What’s On In Zurich Mid to End of November 2016

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What’s On In Zurich Mid to End of November 2016


It was goodbye to the wine ships as they closed their doors until next Autumn and next week will herald the beginning of the Christmas festivities with the Christmas lights in the city and of course the Christmas markets in Zurich. Keep well wrapped up and enjoy!


Park Hyatt Wedding Fair Hochzeitsmesse Zurich

Zurich’s Wedding Fair at the Park Hyatt Zurich 19th November

for the second time the Wedding Fair or Hochzeitsmesse, will be hosted at the Park Hyatt Hotel in Zurich. With top wedding specialists on hand, demonstrations, fashion shows and lots of advice, this free event takes place on Saturday 19th November. See here for more information.

Thanksgiving Lunch at the AWC 24th November

next Thursday will be Thanksgiving and the American Womens Club in Zurich will be hosting a lunch at their club in Zurich. The deadline is Thursday 17th so be quick if you want to book. See details here.

The International Arab Film Festival Zurich 16th- 20th November

the International Arab Film Festival will be back in Zurich from 16th – 20th November and the program will continue until 15th December. More details on the IAFF here. 

Slow Food Market Zurich

Slow Food Fair 18th – 20th November 

calling all foodies! the Slow Food Market will be taking place from 18th – 20th November this year in Halle 3 +4 at the Messe in Zurich.  For more details see here.

blickfang 2016

Blickfang Design Zurich 25th – 27th November Win tickets!

the fabulous design fair Blickfang will be taking place this year at the Kongresshaus from 25th – 27th November. We have 3 pairs of tickets available in our contest! For more information see here.

Michael Poliya’s Olympus Travel Diary 27th November 12 – 6pm 

don’t miss the wonderful photo exhibition at Photobastei in Zurich featuring talented photographer Michael Poliza’s amazing photos from his recent travels. It’s on for one day only from 12 noon to 6pm – find out more about the exhibition here.

max chocolatier zurich

Chocolate and Wine Tasting Event 30th November 7pm

join us for an evening filled with chocolate and wine in Zurich! We will be tasting wine with Tim Magnus from Magnus Vinum and chocolate from Max Chocolatier. Only a few tickets left! See here for details.

Christmas Events

Tickets for Märlitram Rides for Children with Santa On Sale from 21st November

why not let your children take a tram ride through Zurich with his elves? The Märlitram is a Zurich Christmas Tradition  – find out all about it here.

Christmas Lights Go on in Bahnhofstrasse 24th November

make sure you don’t miss the Christmas Light as Night Shopping till 10pm on Thursday 24th November. It’s the countdown towards Christmas!

Christmas Market Guide to Zurich and Advent Shopping Sundays too

see our guide to the key Christmas Markets in Zurich and Switzerland here.

Alberto Giacometti Exhibit at Kunsthaus Zurich: Beyond Bronze

Kunsthaus  Alberto Giacommeti Exhibition

don’t miss the Alberto Giacommeti Exhibition Beyond Bronze at the Kunsthaus Zurich which has just opened. Find out more here. 

Eddie Izzard Force Majeure Reloaded 4th December

the talented performer Eddie Izzard will be back in Zurich at the Kongresshaus on 4th December Buy Tickets here

Pop Up Berlin 5th – 17th December

you don’t have to travel to Berlin to experience it as there is a new “Berlin pop up” in Zurich from 5th – 17th December. It all takes place at Schoffelgasse 2/4, Rüdenplatz, 8001 Zürich and features a pop up store with approximately 20 Berlin brands as well a  Club offering a variety of art, music and other creative events. Find out more here. 

Mary Poppins Coming to Zurich in English

the Mary Poppins musical is coming to Zurich in the New Year and will be shown at Theater 11. For more information and how to book tickets see here.  

The Work of the GreenLamp Charity and the Solar Suitcase

find out about the valuable work carried out by the GreenLamp Charity for women in Africa here.

Restaurants & Food & Wine

Winter Evenings In The Forest at the Widder in Zurich

Raclette and Champagne in the The Forest at the Widder Hotel

if you’re looking for the ultimate in sophistication and a traditional raclette meal in Zurich you really must visit the “Forest” at the Widder Hotel. It’s a magical place which has been transformed for the Winter season and the perfect place to have a raclette and a glass of Ruinart champagne. Due to the fact that it has already sold out they are extending the Forest for one month until the end of January. Find out more here.

Dinner for One

a new concept in dining out has been launched by Laura Schälchli called “dinner for one” – it’s not a singles night but you come alone and you don’t know who else will be there! Find out more by visiting the Dinner For One website here.

Cooking with Zoe Torinesi and Parmigiano Reggiano Cheese

we went on a cookery course the other day with Zoe Torinesi of Cookinesi and learnt how to cook with Parmesan cheese in every course. What’s more it was all delicious! Find out more here.


Nespresso Gourmet Weeks 2016

the annual Nespresso Gourmet Weeks event has kicked off at top hotels and restaurants across Switzerland until 20th November. Top chefs will be offering their coffee-inspired menus for your delectation at special prices for with lunch or dinner. Find out all about it here. 

Smith and De Luma Recently Opened

a very cool new steak house has just opened in Zurich called Smith and De Luma promising great wine and fabulous meat! It opened 20th October and is located at Grubenstrasse 27, Zurich-Binz. More information on their website.

The Swiss Are the 8th Biggest Champagne Consumers in the World

did you realise how popular champagne is in Switzerland? Find out more about champagne in our interview with Kat Morse from Wiine.me who set up the Salon du Champagne events in Switzerland and see our photos here.

Salon Du Champagne Zurich

Only Temporary Pop Up at the NZZ Factory

there’s a new pop up from 3rd November till the 23rd December at the old NZZ factory in Schlieren. We haven’t visited it yet but it looks like a very cool location for a pop up. You can find information about it on their Facebook page.

Cranberries and Cranberry Recipes

if Thanksgiving and turkey make you think of cranberries, then check out NextDoorMarket.com a Swiss brand which is distributing Wisconsin cranberries in Switzerland. See here for some cranberry recipes.

Fondue Restaurants in Zurich

looking for a good Fondue in Zurich? Here are some restaurants that offer great fondues and there’s also a recipe so you can make your own. Find out more about Fondue here.

Travel and Explore


A Sports and Sunshine Holiday in Lanzarote

fancy escaping the grey for some sunshine and sports? One visited Lanzarote and tried out lots of sport and fun in the sun! Find out about a sports break in Lanzarote here.

A Voyage Through Switzerland on the Bernina Express

Why not take a trip on the Bernina Express and get blown away by the beautiful and diverse landscapes you get to see in Switzerland in just one day. Find out more about travelling on the Bernina Express here.


Meryl Davis and Charlie White

Art On Ice Ice Skating and Entertainment 2nd – 5th February

Art On Ice is one of the most popular entertainment shows in Zurich attracting young and old alike. This year it will feature Chaka Khan, James Morrison, along with top figure skaters from all the world including Daisuke Takahashi, Stephane Lambiel, Florence Amodio and many more. Find out all about the full line up and book tickets here.

Ski Resorts Open Early with Discounted Offers

many of the ski resorts have opened early with special offers and limited availability so why not head off to the slopes. For example here is Flumserberg’s latest information.

What to do in Zurich on a Rainy Day

the weather has been a bit mixed of late, so if you’re wondering what to do in Zurich when it rains, do check this list of rainy day activities for all the family.

Fancy a spa or Hammam in Zurich

if you’re looking for a spa or hammam in Zurich take a look at our guide here.

Luxury Spa Day at the Hotel Dolder Grand Zurich

Contests and Offers

Blickfang Design Fair – 3 x 2 tickets to be won!

enter our contest to win 3 x 2 tickets to the wonderful design fair Blickfang. Enter here. 

Lose Weight and Get Fit for Christmas

Find out all about the great offer that Jenny at NuYu fitness in Seefeld near Opera has on for 4 weeks up till Christmas. In addition she has a special reader offer for just CHF 99 – be quick though as there are only limited spaces! Jenny speaks English! See here for details.

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The Newly Revamped Swiss National Museum

Recipe – Easy Parmesan and Pear Salad


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