What’s On in Zurich Beginning of January 2017
Zurich is finally looking like it’s having a Swiss Winter with snow on the ground and we hope you’re enjoying the novelty! There’s lots on in the city so take a look here for some inspiration.
Dreikönigstag Switzerland 6th January
6th January in Switzerland is traditionally the day to take the tree down with all the Christmas decorations and to eat Dreikönig Cake. If you’re lucky you might even get to be a “king” or “queen” for the day! Find out more here and learn how to bake the cake yourself too.
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.
The Museum Rietberg and Ito Shinsui until 8th January
if you haven’t seen the Ito Shinsui exhibition at the Rietberg you still have a few days left at is finishes on 8th January 2017. For more information see the Rietberg Museum website here.
Silvesterkläuse Celebrations in Appenzell – 13th January (and Dec 31st)
if you fancy seeing something exceptionally Swiss and very traditional why not head to Appenzell for the New Year Silvesterkläuse processions which will next take place on 13th January. There are 2 dates, the 31st December and 13th January. See our photos by Geoff Pegler from 31st December and find out more if you plan visiting on 13th January.
Mercedes-Benz CSI Show Jumping 27th – 29th January
taking place at the Hallenstation in Zurich, this acclaimed international show jumping event is on in Zurich for 3 days. For more information take a look here.
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.
Exhibition – Lyrical Minimalism by Christian Herdeg at the Haus Konstruktiv
visit this exhibition by Christian Herdeg which finishes on 15th January. Find out more here.
Alberto Giacometti Beyond Bronze
see this interesting exhibition at the Kunsthaus Zurich which continues until 15th January. Read all about it here.
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.
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.
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.
Man’s World Zurich at the Maag Halle 2nd – 5th February
toys for the boys, top brands, gadgets, wine, gin and beer tasting and lots more. Find out more here.
White Turf at St Moritz 12th, 19th & 26th February
for glamour, excitement and horse racing fun head to St Moritz to watch the famous White Turf horse racing across a frozen lake. For more information and tickets see 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.
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.
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.
Stay in the Jungfrau Region and Ski for Free
we’ve just been skiing in the Jungfrau Ski Region and this season there is a great deal on with the hotels in the Jungfrau ski region offering a free ski pass if you stay 2 nights or more – so find out the details here. Stay tuned for a further photo report to follow.
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.
Sleep in an Igloo in Switzerland
fancy a snow adventure? How about sleeping in an Igloo in Switzerland? Find out more about where you can try out this unique experience in Switzerland 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.
Photos of New Year Fireworks 2017
it was a little foggy on New Year’s Eve but despite the condition photographer Geoff Pegler managed to get some great shots. See here for some photos of the evening.
Dinner at the Wirtschaft our Kittenmühle Herrliberg
looking for a restaurant with traditional Swiss cooking in a beautiful old building. Find out more here.
The Ruinart Ice Bar Contest at the Grand Hotel Zermatterhof
visit Zermatt and discover the new Ruinart Ice Bar and enter the contest to win a night for two at this beautiful hotel. Read more here.
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