The pre-Christmas season begins in Zurich on November 23, 2023, when the Christmas lights known as “Lucy” are switched on at 6pm precisely. This is followed by late-night shopping in the city center. All those looking for that special Christmas gift can browse at the participating stores until 9pm.
Sunday Shopping at Advent
Many stores in Zurich's city center are additionally open on three Sundays in Advent:
November 26, 2023: 11.00am – 6.00pm
December 3, 2023: 11.00am – 6.00pm
December 17, 2023: 11.00am – 6.00pm
New Year Shopping
January 2 is a public holiday in many parts of Switzerland. Nevertheless, numerous stores in central Zurich are open until 8pm and invite visitors to enjoy their first shopping spree in the new year.
January 2, 2024: 9.00am – 8.00pm