From early-November until late December, Vienna MuseumsQuartier‘s ‘Winter in the MQ‘ is the place to be when it comes to late night fun.
After all, not only does the museum complex courtyard have cool ‘ice pavilions’ or bars from local restaurants that serve hot spiced alcoholic punch and food, but they also have DJs, live bands and even beautiful holiday light shows displayed on the museum buildings.
Even when it’s cold, the MuseumsQuartier, or MQ as it’s known in Vienna, is still a fabulous place to hang out.
I was there earlier in the week and, at minus 2 degrees centigrade, the punch is so lovely and warming you hardly feel the chill.
Plus, it’s usually quite busy every night of the week, the atmosphere is great, the music is good, drinks are cheap (under 4 euros for a steaming mug of spiced punch) and, if you want to pay a couple of euros extra for a ‘deposit’ on the collectible mug, you even get to keep it as a memento.
This year, the MuseumsQuartier’s ‘Winter in the MQ‘ kicked off on November 3rd and runs through until December 23rd. On Monday through Friday, it starts at 4pm and closed down around 11pm. On Saturdays and Sundays, things start buzzing a little earlier at 2pm and then close at the usual 11pm.
You can find out more about ‘Winter in the MQ‘ at the Vienna Tourist Board’s website. And the video below will give you an idea of what it’s like.