Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Magic of Advent

Every year I've heard and seen many images of Holiday Markets around the world and the one in Vienna has always been ne of the ones I want to go to the most.


The market has been operating since the Middle Ages {like many other European markets} and today it is a place for gathering and have something to eat with friends or to buy a few gifts for the family. There are over 150 stands that sell traditional holiday foods, warm drinks, and decorations typical of the season.


This market is special as it is the main market located on the City Hall square and has the beautiful backdrop of the City Hall and the Burgtheater. It starts on November 17th through the December 24th. 


If you get to go, you can enjoy of a walk around the square where you can see the streets adorned with decorated trees and lights, there is also an ice skating rink, the market itself that is organized around the main Christmas tree located right in front of the city hall building, and the giant Advent Calendar, which has given the market its name.


It is believed that over 3 million people visit the market each year, being 500,000 of them tourists who are attracted by the fame of the Chistkindlmarkt. Are there any markets around your town that you visit during the Holiday Season?

Havea a great day!

23 comments:

  1. Oh my! I have always wanted to go to this Christmas market as well. Actually, I'll take any Christmas market in Europe

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  2. wow this sounds amazing!!!
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  3. I've been wanting to go there for so long too! It looks amazing!!! I must admit, I always love to hear about this sort of place from the people who went there, sometimes I'm afraid that I'm dreaming of something that in reality is so different from what I had imagined and nowhere near as nice. But this really looks great!

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  4. I love Christmas markets - some of the ones in Germany are beautiful too (Munich and Nuernberg) and the atmosphere is amazing... It's just not the same here in the UK. xo

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  5. I Love Christmas markets and I've been to the one in Vienna a few times. It's truly magical. I love getting a cup of hot-spiced wine and walking about all the little shops. It's really cool. Muah, sweetie.

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  6. It looks amazing! The closest thing we have here is the Christmas set up in Bryant Park, behind the library.

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  7. This looks amazing! Maybe someday...bucket list! ;)

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  8. Wow, we would love to visit Vienna! This looks beautiful!

    Jayme & Mendi @ Her Late Night Cravings

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  9. This is the first time I've seen pictures and hear of the market there, and I was immediately wishing that I could visit someday too. So magical!

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  10. oh wao! Now I really want to go! So beautiful. This reminds me I need to get my daughter a chocolate advent calendar.

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  11. What a pretty place! Thanks for sharing. You make me really want to go there too >.<

    Caroline
    http://missoline.blogspot.com

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  12. So pretty! I hope you're enjoying the holiday season Elie. I feel in the mood this year more than most, so hoping to do more fun holiday stuff soon!

    xo Mary Jo

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  13. Adore Christmas markets, so wonderful and the smell of all the treats being made and sold, it's glorious!! These photos are amazing!! xx

    La Femme Nouvelle

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  14. Gorgeous images, would love to visit!

    Elly @ Caribbean Living

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  15. I love all the gilded photose of lights! Have a great day!
    xo
    Sharon

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  16. So sparkley and beautiful! I'd love to visit!
    In Austin we have the Armadillo Christmas Bazaar...complete with live music.

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  17. So beautiful! I've always wanted to travel to Europe around Christmas. It's like a fairy tale! x

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  18. I love a good Christmas Market! I have gone to the one in Dusseldorf before and it never disappoints.... one of those things that make the season feel so special!

    ~Alexis Grace of North On Harper

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  19. this post makes me want to explore LA and find a market similar to the one you posted. so festive and bright.

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  20. This is so beautiful, full of christmast spirit, thanks so much for sharing.
    Sending love and peace.
    Miss Margaret Cruzemark
    http://margaretcruzemark.blogspot.com/

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  21. A friend of mine used to work at one in Germany and it always looked like so much fun! They have put a "holiday market" in Boston but it's really just one tent. You have to start somewhere though.

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