Ho ho ho, it is almost that time of the year, at the radio you can hear the catchy song from Mariah Carey “All I want for Christmas is you”, the city is slowly falling into Christmas atmosphere. Vienna is getting ready for its most magical time of the year. Numerous Christmas markets are opening in the most charming streets and squares of the town, Prime Tours proudly presents you the top 5 Christmas Markets of Vienna, where all the magic is happening.
- Christmas Market on Spittelberg (Weihnachtsmarkt am Spittelberg)
Unlike classic Christmas markets, Spittelberg offers you a different experience. This market is located in the hipster area (Spittelberg) of Vienna. You are able to wander through 4 different streets with various alleys and paths in-between. Due to the special location, you will have the chance to dive deeper into local customs. At this market, you can sense the real Christmas atmosphere, with all the shiny lights, chocolate-, food-, and wine-booths it really puts it into our top 5 Christmas Markets of Vienna.
- Christmas Market in Museums Quartier (Weihnachtsmarkt in MQ)
This Market is held in the modern artistic area of MQ (Museums Quarter). The former royal stable court yard provides lots of space for dancing, drinking and playing fun games. During this winter the market offers different events, such as DJ warm-up parties or Stand Up comedy. If you are looking for the perfect Christmas gifts, come to MQ and check out some cool stuff provided by young designers.
- Christmas Village on Maria Theresia Square (Weihnachtsdorf Maria-Theresien-Platz)
This magical Christmas village will be placed between the two biggest and famous museums (KHM & NHM) in Vienna. In the heart of the city, close by Ring street and Hofburg palace, you will be able to find various traditional Christmas products, exhibited on cozy wooden booths to enjoy some hot punch while observing the astonishing architecture of the surrounding building on Maria Theresia Square aka. “Zwischen den Museen” (Between the museums). The whole area will be decorated with magnificent Christmas lights, which will drive you immediately into an exceptional holiday feelings.
If you want to explore the outskirts of Vienna and its beaten tracks to visit more local and less crowded markets, we are happy to present you 2 of our favorites.
- Christmas Market in Türkenschanzpark (Weihnachtsmarkt in Türkenschanzpark)
This market is placed in the 18th district of Vienna. The beautiful park will be decorated in an Christmas manner, ready to host its guests. If you would like to explore how a real local Christmas market looks like than you should definitely visit this one. Wooden booths, various local traditional specialties, and a stage with daily live music performances. Organizers have also prepared a fun corner for the younger crowd so that everybody can enjoy the magic of the Christmas holidays.
- Christmas Market on Wilhelminenberg (Weihnachtszauber am Wilhelminenberg)
Mostly unknown for tourists, but one of the best markets that one can visit in Vienna. Located in the 16th district, with a beautiful panoramic view of the city’s rooftops. After a pause in 2018, the market is opening its doors, with a brand fresh look in 2019. To reach this beauty, you’ll need to climb up to the hill, but when you reach the top, the magic will start. Take your punch, hug your loved ones and enjoy the best view of Vienna.
Dear visitors, from 15th of November until the 23rd of December you can join our daily Christmas Market Tours in Vienna. You’ll discover our top 3 Christmas Markets of the city, listen to magical Christmas stories, taste some hot wine, smell fresh baked cookies and eat the most traditional Christmas market food and snacks!
Book your spot now, in order to join our local guides to experience the most magical time of the year with your loved ones!
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