Press releases about the Viennese Christmas Dream.

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Christina Müller, MA
Tel.: +43 1 319 82 00

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1050 Vienna, Austria

For inquiries regarding Vienna Christmas Market

Mag. Johannes Vetter
Tel.: +43 664 88578 224

Verni Meinl, MSc
Tel.: +43 660 507 9172

New romantic hotspot in the Rathauspark: “Bussiplatz” inaugurated at the Vienna Christmas Dream

Vienna has a new romantic hotspot. Yesterday the “Bussiplatz”, or “kissing square”, was inaugurated at the Vienna Christmas Dream, right by the beloved Herzerlbaum tree. Earlier, Mayor Michael Ludwig and his wife Irmtraud Rossgatterer paid a visit to the new attraction in the Rathauspark. “Vienna is a city of togetherness and solidarity and of mutual tolerance. The Bussiplatz is an invitation to the visitors at the Vienna Christmas Dream to live this fundamental conviction even more deeply during the advent period and to encounter other people in our city with warmth and empathy”, he said of the idea behind the kissing square.   

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Only five more days until the Vienna Christmas Dream and the Christmas Market at City Hall Square open their doors to the public on 15 November 2019

  • 152 Christmas Market stalls with a variety of handicrafts and delicacies  
  • 3,000 m2 ice rink for the right swing at the Little Ice Dream
  • The brilliantly lit Tree of Hearts as a romantic photo hotspot
  • Attractions for children – arts & crafts workshop in the Volkshalle and an exciting Christmas World in the park
  • Christkindl’s post office with special stamps and postmarks
  • Contemplative nativity path through the park with 12 handcrafted exhibits
  • Win X-large – 11-metre giant ‘Rubbellos’ Advent calendar from the Austrian Lotteries

(Vienna, 11 November 2019) The splendid Christmas tree is already positioned on the City Hall Square and will be decorated with around 2,000 LED lights in the next few days. You can already catch a glimpse of the diverse offerings of the stalls, which are being industriously put in place and attractively arranged by the owners. The upper layers of the Little Ice Dream ice rink have been polished to a shine and the Volkshalle is being prepared for the stampede of thousands of enthusiastic children. The merry-go-round and ferris wheel in the Christmas World at City Hall Park are being tested and the hearts are already hanging from the tree. The Vienna Christmas Dream and the Christmas Market are getting ready for the opening on 15 November and, despite the mild temperatures and sunshine, an air of anticipation and Christmas spirit is tangible.

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Save the Date for a spectacular performance: on 15th November 2019 is the opening of the Vienna Christmas Dream and Christmas Market in front of the City Hall.

Vienna, 7th October 2019

A beautiful summer is over, autumn lays its amber glow over the city. An important event is approaching in leaps and bounds – in 11 weeks it will be Christmas!  There are already signs of advent to be seen: initial preparations have begun in front of Vienna City Hall for the Vienna Christmas Dream and Christmas Market to welcome their guests in a blaze of glittering lights on 15th November.  

A magnificent backdrop, unique gifts, smiling faces, meeting friends, romantic ice-skating in the park and do not forget the must-have photo under the tree of hearts. Thousands of visitors from near and far are enchanted year on year by the splendor of the Vienna Christmas Dream, enjoying Advent in a joyous get-together in the heart of Vienna, the city with the highest quality of life in the world.     

While grown-ups enjoy a delightful range of entertainment including 152 Christmas market stalls, the Little Ice Dream ice rink, Nativity Path, choirs and tower trumpeters, from 15th November the program waiting for our youngest visitors offers once again the popular creative workshop in the Volkshalle, free practice ice rink, merry-go-round, reindeer team as well as the “City Hall Express” in Christmas World and of course the Vienna Christmas Market.  

There is still a lot to be done until then. Work began on 9th October laying the approx. 2.500 m² of wooden flooring and erecting the containers for the ticket office area, ice-skate rental and cloakrooms. Subsequently, the construction and decoration of the Christmas wonderland is progressing rapidly considering the weather and other events on the square. 

If you feel it’s too long till the opening then you can get into the mood on www.wienerweihnachtstraum. The updated website is now online, with all the information regarding this year’s Vienna Christmas Dream and Christmas Market in front of the City Hall. 

Vienna Christmas Dream and Christmas Market in front of the City Hall
From 15th November to 26th December 2019
Little Ice Dream from 15th November to 6th January 2020 / 

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