Lucy Lights, Christmas Markets and Swarovksi Tree in Zurich
the Christmas “Lucy” lights went on in Bahnhofstrasse at 6pm on 23rd November, Zurich’s Christmas Markets have begun opening their doors, the Illuminarium is bright and colourful and the Swarovski tree at Zurich’s main station has now been illuminated! Zurich is full of festivity so enjoy the holiday spirit!
The Swarovski Tree Lights Up the Christkindlimarkt
the crystals on the Swarovski tree are now sparkling more than ever as the lights were illuminated on Thursday evening marking the 20th anniversary. Do pop by to Zurich main station to see the tree for yourself. Take a look at our photos of the Swarovski tree here from Thursday evening.
Christmas Markets in Zurich and Switzerland
the Christmas Markets have started all over Zurich but there are some really good ones all over Switzerland worth exploring. Check out the key Christmas Markets you really shouldn’t miss in our Christmas Market Guide here.
The Singing Christmas Tree Just off Bahnhofstrasse from 24th November
one of the loveliest of Christmas traditions, the Singing Christmas tree, will be performing from 24th November till 24th December. Click here for all the information on performances and location.
The Jelmoli Märlitram – Christmas Tram for Kids from 24th November
the Jelmoli Christmas Tram will be wending its way through he streets of Zurich from 24th November to 24th December bringing much joy to the children of Zurich. Find out more here.
Powerhouse Event on Cofounding 24th November
the Zurich Powerhouse group is hosting what promises to be a very interesting talk by expert speaker Jana Nevrlka on cofounding a business. For more information and full details see here.
Blickfang in Bern from 24th – 26th November
for the first time our favourite design show, Blickfang will be taking place at the Expo in Bern. For more information see here.
Christmas Shopping Sundays in Zurich – 1st one this Sunday 26th Nov!!!!
normally shops are closed in Zurich on Sundays but before Christmas the shops open on 3 separate Sundays. Check out the dates for the special Christmas Shopping Sundays here.
Photo Credit Jean Christophe- Dupasquier
The Illuminarium at the Landesmuseum Zurich on now
why not go and see the light show and illuminations at the Landesmuseum in Zurich? They are quite spectacular and continue until 31st December. Find out more here.
BSCC Young Professionals Event 27th November
developing a robust and strong network and maintaining these relationships requires effort and focus. Join the British Swiss Chamber of Commerce YPG Zurich team (Young Professionals Group) for an engaging and interactive evening at Memox in Albisrieden. More information here.
Vinea Wine Tasting at the Widder Hotel Wednesday 29th November
The Veuve Clicquot Business Woman Award 2017 30th November
the Veuve Clicquot Business Woman Award has taken place in Switzerland 14 times since 1985. This prestigious award is an inspiration for business women across Switzerland. This year’s Award Winner will be announced at the award ceremony by Sven Epiney on 30th November at the Park Hyatt in Zurich. Find out more information about this very special award here.
join Tina Mack from kickboxaerobics.ch in Thalwil for an hour of fun at Lululemon in Marktgasse, Zurich to help raise money for Puerto Rico. 100% of proceeds will be donated to the Conservation Trust of Puerto Rico to help with the devastation left by Hurricane Maria. Learn a great new workout routine combining martial arts, boxing and aerobics elements. Tickets CHF 45. Event from 6.30-8pm. For full details see here.
Broadway Hit Wicked in Zurich in English Until 31st December
the much acclaimed Broadway hit Wicked will be performing at Theater 11 Zurich from 15th November till 31st December in English! Tickets are bound to go fast so find out more here.
ICS Christmas Market 6th December
the ICS Winter Market is taking place in the Gemeindesaal in Zumikon on 6 December 2017. This event is an opportunity to shop for Christmas gifts, enjoy refreshments and musical performances by students in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. More details to follow.
AWC Christmas Market 3rd December
the annual Christmas Market will be taking place at the AWC office in Seefeld on 3rd December. More information here.
Stillpoint Book Launch on December 9th
on 9th December 2017 at 19:00 Stillpoint Zurich will be playing host to the book launch of The Legend of Job by Gerald Squires. There’s are Art exhibition and public lecture and it’s all taking place at Stillpoint Spaces, Klosbachstrasse 99, Zurich on 9th December.
Turkey Dinner To Go at the Marriott Zurich
the Marriott in Zurich is creating some great turkey dinners to go all over the festive season until 24th December. Prepared in the traditional way with a wonderful homemade stuffing, don’t forget to reserve yours! Find out more here.
Fondue and More
Fondue and the Schwarzenbach Magnificents Wine
local wine from the Zurich region teamed with Swiss cheese fondue. Jennifer investigated the partnership between Schwarzenbach Magnificents wines from Meilen and wonderful fondue.
Chalet Züriberg Fondue Chalet
just a short tram ride from the centre of Zurich is a new pop up fondue chalet which is open now for the Winter season until 31st January 2018. It’s all made of wood and has some great fondue offerings! Find out all about it here.
Raclette and Ruinart Champagne in the Igloo
the Widder Hotel has just launched a new pop up Igloo restaurant serving raclette and Ruinart champagne which will continue until 31st January 2018. It’s bound to get booked out very soon so don’t miss out. It costs CHF 99 per person including 2 dcl champagne. More information here.
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.
Wonderful Wellbeing – Nescens Better Aging Program at Victoria Jungfrau Grand Hotel & Spa
if you’re looking to get fitter, healthier and relax with top class spa treatments, you really should investigate the Nescens Better Aging Program at the Victoria Jungfrau Grand Hotel and Spa. Only 2 hours from Zurich by train (even less by car), this luxurious retreat really knows how to pamper you! A perfect present and a wonderful getaway. Find out more here.
More Tips For Newcomers to Zurich and Switzerland
more practical tips if you are a newcomer to Zurich or Switzerland. Read them all here.
A Sunshine Break in Spain at La Manga Club
if the cold and grey is getting you down why not consider a trip to La Manga Club for a sunshine break? With 322 days of sunshine per year it is one of the sunniest places in Europe. Find out about our recent trip to La Manga club here.
Remodelling your kitchen or bathroom?
if you’re remodelling your kitchen or bathroom or maybe purchasing a new build? One important consideration has got to be the kitchen worktops and surfaces. We went behind the scenes to the Cosentino factory in Schmerikon to find out more about their extremely durable and elegant worktops. Find our more here.
read our article about our Nespresso Gourmet Weeks Lunch at The Restaurant at the Dolder Grand by top chef Heiko Nieder here.
Le Labo Tom Ford and Jo Malone at Globus Bellevue
the new perfume area at Globus Bellevue features an array of great perfume houses including one of our favourites, Le Labo with this, its first presence in Switzerland. Find our more here.
Photo credit Carmen Sirboiu
The Wedding Show at the Park Hyatt Hotel
if you didn’t manage to get to the Wedding Show at the Park Hyatt Hotel last week, see some of our photos here.
Warming Fare for Cold Days – G’Hacktes
looking for a warming recipe for these cold days? How about G’hacktes mit Hörnli. See our recipe here.
Best of Swiss Gastro Awards for 2108
see the winners of the Best of Swiss Gastro Awards in the recent contest in Zurich. Details here.
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