Opening Times in Zurich during the Holiday Season

Looking for a last-minute Christmas gift, need to buy fresh milk at New Year, or fancy going on a shopping spree with friends in the evening? Not a problem in Zurich.
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Christmas Lighting Lucy, Zurich

Christmas is a contemplative time of year, which people like to spend in the company of family and friends. Nevertheless, it can happen that you run out of sugar or simply need a little more time to find that special Christmas gift for your loved ones. So it is great that the stores in the center of Zurich are also open on Sundays during Advent.

The Christmas period is kicked off on November 25 at 6.00pm, when the Christmas lights are officially switched on along Bahnhofstrasse, followed by late-night shopping starting from 6pm until 10.00pm.

Christmas Lighting & Night Shopping

Zurich’s Christmas lighting will give a special brilliance to the Bahnhofstrasse during Advent season. The Christmas lighting will be turned on on November 25, 2021 and in honor of the occasion, special “Night Shopping” will take place at more than 150 shops in the center of Zurich.

November 25, 2021
6.00pm: 
Christmas lighting in the city center is switched on. They will stay lit until January 6, 2022.

Advent Sunday Shopping

On four Sundays during Advent season many shops in the center of Zurich are open from 11.00am – 6.00pm. The dates for Sunday Christmas shopping are listed below:

November 25, 2021: 11.00am – 6.00pm
December 5, 2021: 11.00am – 6.00pm
December 19, 2021: 11.00am – 6.00pm

Which shops are open?

New Year Shopping

Although January 2nd is a holiday in the city of Zurich, many shops will be open until 6.00pm for the first shopping tour of the year.

2 January 2022: 9.00am – 7.00pm

More information about the shopping events: www.shopping-in-the-city.ch