Events During the Holiday Season
Concerts, circus performances, the Lichterschwimmen candle-floating event and the Fairy Tale Tram transform Zurich into a magical place at Advent.

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 9 – December 23, 2018

Candle Making

Candle making has been among Zurich's Advent traditions since 1969.
November 15 – December 30, 2018


From November 15 to December 30, 2018, the National Museum is transformed into a winter wonderland of lights, illumination, illusion and cuisine.
November 15 – December 31, 2018
The circus with a difference sweetens the cold winter months with artistry and music.
November 22, 2018

Christmas lighting & Night Shopping

The switch-on of the Christmas lighting in Zurich is celebrated with a night shopping event.
November 22 – December 24, 2018

Christmas Markets

Allow yourself to be captivated by the enchanting atmosphere at Zurich’s Christmas markets.
November 22 – December 23, 2018

The Singing Christmas Tree

This Christmas market enchants with its unique daily concerts.
November 23 – December 31, 2018

Circus Conelli

Conelli’s Christmas Circus has been a firm part of the festive season in Zurich since 1992.
November 23 – December 24, 2018

Märlitram by Jemoli

For children, the best way to enjoy Advent is on a trip in the "Märlitram" by Jelmoli. Angels read their young passengers Christmas stories while the festively decorated streetcar trundles through the city.
December 1 – 23, 2018

Musical Advent Calendar

During the Advent period, daily short concerts are held in the foyer of the Opera House – admission is free.

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