Christmas markets in Vienna 2022

When it's really nice and cold outside and the fine scent of cinnamon, oranges, cloves and maybe some punch is in your nose, then it's that time again - the Christmas markets open their stalls again and make the anticipation of Christmas even greater!

When it's really nice and cold outside and the fine scent of cinnamon, oranges, cloves and maybe some punch is in your nose, then it's that time again - the Christmas markets open their stalls again and make the anticipation of Christmas even greater!

Vienna at Christmas time is definitely a must-see, as the metropolis is a perfect end-of-year destination with its history and many sights. Especially during the Christmas season, Vienna offers numerous Christmas markets that attract countless enthusiasts every year with their twinkling lights, delicious scents and charming souvenirs.

In our blog, we show you which Christmas markets in Vienna you should definitely not miss!

Advent Art Market at Karlsplatz

The ART ADVENT is one of the most popular markets in Vienna. The special highlights that await you include organic-certified gastronomy, unique handicrafts and live music. At the Advent market on Karlsplatz, the focus is particularly on sustainability, as the ART Advent is still the only Christmas market in Austria whose gastronomy is completely certified organic.

The Christmas market in front of the beautiful Karlskirche is a very special experience for the environmentally conscious and art lovers, and the artistic objects of the showmen continue to give much joy even after Christmas.

Visitors to the ART ADVENT can look forward to a wide variety of sustainable delights and unique arts and crafts, as well as spectacular walking acts, fire shows and street theatre.

  • Date: 18. November – 23. Dezember 2022
  • Opening time: Daily 12-20 Uhr
  • Address: Resselpark, 1040 Wien
  • Hop On Hop Off Station: Yellow and Red Line, Station Nr. 1 „State Opera“ & ca. 8 Min. by Foot
  • Admission: Free 

Viennese Christmas Dream on City Hall Square

The Viennese Christmas Dream is probably one of the absolute hotspots in the pre-Christmas season. Every year, Vienna's Rathausplatz with its dreamlike Christmas decorations and the brightly lit City Hall in the background is transformed into a veritable winter wonderland, delighting its countless visitors time and again.

With over 100 stalls, the Christmas market in front of the Town Hall is not only the largest, but also the oldest Christmas market in Vienna. The many different market stalls provide visitors with all kinds of delicacies, great gift ideas and a festive flair.

  • Date: 19. November – 26. Dezember 2022
  • Opening Time: Daily 10-18:30 Uhr,24.12.-26.12. 10-18:30 Uhr
  • Address: Rathausplatz, 1010 Wien
  • Hop On Hop Off Station: Red and Blue Line, Station Nr. 5 „National Theatre/City Hall“
  • Admission: Free 

Culture and Christmas Market and New Year's Market in front of Schönbrunn Palace

With its imposing and historic backdrop, this Christmas market is guaranteed to put everyone in the right Christmas mood. There is so much for visitors to discover in the lovingly decorated huts. Around 80 exhibitors offer a very special Advent flair in the cour d'honneur in front of Schönbrunn Palace with its enchanting decorations and lighting.

Moreover, from 26 to 27 December the Christmas Market will be transformed overnight into the Schönbrunn Palace New Year's Market. Until 4 January, visitors can look forward to daily live jazz concerts and a magnificent backdrop to toast the New Year. 

  • Date: 19. November – 26. Dezember 2022
  • Opening Time: Daily 10-21 Uhr, 24.12. 10-16 Uhr, 25.12.-26.12. 10-18 Uhr
  • Address: Schönbrunner Schloßstraße 47, 1130 Wien
  • Hop On Hop Off Station: Yellow Line, Station Nr. 30 „Schloss Schönbrunn“
  • Admission: Free

Christmas Market on St. Stephen's Square

The dreamlike setting and location make this Christmas market particularly unique! Right at the foot of Vienna's most famous landmark, St. Stephen's Cathedral, this Christmas market is the ideal stopover for a (pre)Christmas sightseeing day. Above all, the special lighting concept gives St. Stephen's Cathedral a particularly Christmassy atmosphere that invites you to spend some contemplative time with friends and family.

TIP: Climbing the tower of the "Steffl" is an absolute highlight, especially at Christmas time. This is possible daily from 9 am to 5:30 pm.

  • Date: 11. November – 26. Dezember 2022
  • Opening Time: Daily 11 – 21 Uhr, 24.12. 11-16 Uhr, 25. – 26.12. 11-19 Uhr
  • Address: Stephansplatz 1, 1010 Wien
  • Hop On Hop Off Station: Yellow and Red Line, Station Nr. 1 „State Opera“ & ca. 7 Min. by foot
  • Admission: Free

Baroque Christmas ambience in front of Belvedere Palace

Stylish baroque design, elegant stalls and baroque lights await visitors to the Christmas market in front of Belvedere Palace. You can also look forward to fine arts and crafts, unusual Christmas gifts and culinary delicacies.

National and international gospel choirs and music groups provide the appropriate Christmas atmosphere.

This Christmas market is an absolute insider tip, as it is not as crowded as the other Christmas markets.

  • Date: 18. November – 23. Dezember 2022
  • Opening Time: Mo.-Fr.  11 – 21 Uhr, Sa.-Su. 10-21 Uhr,  24.12. 11-16 Uhr, 25. – 26.12. 11-19 Uhr
  • Address: Prinz-Eugen-Straße 27, 1030 Wien  
  • Hop On Hop Off Station: Yellow Line, Station Nr. 34 „Belvedere“
  • Admission: Free 

The hip Christmas market at Spittelberg

Sustainability is a particular focus at the Spittelberg Christmas Market, where visitors can look forward to organic, vegetarian, ecological and vegan delicacies.

The Spittelberg Christmas Market is located in Vienna's second largest pedestrian zone and attracts numerous visitors every year with its unique flair. At the same time, you can take a closer look at the many stalls while sipping a hot punch. The numerous exhibitors with their handicrafts attract visitors from all over the world to the romantic alley.

The Spittelberg Christmas Market not only impresses with its unique atmosphere, but also with a delicious range of culinary delights and various stalls that offer an ideal opportunity to find the perfect Christmas gift for friends and family.

  • Date: 10. November – 23. Dezember 2022
  • Opening Time: Mo.-Thu.  14–21 Uhr, Fr. 14-21:30 Uhr, Sa. 10-21:30 Uhr, Sunday & Holiday 10-21 Uhr
  • Address: Spittelberggasse, 1070 Wien   
  • Hop On Hop Off Station: Red Line, Station Nr. 2 „Heroes‘ Square“ or Station Nr. 3 „Shopping Street/MQ“ & ca. 7 Min by foot
  • Admission: Free 

More Christmas markets that you can reach with the Hop On Hop lines of Vienna Sightseeing:

Weihnachtsdorf Maria-Theresien-Platz

  • Date: 16. November – 26. Dezember 2022
  • Opening Time: Su-Thu 11-21 Uhr, Fr & Sa 11-22 Uhr, 24.12. 11-16 Uhr, 25.12.-26.12. 11-19 Uhr
  • Address: Maria-Theresien-Platz, 1010 Wien  
  • Hop On Hop Off Station: Red Line, Station Nr. 2 „ Heroes‘ Square“
  • Admission: Free 

 

Advent-Genussmarkt bei der Oper

  • Date: 11. November – 31. Dezember 2022
  • Opening Time: Daily 11-21 Uhr, 24.12. closed, 31.12. 11-02 Uhr
  • Address: Mahlerstraße 6, 1010 Wien  
  • Hop On Hop Off Station: Yellow and Red Line, Station Nr. 1 „State Opera“
  • Admission: Free 

 

Wintermarkt am Riesenradplatz

  • Date: 19. November 2022 – 08. Jänner 2023
  • Opening Time: Mo-Fr 12-22 Uhr, Sa, Su & Holiday 11-22 Uhr, 24.12. 10-17 Uhr, 31.12. 12-02 Uhr
  • Address: Riesenradplatz, 1020 Wien  
  • Hop On Hop Off Station: Blue Line, Station Nr. 18 „Giant Ferris Wheel“
  • Admission: Free 

 

Altwiener Christkindlmarkt Freyung

  • Date: 18.11.-23.12.2022
  • Opening Timeen: Daily 10:00 – 21:00 Uhr
  • Address: Freyung, 1010 Wien
  • HOP ON HOP OFF Station: Red and Blue Line, Station Nr. 5 „National Theatre/City Hall“ & ca. 5 Min. by foot
  • Admission: Free

 

Weihnachtsmarkt Am Hof

  • Date: 11.11.-23.12.2022
  • Opening Timeen: Mo - Thu 11:00 – 21:00 Uhr, Fr - Su & Holiday 10:00 – 21:00 Uhr, Catering till 22:00 Uhr
  • Address: Am Hof, 1010 Wien
  • HOP ON HOP OFF Station: Red and Blue Line, Station Nr. 5 „ National Theatre/City Hall “ 
  • Admission: Free

 

Weihnachtsdorf Altes AKH – Campus der Universität Wien

  • Date: 11.11.-23.12.2022
  • Opening Timeen: Mo - Wed 14:00 – 22:00 Uhr, Thu - Fr 14:00 – 23:00 Uhr, Sa: 11:00 – 23:00 Uhr, Su: 11:00 – 20:00 Uhr
  • Address: Altes AKH, Universitätscampus – Hof 1, 1090 Wien
  • HOP ON HOP OFF Station: Red Line, Station Nr. 6 „University“ & ca. 8 min. by foot
  • Admission: Free

 

Winter im MuseumsQuartier

  • Date: 11.11.-23.12.2022
  • Opening Timeen: Mo - Fr 16:00 – 23:00 Uhr, Sa – Su & Holiday 14:00 – 23:00 Uhr
  • Address: MuseumsQuartier, 1070 Wien
  • HOP ON HOP OFF Station: Red Line, Station Nr. 3 „Shopping Street/MQ“
  • Admission: Free

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