The Wiener Adventzauber (the Magic of Advent in Vienna) is housed in the Town Hall Square of Vienna and is one of the culminating events of the great feast of Christmas. This event has become part of the atmosphere before Christmas, so as to make cookies in the oven, or choose Christmas gifts.
The smell of gingerbread, almonds and honey, in fact, gives everyone the feeling of Christmas. In addition to traditional favorites of the audience as the Tree of Hearts, the Kasperl Theater or the Old Carousel, this year, for example, there are gnomes that await visitors in a small house.
While children may enjoy the Kasperl and his brigade or trust the Child Jesus their desires. Adults turn around with a look of surprise to the town hall park set up for the feast among the trees imaginatively decorated that invite you to take a walk especially in the evening, when they shine in a sea of lights. In addition to the Tree of Hearts, stars, and candy-lit, there is a new tree with so many cute little angels.
VIENNA CHRISTMAS MARKETS
Dates of the Christmas Market 2016:
12/16/18/19 November – 23/26 December 2016/8 January 2017
1) Viennese Christmas market of the Child Jesus (Wiener Christkindlmarkt am Rathausplatz) in Rathausplatz. In front of the Vienna City Hall, 140 stalls offer local products, crafts and items for the Christmas holidays.
Opening: 12 November – 24 December 2016. Opening Hours: the Viennese Christmas market (Wiener Christkindlmarkt) is open daily from 10 am to 10 pm. On 24 December until 7 pm.
1a) The Enchanted Park (Verzauberter Rathauspark). In the city park of the Rathauspark are decorated chalets, lit trees, the talking tree and the box for Christmas cards.
Opening: 12 November – 24 December 2016.
2) Christmas Village in Maria-Theresien-Platz (Weihnachtsdorf am Maria-Theresien-Platz). Village composed of over 60 stalls of wood, in an environment really impressive, with many attractions for children.
Opening: 16 November – 26 December 2016 (Weihnachtsdorf am Maria-Theresien-Platz) and 27 December – 31 December 2016 (Silvesterdorf Maria-Theresien-Platz). Opening Hours: every day from 11.00 am to 09.30 pm/10.00 pm. On 24 December: 11 am to 16 pm. On 25 December and 26 December: from 11 am to 7 pm.
3) Artisan and Christmas Market in front of Schönbrunn Palace (Kultur- und Weihnachtsmarkt im Ehrenhof vor dem Schloss Schönbrunn), Schönbrunner Schlossstrasse (courtyard of Schönbrunn Palace). Over 70 wooden houses, children’s games, music and carols.
Opening: 19 November – 26 December 2016 (Kultur- und Weihnachtsmarkt) and 27 December 2016 – 1 January 2017 (Neujahrsmarkt Schloß Schönbrunn). Opening Hours: every day from 10.00 am to 9.00 pm. On December 24, from 10.00 am to 4.00 pm. From December 25th to January 1st from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm.
4) Christmas Market (Altwiener Christkindlmarkt auf der Freyung). The market takes place on one of the prettiest squares in the center of Vienna: the Freyung. Here are many stalls with handcrafted items and fine typical season.
Opening: 18 November – 23 December 2016. Opening Hours: every day from 10.00 am to 9.00 pm.
5) Christmas Market at Schloss Belvedere (Adventmarkt vor dem Schloss Belvedere). More than 40 merchants and artisans animate this market full of trees and Christmas lights in a wonderful Christmas atmosphere.
Opening: 18 November – 23 December 2016. Opening Hours: every day from 10.00 am to 9.00 pm (Saturday and Sunday the market opens at 10.00 am).
6) Christmas Village in Old AKH (Weihnachtsdorf im Alten AKH). More than 50 wooden houses enliven this market.
Opening: 12 November – 23 December 2016. Opening Hours: from Monday to Friday from 2.00 pm to 10.00 pm. On Saturdays and Sundays from 11.00 am to 10.00 pm.
7) Spittelberg Christmas Market (Weihnachtsmarkt am Spittelberg), Spittelberggasse. Comprising more than 100 wooden houses this market which is just a ten minute walk from the historic center of Vienna, offers products, arts and crafts for the romantic streets of this Viennese Biedermeier suburb.
Opening: 12 November – 23 December 2016. Opening Hours: from Monday to Thursday from 2.00 pm to 9.00 pm; on Friday from 2.00 pm to 9.30 pm; on Saturday from 10.00 am to 9.30 pm; Sundays from 10.00 am to 9.00 pm.
8) Winter Market in Riesenradplatz (Wintermarkt am Riesenradplatz). Market that takes place in the famous Prater Park in Vienna, in Riesenradplatz, near the famous Ferris Wheel.
Opening: 19 November 2016 – 8 January 2017. Opening Hours: from Monday to Friday from 12.00 am to 10.00 pm; Saturdays and Sundays from 11.00 am to 10.00 pm. On December 24, from 12.00 am to 4.00 pm. On December 31, from 12.00 am to 2.00 am.