A Christmas market, also known as Christkindlmarkt, Christkindlesmarkt, Christkindlmarket, and Weihnachtsmarkt, is a street market associated with the celebration of Christmas during the four weeks of Advent. These markets originated in Germany and Alsace but are now being held in many other countries.
In Vienna, Starting at the end of November lasting till Christmas Day you can find "Christkindlmärkte" on nearly every corner of the city. Small huts provide you with potentiall Christmas presents, food and most important hot punch and "Glühwein", heated sweetened wine. The biggest ones are the Christkindlmarkt at the Vienna City Hall, at the Spittelberg and inside the University Campus.
Vienna hosts around 25 markets ranging from the large to the small. The 'December Market' in Vienna dating back to 1294 is regarded by some as the forerunner to the Christmas Market Vienna is a popular city break destination all year around. Many people choose to visit the city around late November and December time and go and visit the museums and view the impressive architecture, not to mention savour the culture that Vienna has to offer. They then attend the various Christmas Markets and do their shopping., which include venues like Schloss Schönbrunn which is a famous visitor attraction in it's own right.