What’s On This Weekend in Zurich 13.12.13 onwards

Everywhere you go in Zurich there are Christmas lights, decorations and shops bursting with gift ideas. The next Shopping Sunday in Zurich is 22nd December but in case you are in need of some extra shopping hours you may be pleased to know that this Sunday is a Christmas Shopping Sunday at the Glatt Shopping Centre and also at Volkiland in Volketsvil! For more ideas on what to do in Zurich take a look below and have a great weekend!

Zürcher Silvesterlauf - Zurich Silvesterlauf 2013

– The Silvesterlauf 2013 – the run takes place on 15th December. The centre of Zurich will be closed to traffic and there will be a festival feeling all around. Why not pop down and watch the action with a Gluhwein or two? For more information read here. For last year’s photos see here.

Sabine Scheidegger Envisage Piano Concert Tonhalle






– Classical Piano Concert Salome’s “Envisage” with Sabine Scheidegger at the Tonhalle in Zurich on Tuesday 17th December at 7.30pm. For more information and to buy tickets please go to the website.

Davos / Klosters ski resorts near Zurich

– Fancy Skiing in and Around Zurich this weekend? – read here for some tips and ideas.

Circus Conelli Zurich

– Christmas Circus-Conelli at Bauschänzli in Zurich. It’s on now until 2nd January – read all about it here.

Salto Natale Zurich © Geoff Pegler

– Christmas Circus Salto Natale – at Kloten in Zurich. It’s on until 5th January – see here for more details.

Christmas at the National Museum in Zurich

– Christmas and the Cribs Exhibition at the National Museum – this exhibition of nativity scenes in a Winter landscape takes place at the National Museum in Zurich from now to 5th January. For more information read here.

Shopping Sundays in Zurich 2013

– Shopping Sundays in Glatt and Volkiland on 15th December  – This Sunday 15th December is not a Shopping Sunday in Zurich – but it is at the Glatt Centre and in Volkiland. The 22nd December, however, is a Shopping Sunday all over Zurich and Glatt and Volkiland. The Shopping Sunday dates are also listed here. More information on Glatt here and on Volkiland here.

The Märlitram Zurich

– The Märlitram – treat your little ones (aged 4 – 10 years) to a tram ride with Father Christmas and his angels. The tram is running from now until 23rd December. To read about this event see here.

Swarovski Christmas Tree Zurich






– Zurich Christmas Markets: your Guide – for Swiss and Zurich Christmas Markets and lots of other Christmas activities please read here.

Heileger Bimbam






– Heiliger Bimbam Saturday 14th – Christmas Market with a difference is on at Klub Plaza (Kreis 3) on Saturday 14th from 1pm. Then at MAAG Halle on 20th – 23rd December. More info here.

Singing Christmas Tree Zurich

– The Singing Christmas Tree is on now until 23rd December at Werdmühleplatz just off Bahnhofstrasse. Don’t miss this Zurich Christmas tradition! See here for the programme.

Lichterschwimmen Zurich





– Lichterschwimmen – put Thursday 19th December in your diaries as from 5 – 7pm there is the lovely tradition of the “Lichterschwimmen” on the Limmat. Read here for all the details.

Edvard Munch at Zurich Kunsthaus

– Edvard Munch at the Kunsthaus in Zurich –  fabulous exhibition of the Norwegian artist’s work at the Kunsthaus.  Please read here for more information.

Honold Chocolate Zurich





– The Chocolate Side of Zurichread here to get some ideas for Swiss chocolate gifts and where to buy them.

Diccon Bewes Slow Train to Switzerland

– Book ideas for Christmas presents? – British author Diccon Bewes’s latest book “Slow Train to Switzerland” is all about the history of Thomas Cook and the first (British!) holidaymakers to Switzerland. Maybe that would make a great present or perhaps his best selling book “Swiss Watching” –  or “Swisscellany”? Read here for more info.

Christmas Markets Europe





– Your Guide to Christmas Markets over the Border from Switzerland – read here for all the information!

And a couple of events in German … or German and English ….

Die Schoene and das Biest Zurich

– Die Schöne und das Biest – Beauty and the Beast – Running from 27th Nov – 22nd Dec this musical in German offers lots of fun for children and adults alike. It all takes place at Theater 11 and you can find more information and book tickets here.

– Mühlerama – “Die Wurst. Eine Geschichte mit zwei Enden”. Exhibition at the Mühlerama museum in Seefeld for children which runs until March 2014 For more information please go to the website.

Merry Blissmas Papiersaal Zurich

 – Merry Blissmas acapello singing, carols and songs in German and English, improvisation, fun sketches and more. Appeals to all ages. Only performing for 2 days this weekend on the 14th and 15th December at the Papiersaal in Sihlcity.  For more information read here.

Xenix Cinema Zurich

– Cinema – why not check out what’s on at the cinema here – or take a look at the Xenix cinema which always has an interesting mix of films!

Swiss paper cutting

– Scherenschnitte – exhibition outside Zurich – all about the traditional Swiss craft of  ”Scherenschnitt”, making patterns and pictures by cutting paper. It takes place at the SwissNationalMuseum, Zeughausstrasse 5, 6430 Schwyz, until 3rd March, 2014. Cost: Adults CHF 10, children free. For more information please visit the website.

Vidiskochtuete Zurich, home delivery food service

– Cooking at Home Made Easy – Christmas is a busy time so why not lighten your load and try out Vidi’s Kochtüte with freshly prepared ingredients delivered directly to your doorstep all ready for you to cook in the comfort of your own home. Read here to learn more and get CHF 20 off your first order with the discount code NIZ2013!

Mominbalance.ch Zurich

– MomInBalance – why not check out the new fitness classes in Zurich for pregnancy and beyond. Read here for more information.

***Christmas Photo Competition***

Zurich at Christmas time

This is Kieran’s entry in the NewInZurich Photo Contest “Zurich at Christmas-time” – where’s yours? Enter now for a chance of winning one of 3 x Spa and Gym day passes to Holmes Place Zurich for you and a friend. Why not enter now? See here for details.

And some articles you may have missed – click on the headings below:

Äss-Bar Zurich

– The Äss-Bar Zurich – Recycling Yesterday’s Baked Goods in Zurich  – an eco solution to yesterday’s left over cakes

– Knitting and Crochet Courses in Zurich at the Senior Design Factory in Viadukt. Something a bit different?

– December Weekend in Zurich in Photos


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