Christmas Markets 2011

Christmas Market in Montreux

Throughout Switzerland, November to December

This content was published on November 16, 2011 - 12:38

All over Switzerland, towns, cities and villages hold Christmas markets and fairs during the four weeks of advent. Beautifully adorned with decorations and festively lit, the Old Towns, pedestrian precincts and shopping centres are a good place to find handmade items and taste winter delights such as punch, mulled wine and other seasonal specialities.

Basel Christmas Market in the Old Town is probably the largest and most traditional one in Switzerland.

24 November - 23 December.

In Bern, the well-known Bernese Christmas Market held on  Waisenhausplatz and Münsterplatz evolved from Bern’s general market and is a long-established tradition.

3 December - 29 December.

Lucerne Christmas market with about 60 stalls at the Franziskanerplatz presents artists demonstrating their skills, gifts, traditions, customs, art and culinary highlights.

26 November - 22 December.

This year Lausanne holds its Christmas Market at St. Francois with mulled wine, roasted chestnuts and gifts galore.

25 November - 24 December.

Montreux Noel on the shores of Lake Geneva to the neighbouring mountain tops offers many activities centred around its traditional Christmas Market.

24 November - 24 December.

Thun Christmas Market at the Waisenhausplatz presents lots of local crafts and specialities, candles, toffees, wooden carvings.

8 – 23 December.

Zurich Christmas Market celebrates Advent with the sounds and scents of Christmas, the Singing Christmas Tree and amazing Christmas lights in the Bahnhofstrasse. Explore the markets in ShopVille and the Old Town.

17 November - 31 December.

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