On many street corners and public spaces suddenly there are forests! Ah, I love the Christmas season. 🙂
This wee market on Mariahilferstrasse is still open for business. Today was the big shopping day. 🙂
The market is surrounding the statue of Haydn in front of the church.
There are a few nice stalls. This is definitely not the biggest market, but it’s got some character anyhow.
If you’re out shopping in the madness of Christmas deals, you can take a break here. 🙂 it’s good for Punsch, not so much for getting other stuff.
This market is new this year (I think) and it’s located just by the Ubahn station on Kettenbrückengasse. And it’s pink! I love it.
The decor is pink, the lights are pink, and some of the punsch stands are totally pink:
I had to shoot a few pictures of the deco:
Beautiful pink ribbons.
The market is very modest, but there are a few stand selling local food products, soaps, some hippie stuff and also christmas stuff (not surprisingly).
Some people may have been making fun of me taking photos.. hehe. Fair enough!
The atmosphere there was very nice, a little bit of a party atmosphere (sort of the ‘something awesome is going to happen’ kind of atmosphere). And of course if you hate pink you might struggle a little bit. But, the punsch was nice, and I for once felt safe walking around dangling my camera in my hand. Perhaps a bit too careless there… but I was very much at ease.
I would recommend the market for getting some punsch and feeling at ease in a tolerant group of people. 🙂