Christmas Markets Guide Zurich and Switzerland 2022
It’s getting colder in Zurich and Christmas is on its way. The Lucy Christmas Lights went on in Bahnhofstrasse at 6pm on 24th November and tall Christmas Tree at Zurich HB went live shortly after. Late night shopping took place till 9pm on the same day. See details of Zurich’s Christmas Markets below.
So now is the time for the Christmas Markets all over Switzerland to welcome you with a Glühwein and lots of seasonal fare. Each Christmas Market has its own character and specialities – so don’t just visit one! Visit as many as you can 🙂
We’ve listed the key Christmas Markets in Zurich and Switzerland for Christmas 2022 below. So take along your friends and indulge and enjoy! Please note many markets only use cashless transactions. Before you set off on a journey to visit a Christmas Market always click on the website (you can see them all listed below) just to double check in case anything changes at short notice!
This popular Christmas market featuring around 120 stalls located right in front of the Opera House and Bellevue, is taking place at Sechselaeutenplatz once again this year. One of the many highlights are the food and refreshments. Special features include a beautiful Fondue Stübli in the Chalet. It’s so cosy you might not want to leave. Sadly this year, due to the energy crisis the Ice Rink will NOT be in place.
Location: Sechselaeutenplatz in front of the Opera House
One of Europe’s biggest indoor markets with a huge 15m Christmas Tree and 150 stalls, making it is one of the most spectacular indoor Christmas markets in Europe. Unfortunately, this year the Christmas Light Show and the glittering Swarovski crystals are not in place. Instead visitors to the Christmas Market can pedal on bicycles to generate electricity to make the Christmas lights on the tree shine.
Frau Gerolds Garten is located next to the Freitag building near Hardbrücke and is a great place to enjoy the Christmas atmosphere with all the fairy lights and a Glüwein or two in front of one of the lovely firepits. As well as the cosy outside area there is also an indoor Fondue Stube too.
Location: Frau Gerolds Garten, Geroldstrasse 23/23a, 8005 Zürich
Please note we have a few more interesting Christmas Markets to add to the list, and we will be updating them in the coming days. Please let us know if any of the markets change their dates at short notice and always check the website before you set off just in case!
Late Night Shopping Zurich &
Christmas Lights 24th November 2022
Thursday 24th November 2022 is the datewhen approximately 150 of the shops in the centre of Zurich will stay open late till 9pm. So after enjoying the “Lucy” Christmas lights at 6pm why not pop down to Bahnhofstrasse to admire them and do some early Christmas shopping at the same time?