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Our most recommended Vienna Christmas Activities

Classic Ensemble Vienna in St. Peter's Church

1. Classic Ensemble Vienna in St. Peter's Church

Experience St. Peter's Church, one of the most beautiful Baroque churches in Vienna. The church was built from 1701 to 1733 according to plans by Lukas von Hildebrand. Let the Classic Ensemble Vienna enchant you here with an evening of Classical music. Hear wonderful interpretations of works by famous composers like Mozart, Beethoven, Bach and many more. Hear "Eine kleine Nachtmusik," let the music lead you through "The Four Seasons" and follow musical stories by Mozart, Bach and Schubert. Enjoy these Classical works in the indescribably ambience of the underground vaults of St. Peter's Church in the heart of Vienna.

Vienna: Classical Concert at St. Stephen's Cathedral

2. Vienna: Classical Concert at St. Stephen's Cathedral

Visit St. Stephen’s Cathedral, one of the most beautiful buildings in the Austrian capital. Whether you're a music aficionado or simply curious, you're sure to enjoy the tremendous acoustics within the cathedral walls. Choose from famous classical or Christmas shows for an elegant concert in Vienna. Admire the jewels of classical music at St. Stephen's Cathedral, where W. A. Mozart and J. Haydn once played. Listen to the great works of European composers like Mozart, Beethoven, and Bach, even during Christmas time (if option selected). Celebrate Schubert's 225th birthday with a fitting performance in his beautiful hometown. Commemorate the 175th anniversary of Felix Mendelssohn’s death with a performance of his oratorio about the story of the biblical prophet Elijah, one of the composer's best-known works. Listen to a concert on the new Giant Organ (if organ concert option selected) with mighty sounds from more than 12,000 pipes, one of the biggest organ units of Europe. Hear world-class organists play a wide-ranging program with masterful virtuosity in the central nave of the church.

Vienna: Strauss & Mozart Christmas Concert in Kursalon

3. Vienna: Strauss & Mozart Christmas Concert in Kursalon

Celebrate Christmas in Classical style and see the "Salonorchester Alt Wien" onstage in the Lanner Saal. Enjoy performances by excellent ballet dancers and international opera singers in an incredible musical celebration of the works of the king of waltz, Johann Strauss, and one of the primary figures of Viennese Classical music, W. A. Mozart. Hear the waltzes and let the rhythm of the polkas thrill you. Enjoy the moving operettas and solo concerts from 2 of the best composers in the world. performed to the highest degree of artistry.

Vienna: Christmas & New Year's Concert in St. Peter's Church

4. Vienna: Christmas & New Year's Concert in St. Peter's Church

Experience St. Peter's Church, one of the most beautiful Baroque churches in Vienna. The church was built from 1701 to 1733 according to plans by Lukas von Hildebrand. Let the Classic Ensemble Vienna enchant you with an evening of Classical music. Hear wonderful interpretations of works by famous composers like Mozart, Beethoven, Bach and many more. Hear "Eine kleine Nachtmusik," let the music lead you through "The Four Seasons" and follow musical stories by Mozart, Bach and Schubert. Enjoy these Classical works in the indescribable ambience of the underground vaults of St. Peter's Church in the heart of Vienna.

Vienna: 3-Hour Christmas Tour by Segway

5. Vienna: 3-Hour Christmas Tour by Segway

Enjoy the festive season at some of Vienna’s most beautiful Christmas markets together with a sightseeing Segway tour. After a 20-minute Segway training, you follow the certified guide through festively decorated streets and pass by the famous buildings of Vienna. You will be enchanted by the charm of the festively illuminated world-famous architecture of Vienna, and enjoy a delicious hot chocolate or a warm glass of mulled wine at the idyllic Christmas markets. Discover the various markets in the city center: the Altwiener Christkindlmarkt is a glistening wonderland, the Christmas village at Maria-Theresien-Platz offers traditional craftsmanship at over 70 stalls, and the Christmas market at Spittelberg is enchanting with its unique atmosphere. At the end of the tour you will receive the original Viennese Christmas market mug – a real collector’s item.

Vienna: Christmas Markets Tour

6. Vienna: Christmas Markets Tour

Meet a local guide to get an insider's perspective of the Christmas markets of Vienna, and visit 4 of their favorite locations in the city's alternative districts. Immerse yourself in the traditions of the holiday season with hot punch boosted by extra rum and Christmas cookies to munch on along the way. Hear fun stories, see Austria's largest ice-skating rink and much more. Purchase gifts at market stands festooned with unique items and festive artifacts, and taste some delicious sweets that will get you into the holiday mood.

Vienna: Magical Christmas Markets and Old Town Tour

7. Vienna: Magical Christmas Markets and Old Town Tour

See how Vienna celebrates Christmas on a magical tour of the city’s many Christmas markets. Discover a wide variety of Austrian traditions and customs, including a wide range of seasonal products such as the traditional Glühwein (mulled wine). Christmas time brings a special feeling of magic to Vienna’s Old Town. Together with the professional local guide, you will visit the most beautifully decorated places and markets. You will feel spellbound with the charming atmosphere in the streets which you can only experience at this time of the year. You will experience the capital of Austria from a whole new perspective, filled with colors, traditional offerings, and festive vibes.

Vienna: Ticket for Christmas Concert at Capuchin Church

8. Vienna: Ticket for Christmas Concert at Capuchin Church

Choose a seat in one of the two categories in the heated Capuchin Church and meet the Emperor Quartet of Vienna. Enjoy an outstanding performance combined with trumpet, solo voice, and inspiring lyrics – a joyful and contemplative experience to get you in the mood for Christmas. Enjoy a festive Christmas concert performed by the Emperor Quartet, one of the most renowned and well-known orchestras in Vienna. Feel how the joy of making music together transmits to the audience and where programs are prepared and arranged with great attention to detail. The Capuchin Church near the State Opera in the center of Vienna is famous for its imperial crypt, which served for centuries as the burial place of the imperial Habsburg family. Its modest interior is also its greatest asset – be fascinated by the wooden furnishings.

Vienna: Christmas Markets 2.5-Hour Walking Tour

9. Vienna: Christmas Markets 2.5-Hour Walking Tour

Revel in the sights and sounds of Vienna’s festive period on a walking tour of 3 of its picturesque Christmas markets, and see Vienna’s prettiest squares transform for the season with the aromas and flavors of winter. The illuminated buildings of the Ringstraße make a fabulous backdrop for a host of baked goods, hot punch and roasted chestnuts. Go to the Arts and Crafts Market in the shadow of St. Charles Church (Karlskirche). Visit the Old Vienna Christkindl Markt at Freyung, ringed by the city palaces and Schottenkirche. A calmer alternative to the crowds of Rathausplatz, the market provides plenty of opportunities to sample Christmas goodies (at your own expense). Next, visit the Kingdom of Lights at Rathausplatz, Vienna’s largest Christmas market, with roots that date back to the 18th century. As well as dozens of food stalls, browse the beautiful handmade arts and crafts from Austria and Central Europe. See elaborately decorated Christmas trees in the park, including the Kasperl tree (“Tree of Seals”) and Herzerlbaum (“Tree of Hearts.”) Along the way you will see festive lights at sights such as the Cathedral, Hofburg Palace, Spanish Riding School and City Hall. Marvel at the decorations of the main shopping boulevards, such as Graben and Kohlmarkt, and catch the strains of Haydn, Mozart and Strauss in the Rathaus every weekend leading up to Christmas.

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What people are saying about Vienna

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 35 reviews

The church is so beautiful and mesmerising that the concert only added another star to its beauty! The place, the ambience, the artists, it was all so amazing that I am so sure to recommend it to anyone visiting Vienna!!

Very beautiful and above all sensational, four instruments and this volume of sound, simply brilliant

Very, very beautiful experience. Skilled musicians in an atmospheric church room. Calm and intense.

Lovely venue. Very accessible programme. Beautiful atmosphere

wonderful performance!! beautiful church and amazing music!!