Despite the mild warm November, the Christmas spirit in the city of Vienna is high. As we are stepping towards the holiday season, we will see a number of Christmas markets start to pop up all around Vienna. If you are new to the city or are visiting, then you can use our guide to find the best 10 Christmas Markets in Vienna, to enable you to experience the holiday season at its best. If you love Christmas, then Vienna is the ultimate place to be around during the holiday season, as there are many market that you can explore right until Christmas day, meaning you will be breathing in the Holiday cheer for more than a month even before Christmas.
Here are the best 10 Christmas markets in Vienna, and once you are done with them; you can start exploring the rest.
Altwiener Christkindlmarkt, Freyung
The market is located in the heart of the city, and maintains a traditional feel, without going too overboard. So you can quietly enjoy all that Christmas has to offer, without letting it get too much to handle. The market offers seasonal decorations, handmade items, bear, and endless options of gifts. So you can easily find something for everyone. As Vienna is known for its food, the market offers excellent traditional dishes, so you can take in the complete experience of shopping, eating, and drinking in a familiar setting, along with seasonal music that will keep your spirits up, and the love for Christmas alive. If you happen to visit the market in the evening, you will be able to see many carol singers accompanied by violins and bugles players. The market is located at the Freyung, and is open from 20th of November, until 23rd of December.
Christmas Village, Altes AKHThis is a splendid and traditional Christmas market that is situated on the university campus of the old Vienna hospital. This market highlights the local craftsmen and their work. As artisans from all around Vienna come together to demonstrate their skills. So you can find anything from candle makers, artwork printing, and bag makers. It is as well a lovely place to get to know the locals, and learn more about the city. There are two main rinks where you can sign up for ice curling, and can enjoy a great time with warm food, and fresh drinks. Here you will find a few activities to keep your children entertained. These include a live show by Punch and Judy every Saturday, along with a merry-go-round, and a choo-choo train. The village is located at the Altes AKH, and is open from 18th November, until 23rd December.
Spittelberg Christmas Market
The market has become a bit commercial in the last few years, but it still one of the best Christmas markets in Vienna, as it offers a romantic atmosphere and focused on things such as crafts and local arts. The market is located in the historical Biedermeier quarter where you can admire the great architecture. The main streets where the market is taking place bringing the ultimate Christmas experience are the Gutenberggasse and the Spittelberggasse. Both present a wide range of shopping, but the Gutenberggasse street has a great selection of foods, so you can easily indulge in some of the best seasonal cuisine of Vienna. In addition, your children will be able to enjoy a great deal of activities, along with adults. So if you are traveling with kids then you should consider the Spittelberg Christmas market. The market will open on the 16th of November, and end on the 23rd of December.
Christmas Market, Schloss Schönbrunn
If you are looking for an elegant Christmas market then this one has the perfect setting. Having the Schönbrunn Palace as it’s background, it presents the most beautiful and magical scenery. In addition, there is a spectacular Christmas tree that will completely mesmerize you. The market offers the perfect Christmas touch, with handmade Christmas decorations, and gifts that are made using natural materials. Moreover, there is a complete food and drinks range, that includes warm Christmas cookies, snacks, and mulled wine. So you can easily spend the day taking in all the market has to offer. If you are traveling with kids, then you are in for a treat, as the market has different routines on different dates, you will have to check locally to confirm what is being offered this year, but we assure you it will be enough to keep your kids entertained for days to come. The market is open from 18th of November, until 26th of December.