It's always a White Christmas in the miniature worlds depicted within the glass containers of a Viennese snow globe. Perfected in Austria in the late 19th century by Edwin Percy, a mechanic specializing in surgical equipment, authentic snow globes are available for sale at all of Vienna's world famous Christmas markets. In fact, Erwin Percy's family business continues to thrive, producing 200,000 snow globes each year to meet the high demand of the Christmas markets' shoppers. Beginning in mid-November, Christmas markets will open across the city once again, displaying the beautiful miniature worlds of authentic Wiener Schneekugeln to locals and tourists getting into the holiday spirit. For more information on the best Christmas markets in Vienna, visit Vienna Unwrapped!