An artisan and artist Christmas market
Artists at Home: Weihnachtsmarkt #2
When: SAT, December 17, 11am–8pm
A bunch of artists and artisans are getting together and throwing a small Christmas market in a beautiful home in the 14th district this Saturday. Amongst the group of sellers are talented jewellery makers, a hat maker and a fashion designer. There will be live music, plenty of christmas cheer, 'Jungle Punsch', cookies and other goodies.
Recommended if you like: intimate events, punsch, the smell of cinamon, buying unique gifts for loved ones
Great Viennese fashion design on sale
DMMJK & Rani Bageria Super Archive Sale
When: THU–SAT, December 15–17, 10am–7pm
Where: afa – Austrian Fashion Association, Lindengasse 27, 1070
DMMJK and Rani Bageria, two fashion labels from Vienna, are having a very conveniently timed pre-Christmas super sale, where you’ll find that extra great piece to treat yourself with, or to give to a very special person. The sale will be on for three whole days at the Afa Offspace in the 7th, and the fashion is THE shit.
Recommended if you like: fashion sale events, Viennese fashion labels, buying good quality for a fair price, new items to add to you designer clothes collection
Artists host a design market
Akademie Wintermarkt 2016
When: FRI–SUN, December 16–18 | FRI: 6pm–10pm, SAT: 11am–10pm, SUN: 11am–7pm
Where: Atelierhaus der Akademie der Bildenden Künste, Lehargasse 6–8, 1060
Akademie der Bildenden Künste (Academy of Fine Arts) is back with its winter market this weekend, giving you an exclusive chance to shop for some unique Christmas presents while enjoying a day (or three) full of comfy togetherness. This year’s motto: Varieté. So prepare for some crazy music, dance and acrobatics performances, circus shows, clown appearances, yodelling, and an open stage. That's right, you can say it - WTF??!
Plus: Music by Firefly Club DJs (Saturday afternoon), special workshops on sustainability and a pop-up hairstyle salon (Sat, 2pm) by Cut Around The World
Recommended if you like: alternative winter markets, fine arts students and teachers, circus and Varieté shows, people with extraordinary bending skills, hip people, see and be seen
A Xmas market with a difference
OCHS + ESEL Wintermarkt
When: SAT–SUN, December 16–18 | SAT: 3pm–10pm, SUN: 11am–6pm
Where: CREAU, Meieristraße Ecke Krieau, 1020
Entry: 2€ (children free)
Get ready for another kind of winter market packed with designers, food trucks, art and crafts and a lot of music and cultural performances. Can’t think of what to get someone for Christmas? Discover in every nook and cranny unique accessories, jewellery and arts and crafts. Sick of Christmas shopping? Then cleanse the capitalism out of you as you explore the art exhibitions on display before soothing your headache from shitty Christmas carols with some actual good music, with acts such as Julian und der Fux, Lukas Pellman. And did we mention this is set in one brand spanking new, very funky and unique location?!!
Recommended if you like: creative new markets in town, old places reused, going to events partly for the location, designer events with lots of handsome people, escaping the city while staying in the city, buying early Christmas presents
Shop for some neat vintage furniture
Vintage Design Lagerverkauf – Punsch & Kekse
When: SAT, December 17, 10am–4pm
Where: Autokaderstraße 35, 1210
Free entry, pay with cash only!
The famous vintage design sale in Autokaderstraße is back with a sale event this Saturday. From 10am to 4pm, you will be able to peruse several big halls filled with vintage furniture, home accesories and lighting from the past centuries, to find new stuff to pimp your home with.
Plus: There will be Punsch and Christmas biscuits!
Recommended if you like: vintage design, furniture and accessories, making new use of old and unwanted stuff, buying cheap things for your home, fighting over the last bedside lamp with strangers, excursions to the 21st district
Design market winter wonderland
Weihnachtswunderland – Der Designmarkt in der Theobaldgasse
When: FRI–SAT, December 16–17, 11am–7pm
Where: thermometer, Königsklostergasse 5 / Theobaldgasse, 1060
Thermometer, a funky shop in the 6th district's Theobaldgasse, is hosting a special winter wonderland design market this weekend. There will be two days of shopping at this intimate little popup, where items like earrings, urban art, geometric wall tattoos, calligraphy prints, pictures and photography, tote bags, fruity Punsch and tasty biscuits will be sold.
Participating labels: Veralie, [raum]komplett, PARTISAN non_regular design, Fotografie Martina Siebenhandl, mach_art, Tintenfuchs
Recommended if you like: special design market events, great new stuff to discover and buy, Theobaldgasse shops, unique gifts to suprise your friends with, Punsch and biscuits that make you feel Christmassy, singing Christmas carols in random stranger's ears
Stylists host a market
When: SUN, December 18
Where: Aux Gazelles, Rahlgasse 5, 1060
This is no normal fleamarket, but one that will be carrying wardrobes full of style. Some of Vienna's hottest stylist will be brought together in the handsome setting of Aux Gazelles to sell their wardrobes. There will also be a delicious brunch being offered up from 12pm-4pm. Still looking for that kitcschy Christmas jumper? Well, you won't find it here, but there will be plenty of other fashion to get you looking stylish.
Recommended if you like: fleamarkets that garuntee quality stuff, talking fashion, draping your body in bold and beautiful things, painting your fingernails, trimming your beard
A Vegan's christmas market
Veganer Adventmarkt in Wien
When: SAT–SUN, December 17–18 | SAT: 1pm–8pm, SUN: 11am–8pm
Where: Zur Allee, Schwarzenbergallee 40, 1170
While it 'tis the season to stuff your face and drink a sea of whatever sickly sweet booze somebody shoves in front of you, it does not mean you have to disregard your health (no, we haven't got responsible in our old age, we're just drunk now). This weekend is your last chance to catch the alternative Vegan Market, which is jam packed with an aray of sustainable food, drinks and craftsmanship, from Vegan Shampoo to smoked tofu.
Recommended if you like: vegan stuff, being vegan, fighting for your right to be a vegan, gluten free stuff, craftmanship, sustainable living and creating, practising your resolutions before January, sinking your toes into the earth's soil
A bizarrely brilliant bazaar
When: SUN, December 18, 12pm–9pm
Where: Aux Gazelles, Rahlgasse 5, 1060
Leave the normal kitsch of the Rathaus Christmas market behind and step into a market which has such a stellar line-up of up and coming designers and artists of all disciplines, that it was only possible to get them all together for one day! From fashion to readings, jewellery, art and food – this market has it all.
Plus: upstairs, they have a specialist stylists market offering tips for the perfect winter look.
Recommended if you like: fashionistas, fashion, jewellery, designers, handmade stuff, art, wearing sunglasses indoors when its dark, make up, book readings
Vintage fashion bloggers market
Sneak In Night Market
When: FRI, December 16, 6pm–10pm
Where: Sneak in, Siebensterngasse 12, 1070
For all aware of the dirty side of our global christmas craze and who would rather shop second-hand than consume new products, this Friday's Sneak In Night Market will please those desires! The big name bloggers, Nina from @nhmml, Jana from @chanatheres and Dariadaria from @dariadaria_com are selling pieces from their closets while Sneak In will take care of the drinks and setting the atmosphere.
Recommended if you like: fair fashion, vintage clothes, wearing what bloggers wear, being aware of where your clothes are made, being a global citizen