Christmas in Zurich
8 Activities for Children in Zurich at Christmas-time

Activities for Children in Zurich at Christmas-time

Christmas Activities for Families with Children

Advent in Zurich means fun for all the family: Christmas shows, fairytale afternoons and traditional candle dipping, to name but a few, are popular events that focus particularly on children. The following activities are therefore particularly recommended for families with children:

1 The St. Nicholas Tram: Märlitram

In the magical Märlitram, St. Nicholas drives children through Zurich’s city center while they listen to Christmas stories told by an angel.

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2 For the Patient: Candle Dipping

In the music pavilion at Bürkliplatz, patient visitors can make their own candles from sweet-smelling beeswax. A real Zurich tradition since 50 years!

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3 The Christmas Circus: Circus Conelli

The Christmas shows by the Circus Conelli transport both young and old into a dream world that makes them forget about the hectic activity around them.

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6 Ice Skating: Ice Rinks in Zurich

In the forest above the city, by the lake, or in a museum courtyard: the diverse ice rinks in and around Zurich enchant ice-skating fans of all ages.

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6 Fairyland: Fairytale Sunday in Zug

On December 4, Zug’s Old Town is transformed into a fairytale wonderland, with witches, fairies, jesters, magicians, musicians and storytellers.

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7 Children’s Afternoons: Jucker & Bächlihof Farms

On Wednesdays throughout the Advent period, children can make, bake and decorate Christmas gifts at these two popular adventure farms by Lake Zurich.

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8 Winter Wonderland: Christmas Markets

At the Christmas markets in the region, visitors cannot just buy gifts. There are also ice rinks, shows and animal enclosures for children to enjoy.

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