What’s On in Zurich Mid to Late January 2017

Silversterklause Celebrations Appenzell by Carmen Sirboiu


What’s On in Zurich Mid to Late January 2017


Zurich in the Winter by Carmen Sirboiu Photos by Carmen Sirboiu

It’s so cold in Zurich even the fountains have frozen over! Here are some ideas for things to do this week and beyond. We also have a Photo Contest running on our Facebook Page and a delicious Chocolate, Wine, Port and Whisky Tasting Event on 9th February. Find out more below.

The Rhythm of the Dance 19th & 20th January

an homage to the history of Ireland and Irish dancing,  Rhythm Of The Dance promises to be 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 20th January in Winterthur. Find out more and book tickets here.

Dawna Mueller Photography Exhibition Männerdorf 21st Jan – 24th March

the Vernissage of Dawna Mueller’s impressive photographic exhibition takes place from 10am – 4pm on Saturday 21st January at Gallery StileVivo, Kugelgasse 14, 8708 Männerdorf and Dawna will be present. The exhibition continues until 24th March. For more information see here. 

The Belle Epoque Week at Kandersteg 22nd – 29th January

step back in time and enjoy the experience of a bygone age. See here for details

Miss Earth Schweiz Finals in Lausanne 28th January

a beauty contest with a commitment to the environment, to sustainability and to doing good – the Miss Earth Schweiz finals take place in Lausanne on 28th January, but we met the contestants on the farm at Bauer Fritz to find out more.  See our article and photos here.

Win A Volvo with Foundations for Learning & Auction on 28th January

there is a very cool Volvo to be won in Foundations for Learning Auction and Raffle event which has been painted by the artist Blanda. The auction will be taking place in Zumikon at Heimat 3 Restaurant on Saturday 28th January. To be in with a chance of winning you need to buy a ticket which you can do online via their website here.  Good luck!

Foundations for Learning Prize Draw

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.

Did you see the Silvesterkläuse Celebrations in Appenzell on 13th January 

photographer Carmen Sirboiu went to the New Year Silvesterkläuse processions in Appenzell on Friday 13th January. Take a look at both Carmen’s and Geoff Pegler’s photos here

Couleurs Désert at the Bellerive Museum  till 29th January!

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.

Chinese and Swiss Contemporary Art Exhibition at Helmhaus until 5th February

the title for this exhibition is roughly translated “Behind Every Mountain there is another Mountain” and it’s open Tuesday till Sunday every day at Helmhaus, Limmatquai 31, 8001 Zurich. Visit the website here for more information.

NewInZurich January Photo Contest

Photo Contest – “Winter in Switzerland”

enter your recent photos of “Winter in Switzerland” to be in with a chance of winning! You must have some great shots of the snow or the mountains – so why not enter now? We can’t wait to see your snaps! All you need to do is to upload your photos to the NewInZurich Facebook page to be in with a chance! Click here to find out more details.

Tim Magnus Wine Classes on 31st January and 7th February 

why not begin the New Year by learning a new skill and becoming an expert in wine? Tim Magnus runs fun workshops and where you get to learn about and taste lots of wine! The next classes are in Zurich on 31st January and 7th February. Find out more here.

Mode Suisse Fashion Edition 11 Zurich 2nd – 25th February

the Mode Suisse Fashion Fashion Show will be taking place in Zurich on 7th February and there will also be a pop up fashion store at ensue with lots of events and special features. For more information please visit the Mode Suisse website.

Chocolate, Wine, Port and Whisky Tasting Evening Thursday 9th February

we have another Chocolate, Wine and Port tasting event coming up on Thursday 9th February from 7pm – 9pm and this time we have whisky added to the mix too! It promises to be a fun and educational evening where you will be learning about chocolate from Max Chocolatier and all three drinks from Magnus Vinum and tasting lots of them too! The price is CHF 40 per person but the early bird price is CHF 35 if you book and pay by 30th January. Find out more HERE or email us directly here, stating how many tickets you want.

Wine and Chocolate Tasting event Zurich

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.

Why not have a go at Cross Country Skiing in Studen?

cross country skiing or Langlaufen not only gets you fit but it’s also great fun. Find out more about it here.

New Restaurant in Zurich ENI’T

we visited a recently opened restaurant called ENI’T and had a tour of Angst Butchers at the same time. Read all about here.

Steak at Restaurant ENIT Zurich

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.

New Raclette Restaurant in the Niederdorf – Raclette Factory

we visited the newly opened Raclette Factory and had a feast of various types of raclette. Find out more about this novel concept which also offers take-away fondue here.

The Hotel Ambassador Fondue in an Igloo on the Rooftop

there is a Pop Up Fondue Igloo on the roof terrace of the Hotel Ambassador at Opera for a limited time only. It’s just for 4 to 6 people and we tried it out and it is amazing fun! If you get cold you can even dress up in a fur-like bear skin! They also have Winter picnic fondues for two people too. See our photos and find out how to book here.

A Pop Up Fondue In An Igloo at Hotel Ambassador

Fondue in The Sky

yet another option for hot cheese fanatics is “Fondue in The Sky” at Villars in Switzerland on one day only on 25th February. Find out more and how to book tickets 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.

FIS Downhill Races in St Moritz 6 – 19th February

the FIS Downhill World Championships take place in St Moritz from 6th – 19th February. Find out more about these exciting races 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.

Stay in the Jungfrau Region and Ski for Free

if you’re looking for somewhere to go skiing and want to say over why not try the Jungfrau Ski Region where this season they have a great deal on with the hotels in the Jungfrau ski region offering a free ski pass if you stay 2 nights or more – see the photos from our stay there the other week.

Visit the Jungfraujoch and Stand on the Top of Europe

if you fancy a really thrilling day out why not visit the Jungfraujoch and stand on the Top of Europe. Spectacular views, snow walks, and amazing ice caverns with sculptures hewn out of ice are just some of the amazing things you can do here. See our photos and article here.

The ice palace at the Jungfraujoch

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.

New Beauty Cream by Lierac in Switzerland end of January

if you feel your skin needs a detox or just some very deep TLC, why not try out the new red-coloured anti-ageing and restorative serum by Lierac which hits the shelves in Switzerland at the end of this month. Find out more about it 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.

Igloos in Switzerland

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.

Skiing Close to Zurich

one of the closest ski resorts to Zurich is Flumserberg which offers easy access either  by car or by train. Find out more about Flumserberg here.

Get Fit in Zurich with Jennifer Winklhofer 

fitness coach Jennifer Winkelhofer has some exciting and motivating courses including a 4 week Detox Bootcamp to get you fit and lose weight for the New Year.  Visit Jenny’s Facebook site here for more details.

Frozen fountain in Zurich


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