Whether at the market stalls or in the festive park at Rathausplatz: there’s always something going on at the Vienna Christmas Market. There’s truly nowhere more charming to spend your time in the run-up to Christmas Eve. A real highlight is the children’s programme that’s held in the big children’s hut. Here, an interactive programme is put on every day for children aged 3 to 12 to get involved in. And smaller children can romp around in the play corner. In addition, there’s a programme of highlights every Saturday, Sunday and public holiday at 15:00, where activities such as singing songs together, Punch and Judy or magic shows create a fantastic atmosphere and leave children wide-eyed with wonder and delight.
In the children’s hut, four areas invite children to have fun, learn and get active:
Creative corner: crafting gift boxes, creating their own Advent calender, making candles or dream catchers, painting Christmas cards and much more.
Reading and book corner: reading Christmas stories, audio books, picture books and much more.
Play corner: interesting card and board games, testing new games, building a winter Lego landscape, Advent calendar memory, building blocks for little kids and much more.
Highlights on weekends and public holidays: Advent and Christmas quiz, making reindeer balloons, kids’ make-up, singing Advent carols and much more.
Zahntheater (“Tooth Theatre”)
As part of the Viennese health promotion campaign “TippTopp Gesund im Mund” (“Tip-top healthy mouth”), a play will convey the importance of oral care in a playful way on six Mondays. “Tina and Nico are teenagers and are in the same class at a secondary school. Together, the two think about what they want to be when they grow up. In the play, we accompany Tina and Nico as they seek career advice, and also as they pay a visit to the dentist. The young people’s teeth also have their say. They are not happy at all with their situation and fight “tooth” and nail against Nico and Tina’s plans.”
Visiting the children’s hut is free of charge at any time without having to register, as long as there are spaces available in the hut – first come, first served.
The children will be watched over as they play. However, please note that this does not constitute childcare and children must be supervised by their parents or guardians throughout their visit: parents are responsible for their children.