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Luzern Lucerne Christmas Market

3 - 20 Dec 2015

Christmas stroll
Get caught up in the mysteries of the Christ Child and Santa Claus on our Christmas stroll through Lucerne.

As you ramble through the city of lights, you will learn how pine trees found their way into our living rooms, since when Advent calendars have helped shorten the days until Christmas and who hangs the holiday lights above our alleyways.

You will also hear meaningful and funny stories of Lucerne’s December customs. Not to be missed: a stroll through the Christmas market and a look at the life-sized nativity scene. We’ll help you shorten the wait until Christmas!
Luzern Tourismus – Tourist Information
Zentralstrasse 5
6002 Luzern
Tel. +41 (0)41 227 17 17
Fax +41 (0)41 227 17 20
Christmas strolls for groups:
CHF 17.00 per person incl. Apertif
- Visit of the mechanic nativity scene in the Museum of History
- Hot punch or tea and hot sweet chestnuts
- City stroll on the city train

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Christ Child Market - RailCity (train station Lucerne)

20 Nov - 24 Dec 2015

Around 50 festively decorated market stalls will bring a Christmassy feel to the station.
Monday-Friday: 11 am - 9 pm
Saturday/Sunday: 10 am - 8 pm

Every year Lucerne's Christmas Market takes place at the Franziskanerplatz.
There are plenty of stands with christmas decorations, sweets, food and drinks - an x-mas paradise for everybody.
Stalls with handcraft daily from 11am - 8pm
Stalls with food daily from 11 am - 9 pm

"DesignSchenken" takes place in the Kornschütte (town hall)
5 – 7 Dec 2015

At the three day festival, over 90 young Swiss design labels will present their products. The special Christmas market not only offers countless creative gift ideas, but also a diverse framework programme with events and culture. In the fourth edition this year, seven locations and numerous partner companies in the city of Lucerne will be used

"Live on Ice"
26 Nov – 10 Jan 2016

This winter, the light artist Gerry Hofstetter will be presenting "Live on Ice" Lucerne for the fifth time.

When Queen Victoria went to Lucerne for a month in August 1868, she wrote to Prime Minister Benjamin Disraeli that 'the Queen's health and nerves require a short interval of bracing mountain air and comparative quiet or she must break down completely and, if the public will not take her as she is, she must give all up, and give it up to the Prince of Wales'. Now, 140 years later, Lucerne is still a fine place in which to soothe the troubled spirit. It is not a very big town, having a population of 60,000; nor is it notable for its gaiety. But the sheer beauty of its setting - a magnificent, meandering lake surrounded by soft green hills and, beyond them, the snow-capped peaks of some of Switzerland's loveliest mountains - is hugely exhilarating.
Take a cruise excursion this winter
On beautiful Lake Lucerne
Schifffahrtsgesellschaft des Vierwaldstättersees
Tel +41 (0)41 367 67 67
Fax +41 (0)41 367 68 68
Kapellgasse 24
And Grandel Schwanenplatz
CH-6004 Luzern
T00 41 41 418 60 60
F00 41 41 418 60 65
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