Zurich is the perfect destination for winter fans: numerous ski regions in the immediate vicinity invite visitors to ski, toboggan, or ice skate, while in the city itself there is a huge choice of top-level cuisine and cultural activities. Great shopping facilities and relaxing wellness programs, coupled with a vibrant nightlife with clubs, bars, and excellent live music, guarantee plenty of fun in the cold months of the year.

What to Do in December

Christmas in Zurich is a magical spectacle: countless picturesque Christmas markets, cozy fondue chalets, and traditional events such as candle dipping at Bürkliplatz, the “Märlitram” fairy tale tram, or Conelli Christmas Circus enthrall visitors of all ages.

What to Do in January

Now’s the time to head for the ski slopes, ice skating rink, or toboggan run! Winter reaches its high point in January and many beautiful winter sports resorts close to Zurich lure guests with exciting activities. Those who want to take things at a more leisurely pace can go on a winter hike or snowshoe trek.

What to Do in February

In February, it is generally still relatively cold. So the best thing to do is warm up with a delicious fondue, a mug of hot drinking chocolate, or a spa beauty treatment.

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