What’s On In Zurich Early December 2017
Samichlausschwimmen 3rd December
fancy swimming in the Limmat this Sunday? If you fancy taking part in this Zurich tradition go along to Pier 7. It takes place from 1.30 till 2.30pm. Find out more here. Take a look at our photos from last year’s event here.
Christmas Shopping Sundays in Zurich – 2nd one this Sunday 3rd December
normally shops are closed in Zurich on Sundays but before Christmas the shops open on 3 separate Sundays, including this Sunday 3rd December. More information on the special Christmas Shopping Sundays here.
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.
BSCC Quiz with Diccon Bewes 4th December
join the British Swiss Chamber of Commerce at the Fork and Bottle on Monday 4th December from 6pm – 9pm for a fun and entertaining evening with Diccon Bewes as Quiz Master. More information here.
Klausjagen in Küssnacht Tuesday 5th December 8.15pm
the traditional “Klausjagen” celebration takes place in Küssnacht am Rigi on 5th December at 8.15pm. It’s a real experience and the celebration is quite spectacular to view. We went along last year – see our photos here.
the ICS Winter Market is taking place in the Gemeindesaal in Zumikon on 6th December 2017 from 1pm till 6pm. This event is an opportunity to shop for Christmas gifts, enjoy refreshments and musical performances by students in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere.
Samichlaus Day 6th December
the 6th December is Samichlaus or St Nicholas Day in Switzerland. There are activities to celebrate this event from 1st – 6th December – find out more here.
Cashmere Sales for a Good Cause 7th, 8th and 9th December
the charity Luxe4Education is presenting its latest collection of elegant and luxurious pieces for men and women – sweaters, cardigans, hoodies, ponchos, scarves and shawls, lots of accessories and more. It’s all for a great cause, helping blind Chinese orphans. The sale will take place at Weid 13 in Zumikon on December 7th, 8th and 9th from 11am until 5pm. More information about this great charity 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.
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.
Popular European Christmas Markets
just over the border there are some great Christmas Markets in France, Germany and Austria. Find out more here.
The Singing Christmas Tree Just off Bahnhofstrasse until 24th December
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 Pyramid at Stadelhofen
ever wondered what was the inspiration behind the Christmas Pyramid at Stadelhofen station? Find out all about it here.
The Jelmoli Märlitram – Christmas Tram for Kids till 24th December
the Jelmoli Christmas Tram will be wending its way through he streets of Zurich until 24th December bringing much joy to the children of Zurich. Find out more here.
Turkey Dinner To Go at the Marriott Zurich till 24th December
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 now! Find out more here.
The Illuminarium at the Landesmuseum Zurich until 31st December
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.
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.
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. Read all about it here.
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.
Where to Go Ice Skating in Zurich
there are plenty of places to go ice skating in Zurich – so grab your skates and take a look 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.
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.
The Veuve Clicquot Business Woman Award 2017
the Veuve Clicquot Business Woman Award took place at the Park Hyatt Hotel in Zurich on 30th November. It was won by Barbara Lax. Find out more information about this very special award 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.
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.
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.
Make Your Own Fondue
fondue is easy and fun to make – so why not have a go yourself? See our recipe here.
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