Photo Highlights of Zurich at Christmas
Zurich Decorated for Christmas
Zurich looks beautiful any time of the year, but at Christmas with all the lights, the colours and the decorations it really does sparkle! Luckily this year the Christmas Markets and the Swarovski Tree are back in the city. Take a look here to see some of our favourite Christmas photo moments from previous years.
The Swarovski Christmas Tree at the Christkindlimarkt at Zurich HB
The Swarovski Christmas tree at Zurich Main Station has to be one of the highlights! Laden with over 6,000 glittering crystals it stands 15m tall, a beautiful beacon at the Christkindlimarkt. At 7pm on Thursday 25th November it is lit and it remains in place until 24th December.
Underneath the tree there is always a beautiful display of Swarovski crystal jewellery.
Bahnhofstrasse Zurich and the Lucy Lights
Zurich’s Bahnhofstrasse looks pretty with the Lucy lights suspended over it like giant snow flakes.
Santa and the Märlitram
Whilst you’re in Bahnhofstrasse don’t forget to look out for Santa and his fairy helpers driving along in the Märlitram.
The Singing Christmas Tree
And one of the loveliest traditions has to be Zurich’s very own Singing Christmas Tree.
Read all about the Singing Christmas Tree here.
The Wienachtsdorf Christmas Market provides a whole selection of international food to taste as well as an ice rink, a pop up fondue chalet, a merry go round and a compete program of entertainment from fire jugglers to stilt walkers.
The Christmas Tree at Paradeplatz always looks stunning against the backdrop of coloured lights.
The lights at the Illuminarium in the courtyard of the Landesmuseum create a fabulous atmosphere and a great place to meet up with friends and a night out in Zurich in usual times. See more photos of the Illuminarium here.
See our video of the Illuminarium here.
Videos of Zurich at Christmas
We hope you’ve enjoyed these photos of Zurich at Christmastime! 2020 will certainly be different but hopefully the usual array of Christmas activities will be back for 2021.
If you’re interested in seeing some videos you might like to see a video of the Singing Christmas tree here:
If you’d like to see a video of the Illuminarium see here:
For a bird’s eye view of Zurich at Christmas time with a light dusting of snow see here.
Wishing you all a wonderful Christmas wherever you are and all the best for the New Year.
Photos by Carmen Photo and Christina Fryer if not otherwise attributed
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