What’s On In Zurich Late November 2018 Onwards

What's On In Zurich Late November 2018 Onwards

What’s On In Zurich Late November 2018 Onwards

What's On In Zurich Late November 2018 Onwards

THE ILLUMINARIUM 15th NOV – 30th DEC: The Illuminarium is one of our favourite events in Zurich. It began last year and is now running for the second time. A light festival in the courtyard of the Landesmuseum close to the main station, with food and drinks and lots of pretty lights. Open every evening from 15th November – 30th December from 5pm onwards. There are also light shows you can buy tickets for too. Find out more here. 

PHOTOS OF THE ILLUMINARIUM: Check out this page for lots of photos of the Illuminarium. Stay tuned as we will be updating it with new photos of this year’s event too. Take a look here.

ZCC ENGLISH SPEAKING THEATRE IN ZURICH PARFUMERIE TILL 17th NOV: Don’t miss this opportunity to see English speaking theatre in Zurich with the Zurich Comedy Club. Tickets are now on sale for the latest production “Parfumerie”. Use our promo code NIZscent  to get a discount on your tickets. Take a look here.

NESPRESSO GOURMET WEEKS SWITZERLAND 4th – 25th NOVEMBER: Nespresso Gourmet Weeks are taking place at 25 restaurants through out Switzerland from 4th – 25th November. Take the opportunity for fine dining (with a hint of coffee) at an affordable price at top venues throughout Switzerland. See details here.


SLOW FOOD EXHIBITION ZURICH 16th – 18th NOVEMBER: Don’t miss this year’s Slow Food Exhibition taking place at the Messe in Zurich from 16th -18th November. Wonderful food, fabulous demonstrations and a perfect day out for all the family. Find out more here.

THE 4th ARAB FILM FESTIVAL ZURICH 15th – 18th NOVEMBER: The 4th Arab Film Festival is taking place at Filmpodium in Zurich from 15th – 18th November. See the program here.

VELOBEAT SPINNING FUNDRAISER FOR ROOM TO READ NOV 19th: Don’t miss this fun spinning class at Velocity Zurich in aid of the great literacy charity Room To Read. From 17.30 – 18.30 on Monday 19th November at Velocity Zurich, Naphtastrasse 6, 8005 Zurich. This high energy cycle class is set to killer playlists that will charge you with positive vibes. All funds in support of Room to Read. Suggested donation of CHF 35. For more information see here.



Parfumerie by Zurich Comedy Club


by Zurich Comedy Club

6th – 10th & 14th – 17th NOVEMBER 2018

at the Theater im Seefeld

Promo Code ( NIZscent)

Don’t miss this opportunity to enjoy theatre in English in Zurich by the Zurich Comedy Club. A light hearted comedy by Miklos Laszlo set in a perfumery shop about an unlikely romance is sure to appeal to all ages. Use Promo Code NIZscent to get a discount off your tickets.

Weekdays at  19:30

Saturdays at 5pm

Performances 6th – 10th & 14th 17th November at Theater im Seefeld, Seefeldstrasse 91, 8008 Zurich

For tickets click here.

To read our article see here


AMERICAN WOMEN’S CLUB WORKSHOP WEEK 19th – 23rd NOV: Sign up for some of the great activities on offer at the American Women’s Club from 19th – 23rd November. See details here.

What's On in Zurich late December 2016

CHRISTMAS MARKETS GUIDE ZURICH & SWITZERLAND FROM 22nd NOV: The Christmas Markets in Zurich open there doors on 22nd November onwards. Check out our guide to see those you really must visit in Zurich and Switzerland this festive season. We’ve also included the Shopping Sunday dates when Zurich Shops (and those in Glattzentrum and Volkiland) are open on Sundays! See our guide to the Christmas markets here.

THANKSGIVING DINNER 22nd NOV & TURKEYS TO GO : Both the Marriott Hotel and the Park Hyatt have Thanksgiving Menus in their restaurants on 22nd November and they both offer a “Turkey The Home Service” too. The take home turkey service is available for Christmas too. Click on each hotel name for more details.

THE SWAROVSKI CHRISTMAS TREE AT ZURICH HB 22nd NOV: The Swarovski Tree will be lit at 7pm on 22nd November, an hour after the Christmas Lights go on at 6pm in Bahnhofstrasse. Read this article from 2017 about the tree (but please note it will be be lit on 22nd November).

4 ARTISTS x 6 ROOM 22nd – 25th NOVEMBER ZOLLIKON: Find out all about this great art exhibition featuring local artists from the Zurich area. See all the details and opening times here.

MISS SAIGON AT THEATER 11 ZURICH 28th NOV – 13th JAN: Experience Miss Saigon, an epic love story and musical in English in Zurich. From 28th November  13th January at Theater 11 in Zurich Oerlikon. Theater 11 is in Thurgauerstrasse 7, 8050 Oerlikon. For tickets and more information see here.

FIRST AID COURSES FOR THE SWISS DRIVER’S LICENCE 23rd & 24th NOV:  Taking place in English on Friday, 23rd November from 4pm – 9.30pm and on Saturday, 24th November from 8am – 3pm. Course fee: CHF 150 pp. Find out more here.BLICKFANG ZURICH 2018

BLICKFANG 23rd, 24th, 25th NOVEMBER: Blickfang is back at StageOne in Zurich on 23rd, 24th and 25th November at StageOne in Zurich Oerlikon. Find out more here.

STORIES TO DELIGHT 24th NOVEMBER: Festival for families with children aged 0 to 7 at Children First Association, Freiestrasse 175, 8032 Zürich. Three storytelling sessions in English, German and French for children and three talks for parents about multilingual education, the benefits of early reading, and going from school to university in Zurich. For more information see here.
Vinea On Tour Wine Tasting Widder Hotel Zurich
VINEA ON TOUR WINE TASTING 27th NOV AT WIDDER HOTEL:  A wine tasting exclusively of Swiss wines featuring 32 wine producers all around Switzerland. From 4pm till 8pm at the Widder Hotel. Full details here.
POLYBALL 1st DECEMBER: This year’s Polyball takes place on 1st December.Get your tickets here.

LAKRITZ AT THE LANDESMUSEUM 6th DECEMBER: Check out the monthly Lakritz evenings at the Landesmuseum with live guided tours, music, drinks and a DJ. Every first Thursday of the month at the Swiss National Musuem. Next one on 6th December 2018. See here for more information.

New In Zurich:

Restaurant L'Amant Sihlcity Nespresso Gourmet Weeks

NESPRESSO GOURMET WEEKS 2018: New for the 2018 season of Nespresso Gourmet Weeks is L’Amant Brasserie & Bar at Sihlcity with chef Marc Ullmann. We went to find out what was in store. Take a look here.

YALDA – NEW MIDDLE EASTERN CUISINE RESTAURANT SIHLCITY: There’s a new restaurant at Sihlcity in Zurich called Yalda. Serving Middle Eastern cuisine it works on a similar basis to Hiltl and Tibits, whereby you help yourself and then weigh and pay. The big difference is that they also offer meat and fish as well as a large range of vegetarian dishes. See photos and find out more here.

NEW CHEZ VRONY POP UP AT WIDDER HOTEL 9th NOV- 14th FEB: Enjoy your raclette in style with Ruinart Champagne at the new Chez Vrony pop up at the Widder Hotel from 9th November 2018 till 14th February 2019.Find out all about it here.

NEW SKINCARE CELL SHOCK SERUM FROM SWISSLINE: Swiss brand SwissLine has launched a new serum which is designed to improve the radiance and luminosity of tired skin. Maybe the perfect Christmas gift for someone?  For more information take a look here.

DERMANENCE SKIN CLINIC IN BAHNHOFSTRASSE: English speaking Dermatologist Dr  Marianne Meli and her team are opening their new skin clinic just a stone’s throw from Zurich main station on 1st November. Offering both medical and cosmetic dermatology services you can find out all about it here.

NEW IN ZURICH – URBAN FORK: The people running the very popular Fork & Bottle Restaurant have just opened a new restaurant in Zurich called Urban Fork. Offering a great range of burgers, tacos, bao buns as well as amazing truffled fries and Mac and Cheese, you really should give this one a try! Conveniently close to Zurich HB at Ackerstrasse 56, 8005 Zurich. For more information see here.

DR BURGENER SKINCARE AT THE SPA AT THE DOLDER GRAND: Dr Burgener personalised skincare treatments, products and services opened recently at the Spa at the Dolder Grand. Using high tech cameras and equipment to really see how your skin is faring and what can be done to protect it from further damage, Dr Burgener’s treatments take “made to measure” to the next level. Find out more about Dr Burgener at the Dolder Grand Spa here.

NEW! THE ICE SKATING RINKS ARE OPENING IN ZURICH: Check out or guide to the ice skating rinks which have already opened in and around Zurich. Take a look here.


Hotel Arabella Waldhuus Davos

CROSS COUNTRY SKIING FROM THE ARABELLA HOTEL WALDHUUS DAVOS: We stayed at the Arabella Hotel Waldhuus in Davos and explored the cross country skiing and spa options available.Find out more here.

EXPLORING THE SCHEIBLHOFER VINEYARDS IN AUSTRIA: If you love wine, a fabulous excursion to make is a trip to the Scheiblhofer Vineyards just East of Vienna. We went on an excursion to find out all about these wonderful wines. See here for details. 

SILS MARIA – A PERFECT WINTER TRAVEL DESTINATION: If you’re looking for a beautiful destination this Winter how about the hidden gem of Sils Maria?Find out more about this wonderful location here.

FÊTE DES VIGNERONS 2019: You may wonder why we’re posting about this wine event now as it takes place in Vevey in July and August 2019. However, the tickets went on sale in September and this very special event only takes place once every 25 years! If you’d like to find out more take a look here.

ON THE WINE TRAIL WITH CLOS, DOMAINES & CHÂTEAUX: If you’ve not yet explored the wine region around the Lavaux and the Riviera Vaudoise, why not plan a visit? You’re sure to be in for a treat. Not only is the area so beautiful but the wines, especially the Chasselas are superb. Find out more about the wines from this region 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.

SPAS AND HAMMAMS CLOSE TO ZURICH: It’s getting colder in Zurich. What not warm up in a spa or hammam? Find out more here.


What's On in Zurich End of October 2018 Onwards

TAKING THE “X” OUT OF EXPAT: Amy Challenger embraces the changes that life as an Expat can bring and realises it’s all about adding to rather than taking away. Read all about it here.

TOP THNGS TO DO IN SWITZERLAND IN AUTUMN: A few suggestions on things you really must do in Switzerland in the Autumn.Take a look here.

TOP TIPS FOR NEWCOMERS TO SWITZERLAND: if you’re planning on moving to Zurich anytime soon (or have recently moved), take a look at our tips here.

MORE TIPS FOR NEWCOMERS TO SWITZERLAND: take a look here for some further tips.

TOP CAFÉS IN ZURICH: check out our guide to great cafés in Zurich – see here.

GREAT BRUNCHES IN ZURICH: take a look here at out Brunch Guide.

RECIPE OF THE WEEK FONDUE: Check out this easy recipe for Fondue.

CAPTURE THOSE MOMENTS WITH A PHOTO: Why not book a portrait in time for Christmas with photographer Carmen Sirboiu ? Visit Carmen’s website here.

Carmen Sirboiu Photos


Photos by Carmen Sirboiu

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