Events in Zurich During Christmas Season

Spectacular events create a magical Advent mood in Zurich.

The Lichterschwimmen floating candles event has delighted spectators for over half a century, while the Circus Conelli on the Bauschänzli and the official switching on of the Christmas lights along the Bahnhofstrasse are just two of a whole host of highlights during the Advent period.

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November 14 – December 30, 2019


From November 14 to December 30, 2019, the National Museum is transformed into a winter wonderland of lights, illumination, illusion and cuisine.
November 21 – December 31, 2019
The circus with a difference sweetens the cold winter months with artistry and music.
November 21 – December 24, 2019

Christmas Markets

Allow yourself to be captivated by the enchanting atmosphere at Zurich’s Christmas markets.
November 21 – December 23, 2019

The Singing Christmas Tree

This Christmas market enchants with its unique daily concerts.
November 22 – December 31, 2019

Circus Conelli

Conelli’s Christmas Circus has been a firm part of the festive season in Zurich since 1992.
November 24, 2019

Christmas procession

Santa Claus and his «Schmutzli» assistants hand out delicious treats during the parade along Bahnhofstrasse.
November 27, 2019

Badener Liechterwecke

At the “Liechterwecke” ceremony, the contemplative light installation is switched on in the streets of Baden.
December 8, 2019
Not for the fainthearted – the “Samichlausschwimmen” swimming event takes place in Zurich in winter.
December 15, 2019
This race always has a great atmosphere. Whether wearing fancy dress or regular sports gear, competitors of all ages run through the festively lit Old Town.

Multifaceted Zurich

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