to 26 December 2021.

Christmas and New Year’s Market at Schönbrunn Palace, Parade Court, in front of Schönbrunn Palace, from 20 November to 26 December 2021.

Christmas Market at Spittelberg, Spittelberg, behind the Volkstheater, from 12 November to 23December 2021.

If you are looking to avoid the capital then you can always head to the Salzburg Christmas Market instead, and brush up on your Mozart.


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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