The best family Christmas markets

A Christmas experience for young and old

The kids can’t complain here: no matter whether pony riding, ice skating or a ride on the mini wheeled train, there is plenty for families to do!


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    Christmas village in Alten AKH

    From 15 November to 23 December 2019, the true Viennese Christmas is celebrated in the grounds of the old general hospital, now part of the university campus. Off the beaten track you can sip a glass of punch or mulled wine in a relaxed atmosphere, while children enjoy a ride on the carousel or the Christmas railway.

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    Christmas market in front of the Giant Ferris Wheel

    The famous amusement park provides a special winter programme from 16 November until 06 January (please check online for the exact dates). This includes live concerts as well as adventure rides on the winter train, pony rides and a ride on the mechanical  zebra, lion and unicorn.

    ©Julius Silver
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    Schönbrunn Palace Christmas market

    The cheery Advent season from 23 November to 5 January 2019: in front of the most impressive palace backdrop in Austria, you are surrounded by choral singing and lovingly decorated stalls, where you will find traditional wood carvings, hand-painted Christmas tree baubles and much more.

    ©Gerhard Fally

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Designer advent markets

Cool atmosphere and hip handicrafts

Enough of sweet and sticky punch and advent kitsch? The independent designer scene in Vienna makes use of the Christmas season to stage a brilliant show in pop-up style.

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The classical advent markets

Punch, handicrafts and seasonal spirit

Eating, drinking, browsing through the handicraft stalls: these are the most important components of a Viennese Christmas market experience!

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