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30 of Years “Magic of Advent in Vienna”
November 14 to December 24, 2015



Enchanted Rathauspark: daily until 10 p.m.

for detailed opening hours see the map of the “Enchanted Rathauspark”


Viennese “Christkindl”: Thu–Sun: 4–7 p.m. on Vienna Rathausplatz

5–5.30 p.m. on the “Celestial Stage”; Sun: 4–5 p.m. at the Post Office in the Clouds


“Christkindl’s” Workshop: daily 9 a.m.–7 p.m.; Dec 24: 9 a.m.–4 p.m.

Special post office: Nov 14, Nov 29 and Dec 13, 2015, 2–6 p.m.

On these three days special issue stamps and special postmarks will be presented! The Post Office in the Clouds is open Mondays to Fridays from 3 p.m.–7 p.m.; Saturdays, Sundays and Dec 8 from 11 a.m.–7 p.m. and on Dec 24 from 10 a.m.–4 p.m. You can meet the Viennese “Christkindl” every Sunday between 4 p.m. and 5 p.m. in the Post Office in the Clouds, where it will distribute autograph cards and collect your Christmas wish lists.



Celebrities read their Christmas stories in 2015

Following the successful launch a few years ago the event will take place this year again on the “Celestial Stage with an Angel’s Throne” under the large Christmas tree on Vienna’s Rathausplatz. Children, parents, grandparents and all other guests to the Vienna Christmas Market and the Vienna Magic of Advent will have the opportunity to listen to Christmas stories read by celebrities.

This enjoyable event will be held in all weathers Mondays through Thursdays at 6 p.m. from Nov 16 to Dec 23, 2015. In total there will be 23 Christmas story readings by celebrities who will dedicate their time and attention to the kids.


The following celebrities will read their favorite Christmas story: Maggie Entenfellner, Toni Faber, Christoph Fälbl, Carola Gausterer & Marvin Wolf, Alexander Goebel, Sylvia Graf, Adi Hirschal, Frank Hoffmann, Uwe Kröger, Christina Lugner, Fifi Pissecker, Markus Pohanka, Harry Prünster, Dagmar Schellenberger, Erich Schleyer, Robert Steiner, Guido Tartarotti, Paul Tesarek and Günter Tolar.


The detailed program – including information on who will be reading on which day – will be available here as of early November.


Heavenly Christmas stories narrated by celebrities …

Click on the photo to open a picture gallery with impressions of the reading events last year.

© Alexander Herburger, Wiener Adventzauber


International Advent Caroling at Vienna’s City Hall, 2015

Choirs from Austria, several European countries and the U.S. will perform

at the International Advent Caroling at Vienna’s City Hall.

Dates: November 27 to December 20, 2015, on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays as well as on December 24. From 3.30 p.m. to 7 p.m., on December 24 until 4.30 p.m.

Admission is free


The “Kasperl” puppet theater offered by the “Kinderfreunde” association shortens the long wait until Christmas.

Dates: November 27 to December 20, 2015, on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays as well as on December 24. From 1.30 p.m. to 2 p.m. and from 2.30 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Admission is free 


The performances of both events take place at Vienna’s City Hall, 1010 Vienna, Rathausplatz 1, Festival Hall (access via Felderstrasse)


During Advent season various wind ensembles from all over Austria will perform next to the huge Christmas tree on Vienna Rathausplatz

Dates: November 27 to December 23, 2015, daily from 8 p.m. to 8.30 p.m.


The Christmas Market in high gloss:
Viennese “Christkindlmarkt” Magazine 2015





This year the fifth edition of the Viennese "Christkindlmarkt" Magazine is published in cooperation with Echomedia. The intricately designed magazine is the perfect companion for the Advent season. Large-size pictures accompany the beautifully written stories that tell about the past and present of the market. It also contains recipes for Christmas delicacies, songs, tips for handicrafts and a list of all market stall holders.


The magazine has a circulation of 50,000 copies and is available at the market stalls as well as from tobacconists.



“Christkindlmarkt Punsch”




This year again there will be some special stalls on the Christmas Market that sell hot punch, the so-called “Christkindlmarkt Punsch”. It is a special blend which was selected from 20 different punch varieties by blind tasting. It contains red wine, oranges, spices, rum and raspberry brandy. But the exact recipe of the punch made by the Paschinger family from the Urbanihof in Fels am Wagram has to remain a secret.


The “Christkindlmarkt Punsch” can also be purchased and taken home in a convenient 0.75 l bottle. It’s the ideal gift for friends or small present in the Advent season or and it is perfect for your very personal Christmas celebration or to savor some Christmas Market atmosphere on a nice evening with your loved one. The bottle has a stylish label and comes with a handy screw cap. Pour the punch in, heat it up and enjoy!