What’s On In Zurich
Early December 2019 Onwards
BOOK YOUR THANKSGIVING DINNER UNTIL 30th NOV: Not yet celebrated Thanksgiving in Zurich? How about the Fork & Bottle where you can celebrate until 30th. Find out more here.
WRITECON WRITING CONFERENCE ZURICH 30th NOV: This year’s WriteCon at the American Women’s Club is aimed at writers of all levels and genres with workshops led by author Jason Donald, editor Lorna Fergusson & publisher Andrew Rushton. 1:1 critiques and personalised feedback also available.Use code NewInZurich in the Promotions box to get a 20% discount code your tickets. For more information click here.
CHOCOLATE WORKSHOP WITH VOLLENWEIDER SAT 30th NOV 2pm: Immerse yourself in the world of chocolate by attending a Chocolate Workshop at Vollenweider’s Atelier in Winterthur on Saturday 30th November at 2pm. At the event you’re greeted with a cup of hot chocolate, then given step by step instruction to make your choice of Chocolate Bear or Santa which you take home with you, along with your souvenir apron. Limited spaces so click to book here.
20% HAIR OFFER WITH COIFFEUR ARTÉ IN NOVEMBER: If you’re looking for a new haircut, a change of style or just a trim, it’s your last chance to take advantage of Coifffeur Arté’s November Offer of 20% off all services. Simply call Anna to make your booking and say you’re booking the NewInZurich 20% off November Offer. Tel: 044 482 99 33 Address: Mutschellenstrasse 70, 8038 Zurich. Nearest train station Brunau (close to Sihlcity).
HEILIGER BIMBAM FOOD MARKET 1st & 8th DEC: The “Heiliger BimBam” Christmas Food Market is taking place a Plaza Zurich on 1st and 8th December at Badenerstrasse 109. Do also note that the Heiliger Bimbam Christmas Market is taking place from 19th till 22nd December at Halle 622 in Oerlikon. More information here.
ADVENT VINTAGE TRAM JOURNEYS SUNDAY 1st DEC: Enjoy a trip round Zurich on a Vintage Tram on Sunday 1st December between 2pm and 6pm. These special rides are available to anyone with a valid tram ticket for Zurich Zone 1 and the route goes from Stadelhofen, along the Limmatquai to HB and to Bürkliplatz. A great trip back in time! For more information (in German) see here.
MUSICAL ADVENT CALENDAR AT OPERA HOUSE ZURICH 1st – 23rd DEC: Don’t miss the Musical Advent Calendar taking place every day from 1st – 23rd December at Zurich Opera House. Best of all it’s FREE! Find out more here.
ADVENT SHOPPING SUNDAYS ZURICH 1st, 8th & 22nd DEC: On the following Sundays most of the shops will be exceptionally on Sunday for the annual Advent Shopping Sundays from 11am till 6pm: 1st, 8th and 22nd December. For more information see here.
BSCC QUIZ NIGHT 2nd DEC at GRAIN: Pit your wits for the BSCC Quiz evening at the Grain restaurant on 2nd December from 6.30pm – 10.30pm. It will be hosted by best-selling author Diccon Bewes and is bound to be great fun. See here for more information and registration.
SWISS WINE TASTING EVENT SCHIFFBAU 2nd DEC: Enjoy sampling Swiss Wines at this great wine tasting event at Schiffbau in Zurich. It takes place on 2nd December from 11am till 7.30pm. See details here.
KLAUSJAGEN FESTIVAL IN KÜSSNACHT AM RIGI 5th DEC: The annual Klausjagen festival and St Nicholas Procession takes place in Küssnacht am Rigi on the 5th December. It starts at 8pm but best to get there any time after 6pm to take it all in. Find out all about it here.
The Traditional Klausjagen event at Küssnacht am Rigi
ZURICH’S CHRISTMAS EVENTS: The markets are open, the beautiful “Lucy” Christmas lights in Bahnhofstrasse are lit and the Swarovski Christmas Tree is on. See what else is going on in Zurich – Take a look at all the main Christmas events here.
SWISS CHRISTMAS MARKETS: Find out all about the Zurich Christmas Markets and some special ones a little further afield too. Take a look here.
MÄRLITRAM 22nd NOV – 24th DEC: The Father Christmas Tram or “Märlitram” for children (up to 10 years old) is back in town! Find out all about it here.
SWAROVSKI TREE At ZURICH MAIN STATION: Have you seen the towering, sparkling Swarovski Christmas Tree at the Zurich Main Staion Market? Find out all about this very special tree here.
THE ILLUMINARIUM SWISS NATIONAL MUSEUM FROM UNTIL 30th DEC: Once again the Illuminarium is taking place at the Landesmuseum Zurich. As well as the light show (for which you can buy tickets) there is also plenty to see which is totally free. In addition there are plenty of pop up food booths where you can eat and drink in the grounds.A great place to meet up with friends. See details here.
SINGING CHRISTMAS TREE ZURICH: The Singing Christmas Tree is also back in Zurich! Enjoy listening to carols and songs for this beautiful singing tree and warm up with a Glühwein from the adjacent Christmas Market. Find out all about it here.
ICS CHRISTMAS MARKET ZUMIKON 5th DEC: Don’t miss the annual Christmas Market and fund raiser at ICS School from 1pm til 6.30pm on 5th December. It’s a fun time for all and you will find many great ideas for Christmas gifts. At the Gemeindesaal, Dorfplatz, 8126 Zumikon.
AMERICAN WOMENS CLUB CHRISTMAS MARKET SUN 8th DEC: The annual AWC Holiday Market is taking place on Sunday December 8th from 11am till 5pm at Höschgasse 38, Zurich.For any queries please email the AWC here.
FOOT ET MONDE ARABE EXHIBITION AT FIFA UNTIL 5th JAN 2020: ‘Foot et Monde Arabe’ is an exhibition at the FIFA football museum in Zurich covering stories about football’s role in colonialism, national identity, women’s liberation, politics, migration, multiculturalism, and of the Arab identity. It continues until 5th Jan 2020. Find out more here.
BULLET JOURNALING WITH FABER-CASTELL: If you’re planning for a “New You, New Year”, have you considered the Bullet Journal concept? We attended a Bullet Journaling workshop the other day with Faber-Castell and Holly Loves Planning and found out all about this great analogue method of planning which is especially fun for the creatives amongst you. Find out all about it here.
FOOD & LIFESTYLE
FANCY A FONDUE OR RACLETTE IN ZURICH? The temperatures are dropping and it’s turning to fondue time in Zurich. Check out our list of top fondue and raclette places in Zurich.
PARK HYATT WINTER GRILL IN A CHALET 21st NOV – 22nd DEC: Don’t miss this fabulous opportunity to experience dinner in a cosy little wooden chalet right outside the One Bar at the park Hyatt Hotel in Zurich. Find out all about it here.
OISHII JAPANESE WINTER POP UP AT WIDDER 9th NOV – 14th FEB: This Winter the Widder Hotel has got a brand new pop up and this time is it a Japanese theme! Paired with Ruinart champagne it makes for a wonderful dinner experience. Find out all about it here.
SIR EDMUND ALPINE POP UP UNTIL 11thDEC: Don’t miss Sir Edmund Pascal Schmutz’s Alpine Pop Up at Limmatquai 98, from Monday to Saturday from 4.30pm. Reservations on 079 919 05 89. Take a look here.
ICE SKATING IN ZURICH: Take a look at out list of great places to go ice skating in Zurich here.
RECIPE OF THE WEEK – STOLLEN CAKE: The traditional Stollen Christmas cake takes a bit more skill than most recipes we feature but is definitely worth having a try. Click here for recipe.
PURE BEAUTY SPA NOV/DEC SPECIALS: Spend over CHF 250 on gift sets or gift vouchers and Pure Beauty Spa will gift you an Elemis Anti-Ageing Power Booster facial to enjoy in January, worth 135chf! Learn more about Pure Beauty Spa promotions here.
SPAS, SAUNAS & HAMMAMS IN ZURICH: If you fancy keeping nice and warm whilst the temperatures all around begin to plummet, how about a Spa, Sauna or hammam? Take a look here for those in and around Zurich.
THE FOREO MINI 3 CLEANSING DEVICE & BLACK FRIDAY SPECIALS: Check out the FOREO facial cleaning device that is revolutionising the skincare beauty scene. This weekend here are some great Black Friday Offers too. Find out all about it here.
HAWAIIAN LOMI LOMI MASSAGE IN ZURICH: Larissa is doing Hawaiian Lomi Lomi Massage in Zurich from 18th November till 10th December. 90 minutes CHF 150. Book your session online at www.sacredbody.space or text her on Whatsapp +7 777 261 7137 or email her on email@example.com
WOMEN VERSUS CANCER: Girls with pedal power is a group of four women, three living in Zurich who are taking part in in the Women Versus Cancer 355 km ride from Milan to Venice in May 2020. Raising money money for three charities – Breast Cancer Now, Jo’s Cervical Cancer Trust and Ovarian Cancer Action, the group are looking for support in this venture. You can find more information by clicking 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.
TOP TIPS ON DOING YOUR TAX IN SWITZERLAND: If you’re an expat struggling to fill in all your tax informaition, read our tips from an experienced tax consultant. Take a look here.
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SEE VIDEO OF THE LIGHTING OF THE SWAROVSKI CHRISTMAS TREE BELOW: Or by clicking here.
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