What’s On In Zurich End of 2016 Early 2017

Zurich at Christmas Time


What’s On In Zurich End of 2016 Early 2017



What's On in Zurich Mid December 2016 Onwards

There’s still no snow in Zurich but here’s wishing you all a fabulous festive season and a brilliant New Year, wherever you are! If you’re in Zurich there’s plenty to keep you busy so do have fun! All the shops are closed in Zurich Christmas Day and Boxing Day see the Christmas and New Year opening times here for more details.

Christmas Markets Guide to Zurich & Switzerland

it’s the last day of the Christkindlimarkt at Zurich Hauptbahnhof on 24th December and the Wienachtsdorf shut on Friday 23rd. More details here – Christmas Markets in Zurich and Switzerland here.

Christmas Markets in Germany, France and Austria 

some of the markets outside Switzerland extend beyond Christmas eve so take a look at the Christmas Markets over the border in Germany, France and Austria, take a look here.

Sign up to Zurich Marathon by 31st December to save CHF40

under the slogan “Zurich makes you run” the 15th Zurich Marathon will take place on 9th April. If you would like to save CHF40 on your entrance ticket you need to sign up by 31st December 2016. Find out more by clicking here.

New Year Fireworks Zurich 2015 by Geoff Pegler

New Year’s Eve Fireworks

the city’s New Year’s Eve fireworks are free and spectacular to watch. Please note that they don’t start on the chime of midnight – but at 20 past midnight!!! Find out more about the New Year Fireworks here.

New Year Fireworks Zurich 2015 by Geoff Pegler

Wedding and Event Fair 7 – 8th January Messe Zurich

if you’re getting married or planning a big event you might want to visit the Hochzeitmesse Zurich which will be taking place at the Messe in Zurich from 7th – 8th January. See here for details.

Photo 17 Zurich 6th – 10th January

don’t miss Photo 17  a great exhibition of photography at the Maag Halle in Zurich. For more information see the Photo Schweiz website here.

Photo 17 Zurich

The Rythmn of the Dance – Irish Dancing 19th January

an homage to the history of Ireland and Irish dancing,  Rhythm Of The Dance is a thrilling live show, complete with a traditional Irish live band and three young Irish Tenors. It takes place on 19th January at the Theater Spirgarten in Zurich and the following day in Winterthur. Find out more and book tickets here.

Mary Poppins Coming to Zurich in English

the Mary Poppins musical is coming to Zurich on 1st February and will be shown at Theater 11. For more information and how to book tickets see here.

Art On Ice Ice Skating 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.

Present Ideas 

some Christmas present or maybe New Year present ideas. Take a look at 30 different gift ideas here.

Christmas Shopping in Zurich

Christmas and New Year Shopping Opening Times 2016 / 17

check out the Bank Holidays and shopping hours for Christmas and the New Year in Zurich here.

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 where to find a great Fondue here.

Iceskating in Zurich

there’s plenty of places to go iceskating in and around Zurich –  See our guide to places to go iceskating here.

Credit Suisse Sports Awards

Lara Gut Credit Suisse Sportswoman of the year

the Swiss Credit Suisse Sports Awards took place last week and Fabian Cancellara was crowned Sportsman of the year and Lara Gut Sportswoman of the year. Find out about all the the award winners here.

Fabian Cancellara Credit Suisse Sports Awards 2016

Exhibition “Flucht” at the Landesmuseum

a very interesting exhibition entitled Flucht is on at the Landesmuseum telling the story of refugees and how they are welcomed in Switzerland and other countries. With moving picture by Mano Khalil. Open Tuesday to Sunday until March. For more information see here.

Alberto Giacometti Beyond Bronze

see this interesting exhibition at the Kunsthaus Zurich which continues until 15th January. Read all about it here.

Couleurs Désert at the Bellerive Museum – LAST Exhibition!

the beautiful Bellerive Museum in Zurich is sadly closing in 2017 and the last exhibition is one about the Berber carpets made in Morocco by the talented craftswomen who live there. The exhibition is on now and ends on 29th January. Open Tuesday – Sunday 10am – 5pm. More information here.

Starfield  by LAB 212 at the MuDA until 26th February

check out the LAB 212 exhibition at the MuDA in Zurich. Find out more here.


How to be Swiss: An Instruction Manual

How to be Swiss: An Instruction Manual

the British author Diccon Bewes has got a new book out which is bound to raise a few smiles! Entitled “How to be Swiss: an Instruction Manual” it’s a light hearted read and a lot of fun. Find out more here.

The Big Swiss Colouring Book: for Mindful Adults and Creative Kids

just in time for Christmas this book is a great big colouring book about all things Swiss. Find out more about it here.

The Naked Swiss by Clare O’Dea

there’s a new book out unravelling the psyche of the Swiss and written by an Irish author married to a Swiss man. This maybe a perfect Christmas present for someone you know? Find out more in this interview with the author here.

Zurich Insider Guide (in German)

for those German speakers amongst you there is a new guide to Zurich called “Zurich Insider Guide” by Peter Bührer of Zurich Welcome Home. As well as being packed with useful information it also offers a tremendous number of 2 for 1 deals and vouchers and it uses QR codes to show you exactly what to expect at some of the event venues and shows etc. You can buy it at all good book shops and online here.

Stay in the Jungfrau Region and Ski for Free

Stay in the Jungfrau Region and Ski for Free

some of the best skiing can be had in the Jungfrau Ski Region and this season the hotels there are offering a free ski pass if you stay 2 night or more. This is a brilliant deal – so take a look here for full details.

What to do in Zurich on a Rainy Day

if you’re wondering what to do in Zurich when it rains, (or is simply cold and grey) 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.

Looking for something different? How about Fondue in the the Sky?

if you’re looking for a very different dinner for a special occasion or birthday how about a fondue dinner in a gondola over the Swiss alps? Find out more here.

Fondue in the sky Villars

Photo courtesy of Fondue in the Sky

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Thank you for reading!

Wishing you all

a fabulous festive season


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