The switching on of “Lucy” is a firmly established tradition in Zurich and heralds the start of the Advent season. On the last but one Thursday in November, countless people gather to see the 23,000 light crystals shine out for the first time, spread over a distance of one kilometer.
A particularly enchanting atmosphere envelops the winding alleyways around Neumarkt. Pretty little colored lights sparkle and shine on the adjoining Rindermarkt, as well as along Spiegelgasse, Predigergasse, Froschaugasse, and Brunngasse.
It is worth taking a close look at the Christmas stars at Löwenplatz – they are all made from recycled PET bottles. Twenty-seven of these PET stars use as much electricity as a 60-watt light bulb.
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