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Vienna Christmas Market 2019

November 14 - December 26

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.

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 Viennese Dream Christmas Market, held in front of the City Hall. Listen to international carol singing with free entrance at weekends. Open from 15 December to 26 December.

Vienna Christmas Market Dates 2019

The first Vienna Christmas market starts at Spittelberg on 14 November. Most markets close on 26 December, although a New Year’s Market tales place at Schönbrunn Palace from 27 December, 2019 to 5 January, 2020.

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 22 November to 26 December, 2019.

Christmas Village Maria-Theresien Platz, Maria-Theresien Platz, from 20 November to 26 December 2019.

Christmas Village in the Former General Hospital, Universitätscampus, Alserstrasse, from 15 November to 23 December, 2019.

Christmas and New Year’s Market at Schönbrunn Palace, Parade Court, in front of Schönbrunn Palace, from 23 November to 26 December 2019, and 27 December, 2019 to 5 January 2010.

Christmas Market at Spittelberg, Spittelberg, behind the Volkstheater, from 14 November to 23 December 2019.

If tou 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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