What’s On In Zurich Early January 2018 Onwards
Wishing you all a fabulous New Year! It’s been pretty wet and windy in Zurich the past week or so but let’s hope the sun will be back soon. In any case here are some suggestions for things to do in Zurich and places to go, come rain, wind or shine.
THREE KINGS DAY – 6th JANUARY: don’t forget to take down your Christmas decorations and go to the local bakery to buy a Dreikönigstag Cake – you might even end up being “King for the day” in your own house! Find out more here.
ZURICH HOCHZEITSMESSE 6 & 7th JANUARY: the annual Wedding Fair is taking place at the Messe in Wallisellenstrasse 49, 8050 Zurich on 6th and 7th January from 10am – 6pm each day. Entrance CHF 21, reduced and late tickets (after 4.30pm) CHF 12. For more information see here.
PHOTO18 Oerlikon 12th-16th JANUARY: “the” Zurich photo event is back in town from 12th – 16th January. It’s the biggest photographic event in Switzerland and this time it’s taking place in Oerlikon. The two locations are Halle 622: Therese-Giehse-Strasse 10, 8050 Zürich and StageOne: Elias-Canetti-Strasse 146, 8050 Zürich. Find out all about this great exhibition here.
SILVESTERKLÄUSE NEW YEAR CELEBRATIONS: don’t miss the Silvesterkläse celebrations which take place in Urnasch in Appenyell on 13th January. Find out more here.
RUSSIAN NEW YEAR DINNER AT LE MUSIGNY 13th JANUARY: Restaurant Le Musigny in Seefeld is celebrating Russian New Year with a special dinner on 13th January. Find out all about it here.
SIHH 2018 GENEVA 19th JANUARY: Love watches? Then don’t miss this special opportunity to attend the 28th Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie taking place in Geneva from 15th -19th January with the public open day on 19th January. This is only the second time that there has been an open day for the public so if you are interested in attending please visit the website here.
KLOSTER EINSIEDELN & THE BLACK MADONNA EXHIBITION: if you haven’t been already, don’t miss the opportunity to visit the Kloster Einsideln exhibition at the Landesmuseum Zurich. It’s on until 21st January. More information (in German) here.
ROOM TO READ CHARITY KICK-OFF ZURICH CHAPTER 22nd JAN: interested in becoming a volunteer promoting literacy and gender equality in education? Why not join the annual kick-off meeting and apero introducing the work of Room to Read globally as well as the local Zurich chapter. All the core members and long-term volunteers will be there and you will get the chance to hear about their first hand experiences and the volunteer work they are doing. January 22nd at 19.00 at Viadukt Impact Hub. Email to book: firstname.lastname@example.org
BELLE EPOQUE WEEK KANDERSTEG 21st – 28th JANUARY: step back in time and enjoy the experience of a bygone age. Ends on Sunday 28th January. See here for details.
FESPO HOLIDAY & TRAVEL FAIR ZURICH 25th – 27th JANUARY: fancy a trip somewhere far flung? Why not to pop over to the Messe in Zurich for some holiday and travel inspiration. Find out more here.
CHATEAU d’OEX BALLOON FESTIVAL 27th JANUARY – 4th FEBRUARY: the 40th edition of the famous Chateau d’Oex Balloon Festival takes place in Switzerland this year from 27th January to 4th February. A true explosion of colour in the sky, set against a snowy backdrop. Find out more here.
HONOLD CHOCOLATE VALENTINE WORKSHOPS 6th & 7th FEBRUARY: interested in a delicious chocolate experience in Zurich? Why not attend one of Honold’s special Chocolate Valentine Workshops at their atelier in Küsnacht. There are just 2 dates – 6th and 7th February 2018 at 7pm – 9pm! Why not come along with a friend or even a group of friends and enjoy this fun event? Each workshop can accommodate up to 20 people and the price is CHF 95 per person. Bookings are expected to fill up very quickly so to get your name on the list please email us here with the words “Valentine Workshop” in the subject line. See details of a past event here.
THE WILDNIS PARK AT LANGNAU AM ALBIS: the Wildness Park at Langnau am Albis is open 365 days a year and is a great place to visit for all the family. They have a great selection of animals to see and what’s more it’s free! Find out all about it here.
THE TIERPARK GOLDAU: just around 45 minutes from Zurich the Tierpark Goldau had bears, birds, deer and lots more. It’s an exciting place to take the family and a great outing. Find out all about it here.
ART ON ICE 2018: looking forward a little, the Art On Ice skating event will be back in Zurich (and after in Lausanne and Davos) from 1st March 2018. There is a great line up and tickets are already selling fast. For ticket information see here.
CONTEST: WIN A GOURMET 29 DINING CARD: love fine dining and gourmet food? Yes, it can be an expensive hobby! However, with Gourmet 29 Club card you get to eat at top Zurich gourmet restaurants with a discount of 29% (including drinks). We have 10 Gourmet 29 cards up for grabs (each valid for a whole year). Draw takes place on Sunday 14th January. Find out all about this new way of dining and enter the contest to win one here.
HAMMAMS AND SPAS IN ZURICH: take a look at our suggestions on where to find a relaxing hammer or spa. See here.
RECORD BREAKING FUNICULAR IN STOOS: the steepest funicular in the world was unveiled recently by Doris Leuthard in the small village of Stoos in Switzerland. Find out all about it here.
TOP PLACES FOR ICE SKATING IN ZURICH: there are plenty of places to go ice skating in Zurich – so grab your skates and take a look here.
BEST FONDUE AND RACLETTE IN ZURICH: one of the best things about Winter in Zurich has to be finding a wonderful fondue or raclette restaurant.Some of them finished with the end of the Christmas Markets but there are still lots to choose from. Check out our list here to find one for you!
TOP TOBOGGANING RESORTS NEAR ZURICH: if you fancy going tobogganing not to far from Zurich take a look at these great sledging locations not far from Zurich.
SKI FUN IN DAVOS; KLOSTERS, FLIMS, LAAX & LENZERHEIDE: find out more about these great skiing destinations here.
SKI FUN IN FLUMSERBERG: a great ski resort not from Zurich is Flumserberg. If you fancy going skiing not too far from home take a look here.
RAINY DAY FUN IN ZURICH: 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.
THE YEAR IN REVIEW (PART 1): a look back at the places we visited in Zurich and beyond in photos. See here.
USING INSTAGRAM ON A LAPTOP: if you’re ever stuck loading your photos onto Instagram via your phone, this is how to do it via a laptop or pc.
MORE TIPS FOR NEWCOMERS TO ZURICH & SWITZERLAND: more practical tips if you are a newcomer to Zurich or Switzerland. Read them all here.
CAREFREE SKIING WITH CLUB MED: if you fancy a luxurious, all inclusive, hassle free, ski holiday complete with in / out skiing from the hotel, check out the brand new Club Med Grand Massif which has just opened in Samoens in the French Alps. Just an hour and a quarter from Geneva this area offers unparalleled skiing opportunities. Find out more here.
SNOWSHOEING IN THE FRENCH ALPS: we went to stay at the brand new ski in / ski out Club Med at Grand Massif Samoens in the French Alps the other week and tried out snowshoeing in Sixt Fer à Cheval. Find out all about snowshoeing in this beautiful Winter Wonderland here.
STAY OVERNIGHT IN AN IGLOO: if you fancy a different kind of hotel next time you visit the mountains why not try sleeping in an igloo? There are plenty of Igloo Villages to choose from all over Switzerland. Find out more here.
ONA POKÉ HEALTHY BOWLS: if you’ve not visited Ona Poké Restaurant at Bleicherweg 19 in Zurich you really should. Poke bowls originate from Hawaii and can be described as “deconstructed sushi”. Packed with lots of healthy ingredients they are nourishing and delicious. Find out more here.
RESTAURANTS WITH HEALTHY OPTIONS IN ZURICH: overindulged over the holiday break and fancy something healthy, light but filling? Check out our healthy restaurant guide here.
COMFORT FOOD – RECIPE FOR PLUM CRUMBLE: See this easy recipe here.
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