Best Things to Enjoy this Christmas

December 14, 2015

One of the best things to experience in Vienna is its Christmas atmosphere which allows anybody to feel the real spirit of the holiday season with their loved ones. Attending just one of the activities in the Austrian capital can already make your stay in the city a very memorable one. 

Advent Concerts 

Lovely concerts take place every few nights during the Advent season leading up to Christmas eve. These concerts held at various places  feature chamber music and the works of famous Viennese and Austrian musicians such as Mozart, Bach, Schubert and Haydn. 

Art Extravaganza

Art lovers should never miss visiting the Museums Quartier where leading art galleries and museums from around the world are holding exhibits. This year, the highlights include ice pavilions, amazing light shows and video projections broadcast on the sides of buildings. 

In addition, there’s also live music and DJs plus an ice rink and special punch for visitors. 

Christmas Oratorio

This oratorio is a unique musical performance featuring the music of Johann Sebastian Bach performed by the Wiener KammerOrchester. Also performing are the well known Arnold Schoenberg Choir and the Hamburg Ballet. This will take place for four straight nights at the Theater an der Wien. 

Ice Skating

Ice skating rinks outside the Konzerthaus are great to try every wintertime. The ice rink spans 6,000 square meters and covers the area between the Vienna Konzerthaus and the Inter-Continental Hotel. They can be enjoyed from December through early March. The area in front of the Rathaus will also host the Ice Dream event in March. Those new to ice skating can even take lessons there for a few euros. 

 

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