Vienna Seasonal & holiday activities

Our most recommended Vienna Seasonal & holiday activities

Vienna: Schönbrunn Christmas Market and Classical Concert

1. Vienna: Schönbrunn Christmas Market and Classical Concert

As an ideal addition to a Christmas music evening, we offer culinary vouchers that can be redeemed at all gastronomic stands at the Schoenbrunn Palace Culture and Christmas Market. Schoenbrunn Palace Orchestra awaits you at the Palace Orangery where Mozart himself performed in 1786. The concert is a fine selection of masterful music by Mozart and Strauss, rounded off by two vocal performances. Visit the Christmas Market during the opening time: 19. November to 23. December | 10.00 AM to 9.00 PM 24. December | 10.00 AM to 4.00 PM 25. December to 4. January | 10.00 AM to 6.00 PM Afterwards, enjoy some Christmas Music at the concert in the Orangery at normally 8:30 PM* *except: 24.12. 3:00 PM, 25.-30.12. 8:30 PM, 31.12. 7:00 PM, 01.01. 4:00 PM & 8.30 PM

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: Classic Ensemble Vienna in St. Peter's Church Ticket

3. Vienna: Classic Ensemble Vienna in St. Peter's Church Ticket

Experience St. Peter's Church, one of the most beautiful Baroque churches in Vienna with entry tickets to the Classic Ensemble Vienna concert. Hear wonderful interpretations of works by famous composers like Mozart, Beethoven, Bach, and many more. Step inside St. Peter's Church, 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 "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 ambiance of the underground vaults of St. Peter's Church in the heart of Vienna.

Vienna: Strauss & Mozart New Year's Concert

4. Vienna: Strauss & Mozart New Year's Concert

Ring in the New Year in classical style and be there when the Salon Orchestra Old Vienna plays for the final time of the year, accompanied by ballet dancers and international opera stars at the Kursalon in Vienna. Hear the most beautiful melodies by the king of waltz Johann Strauss and the hero of Viennese Classical music, W. A. Mozart. Ring in the New Year from the wonderful terrace with views of the Stadtpark during an incredible musical event and party.

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

5. 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: Christmas Concert and Dinner in the Kursalon

6. Vienna: Christmas Concert and Dinner in the Kursalon

Celebrate Christmas in Classical style and see the "Salonorchester Alt Wien" onstage in the Lanner Saal. Enjoy performances by 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, 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. Enjoy an exclusive 4-course "Imperial Vienna" menu in the festive ambience of the "Das Johann" restaurant.

Vienna: 3-Hour Christmas Tour by Segway

7. 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: Strauss & Mozart Christmas Concert in Kursalon

8. 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: Ticket for Christmas Concert at Capuchin Church

9. Vienna: Ticket for Christmas Concert at Capuchin Church

Choose a seat in the heated Capuchin Church and meet the Emperor Quartet 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 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 Tour

10. Vienna: Christmas Markets Tour

Meet a local guide to get an insider's perspective of the Christmas markets of Vienna, and visit 4 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 modern and traditional Christmas markets, wander hidden streets of hipster districts and many 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.

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4.4 / 5

based on 10 reviews

st. stephen's cathedral is amazingly beautiful. must see. This concert is fascinating. sound acoustics are excellent. The artists are very talented. An hour goes by so fast. It should be on your to do list in Vienna.

Listening to the out-of-this-world beauty of Vivaldi's music (which was performed superbly by the ensemble) in those sublime surroundings was a very memorable experience.

Excellent performance and very enjoyable….apart from the seats which made it the most uncomfortable hour. Otherwise, great event to enjoy in Vienna.

It was great concert, the musicians were excellent and the vibe was exceptional!

Wonderful evening listening to the music in a beautiful church