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Welcome to the Christmas Villages!
Many busy hands have put hours of work into getting the Christmas villages ready for this moment: All four Christmas Villages in Vienna and Lower Austria are open!
Do you want to take a look behind the scenes and hear about our current programme?
Check out our Facebook page for tips from our Christmas Elves about where they're going, what they're working on, and for updates about special programme highlights!
A spine-chilling but exciting show awaits the visitors of the Christmas market in Unicampus - Altes AKH!
With ringing bells and loudly yelling will the ghoulish creatures, the Perchten, introduce themselves on 28th November. As ghoulish and horrid they might be, those mystic figures are supposed to chase away the evil demons of winter and thus bring good luck. This year's Perchten from the group "Fatifer Custodies Pass Carinthia" are award-winning experts and masters of their art.
|When:||Fr, 27.11.2015||6 pm|
Magical Christmas at the Christmas village Hof Palace
On November 24, the atmospheric Christmas market reopens its doors and attracts visitors with varied programme in the Marchfeld Castle.
The five weekends to Christmas, the baroque summer residence of Prince Eugene and Maria Theresia turns into a Christmas village of a special kind. The gloss of an imperial Christmas spirit above the arcaded courtyard of the Castle, where regional and national exhibitors offer fine crafts, unusual gift ideas and finest culinary delicacies. Guided tours of the State rooms accompany the visitors to literally "living room" of the imperial family and tell how Christmas was celebrated in the House of Habsburg. The youngest guests can slip in special children's tours himself in the role of a Princess or a Prince and Castle in appropriate costume.
The charm of traditional, rural Christmas is felt in the Meierhof. So romp about many animals in the living Nativity in the Baroque stables and enjoy pampering especially of small visitors. On the benefit Street between Castle and Grange beguiles the fragrance of roasted almonds, punch and gingerbread. This sweet, but also other hearty delicacies provide the consumption on cold days a warm tummy feeling.
In addition to numerous music groups in the arcaded courtyard, Christmas concerts in the Philharmonie Marchfeld agree with music by Vivaldi, Corelli and Handel in the Ballroom on the most beautiful time of the year a. Also Christmas classics from "O Tannenbaum" to "Jingle Bells" are not missing. Tickets for the daily concerts "Sound magic of advent" are available now from 13,- euro on www.oeticket.com or on the opening days of the Christmas village.
To reduce the long waiting for Santa Claus, a colourful programme again this year for children. Every Saturday the Kindertheater Anju plays Funny Christmas stories for the younger visitors, Sunday kidnapped a magician in the mysterious world of magic (each € 3 per presentation). Curry with biscuit baking, crafts, pony rides, donkey and much more, what fun, passes the time until Christmas in the fly.
The Christmas village Hof Palace is opened from 24th November all five weekends to Christmas every Saturday and Sunday.
Christmas village Hof Palace 24/25.11. | 1/2.12 | 8/9.12 | 15/16.12 | 22/23.12 | Saturday 10 am 7 pm | sunday 10 am 6 pm
Admission: Adult € 5,-| Children 6-15 years € 1,-| Families (2 adults, 3 children) $ 11,- Details about the program on www.weihnachtsdorf.at and www.schlosshof.at
Blaguss shuttle bus: 11.00 h Vienna, Maria Theresien-Platz and 11.15 h Vienna, Schwedenplatz, Return 17.30 h
Bookings Tel. + 43 (0) 1 798 29 00 or www.blaguss.at
The Christmas Villages give help!
The annual charity event at Maria-Theresien-Platz supports projects which need their support quite quickly and urgently.
Charity event on behalf of Katharina, 12.
Katharina is 12 years old and lives in Styria. A year ago, she was diagnosed with diabetes. Just at the same time, her beloved friend, dog Maxi, died - a very sad and painful time for her whole family. Katharina loves animals and wants to be an animal attendant.
Her biggest wish would be a friend and life preserver on four paws!
Especially with children, diabetes is difficult to adjust to. Hypoglycaemia can lead to blackouts, while hyperglycaemia - high blood sugar - also has long-term effects. Specially trained dogs, diabetic alert dogs, can sense both changes in a human's blood sugar much earlier than humans. They signal these changes, for example by barking, which makes it easier for the patient to react on time. Therefore, these special dogs give more security, more independence and thus a higher quality of life. Katharina's Heart's Desire: Diabetic alert dog Casanova. Casanova is currently in training.
By donating €2,00, you can make a difference to Katharina's life! For your donation you will receive three original Viennese Stars, that will be brought to a float in the special Pavillion at Maria-Theresien-Platz. In the oversized glass tube thereby a magnificent sea of stars will grow until the end of the market.
Where: Glas tube next to Hut Nr. 53.
Holidaycheck.de’s Award ‘Top rated 2015’ Granted
100 % Recommendation by our visitors!
The travel site HolidayCheck.de granted us and our Christmas Village at Belvedere Castle the ‘Top rated 2015’ award – especially because 100% of our visitors state to highly recommend visiting the Christmas village!
We are extraordinarily glad about this outstanding valuation.
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