Christmas in Zurich
Christmas in Zurich
Events During the Holiday Season

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 10 – December 2017

Candle Making

Candle making has been among Zurich's Advent traditions since 1969...
November 11, 2017

Räbechilbi Richterswil – Turnip Lantern Parade

For the annual “Räbechilbi” in Richterswil, around 30 tons of turnips (“Räben”) are transformed into countless artistically carved lanterns and displayed in the form of themed floats on a spectacular procession through the village.
November 17 –December 21, 2017

Circus Conelli

At Advent, Conelli’s Christmas Circus always guests on the Bauschänzli, the tiny island in the heart of Zurich.
November 23 – December 23, 2017

The Singing Christmas Tree

This Christmas market enchants with its unique daily concerts.
November 28 – December 23, 2018


For children, the best way to enjoy Advent is on a trip in the "Märlitram". Angels read their young passengers Christmas stories while the festively decorated streetcar trundles through the city...
3 Dec 2017


Zurich's winter swimming event: Limmat River Crossing at freezing temperatures in Santa Claus costumes...
21 Dec 2017


Every year, Zürich Tourism holds this special Advent event to say thank you to the people of Zurich and visitors from both home and abroad.

Multifaceted Zurich

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