Monthly Archives: December 2015

New Year’s Eve in Vienna

New Year’s Eve On New Year’s Eve downtown Vienna transforms to a big stage with the New Year’s Eve Trail as highlight, starting at 2 pm: from waltzes on Stephansplatz and Graben, hits and oldies  at the Town Hall Square to … Continue reading

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Christmas in Vienna

On Christmas Eve (24 December) families will come together to share gifts and quality time. The Christkind, a child who is sometimes pictured with angel wings will miraculously leave a fully decorated tree and gifts after dark on Christmas Eve. Before … Continue reading

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Christmas Holiday Game

WienXtra Holiday Game The Holiday Game offers fun and city excitement for all children spending their holidays in Vienna. Have a great time playing, doing handicrafts, exploring the city, visiting theaters, cinemas or museums, doing sports and partying. Date: 24 … Continue reading

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Family Winter Holidays

The first ski resorts have already opened and it’s time to book your winter holidays. Even if not actively running ski it makes sense to go to the mountains, because of the fresh air and the sun on top of the … Continue reading

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Advent shopping with kids

Many shopping malls offer child care, when mom and dad have to do their Christmas shopping. The Donauzentrum  has a nanny service for premium card customers. Childcare is available at IKEA. The Tree House at the G3 Shopping Resort guarantees relaxing … Continue reading

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Krampus and Nikolo

The  Saint Nicholas Day, on 6 December  brings not only Saint Nicholas, the bearer of gifts, but also Krampus, his darker side, who appears to meet out punishments for misdeeds of the past year. Large, foreboding, black-clad and antlers on … Continue reading

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