In December the whole Swiss city acquires a warm glow, filled with cinnamon aroma from glühwein and Christmas music. Outdoor Christmas markets, open shops until late at night, many events and concerts await you for an unforgettable Christmas in Zurich.
What to see and do in Zurich at Christmas:
The most impressive celebration is called
Lichterschwimmen and takes place every year on 12/18 at 6 p.m. 800 small floating candles start an atmospheric journey from the Stadthausquai to the Limmat River.
It is the largest indoor Christmas market in Europe and is open until 12/24.
This is a small tent that has the shape of a tree, in which various choirs sing Christmas carols until 23/12.
Be sure to try the cheese fondue in one of the many specialty restaurants.
On New Year’s Eve, the epic presentation of the sparklers takes place around the lake of Zurich. Every year there are about 200,000 visitors from Switzerland and other countries to enjoy the spectacle. The events start at 8 with drinks and flavors from around the world and culminate with the arrival of the new year and the throwing of fireworks.
The best shopping street is Bahnhofstrasse, in the city center.
and cosmetics at very low prices.