What’s On in Zurich End of December 2018

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What’s On in Zurich End of December 2018

New Year fireworks zurich 2015

Photo by Geoff Pegler

PETER MARVEY – MAGIC IN ZURICH TILL 29thDEC (& 20% READER DISCOUNT): Swiss and International Magician Peter Marvey is back in Zurich for his amazing magical show at the MAAG Halle. We have a special 20% Ticket discount for all NewInZurich readers when you use the promo code MA20MARVEY. Find out all about the show and bag your tickets before the shows sell out!

THE ILLUMINARIUM UNTIL 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 until 30th December from 5pm onwards. FREE! The special show is an additional charge. Find out more here.  Click here for the Illuminarium video.

PHOTOS OF THE ILLUMINARIUM 2018 – PROBABLY ZURICH’S BEST FREE WINTER FESTIVAL:Check out our photos of the 2018 edition of the Illuminarium. Take a look at our photos here.

ZAUBERWELT LENZERHEIDE LIGHT FESTIVAL UNTIL 30th DEC: Don’t miss this special light festival in Lenzerheide with a light installation, music, a magical Christmas Market and lots more. See here for details.

Lenzerheide Zauberwald

CONELLI CIRCUS AT BAUSCHÄNZLI UNTIL 31st DECEMBER: The familiar red top of the Conelli Circus will now be staging its final performances until 31st December.  Find out more here.


Photos of Zurich New Years Fireworks

NEW YEAR FIREWORKS ZURICH: Did you know that Zurich’s New Year Fireworks Festival is the biggest New Year celebration in Switzerland? The program begins at 2pm in the afternoon and continues until the wee hours. Read all about it and see the program here.

NEW YEAR’S EVE MARATHON IN ZURICH: Did you know that there are a number of running races taking place in Zurich on New Year’s Eve and in the early hours of New Year’s Day, including a marathon and kids’ races too. Find out all about it here.

NEW YEAR PARTIES: There are lots of parties in hotels, clubs and bars all over Zurich celebrating the New Year or Silvester as it’s known here. For some venues tickets need to be bought in advance and for others you can simply turn up. Your best bet is to check out your favourite venues – or why not just go along to the biggest New Year’s Eve party of them all – the fireworks in town?

THE SILVESTERKLAUSEN 31st DECEMBER & 12th JANUARY: Will you be going to see the celebrations for the Silvesterklausen? Find out all about this old Appenzell tradition here.

Silvesterkläusen Urnäsch

PHOTO HIGLIGHTS OF CHRISTMAS 2018 IN ZURICH: Check out our photos of Zurich all dressed up for Christmas in our Photo Highlights of Zurich at Christmas here.

ROCK THE BALLET 8th – 20th JANUARY: Rock the Ballet is back in Zurich with its 10 Year anniversary tour! Expect to enjoy great music along with lots of dancing, amazing energy and fabulous acrobatics from the Bad Boys of Rock! What’s even better is that with our NewInZurich promo code MA20RTB you get 20% discount off all tickets! Find out more here.

Rock the Ballet X - 10th Anniversary Tour & Reader Offer

MISS SAIGON AT THEATER 11 ZURICH NOW UNTIL 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.

LIGHT SCULPTURES IN EUROPAALLEE UNTIL 12TH JANUARY: It’s not just in Bahnhofstrasse that all the lights look brilliant. Europaallee has its own exhibition of beautiful light sculptures. Why not pop over and take a look. Find out more here.

Reise in ice Fabelwelt Europaallee Zurich

“KIDS GET DIGITAL” SATURDAYS THIS JANUARY – Join TechSpark Academy this January for a series of Digital Workshops in Zurich and see what your child can create with the power of technology! Choose from Game Design with Python, Photography & Film or Cyber Security. More information and sign up here!

WILDNIS PARK  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 birds and animals to see and what’s more it’s free! Find out all about it here.

Best Places to go Ice skating in Zurich

THE ICE SKATING RINKS IN ZURICH:Check out or guide to the ice skating rinks which in operation in and around Zurich. Take a look here.


Fondue Dinner at Les Pleaides Vevey

FONDUE AND RACLETTE IN ZURICH:Check out our guide to great Fondue and Raclette Restaurants in Zurich. Take a look here.

NEW YEAR TURKEYS TO GO :Both the Marriott Hotel and the Park Hyatt offer a “Ready Cooked Turkey For Home Service” . The take home turkey service is available for New Year. Click on each hotel name for more details.

CHEZ VRONY POP UP AT WIDDER HOTEL UNTIL 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.

La Pura Healthy Lifestyle Talk at Hiltl Akademie Zurich

LA PURA WOMEN’S ONLY HEALTH RESORT AT HILTL AKADEMIE:  Dr Karin Stengg of the La Pura Health Resort for women in Austria gave a talk about healthy eating and healthy ageing at the Hiltl Akademie in Zurich recently. Find out all about it here.

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 – DESSERT – CHOCOLATE POTS: If you’re looking for an easy and delicious dessert recipe these only take 10 minutes to make.  See recipe here.


Skiing in Flumserberg © NewInZurich

SKIING 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.

TOP PLACES TO GO TOBOGGANING: Take a look at these top places to go tobogganing near to Zurich. Do check before you go that there’s enough snow and that they are operational. See our list here.

A TRIP TO THE JUNGFRAUJOCH: For unparalleled views and a truly memorable experience why not take a trip to the highest point in the whole of Europe, the Jungfraujoch?Take a look here.

ESCAPING THE GREY AND CHASING SUNRISES IN PHUKET: We visited Phuket in Thailand the other week and delighted in the beautiful sunrises. See some photos here.

CRANS MONTANA VOTED BEST SKI DESTINATION: Crans-Montana has just been voted one of the top 5 ski resorts in Europe and the top ski resort in Switzerland. Find out more 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: Beat the cold in Zurich by warming up in a spa or hammam. Find out more here.

WORLD SNOW FESTIVAL GRINDELWALD 21st – 26th JANUARY: Another excursion to put in the diary for 21st – 26th January is a trip to the World Snow Festival in Grindelwald. Find out all about it here.

The World Snow Festival Grindelwald

ART ON ICE 2019 FEBRUARY 7th – 17th : Art On Ice will be back in Switzerland from 7th – 17th February and in Zurich at the Hallenstadion from 7th – 10th. With a fabulous line up of Olympic and World Ice Skating Champions as well as James Blunt and Stefanie Heinzmann singing, it’s a show not to miss! Tickets are on sale now.

PHOTOSCHWEIZ 19: 10th – 14th JANUARY: The biggest photographic exhibition in Switzerland will be taking place in January at two locations in Zurich Oerlikon. As well as the exhibition there are talks and workshops too. Read all about it here!

Hugh Jackman in Zurich at Hallenstadion

HUGH JACKMAN AT HALLENSTADION ZURICH 19th MAY: Heart throb Hugh Jackman is performing in Zurihc on 19th May at the hallenstadion in Zurich for his World Tour “The Man. The Music. The Show.” Find out all about it 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.

NEED A PROFESSIONAL LINKED IN PROFILE PHOTO?: It’s not too late to get your New Year family photo portraits done and Carmen is also extending her LinkedIn Photo Offer. So if you’re looking for a professional photo of yourself for your LinkedIn profile, instead of CHF 190, with the special offer it costs just CHF 99! All you need to do is email Carmen here  using the Promo Code “NewInZurich”. You can visit Carmen’s website here.

Wishing you a Wonderful New Year!


Photos by Carmen Sirboiu

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