What’s On in Zurich Mid November 2018 Onwards

What's On in Zurich Mid November 2018 Onwards

What’s On in Zurich

Mid November 2018 Onwards

Expovina wine ships

EXPOVINA – WINE BOATS UNTIL 15th NOVEMBER: Enjoy the amazing experience of tasting wine aboard the wine ships docked on the lakeside at Bürkliplatz Zurich. It’s great to go with friends and you can even enjoy eating in the restaurants on board. Find out all about it here.

ST ANDREWS CHRISTMAS BAZAAR SAT 10th NOVEMBER: Taking place from 9am – 3.30pm, the annual Christmas Bazaar is on at the Kirchgemeindehaus in Enge, Zurich. See full details here.

ZCC ENGLISH SPEAKING THEATRE IN ZURICH PARFUMERIE 6th-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 at the Dolder with Heiko Nieder

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 full details here.

KURZFILMTAGE FILM FESTIVAL WINTERTHUR 6TH – 11TH NOVEMBER: The Winterthur Short Film Festival is back from 6th – 11th November with a host of films. Take a look here to see what’s on.

ZÜRI CARNEVAL HIRSCHENPLATZ, NIEDERDORF: Steel bands and lots of dressing up to be seen on Sunday 11th from 11.11am onwards. Starting at Hirschenplatz in the Niederdorf and proceeding around town you won’t miss them!  See a previous article here. Or visit the website here (and scrolll down).

AUTO ZURICH 8th – 11th NOVEMBER: The Zurich car show is taking place at the Messe in Zurich from 8th – 11th November. Take a look here for more information.

Richterswil Turnip Parade

RICHTERSWIL RÄBECHILBI 10th NOVEMBER: The biggest turnip festival in Europe, takes place on Saturday 10th November in Richterswil near Zurich. Don’t miss this great tradition! Find out all about it here.

WRITECON WRITING COURSE IN ZURICH 10th NOVEMBER: The Writecon Writing Course is taking place in Zurich on 10th November. Find out all about it 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


“LET IT BE” BEATLES SHOW IN ZURICH 13th-18th NOVEMBER: Don’t miss this opportunity to enjoy the music of the Beatles at a show in Zurich at Theater 11, Oerlikon. From 6th – 11th November you can see the performance in Basel and from 13th – 18th November it’s in Zurich. Find out more here.


James Bond at Samsung Hall Zurich

CASINO ROYALE AT SAMSUNG HALL 15th NOVEMBER + CONTEST: A unique opportunity to see Casino Royale at the Samsung Hall in Dübendorf on 15th November from 8pm – 10pm. James Bond  in action on the screen with an 80 piece Czech Symphony Orchestra playing the sound track live. In English with German subtitles. 2 great offers for you! 1) Discount: Get 20% discount on your tickets using promotional code MA20CR here or via the hotline on 0900 444 262 (CHF 1.19/min.) with the same code.  2) Raffle: Enter our raffle for 2 pairs of tickets. Simply email us here with a) Your name and b) the numbers 007 in the subject line. The winners will be notified on 13th November. Read all about it 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. 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.

ILLUMINARIUM 15TH NOVEMBER – 30TH DECEMBER ZURICH: Illuminarium is back again this year in the courtyard of the Landesmuseum in Zurich.  Open every evening from 15th November – 30th December from 5pm onwards, bringing festive colour and light to Zurich. Check out our photos of last year’s Illuminarium event here.

Images of the Illuminarium in Zurich

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.

FIRST AID COURSES FOR THE SWISS DRIVER’S LICENCE:  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. 
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.
4 artists x 6 rooms art exhibition Zurich

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.


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:

Chez Vrony at the Widder Hotel Zurich

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.

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.

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.


On The Wine Trail at Scheiblhofer Vineyards with Mövenpick

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. 

THE BLAUSEE IN AUTUMN: A fabulous excursion is a trip to the beautiful blue lake and nature park called Blusee. It’s 2 – 3 hours away from Zurich it makes for a great day out. Find out more and see photos here.

THE MEDIEVAL TOWN OF RAPPERSWIL: Not far from Zurich, Rapperswil is easily accessible by car, train or boat. Find out more about the “City of Roses” 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.

HIGHLIGHTS OF THE BLACK FOREST: The Black Forest (or Schwarzwald) is only three and a bit hours away from Zurich and is stunningly pretty with so much to see and do for all the family. From a wondeful open air museum, to gourmet food, to hikes, walks and wine and schnapps tasting there is something for all the family. Find out more about the Schwarzwald here.

Exploring Cuckoo Clocks in the Back Forest Germany 

GOING CUCKOO FOR CLOCKS IN THE BLACK FOREST: We went behind the scenes to find out all about how you make Cuckoo Clock in the Black Forest. Read all about it 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.

OBRIST WINE OFFER: we’ve teamed up with Swiss wine producers Obrist Wines (who have recently won 11 awards (including 4 gold) at the Expovina Wine Awards). You can get a discount of CHF 15 off your first order using code CHRISTINA15. Obrist offer a huge variety of wines and they deliver all over Switzerland. Find out more here.

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.


Taking the “X” Out of Expat

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 BANANA BREAD: Check out this easy recipe for Banana Bread.

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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