The somber Austrian mood lifts when the markets arrive in town. In multiple locations around Vienna small wood huts are set up and open for business selling food (bread bowls of soup, candies and pastries, yum), drink (hot wine and spiked punch, double yum) along with Christmas ornaments, gifts and trinkets. Large or small, strolling the markets is a darn good time. We had the opportunity to hit some on their opening weekend with visiting family, my Mom and Aunt Barbara. Their presence was an early Christmas gift for us.
|Vintage Ornaments at Naschmarkt|
|Santa's Street Interview….Naughty or Nice?|
The beauty of the St. Stephen's Market was enhanced by the full moon.
|Drinking Hot Wine in Refillable Mugs|
|Table Top Skills|
|Full Moon Over Snowman Tree|
The lights are also going up around the Inner Stadt. With the pedestrian shopping streets sparkling above and some hot wine in hand, I plan on doing some Rockin' Around The Christmas Tree. Best wishes to all of you for happiness and good health during this Season of Joy.