An enchanting family holiday in the Advent season
Magical moments with your loved ones in Vienna
Advent is the season when the onset of night is interrupted by countless chains of Christmas lights decorating the streets and buildings, and the aroma of cooking chestnuts, caramelised almonds and mulled wine drifts through the alleyways. These are happy days for children who know they have not much longer to wait until the great Christmas celebrations.
Particular high points of the Advent season are the visits of St Nicholas and his helper, Krampus, and the romantic atmosphere of the Christmas markets. Of course, we mustn’t forget to mention the time spent together with parents and siblings. You can enjoy an especially peaceful and diverse family holiday in Vienna during the Advent season, when the city is particularly spectacular.
Visit romantic Christmas markets with your family
Vienna’s Christmas markets offer a wide range of entertaining options, including trying your hand at craftsmanship, baking cookies, examining some top-quality handicrafts or taking a ride on the merrily chugging winter train through the Vienna Prater: in short, everything you need to bring beaming smiles to the faces of your children. The winter market in Riesenradplatz in Vienna’s Prater amusement park, with its magical winter circus and winter train, is a particularly popular destination. There are also a number of other Christmas markets in the city that are particularly well suited to families with children.
- The Altwiener Christmas market on the Freyung
Puppet shows, Punch and Judy shows, hand-crafting demonstrations, clay pipe making, etc.
- Vienna’s Weihnachtstraum in the Town Hall Square
150 market stalls, reindeer train, merry-go-rounds, impressive light shows in the park, etc.
- Baroque Christmas village at Belvedere Palace
Old-fashioned merry-go-rounds, Ferris wheel, reindeer railway and much more.
- Culture and Christmas market at Schönbrunn Palace
Making marzipan figurines, decorating gingerbread, interactive mystery experiences, etc.
Your children can also join in the Advent programme at the Schönbrunn Palace children’s museum, or spend many pleasant hours at the Schönbrunn Zoo. Whether your interests are looking for amusing gifts, creative handicrafts or working together to bake biscuits, you will have a lovely time at the Christmas markets in the 9th city district, close by your family hotel – The Harmonie Vienna.
Enjoyable ice skating during Advent in Vienna: the small Ice Dream
A 3,000m² ice rink is available to you and your children at Vienna’s Weihnachtstraum market in the Town Hall Square. The only ice skating rink in Vienna impresses young and old alike with its dreamlike paths through the wintry Town Hall Park. Christmas music rings out over Vienna’s ice rink while you skate, for the perfect Christmas atmosphere.
Family atmosphere and comfort at The Harmonie Vienna
After your voyage of discovery through the winter-covered city of Vienna, turn your steps back towards the cosy family atmosphere of your hotel, The Harmonie Vienna. In the spacious family rooms, there is plenty of room for you and your children to snuggle up, play games together or simply relax. Your family holiday during the Advent period will certainly be a special experience.