A special experience is in store for visitors from far and wide at the award-winning Christmas Market SchloB Schonbrunn until 26 December. Held for the 23rd time, it once again offers numerous attractions. Among the 80 booths are ten new ones. For the first time there will be olive wood
products from Bethlehem and greeting cards on hand-made paper, as well as many other diverse and high-quality products - from handicrafts to culinary delights. Unique items specially designed for the Schonbrunn Edition will also be available once again.
The POLKA design studio is responsible for this year's mug, dedicated to Marie Theresa, who celebrates her 300th anniversary in 2017. An 18 -meter high spruce from the national forests in Brixental in Tyrol will tower over the market, lit by 1,000 low-emission LED lights. On the stage in front of the tree, visitors can get into the Christmas spirit with daily musical performances by choirs,
brass bands and music groups of all types.
A new charity campaign offers visitors the opportunity to enable socially disadvantaged children
to fulfill a wish. Once again donation boxes will be available at food stands for the SOS Kinderhof
147 Rat and Draht hotline for children and juveniles.
Even more games
The popular photogenic stilt figures will be appearing this year in the guise of shepherds helping
young visitors to look for lambs. They will be home in the new Children's Hut. In the Christmas workshop children can make marzipan figures or decorate gingerbread. Poldi the Palace Ghost
invites them to his workshop in the Children's Museum, and Santa Claus will be visiting
Schonbrunn on 5 and 6 December