Viennese Christmas Dream

17. November to 26. December
Wiener Rathausplatz

Where the advent period becomes an unforgettable experience – the Viennese Christmas Dream.
The impressive mixture of lovely tradition, old customs and atmospheric attractions creates a very special magic on the Rathausplatz.

Thus the Viennese Christmas Dream again invites its guests to a happy and peaceful Christmas time with many impressive offers.

Highlights 2017



The Christkindlmarkt

154 stalls in the centre of the Rathausplatz offer the opportunity of meeting friends, buying presents for the loved ones, and, surrounded by the aromas of lebkuchen and cinnamon, delicious chestnuts and hot punch, to be transported in to a Christmas wonderland.

The little ice dream

Ice skating in the Christmas scenery of the Rathauspark - that is pure romance. Atmospherically illuminated dreamlike winding paths invite you to energetic rounds. Skate hire is also there.

The Christmas world

Magical attractions and offers for children transform the Rathauspark into a fairy tale sparkling Christmas world. A free of charge app provides all the information and the game “Catch the Gifts” combines good entertainment with charity.



Wiener Christkindlmarkt on the Rathausplatz

17. November to 26. December 2017
Sun – Thurs from 10:00 am to 9:30 pm
Fri – Sat from 10:00 am to 10:00 pm
24th December from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm
25th + 26th December from 11:00 am to 9:30 pm

The little ice dream

17th November 2017 to 14th January 2018
Open daily from 10:00 am to 10:00 pm
24th December from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm
(Not open on 31. December 2017)

Christmas world in the Rathauspark

17. November to 26. December 2017
Open daily from 10:00 am to 10:00 pm
24th December from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm

Punch and the Christ Child

Are you all there? Because Punch is waiting for young and old! He will act exciting adventures for the visitors - and then the Christ Child will come to take a walk through the market with the children.

December: 18., 19.
Always from 4:30 pm to 6:00 pm

Festive illumination of the Christmas tree

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

18. November 2017
the musical performances begin at 4:30 pm
5:30 pm official ceremony

Blessing the advent wreath

By the cathedral priest Toni Faber and the director of the Deaconry Austria, Michael Chalupka.

Location: Entry portal on the Ringstrasse
02. December 2017 at 2.30 pm


Trumpet fanfares on the Rathausplatz

1. to 23. December 2017
Daily from 8:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Program 2017 [pdf]

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

1. to 24. December 2017
Every Friday, Saturday, Sunday and public holidays from 3:30pm to 7:00 pm
24th December from 3:30pm to 4:30pm
24th December from 3:30pm to 4:30pm

The Christ Child's choirs

Every day in December a choir will perform on the Christ Child's stage. Some dates to fill the Christkindlmarkt with Christmas music are still open.  For this reason we appeal to all choirs to get in touch with us per email.

Daily, starting 1st December, Begin: 6:00 pm

Program 2017 [pdf]

Christmas Dream app

With its very own app the Viennese Christmas Dream transports you into a virtual world full of surprises such as competitions, the augmented reality game “Catch the Gifts” and delicious Viennese Christmas recipes.



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

Route map



154 stalls and a large and varied offering of delicious culinary delights and creative ideas for presents, from customs to tradition, await this year’s visitors.

This website uses cookies

This website uses cookies to improve user experience. By using our website you consent to all cookies in accordance with our Cookie Policy.