The Tradition of the Swarovski Christmas Tree at Zurich HB

The Tradition of the Swarovski Christmas Tree at Zurich HB

The Tradition of the Swarovski Christmas Tree at Zurich HB

 

The Tradition of the Swarovski Christmas Tree at Zurich HB

One of the most beautiful traditions of Christmas in Zurich has to be the sparkling Swarovski Christmas tree at Zurich main station. The station, or “HB” as it is often referred to, comes alive at Christmas time as the hall is filled with the bustle of the Christkindlimarkt. The Christmas Market at the station normally lasts around 4 weeks from the end of November till just before Christmas. It’s full of bright lights, colour and lots of stall holders eagerly selling their wares.

The Tradition of the Swarovski Christmas Tree at Zurich HB

However, rising high above is the beautiful, glittering, 50 ft tall Swarovski tree. Bedecked with over 6,000 shimmering Swarovski pieces, the elegant structure dominates the skyline. The tree is covered with tiny lights which change colour intermittently and the sparkles can be seen from all corners of the station.

The Tradition of the Swarovski Christmas Tree at Zurich HB

20th Year of Swarovski Tree in Zurich

This year, 2017, marks the 20th time the Swarovski tree has been present at the Christkindlimarkt. Just around an hour after the “Lucy” lights are illuminated in Bahnhofstrasse, Zurich’s main shopping street, the countdown begins for the lighting of the Swarovski tree, shortly after 7pm. As the lights on the tree go on, applause breaks out across the station and you know that Christmas is definitely on its way!

Around the base of the tree is a Swarovski  showcase where you can see the latest pieces from their current collection, in addition to pieces from the last twenty years.

The Tradition of the Swarovski Christmas Tree at Zurich HB

So next time you’re in Zurich over the Christmas season, do pop by and take a look at this most brilliant spectacle at Zurich main station, the beautiful Swarovski Christmas Tree.

Here is a video of the Swarovski tree at Zurich HB at the lighting ceremony with an address in German.

The Swarovski Christmas Tree

Where: Zurich Main Staion

When: 23rd November – 23rd December 2017

The Christmas Tree is sponsored by Swarovski and is a free attraction. To see the latest Swarovski collection please click here.

****************************************

Photos taken by Carmen Sirboiu on Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mk iii

For more information about events and things to do in Zurich and beyond please see our Home Page or our What’s On Page and for regular updates subscribe to the blog.

Articles You May Like

Zurich’s Singing Christmas Tree

Christmas Shopping Sundays in Zurich 2017

Christmas Markets Guide Zurich and Switzerland

Christmas Stollen Recipe

The Märlitram Rides Again in Zurich

******************************

SaveSave

SaveSave

SaveSave

SaveSave

SaveSave

SaveSave

SaveSave

SaveSave

SaveSave

Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Tags: , , , , , ,

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *