6 kid-friendly activities for Christmas holidays in Vienna

6 kid-friendly activities for Christmas holidays in Vienna

6 kid-friendly activities for Christmas holidays in Vienna

We've covered what to do in Vienna for Christmas holidays, but traveling with kids spices things up. They won't enjoy the "grown-up stuff" and will probably get tired of walking through the city. Below, you'll find 6 suggestions what to do in Vienna with kids so that they too will enjoy their Christmas holiday.

Spend an afternoon in Prater

Although your first thought when listing Christmas activities probably isn't the amusement park, it offers a lot of fun for children as well as adults. Ride the Giant Ferris Wheel and enjoy the view of the city wrapped in thousands of Christmas lights, meet the celebrities at Madame Tussauds or just sip some hot cocoa at a nearby Christmas market.

prater vienna christmas market sightseeing

Take an evening ride through the city

Take a break from walking around the city. Use the city trams of "hop on, hop off" buses or take the sightseeing tram, which offers a relaxed ride under the Christmas lights, including many of city's famous sights.

tram vienna christmas sightseeing

Go ice skating

Take your kids ice skating to one of Vienna's ice rinks. While they skate you can join them or relax at a glühwein stand. Just don't drink too much of it, as you will have troubles skating after. There are some really unique ice rinks throughout Vienna, from rooftop rinks to skating on the frozen Danube.

ice rink vienna rathausplatz city hall

Watch the Opera for children

Each year at Christmas time, the Wiener Volksoper stages special operas for children together with the Vienna State Opera. This December you can take your kids to see eighter the Grimm Brothers' Hansel and Gretel, or the classical fairy tale Pinocchio.

opera for kids children vienna

Go tobogganing at Türkenschanz Park

During winter, one of the biggest parks in Vienna becomes a playground for locals and tourists. With 150.000 m2 it offers a setting for countless winter activities. From snowball fights to tobogganing it truly brings out the inner child of its visitors. The large meadows are turned into toboggan trails, allowing children to slide down the slopes with just a plastic bag as their sled.

tobogganing kids children what to do vienna

Spend a day at Schönbrunn

There are many fun activities for children as well as adults at the Schönbrunn Palace area. Kids can model marzipan figures, decorate gingerbread, solve puzzles, make presents at the Christmas workshops or enjoy some shows at the Marionette Theater, while you decide to join in or take some time off with your partner.

schonbrunn market christmas family romance

Vienna offers a lot of fun Christmas activities for the whole family. In addition to the ones listed above, many Christmas markets offer shows or workshops for kids to take part in, while the grown-ups enjoy a little alone time or decide to join in. Pick your favorite ones and make some unforgettable memories.

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