What to do on Christmas Day in Vienna?

Christmas Day is almost here, and we know that not everyone is bound to spend it with their families. Especially in Vienna that opens up the question of what to do over Christmas when you have all the time and no plans?

Here is a short overview of the events that await you on Christmas Day (25th) in Vienna 2018!

The Nutcracker (ballet

Vienna Staatsoper, 2pm

Ensemblemitglieder der Wr. Staatsoper.

You want to lighten up your Christmas day with some culture? How about watching one of the most popular pieces of ballet literature then! The Nutcracker came back to Vienna Staatsoper in 2012 with a unique dance interpretation of Rudolf Nurejew’s piece from 1967. As a result you now get the chance to enjoy this version on Christmas day in one of the worlds most important opera houses. Get your ticket soon → www.wiener-staatsoper.at

Christmas Day Parties

Vienna is done with the family marathon and ready to party hard. On the 25th you’ll find a whole selection of parties you can go to. Here’s just a first taste.

Sense & Rave On! @Fluc 

Fluc is celebrating Christmas with some chilled out sounds starting at 9pm followed by a 90’s rave party (11pm) including UV body paints, free glow sticks, a lazer show and a lot of 90s rave music.

BBB X-mas special @Heart Club

On a different note, Heart Club is celebrating this year with a Bar, Babes & Bouncer special. Music by Digital Konfusion.

Persianity – Christmas Party @Babenberger Passage

Persian, RnB, house and oriental by DJ In2itive, Dj Caveman and Dj 021 await you.

Habibi night XMas Special @Aux gazelles

After already celebrating on the 24th, Aux gazelles follows up with its Habibi nights. Arabic hits and RnB by Dj Sam the Kid & Dj M.G.E

Psy to Tek is bac – Part 2 @Flex

Flex has prepared a whole DJ line up for your Christmas party. Many23, Illtek, Turbina, Audiopirat and tingel-tangel-tek await you.

ClassiX Xmas Party @Horst

This year, Horst promises a Christmas party like in “good old times” with techno and house hits and classics from the last 20 years on 2 floors.

Schönbrunn Palace experience: Guided tour & Concert

Orangierie Schönbrunn, 4pm

Schönbrunn Concert & Tour

Immerse yourself in the past splendour of the Habsburg Empire and enjoy an exclusive tour of the Schönbrunn Palace, followed by an inspiring Schönbrunn Palace Concert. The concert features well-loved pieces by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Johann Strauss to complete your royal Christmas experience → Tickets

Christmas and New Year’s Concerts

Minoritenkirche, 7.30pm

Another classic option for your Christmas day is offered by Minoritenkirche. While the church itself fascinates with its gothic architecture and baroque paintings , also the Vienna Classicists Orchestra promises a experiences of Vienna’s magnificent past. Find out more about the concert right → here.

Wiener Eistraum

Rathausplatz

While it is not quite an event, the Vienna Eistraum does offer a lovely experience for your Christmas Day. The ice skating area is spread over several paths throughout the park that will reach their full size in January. However, a part of the ice skating park can already be enjoyed today and promises a lot of fun throughout the day.

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What to do on Christmas Eve in Vienna?

Christmas Eve is almost here, and we know that not everyone is bound to spend it with their families. Especially in Vienna that opens up the question of what to do over Christmas when you have all the time and no plans?

So, this is our best-of for your Christmas Eve (24th) in Vienna 2018!

Having Dinner on Christmas Eve

We neither want you to stay alone nor to go hungry. That’s why we’re sharing wien.info’s list of restaurants with you. You might want to reserve a table first though! Since there are only so many restaurants that are open (and those that are could be understaffed) there is often a limited amount of tables and food available!

Z’Weihnachten Nicht alleine!

Jazzcafe Zwe, Floßgasse 4, 18:00

In the mood for some Jazz? This is the place to be. Jazzcafe Zwe not only wants to celebrate Christmas with some Jazz, but is especially proud of its homely atmosphere. You can look forward to a musical Christmas surprise by Ray Aichinger’s, Jonas Reingold’s and Vladimir Kostadinovic’s band. Christmas guests will be Huub Claasens (NL, Voc.) and Miki Liebermann (AU, Guit.) Find out more right here  zwe.at

Marina & The Kats

Porgy&Bess, Riemergasse 11, 10pm

Marina & The Kats celebrating Christmas this year under the motto SWING SWING SWING by bringing on their newest album “Wild”. If you want to have some fun on Christmas Eve then Marina shall get you grooving with her unique, charming voice, cool sounds and rousing melodies. This night promises to conjure a smile on your face. https://www.porgy.at/events/8962/

Single Bells Weihnachtsparty

Aux Gazelles, Rahlgasse 5

If you’re not only looking for anyone tonight but someone special then this might just be your event! Aux Gazelles is hosting Vienna’s Christmas Single Party with a special program. Join the 3-course dinner, dance to Soul/Funk & Discohouse music by DJ Vladimir S and get free hugs & Mokka shots by Monka. Also, every visitor can join the late night speed dating and visit the local psychic. Tickets are available here → SingleBells.Net

Christmas Party – Why not

WhyNot – Gayclub, Tiefer Graben 22, 10pm

Vienna’s oldest Gayclub WhyNot is also celebrating Christmas this year.  With special deals alcohol such as Schlumberger and Nussbusserl-shots, you can really get that Christmas party started! DJ’s will provide you with Dance music and Pop-sounds on 2 floors. WhyNot Christmas party

Schönbrunn Palace: Evening Concert

Orangerie Schönbrunn, 3pm

Schönbrunn Concert

Take in the festive atmosphere at the Schönbrunn Palace in Vienna, and experience a delightful performance of music by Mozart and Strauss. Enjoy overtures, arias, and duets from the most famous operas of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Well-loved operetta arias, waltzes, and polkas by Johann Strauss comprise the second part of the performance. Tickets are available here → Schoenbrunn Concert

Vienna Royal Orchestra: Mozart & Strauss Concert

Haus am Beethovenplatz, 4.30pm

To celebrate Christmas Eve the Royal Classic Gala presents masterworks of the renowned Austrian composers Mozart and Strauss performed by the Vienna Royal Orchestra. The Vienna Royal Orchestra was founded by musicians from the great Viennese orchestras. Accompanied by Viennese opera singers and ballet dancers, the Vienna Royal Orchestra promises a festive music and a great atmosphere. Find your Royal Classic Gala Tickets for the 24th here.

 

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