Famous for: Street Market, Festivals, Entertainment, Food and Drinks
Although cold, but Christmas in Vienna is worth experiencing. With choir singing, musical events, decorated Cathedrals, festive mood will kick in once you are here. Make sure to arrive here before 25th to witness the grand Christmas celebrations.
When to visit:
00:00 - 23:59 Everyday
Enjoy prowling in the streets with elegant christmas lighting in various shapes and colors. Visit the Christmas market. Top locations are: - Christkindlmarkt on the Rathausplatz (the biggest) - Spittelberg - Karlsplatz - Freyung - Schönbrunn (in front of the palace!) - Am Hof - Maria-Theresien-Platz - Belvedere (the best photo op) - Stephansplatz - Altes AKH
Attend various events: -Choir singing and brass bands around the Rathaus Christmas market -Televised annual musical event (traditional carols to pop classics, opera arias to orchestral compositions) in the main concert hall -Attend advent concerts: Stephansdom (St. Stephen’s Cathedral) and Minoritenkirche (church of the Italian community): regular evening advent concerts throughout late November and December -Vienna Boys Choir: catch their Christmas events in their own concert hall -St. Peter’s Church houses an annual display of nativity scenes -Ice Skating
This is the time when you forget about your diet and relish the variety of food here. Few must try food & drinks are: punch or mulled wine, roasted chestnuts, doughnuts, apples coated with red sugar, roasted almonds, marzipan (mixture of ground almonds and sugar), pretzels, gingerbreads