Activities for Children in Zurich at Christmas-time
These activities guarantee fun at Advent

Advent for Families with Children

Christmas is an important time for families: these events and activities for children and their parents will make Advent in Zurich even more delightful.

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:

The St. Nicholas Tram


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

Candle Dipping at Bürkliplatz

Candle dipping at Bürkliplatz has long been a tradition for many Zurich locals and families from the region.

Circus Conelli

At Advent, Conelli’s Christmas Circus always guests on the Bauschänzli, the tiny island in the heart of Zurich.
Ice Skating

Ice Rinks in Zurich

In the forest, by the lake, or in the midst of a Christmas market: the various ice rinks in and around Zurich enchant ice-skating enthusiasts of all ages.

Ski Areas Near Zurich

Ski enthusiasts can get to these and many other ski areas quickly and easily from Zurich, and so do not need to dispense with skiing.

Toboggan runs in Zurich

Providing that there is enough snow, toboggan fans can also race down the mountain on two runners in the region around Lake Zurich.
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.
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.

Multifaceted Zurich

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