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VIENNESE CHRISTMAS DREAM

From November 11th to December 26th | Wiener Rathausplatz

 

Where the Christmas season becomes an unforgettable experience – that is the Viennese Christmas Dream. The new framework programme around the Wiener Christkindlmarkt combines the distinctive tradition of Christmas with impressive attractions.

At the Ringstrasse, visitors can expect a brilliant, festively radiant sea of lights along the park. Similarly a large archway with advent candles, Christmas baubles and countless lights – the new entry portal - receives its guests.

HIGHLIGHTS 2016

Christkindlmarkt

The most beautiful atmosphere during the advent season can be found in Vienna at the Rathausplatz. Here, the Christkindlmarkt will take places from 11.11 to 26.12.2016, which will create a nostalgic atmosphere enjoyed by both young and old.

Fun on Ice

There will also be plenty of movement and fun at the Viennese Christmas Dream. Ice skating and curling bring energy and sports into the dreamy Christmas world at the Vienna City Hall.

Volkshalle

The anticipation of Christmas is the greatest pleasure. The Viennese Christmas Dream offers children the possibility to creatively shape their own Christmas dream in the Volkshalle inside the Vienna City Hall.

Christmas World

Where the Christmas season becomes an unforgettable experience – that is the Viennese Christmas Dream. The new framework programme around the Christkindlmarkt combines tradition with wonderful attractions.

Christkindlmarkt-Plan

At the 151 stands you will find the sweetest treats, most flavoursome punches and the most creative gift ideas. The Christkindlmarkt is the best place to be charmed. This year the offer of the stall holders is more diverse than ever before. Exquisite things can be experienced and viewed at all corners of the market.

THE “VIENNESE CHRISTMAS DREAM” APP

With the help of the “Viennese Christmas Dream” app, an elf leads the young visitors through the Christmas fairytale world and the Christ Child accompanies them from the entrance over the ice skating rink and many other stations and all over the Christkindlmarkt.

Free download available for iOS and Android.

 

   

THE WIENER CHRISTKINDLMARKT AT THE RATHAUSPLATZ

The most beautiful atmosphere during the advent season can be found in Vienna at the Rathausplatz.

Here, the Christkindlmarkt will take places from the 11th of November to 26th of December 2016, which will create a nostalgic atmosphere enjoyed by both young and old. At the 151 stands you will find the sweetest treats, most flavoursome punches and the most creative gift ideas. The Christkindlmarkt is the best place to be charmed.

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ICE SKATING AND CURLING

Romantic moments on ice

The new festive landscape at the Rathauspark invites all visitors to go ice skating. At the Viennese Christmas Dream, in the southern part of the Rathauspark, there is a total area of 4.500 m2 for the cool enjoyment on blades.

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Curling at the Rathauspark

Ice sports can also be enjoyed by the guests of the Viennese Christmas dream in the northern side of the Rathauspark: Here there is an area of 550 m2 to enjoy curling.

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Vienna Christmas World

Twinkling, sparkling, bright children’s eye – enchanting Christmas world

A magical winter fairytale landscape puts the visitors into the greatest Christmas spirits. Midst all this romance, there is also a huge, radiant Christmas bauble, the trees are lit up in the most fascinating manner and an over-dimensional Christmas present allows the anticipation for the Christ Child to grow even more.

A baroque picture frame with a view to the Rathaus provides for the most beautiful photo scene amidst this diversity. With the help of a highly modern app, an elf accompanies the young visitors through the winter fairytale world and shows them fascinating stations such as the colourful winter merry-go-round or the festive reindeer ride.

Events

 

Wiener Christkindlmarkt at the Rathausplatz

11th November to 26th December
Open daily!
Sunday thru Thursday from 10am to 9:30pm
Friday and Saturday from 10am to 10pm
24th December from 10am to 7pm

International Advent singing in the festival hall of the Vienna City Hall

25th November to 24th December 2016
Every Friday, Saturday, Sunday and public holidays from 3:30pm to 7pm
24th December from 3:30pm to 4:30 pm
Entrance: Lichtenfelsgasse 2, 1010 Wien
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Trumpet fanfares at the Rathausplatz

25th November to 23th December 2016
Daily from 8pm to 8:30pm

Ice rinks in the Rathauspark

11th November to 24th December 2016
Open daily from 10am to 9pm
24th December from 10am to 4pm

 

 

Volkshalle in the Vienna City Hall

11th November to 24th December 2016
Open daily from 10am to 7pm
24th December from 10am to 4pm

Christmas world in the Rathauspark

11th November to 26th December 2016
Open daily from 10am to 9pm
24th December from 10am to 4pm

Festive illumination of the Christmas tree

The festive illumination of the Christmas tree marks the opening of the Wiener Christkindlmarkt.

12th November at 5:30pm

The Christ Child reads Christmas stories

Reading out Christmas stories on the “Christkindl stage” by the Christ Child of Vienna in front of the Christmas tree.

Dates:
November: 14., 17., 21., 24., 28.
December: 1., 5., 8., 12., 15., 19., 22.
From 5pm to 5:30pm

Blessing the advent wreath

Blessing the advent wreath by the cathedral priest Toni Faber and the director of the Diakonie Austria, Michael Chalupka. The small celebration is given musical accompaniment provided by “Post und Telekom Musik Wien”.

Location: Entry portal at the Ringstrasse
26th November at 2:30pm

Location

Address: 1010 Wien, Rathausplatz
How to get here: U-Bahn [underground]: U2 Rathausplatz, U3 Volkstheater, tram: 1, 71, D Rathausplatz/Burgtheater

Route map