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Zurich Christmas Market at the Main Train Station

21st Nov – 24th Dec 2013
From 11am – 10pm

One of Europe's largest indoor Christmas markets will be held at Zurich's main train station. Around 150 festively decorated market huts will be set up and present a wide variety of gift ideas. Over 7000 glittering crystal ornaments will adorn a gigantic Christmas tree inside the enormous train station to enchant young and old and offer one of the most popular photo opportunities in pre-Christmas Zurich.

The Conelli Christmas Circus - East meets west

22nd Nov – 2nd Jan 2014
Where? Insel Bauschänzli

Zurich's traditional Conelli Christmas Circus is bridging the gap from classic to contemporary circus arts. The different acts are a feast of colors and imaginative performances, likely to enchant even the most demanding public.

Christmas lighting at the Bahnhofstrasse

22nd Nov – 2nd Jan 2014

Zürich’s Christmas lighting will give a special brilliance to the world-famous Bahnhofstrasse during the Advent season. Thousands of LEDs create moving clouds of light and gentle showers of luminescence. The Christmas lighting will be turned on at 6 pm on November 22 and in honor of the occasion, special “Night Shopping” will take place at more than 150 shops until 10 pm.

The singing christmas tree and Christmas Market at Werdmühleplatz

23rd Nov – 23 Dec 2013

At Werdmühleplatz, with the «Singing Christmas Tree» children’s concerts, Zürich holds its latest and smallest Christmas market.

Charming Christmas at Bellevue

28th Nov – 24 Dec 2013
Where? Sechseläutenplatz

Under the motto “Charming Christmas at Bellevue”, the Sechseläuten square will be transformed into a Christmas market with traditional and top-quality products.

Mon-Fri: 11am - 8pm Sat/Sun: 10am - 6pm

Baden’s “Liechterwecke” Christmas illuminations ceremony

27th Nov 2013
Where? Schlossbergplatz
When? 17.30 O'clock

Baden’s Christmas illuminations are visible from miles around. At the traditional “Liechterwecke” ceremony, the city’s unique illuminations are switched on in every street. A great crowd of children awakens the magnificent light art with hundreds of little bells. Bakeries hand out Spanischbrödli (local speciality), and there’s hot mulled wine for adults.

Christmas Market in the Old Town

5th Dec – 23rd Dec 2013
Where? Altstadt Zürich

Zurich's Old City is the ideal place for this romantic Christmas Market.
At Hirschenplatz, Niederdorfstrasse and Rosenhof, artists and marketers from all of the world offer their goods at this most traditional and oldest christmas markets of Zurich.

Mon-Fri: 11am-8pm Sat/Sun: 11am-6pm

Christmas collector's fair

6th Dec – 8th Dec 2013
Where? Messe Zürich

Every year, the Christmas Collector's Fair is held in the halls of the Messe Zurich trade fair. Perhaps the perfect Christmas gift is waiting there, among the antiques, collector's items and flea market stands?



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Zurich: Art lovers will appreciate Zurich for its wide cultural offer, including more than 50 museums and over a hundred art galleries.
Zurich also boosts the most flamboyant nightlife in the country, proud of detaining the record of the highest density of clubs in Switzerland. With magnificent views of the Alps in the horizon and a variety of shopping opportunities in town, Zurich has something for everyone.
Christmas City Tours
This city tour provides an opportunity to get to know the highlights of Zürich's Christmas Season. You will visit Europe’s largest indoor Christmas market, walk along the romantically illuminated Bahnhofstrasse and enjoy the occasional hot punch or Glühwein. Look forward to stories about the Zürich Christmas Season and the Old Town

Detailed information :

Date

tbc Time on request
Duration
2 hours
Language
German, English, French, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Russian Group size
max. 20
Price*
Price per tour guide (max. 20)

2 hours: CHF 260 / EUR 212
Departure location
Tourist Service at the Zürich Main Railway Station
Zürich Tourism
+41 (0) 44 215 40 88 tourguide@zuerich.com
*Prices valid until 31.12.2011.
Things to see and do in Zurich

Swiss National Museum
If you want a bit of background history on the country you’re visiting then this museum is just the ticket. You’ll find a host of exhibitions on Swiss history from Stone Age to modern times.

Lindt & Sprüngli Chocolate Factory
Forget Willy Wonka, this is the real thing. Get chocolate, an insight into its history and manufacture, and a pleasant day out – all for free. The shop is a great place to pick up some gifts too.

Fraumunster
Dating back to the 13th century, this striking church is loved by visitors and art enthusiasts for its Chagall stained glass, and Giacometti rose windows. A must see among Zurich sights.

Bahnhofstrasse
Shoppers, you’ve found your nook once you hit Bahnhofstrasse. This is where you’ll find Zurich’s finest merchandise, from traditional Swiss clocks to exquisite chocolates, and a whole host of other luxuries. It can be very pricey, but it’s definitely worth a look.

Zoo Dolder
Spend a day with the animals at Zoo Dolder on the Zürichberg, the lushly wooded hill just to the east of the city. There are a great variety of animals to see and there’s even a recreated rainforest to make some of them feel at home. The kids will love the penguin parade!

Lake Cruises
Head out onto Lake Zurich for a lake cruise, and see the city from the water. Many of the boats depart from Bürkliplatz.
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