Christmas and New Year Shopping Opening Times in Zurich


Christmas and New Year Shopping Opening Times in Zurich 2019/20

Christmas and New Year Shopping Opening Times in Zurich 2019/20

Singing Christmas Tree Zurich

Christmas / Advent Shopping Sundays

The designated “Christmas Shopping Sundays” in Zurich for the Advent period for 2018 are as follows:

  • 1st December 11am – 6pm 
  • 8th December 11am – 6pm
  • 22nd December 11am – 6pm

To see which shops are taking part click here.

Around 500 shops will open in the centre of Zurich on these days..

Please note that shops are CLOSED on:

 Christmas Day, 25th December, Boxing Day 26th December (Stephantag) and New Year’s Day, 1st January 2020 . 


What's On in Zurich Late December 2019 Onwards

Christmas 2019 Opening Times

Here are the opening times over Christmas for the majority of the shops in Zurich city centre, but it’s always a good idea to call ahead if you are going to a small shop just in case they decide to close earlier.

Christmas Eve, 24th December:  9am – 4pm or 5pm (some shops may close earlier)

Christmas Day, 25th December:  Closed

Boxing Day, 26th December:  Closed

New Year Fireworks Zurich 2015 by Geoff Pegler

New Year 2020 Opening Times:

New Year’s Eve, 31st December:  9am – 5pm approx (this will vary and some shops will remain closed and others may have reduced opening hours)

New Year’s Day – 1st January:  BANK HOLIDAY  – Closed

2nd  January – Most (but not all) shops re-open.

Also Check out these Shopping Locators for Supermarkets across Switzerland with information on addresses and opening times:

Coop Stores Shop Locator

Migros Stores Shop Locator 

Volg Stores Shop Locator (search term entry at bottom of map on left hand side)

Aldi’s Store Shop Locator:

Lidl’s stores Shop Locator:

For most of the locators above you simply type in your postcode to find the nearest store to your address.

Where the Shops Are Always Open

BSCC Tour of the Swiss Operations Centre at Zurich Airport

Don’t forget you can always shop at Zurich Airport and the shops at Zurich main railway station which are open 365 days a year and various other train stations, petrol stations etc.

And of course, when the shops open after Christmas, it can only mean one thing – it’s SALE time!

Happy Shopping!


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