Christmas Markets Guide Zurich and Switzerland 2023
It’s getting colder in Zurich and Christmas is on its way. The Lucy Christmas Lights go on in Bahnhofstrasse at 6pm on 23rd November and the Christkindlimarkt and Christmas Tree at Zurich HB will be illuminated shortly after. The same evening most of the other Zurich Christmas Markets will open their doors and there will be late night shopping in and around Bahnhofstrasse till 9pm too.
Christmas Markets all over Switzerland will also be ready 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 most of the key Christmas Markets in Zurich and Switzerland for Christmas 2023 below. And if you want to see our Guide to all the top Christmas events in Zurich – see here!
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! See details of Zurich’s Christmas Markets for 2023 below.
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. Please note, due to their commitment to conserving energy, the Ice Rink will NOT be in place again this year.
Location: Sechselaeutenplatz in front of the Opera House
One of Europe’s biggest indoor markets with a large Christmas Tree and 150 stalls, the Christkindlimarkt at Zurich main station is one of the most spectacular indoor Christmas markets in Europe. Unfortunately, the glittering Swarovski tree will not be there this year, but there will be a large tree!
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
Christmas Markets and Events in Baden-Würtemburg Southern Germany
If you want to go a little further afield there are lots of very cool markets in Baden-Württemberg in Southern Germany which are mostly not too far away.
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 it is always a good idea to check the websites of the Christmas Markets before you set off just in case! We hope you find this Guide to the Zurich and Switzerland Christmas Markets useful.