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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.