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Vienna Christmas Markets 2021

Vienna Christmas Markets 2021

Current Situation: Due to the present regulations of the Austrian government, the Christmas markets in Vienna are unfortunately closed from Monday, 22.11.2021. It is expected that most Christmas markets will reopen from Monday, 13.12.2021.

Christkindlmarkt at Rathausplatz

Open from Friday 12.11. to Sunday 26.12.2021.
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
Metro U2 U-Bahn station Schottentor
Close to: Town Hall   Parliament   Volksgarten

The popular Christkindlmarkt in front of the Town Hall is also known as the Vienna Christmas Dream. Together with the delightful Christmas illumination and the Ice Dream in the Rathauspark, this place is obligatory program for many visitors of Vienna during the Advent season. Accordingly you need to be prepared for crowds of visitors. Like at all mentioned markets there is no entrance fee.
www.wienerweihnachtstraum.at

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Christmas Village at the Maria Theresien Platz

Open from 17.11.2021 to 26.12.2021.
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,
Metro U3 U-Bahn station Volkstheater
Close to: Maria Theresa Monument   Hofburg   Burggarten

The magnificent buildings of the Museum of Art History and the Natural History Museum surround this well-attended Christmas market. In the center of the market you can see the huge Maria Theresa Monument among several stands which offer art work or punch in all variations.
This Christmas market is also open during the Christmas holidays until the 26th of December.
www.weihnachtsmarkt.at

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Advent Market by the Karlskirche

Open from 19.11. to 23.12.2021.
Daily from 12:00 to 20:00 o'clock
Metro U1 and U4 U-Bahn station Karlsplatz
Close to: Opera   Kärntner Strasse

This advent market is located directly in front of the huge Karlskirche and offers rather plain simplicity then colorful Christmas illumination. Usually there are also some attractions for kids like a draisine train ride and show workshops.
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Old Viennese Christmas Market at the Freyung

Open from 20.11. to 23.12.2021.
Daily from 10:00 to 21:00 o'clock
Metro U3 U-Bahn station Herrengasse and Metro U2 U-Bahn station Schottentor
Close to: Town Hall   Graben

The best description for this market is quite sure "small but excellent". At the charming well-kept stands you get besides art works several gastronomic specialties offered.
altwiener-markt.at

Weihnachtsmarkt Am Hof

Open from 12.11. to 23.12.2021.
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
Close to: Graben   Ankeruhr

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 market place since the late 13th century.
www.weihnachtsmarkt-hof.at

Wintergarden at Museumsquartier

Open from 4.11.2021 to 9.01.2022.
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
Close to: Maria Theresa Monument   Hofburg

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.
www.mqw.at

Christmas Market at Stephansplatz

Open from 12.11. to 26.12.2021.
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
Close to: Stephansdom   Kärntner Strasse   Graben

Due to the unique location in the center of the inner city you can find here also masses of people. But in return you are able to have a look at the Christmas lighting of the Haas Haus and the unique Stephansdom while warming up with a hot drink.
www.weihnachtsmarkt.at

Recommendable Markets outside the City Center

Christmas Market at Spittelberg

Open from 12.11. to 23.12.2021.
Monday - Thursday from 14:00 to 21:00 o'clock,
Friday from 14:00 to 21:30 o'clock,
Saturday from 10:00 to 21:30 o'clock,
Sunday and Holidays from 10:00 to 21:00 o'clock
Metro U3 U-Bahn station Volkstheater

The market spreads mainly over 3 narrow alleys: Schrankgasse, Spittelberggasse and Gutenberggasse. These romantic alleys are perfect suitable for walk in the advent season.
www.spittelberg.at Location on Map

Christmas Market Schönbrunn Palace

Open from 20.11.2021 to 26.12.2021.
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

Through the main gate at the Schönbrunner Schloßstraße you can enter the spacious square in front of the Schönbrunn Palace. Even there is a huge rush, normally you should be able to drink your hot punch and adore the historical scenery without getting claustrophobia.
www.weihnachtsmarkt.co.at Location on Map

Winter Market in the Prater at Riesenradplatz

Open from 20.11.2021 to 9.01.2022.
Monday - Friday from 12:00 to 22:00 o'clock,
Sat - Sun and at 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

This market gives you every day the chance to drink your Punch with a view at 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.
www.wintermarkt.at Location on Map

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Belvedere Palace Christmas Village

Open from 19.11.2021 to 26.12.2021
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

The similar 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.
www.weihnachtsmarkt.at Location on Map

Christmas Village Altes AKH - Unicampus

Open from 12.11. to 23.12.2021.
Mon - Wed from 14:00 to 22:00 o'clock,
Thu - Fri unitl 23:00 o'clock,
Saturday 11:00 to 23:00 o'clock,
Sunday 11:00 to 21:00 o'clock
Metro U2 U-Bahn station Schottentor,
tramway 44 & 43 - Lange Gasse

The courtyard of the former General Hospital AKH offers enough space for this relaxed Christmas market. Today it is part the campus of the University of Vienna and therefore it offers a pleasantly relaxed atmosphere. In the middle of the courtyard is an extraordinary Christmas tree, which is made of sledges. It is surrounded by snack stands in mountain hut style with a wide offer of local delicacies.
www.weihnachtsmarkt.at Location on Map

Advent Tips Vienna 2021

Christmas Illumination

As Vienna is, especially in the last years, a more and more liked tourist destination during the advent season the municipal tries to support this by making the city more attractive with an outstanding Christmas illumination. You should not miss the following spots:

Advent Singing in the City Hall (A3)

Unfortunately, the Advent Singing will not take place in 2021!
Metro U2 U-Bahn station Schottentor

International and Austrian choirs perform in the impressive ballroom at the Viennese town hall which you can reach by the entrance at the Lichtenfelsgasse.
Free entrance !

Wind Orchestra Performance Rathausplatz (A3)

From 26.11. to 23.12.2021.
Daily from 20:00 to 20:30 o'clock
Metro U2 U-Bahn station Schottentor

Several wind orchestras from Austria perform daily directly at the Christmas tree in front of the city hall.
Free entrance !

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