What’s On in and Around Zurich Early December 2014

Zurich by night Lorenzo Borghi

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What’s On in and Around Zurich Early December 2014

It’s December already and they say it’s going to snow!  Yippee! Whether it snows or not here’s plenty on in and around Zurich so check out our guide below to see some of the events in store in Zurich in the run up to Christmas.

Your Guide to Christmas Events in Zurich – the Samichlauschwimmen takes place this Sunday 7th. Will you be swimming with them in the Limmat too? Or watching as the event unfurls from the safety of terra firma? There is also: the Singing Christmas Tree, the Märlitram, the Silvesterlauf, the Licheterschwimmen and lots more Christmas and Advent activities in Zurich! See See here for details so that you don’t miss any of the key Christmas events.

Find The Perfect Christmas Present in Zurichsee our guide here to give you some inspiration.

Robin Hood at Zurich Opera House –  workshops on various dates about Robin Hood for 7 – 12 year olds. See here for information.

Lady Salsa Show with 20% off selected tickets – takes place at the Maag Halle in Zurich. The show comes recommended by none other than Kylie Minogue – so why not take a trip to the Maag Halle at Hardbrücke and see for yourself? More information here.

Your Guide to Christmas Markets in Switzerland – have a Glühwein, do some shopping or meet up with friends. For more information on Christmas Markets in Zurich and Switzerland see here.

Your Guide to Christmas Markets over the Border from Switzerlandsee here for details of the top Christmas Markets in France, Germany and Austria.

Cashmere Sale in Zurich – don’t miss the opportunity to buy some great cashmere presents for Christmas and at the same time help a great cause. The next cashmere sale is on  5th and 6th December in Zumikon. For more information see here.

The Glocals Christmas Party takes place on 5th December – for more information see here.

American Women’s Club Winter Wonderland Christmas and Holiday Market – Saturday, December 6th 10 am – 5pm at The Clubhouse – Schöntalstrasse 8, 8004 Zürich. Free Entry. Meet Santa 10 CHF members per family / 15 CHF nonmember per family. For more information see the website.

Hotel Storchen by night

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Ice Skating – there are plenty of places to go ice skating in and around Zurich. KEK in Küsnacht is open until 14th March, the Dolder has a great rink, Live on Ice at the Hotel Sonne in Küsnacht until 8th February and there is also the ETH in the centre of Zurich which is just open until 14th December offering great views as well as good skating.

Winter Wonder Fest in Zurich – for children aged 3-12 a fun-filled action packed day in the woods on Saturday 13th December in Langnau am Albis from 1-4pm. CHF 35 per child including all materials and food and drink. Discounts for siblings. For more information or to book please click here. 

Festive Christmas Painting Workshop by Simply Paint – for children 6 – 10 year in a variety of locations on 6th and 13th December. For more information see here.

TimeOut Sports Shop Uster is hosting a Special Customer Day on 12th December from 9am till 8pm – with many special offers and deals. They also have live demonstrations on waxing skis, a snowboard workshop and they even have a wine tasting event from 3pm – 8pm. For more information see here.

Switzerland is celebrating 150 years of Winter Tourism – are you ready for the snow? Read this article for top tips on Winter and snow preparation.

Duty Free Shopping at Zurich Airport for non flyers – to celebrate its 10th anniversary, on  13th and 14th December non flyers will be able to purchase from the Zurich Airport Duty Free from 6 am until 10 pm. You should register in advance on the airport’s website .

The New Guide to Zurich – Zurich Welcome Home – is out now and not only do we have a great discount on the price for NewInZurich readers, but we also have a 2 books up fro grabs in a free to enter contest. Read here to learn more.

The tonhalleLATE – took place lat Friday. If you missed it and want to see the next one, it is on in January. A great combination of Classical and modern music Read here for more information.

No Excuses Zurich – Christmas is very close! Get the body or fitness level you’ve always wanted with the help of Jayne from No Excuses. Classes suitable for all fitness levels, all ages. Read here for more details.

***Special Offers*** – Get 20% off books when shopping online at books.ch (Orell Fussli), using the special coupon code NOELZAL Valid till 15th December 2014.

Articles you may have missed:

The Christmas Pyramid in Stadelhofen – there’s more to it than raclette and Glühwein. Read here to find out more.

Visiting London? Read all about the top places to visit courtesy of DASH magazine editor NoéMie Schwaller. See here.

The Cuisine of Switzerland Canton by Canton – 26 bites of Switzerland. See here.

Highlights of the Mercedes Benz Fashion Days in Zurich on our Pinterest Board here.

In the mood for cooking? –  why not make a Fondue?

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