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of the Spanish Riding School

The first CHRISTMAS MARKET IN THE COURTYARD OF THE STABLES of the Spanish Riding School opens its doors in the heart of Vienna’s city center.

A spectacular Advent-event will be launched in the famous Lipizzaner horses’ stables December 1st, 2019.

Opening hours: from Dec 1st from 5pm to 10pm 
Dec 2nd – Jan. 6th, daily from 3pm to 9pm
(except Dec. 6th, 24th- 26th, 30th and Jan. 1st)

Free access
Address: Inner Courtyard of the Stable Castle, Reitschulgasse 2, 1010 Vienna

A sparkling and colossal PEGASUS statue with a wingspan of approx. 10 meters and a length of 5 meters, created by artists of “Art of Art” and inspired by the white stars of the Spanish Riding School themselves, floats over the covered courtyard of the renaissance Stable Castle. An impressive, elegant, circular bar by Organics, Red Bull represents the culinary center of the Christmas market.

Culinary delights and handcrafted goods of local manufacturers from Lower Austria are presented in consonance with the beautiful Renaissance atmosphere. Local celebrities offer a varied program, including lessons and musical performances.

The official presentation of the recently created “Lipizzaner Cake” marks one of the highlights will be available at the Christmas market, the Spanish Riding School’s local shop and through its online store.

Finally, what counts the most, the famous Lipizzaners represent the crowning glory of this magical Advent-event by being permanently present and observing the ongoing action from their outdoor stalls of the stables. They will guarantee “Advent in the Stable Castle” to become a unique and unforgettable experience.  

Program: Lesson “My Christmas story”

Robert Steiner            Tuesday, Dec. 3rd, 6pm
Adi Hirschal                Thursday, Dec. 5th, 6pm
Erich Schleyer            Tuesday, Dec. 10th, 6pm
Flashmob Choral        Saturday, Dec. 14th, 6pm
Maya Hakvoort           Sunday, Dec. 15th, 6pm
Fifi Pissecker              Friday, Dec. 20th, 6pm

With tanks to our partners