What’s On in and Around Zurich Mid December 2014

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What’s On in and Around Zurich Mid December 2014

It’s mid December and it hasn’t really snowed yet – but worry not, luckily there is lots to keep you  occupied 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.

Christmas Events in Zurich – There are plenty of events taking place:

– the Singing Christmas Tree

– the Märlitram

– the Silvesterlauf

–  the Lichterschwimmen  See here for details of these & lots more so you don’t miss out.

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.

Sylvia Day’s Show “I’ll be Home Alone for Christmas” has its last performance on Saturday 12th December at the Boulevard Theater. See here for more information.

Lady Salsa Show with 20% off selected tickets – continues at the Maag Halle in Zurich until 17th December. 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.

Sunday Shopping at Volkiland – some out of town shopping centres such as Volkiland are open on Sunday 14th 10am – 6pm – but in Zurich you will need to wait till Sunday 21st for the next Shopping Sunday.

Swiss Sports Awards are taking place this Sunday 14th December. You can watch them live on SRF1 from 6.50pm – 7.20pm and from the red carpet at 8.05pm. For more information see here.


Your Guide to Christmas Markets in Switzerland – there’s still time to visit a Christmas Market if you haven’t already! Why not 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 Switzerland – see here for details of the top Christmas Markets in France, Germany and Austria.

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 13th December. For more information see here.

Find The Perfect Christmas Present in Zurich – see our guide here  – we’ve updated it to give you even more ideas and inspiration and you can get everything in Zurich (whilst stocks last!)

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

Buying a Christmas tree – you can buy your own Christmas tree (grown in the woods in Zurich no less) from Stadtgärtnerei,  and at Werkhof Höngerberg and Forstgarten Albisgüetli you can even cut down your own tree on 20th and 21st December. If you’re looking for an FSC certified Christmas tree you can buy from these locations.  As well as from most larger supermarkets and DIY stores you can also buy one at right by the fountain outside Stadelhofen station from 14th December onwards.

Zurich by Night 2 Lorenzo Borghi

Photo by Lorenzo Borghi  

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.

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 in English – “Zurich Welcome Home” – is out now in English. Not only do we have a great discount on the price for NewInZurich readers VHF 35 incl P&P), but we also have a 2 books up for grabs in a free to enter contest. Read here to place an order or enter the contest.

The Live-Switzerland Coupon Book – is now available for CHF 69 with offers at hotels, restaurants dinners and brunches, Swiss excursions and lots of other exciting activities all on a 2 for 1 basis. To order a book simply email us with your name and address with the words Live-Switzerland in the subject line.

No Excuses Zurich – Get a new body for the New Year 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.

New Restaurant in Männerdorf – Strozzis Rosticerrio – newly opened with specialities such as spare ribs, roast meats, salads, brunch & lots more. See here for details.

Articles you may have missed:

The Samichlausschwimmen that took place last week. See the photos here.

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

Planning a getaway? Read 7 Great Reasons to Visit Egypt if you’re craving some sunshine.

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.

In the mood for cooking? –  why not make a beautiful, rich hot chocolate. See recipe here. Or perhaps a fondue?

Best Hot Chocolate


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