What’s On in Zurich End of November Early December 2015

What’s On in Zurich End of November Early December 2015

What’s On in Zurich

End of November Early December 2015


The temperatures have dropped and we’ve had our first sprinkling of snow. With the sparkling lights and Christmas Markets, the whole of Zurich is turning into a Winter Wonderland. See what’s on this weekend and in the coming weeks. For those celebrating Thanksgiving have a wonderful time. Have fun!


The Whisky Ships in Zurich 26th – 29th November

if you like whisky you’ll be pleased to know that the whisky ships are now in Bürkliplatz! Visiting for only 4 days they offer whisky lovers a unique experience. See here for more details.

Whisky Ships in Zurich – Zurich’s Whisky Fair on the Water


NAMA Design Fair at Gutav Restaurant 25th – 28th November

a small design fair with lots of gift ideas and interesting ideas. Taking place at Gustav Restaurant in Zurich from 10am – 7.30pm each day. More information here.

Photo Exhibition by David Yarrow at Villa Bührle till 30th Nov

a photographic exhibition featuring wildlife photographs by David Yarrow at Villa Bührle near Tiefenbrunnen 26th till 30th November 11am – 8pm. More information here.

ETH Polyball Saturday 28th November

the Polyball takes place on Saturday 28th and promises to be a lot of fun. For the full program of events including music and food please visit the website.

Samichlaus Parade – Santa Claus parade in Zurich 29th November 5pm

specially for children this Santa Claus parade is free of charge and starts at 5pm at Werdmühleplatz just off Bahnhofstrasse. For more information visit the website.

Lost In Blues Concert Sunday 29th November

jazz by “Lost In Blues” on Sunday 29th November at 4pm at the Restaurant Commihalle Zurich. For more information see here.

Piano Concert in Witikon 29th November “Klangwelt der Farben und Naturelemente”

by pianist Tatjana Ruckstuhl-Nikic, taking place at the GZ Witikon, Witikonerstrasse 405, 8053 Zürich at 4pm. Doors open 3.45. Entrance free. There will be a collection.

christmas shop sundays zurich 2015

Shopping Sunday this Sunday November 29th

the shops in Zurich will be open on Sunday this week. There are two other shopping Sundays as well and some of the out of town centres have other dates. More details of the Shopping Sundays are contained in our Christmas Market Guide too. Details here.

The Zurich and Swiss Christmas Markets

the Christmas Markets are beginning to open their doors this week in Zurich and throughout Switzerland on various dates. Read our guide to all the dates and times of the Christmas markets. See our Guide to the Christmas Markets in Zurich here.

Charles Gitnik Exhibition at the Inadederer Art Gallery Zurich 25th November – 16th Jan

the impact of gun crime is examined in this exhibition of a 13 year old Los Angeles boy’s exhibition in Zurich. Taking place at the Inadederer Gallery from 25th November – 16th January. For more information please visit the website.

Food Market EWZ Selnau Zurich 26th November & 12th December

There’s a food market featuring at EWZ Selnau on Thursday 26th November and 12th December from 5pm to 11pm. Food, drink and entertainment.  See here for more information.

The Märlitram Christmas Tram for Children from 30th November

if you’re between 4 and 10 you can go on a special tram round Zurich with Santa Claus and his angels. It’s a real treat for children – but adults are not allowed! For more information read here.

The Märlitram Zurich

BSCC Quiz Night with Diccon Bewes 1st December

Diccon Bewes, best selling British author and Swiss resident, will be quiz master at the annual BSCC Quiz Night. It begins at 6pm and takes place at the Fork and Bottle Restaurant in Zurich. For more information and tickets please see the website.

Luxe4Education Cashmere for a Good Cause 3rd, 4th & 5th December

the next sale of luxury cashmere for a good cause takes place on December 3rd, 4th and 5th from 11am until 5pm at Weid 13, Zumikon. This 100% non-profit organisation supports the education of orphans in China through sales of beautiful high-end cashmere. Read all about it here or visit the website.

Cashmere scarves in Zurich

Samichlaus-Schwimmen – Swimming in the Limmat 6th December

yes really! You can swim across the Limmat in Zurich as part of this organised swim with profits going to the Swiss Association for the Deaf. Only limited spaces available as tickets are selling out fast. See here for full details.

Andy Warhol The Life Years 4th November  – 23rd December & 4th – 17th January

the ETH in Zurich is showing an exhibition entitled “Andy Warhol The Life Years 1949-1959”. It features impressive drawings from Warhol’s early creative phase. Open Monday – Sunday 10am – 4.45pm (but check website for exceptions). For more information please see here.

The Silvesterlauf 13th December

This fun run takes place on 13th December through the streets of Zurich – but you need to register soon. Our friends at The Marathon Pack have got handy kits available with support and tips in English – more information hereSilvesterlauf website 2015.

silvesterlauf zurich

Sylvia Day’s Christmas at the Cabaret 5th & 12th December 

Sylvia Day’s holiday comedy show “Christmas at the Cabaret” will be taking place at the Cabaret Voltaire in Zurich’s old town on Saturday 5th & 12th December. Performances start at 7pm. For information and tickets please see here.

Lichterschwimmen 17th December 5pm
Watch the little candles float along the Limmat River while you enjoy a hot punch or Glühwein at Weinplatz. It all happens at the Rathausbrücke on 17th December from 5 pm.

Globus Zurich Bahnhofstrasse *** delicatessa Pop Up Dinner Sunday 20th December 

Ristorante Accademia del Gusto will be cooking a four-course meal with from tips and tricks from chefs Stefano and Mariana Piscopo at Globus Bahnhofstrasse on 20th December. From 7pm – 11pm, it costs CHF 190 for the 4 course menu including, wine, water and coffee or tea. Book online or phone 058 578 1111 for more information.

Conelli Circus until 3rd January
The traditional Conelli Circus in the red tent at Bauschänzli can be seen from afar and is a real Zurich tradition. The programme continues until 3rd January. For more information see here.
What's on in Zurich mid to end november 2015

The Art of the Brick On Now

a fabulous which will appeal to all ages – what you can make with a lego brick. For more information see here.

The Tallest Building in Switzerland

since September Prime Tower no longer holds the honour of being the tallest building in Switzerland. The new tallest building is in fact 52m taller. Read here all about Building 1.

The Museum Rietberg and “Akbar’s Golden Legacy”

is holding an exhibition entitled “Akbar’s Golden Legacy” about paintings for the Emperors of India which has been recommended to us. Check out the details on the Rietberg Museum website here.

Nespresso Gourmet Weeks Lunch at the Dolder Grand

if you’re looking for a special treat the Restaurant at the Dolder Grand with chef Heiko Nieder won’t disappoint. We were lucky enough to visit during the Nespresso Gourmet Weeks promotion. See here for details.

What’s On in Zurich End of November Early December 2015

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