The Christmas tree plays a really crucial function, and every town sets up its own Christmas tree. A conventional tree is decorated with gold and silver ornaments, stars constructed out of straw, sugary foods, and candy wrapped in tinfoil, gilded nuts, decorated ginger bread cookies etc.On Christmas Eve, stores close at around 6 p.m. and there are no motion picture or theatre performances and no shows. Many bars, restaurants, and night clubs are closed and traffic is practically non-existent. There are, nevertheless, some coffeehouses, bars, and dining establishments that are open in Vienna.Around 7 p.m. on
Christmas Eve, the tree is lit for the first time and the whole family gathers to sing Christmas carols.” Quiet Night “, composed and carried out for the first time on 24 December 1818 by Josef Mohr and Franz Gruber in the Austrian town of Oberndorf, is still the favourite Christmas carol.