What’s On In Zurich Mid to Late November 2023
Things To Do In Zurich Mid to Late November 2023
There’s lots on in Zurich! The Illuminarium is on now and the Imagine Picasso exhibition has just opened at the Lichthhalle MAAG and we have 2 pairs of tickets to be won! If you love design the BLICKFANG design fair is on from 17th – 19th November at the Kongresshaus. This coming week lots of Christmas events are starting. The Lucy Lights go on in Bahnhofstrasse and most of the Christmas Markets begin on 23rd November, the Singing Christmas Tree opens, the Zauberpark opens, most of the Ice Rinks are open, Secret Dinner Zurich continues till 23rd December and Disney’s Lion King – in the original English language version & tickets are on sale for this too! It’s also the last chance to see the Lieutenant of Inishmore.
The Onion Festivals soon in on in Berne and you can see more details of Autumn Festivals here. Tickets to the Samichlaus Schwimmen event sold like hot cakes but they have an auction for the remaining tickets – see details here .
For those of you who have recently arrived in Zurich check out our top tips for newcomers here. If you’re looking for great restaurants check out our Zurich Restaurant Guides here. And if you’re looking for a fondue check our 🫕 Fondue Guide here. If the weather turns to rain, you can find some ☔️ rainy day ideas and activities see here. If you’re looking for a great Pilates teacher – read all about Patumbah Pilates with Heather Steele here and if you’re looking for interior design inspiration for your home check out Spectroom and Rivage Interior here. If any of you are thinking of changing your health insurance you will need to act before the end of November – see some information further down in this article. Here are 31 ideas and activities for children and teenagers and 31 ideas for excursions from Zurich.
The Illuminarium is on in the courtyard of the Landesmuseum from 9th November – 30th December
The Singing Christmas Tree begins on 23rd November.
The Lucy Christmas Lights go on on 23rd November.
The Stadelhofen Pyramid opens on 23rd November.
The Zauberpark Light Illuminations and concerts are on at The Circle at Zurich Airport from 23rd November.
The Märlitram begins on 24th November.
The Christmas “Santa” Swimming (for the brave!) in the Limmat is on 3rd December.
The Lichterschwimmen on the River Limmat takes place on Thursday 21st December.
If you’re looking for great ideas for Zurich or Switzerland Christmas Presents – check out these posters here.
IMAGINE PICASSO IMMERSIVE EXHIBITION ON NOW UNTIL JANUARY: Don’t miss this amazing immersive art exhibition at the Lichthalle MAAG. We also have 2 pairs of tickets to be won – see details here.
BLICKFANG DESIGN FAIR AT KONGRESSHAUS 17th -19th NOV: The Blickfang Design fair is back at the Kongresshaus Zurich from 17th – 19th November. See all the info here.
THE LIEUTENANT OF INISHMORE BY MARTIN MCDONAGH UNTIL 18th NOV: Don’t miss out on this Tony and Olivier Award-winning play in English. What happens when Mad Padraic’s cat is knocked over on an empty road in Ireland? Padraic loves his cat more than anything and someone is going to pay. This dark comedy is full of cutting dialogue and a fast-paced plot, touching on a serious subject while adding a bit of satirical insanity. Read all about the play and see full details here.
PURE BEAUTY SPA NOVEMBER TREATMENT SALE: Check out the great offers at Pure Beauty Spa leading up to Blanc Friday.Take a look at the special offers here.
SAMICHLAUS SCHWIMMEN TICKETS AVAILABLE ON AUCTION NOW: On 13th November the tickets for the Samichlaus Schwimmen on 3rd December went on sale and sold out. A few have been reserved for an auction you can bid for. Find out all about it here.
ART PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBITION PHOTOBASTEI UNTIL 19th NOV: Art Photography Exhibition “In My Mind” created by Irina and Slava Skripnik. At the exhibition you will see 40 large format art prints created between 2015 and 2023. Location: Photobastei, Sihlquai 125, CH-8005, Zürich. From 9th-19th November Vernissage: 9th November 6pm. Free entry.
TALKING BODIES EXHIBITION MUSEUM FÜR GESTALTUNG OPEN NOW: Don’t miss this interesting and thought provoking exhibition all about the bodies that are chosen for advertising posters. It opened on 3rd November. Read all about it here.
HERZBARACKE FLOATING THEATRE BELLEVUE: The Herzbaracke floating theatre is back in Zurich Bellevue from now until 10th March 2024. Why not visit this unique institution on Lake Zurich. Find out all about it here.
SPORT SHOP TIME OUT NOW OPEN FOR WINTER SEASON SKI KIT: Sport Shop Time Out in Uster is ready for the Ski and Snow season with top ski brands and expert advice from English speaking staff. THE place to go for all skiers and mountains lovers!
AMERICAN WOMENS CLUB ZURICH THANKSGIVING DINNER – SUNDAY, 19TH NOV: Join the exclusive Thanksgiving Potluck on 19th November starting at 15.00 for a family-friendly feast! Don’t miss out on this opportunity to connect and savor the flavours of the season at the AWCZ’s Clubhouse, Höschgasse 58, 8008 Zurich. Sign up online here.
SWISS AUTUMN FESTIVALS: Check out more Swiss Autumn Festivals here.
THANKSGIVING TURKEY & CHRISTMAS & NEW YEAR TAKE AWAY TURKEY: If you’re looking for a Thanksgiving Dinner on Thursday 23rd, then the Park Hyatt Zurich are creating a fully prepared Thanksgiving menu that you can either take home with you or enjoy in their Lobby Lounge with your guests at the hotel. Furthermore, from 23rd November – 8th January you can order your fully cooked Christmas or New Year Turkey or Goose and collect it all prepared directly at the hotel. See the full information here.
FRAU GEROLDS GARTEN NOW OPEN FOR THE WINTER SEASON : Frau Gerolds Garten is now open for the Winter Season. Read all about it here.
THE TRADITIONAL ONION MARKET (ZIBELEMARIT) IN BERN 27th NOVEMBER: One Swiss tradition really worth a day out is a trip to the Onion Market in Bern. It takes place on Monday 27th November and is definitely worth a visit. See all the details here.
PIXEL ZOO OCEAN: Why not visit Europe’s biggest digital Aquarium? It’s an impressive light show taking place at the Kirche aux der Egg, Wollishofen, 8038 Zurich. Book your tickets in advance and see all the information here.
VISIT BERWERK KÄPFNACH HORGEN BEFORE END OF NOVEMBER: Just a reminder to visit the Käpfnach Mine in Horgen before it closes for the season at the end of November. It makes for a great family outing. Find out all about it here.
CHRISTMAS PHOTO SESSIONS BOOK NOW : Whether you’re looking for incredible pictures for your holiday card, some Christmas-themed gifts for family and friends, or to begin a tradition of your family’s annual photo to display over the holidays, this is the perfect chance. To Book your session, please contact Carmen at: firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.carmen.photo
SUPPLEMENTARY INSURANCE (LCA): If basic health insurance is comparable in terms of benefits (but not services), the supplementary insurance is completely different and varies conisderlably from one company to another. According to independent online comparison sites (such as moneyland.ch, comparis.ch and the VZ VermögensZentrum), Helsana has been rated as one of the best for value for money. You can get a free no obligation quote from an English speaking Helsana consultant by clicking here. Please note: Never cancel your supplementary insurance until you have been accepted by your new insurance company.
AMERICAN WOMEN’S CLUB OF ZURICH PHOTOS WITH SANTA: 2nd & 3rd DEC: Each year the American Women’s Club of Zurich offers children the opportunity to have their photos taken with Santa. We have a professional photographer, backdrops, and a very friendly, approachable Santa. Photos will be taken on Saturday and Sunday (December 2nd & 3rd) from 9:00-13:00 and from 14:00-18:00 at Höschgasse 38, 8008 Zürich (Seefeld). Photos cost 30/35 CHF for 2 or more kids for AWCZ members and 45/50 CHF for 2 or more kids for AWCZ non-members. To reserve your time slot, please contact Lyla at: email@example.com.
MANY ICE SKATING RINKS NOW OPEN: Many of the city’s ice rinks are now open. Take a look here for details.
AMERICAN WOMEN’S CLUB OF ZURICH – BOOK FAIR – SAT 16th DECEMBER: Come join the American Women’s Club or Zurich at our clubhouse (Höschgasse 38, 8008 Zürich) on the 16th December from 10.00-17.00! We’ll have a Book Fair which will feature a wide selection of new English books for children. The Book Fair is open to members and non-members. To find out more visit our website.
THE KIMONO EXHIBITION AT MUSEUM RIETBERG TILL 7th JAN: Don’t miss this interesting exhibition about the history of the Kimono which is on now at the Museum Rietberg in Zurich until 7th January 2024.Visit the website here.
KATJA LOHER ART INSTALLATION AT MILCHBAR ZURICH UNTIL 11th JAN: Check out the beautiful Art Installation at the Milchbar Zurich. See our Instagram video of it here.
THINGS TO DO ON A RAINY DAY IN ZURICH: There’s plenty to do on a rainy or cloudy day in and around Zurich. Take a look here.
5 IDEAS FOR THINGS TO DO ON A WINTER DATE NIGHT WITHOUT SPENDING A FORTUNE: We all know how expensive Zurich can be but take a look at this article by Amy Challenger where she invites us to explore some of the cheaper and even free ways to enjoy a date night out in Zurich. Take a look here.
WILD & BEAUTIFUL: URSULA RODEL EXHIBITION ON NOW: Check out this really cool exhibition all about Ursula Rodel and how she influenced fashion. Read all about it here.
ITALIANITÀ EXHIBITION AT LANDESMUSEUM: A small but very interesting exhibition at the Landesmuseum about the Swiss Italians and their experiences over the years. Read all about it here
6 CIRCULAR HIKES NOT FAR FROM ZURICH: Before the hiking season ends … A selection of 6 circular hikes with stunning views. Each of these hiking suggestions is just around 60 minutes from Zurich. Take a look at this selection of 6 circular hikes here.
TRAVEL, FOOD & LIFESTYLE
VISIT KLÖNTALERSEE: Klöntasersee is another beautiful lake to visit in the Autumn. Take a look here.
A TRIP TO THE UNSPOILT VALLEY AOSTA: Yvonne recently visited the beautiful, unspoilt, French (& Italian of course) speaking area of Italy and had a wonderful time hiking, touring and sampling the local produce. Read all about her adventures here.
BLAUSEE IN AUTUMN: If you’re quick you should still be able to catch the beauts of Blausee in its Autumn splendour. See more photos and information here.
A TRIP TO LAKE PALPUOGNA: The Stunning lake of Palpuogna is a wonderful place to visit in Autumn and Winter and in 2007 Lai da Palpuogna was voted the most beautiful place in Switzerland. Read all about it here.
AUTUMN TREAT – VERMICELLE: How about treating yourself to a wonderful Vermicelle tart? Read all about this typical Swiss Autumn treat here.
FONDUE GUIDE ZURICH: Check out where to get the best fondues in Zurich here.
ZURICH RESTAURANT GUIDES: Check out our various guides to different types of restaurants in Zurich. Take a look at our restaurant guides here.
RECIPE OF THE WEEK: Recipe of the week this week is: Lemon Drizzle cake.
FONDUE TRAIN ON THE CHRUCHILL RED ARROW: How about a trip on the Fondue Train on the Churchill Red Arrow? See all the information and pictures here.
CHRISTMAS MARKETS GUIDE: See our guide to the Christmas Markets 2023 here.
LOOKING FOR HEALTH INSURANCE FOR YOUR FAMILY? Finding the right health insurance in Switzerland can be complicated! However, take a look at what you need to know about before you commit to the health insurance here.
NEW IN ZURICH? NEW IN SWITZERLAND? : See our top tips for newcomers here.
MORE TIPS FOR NEWCOMERS: Some more tips to help you feel at home here.
NEW EXPAT IN SWITZERLAND? CHECK OUT ZUZUG CONSULTING: If you’re new to Switzerland check out the practical expat services on offer from Zuzug Consulting here.
LOOKING FOR STYLISH INTERIORS FOR YOUR ZURICH HOME? Then why not po into Sprectroom in Meilen or Rivage Interior in Feldmeilen where thy can give you expert advice and show you their extensive range of furniture and accessories for both inside and outside your home. Read all about them here.
THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT HAVING A PET IN SWITZERLAND: Did you know that there are special rules on keeping pets in Switzerland? Read all about having a Pet in Switzerland here.
FIND OUT ALL ABOUT PUBLIC TRANSPORT IN ZURICH HERE: Tips on the different public transport options and types of tickets available in Zurich. Read the details here.
SHARED LAUNDRY FACILITIES: Find yourself sharing laundry facilities in your new apartment? Find out all about this Swiss phenomenon here.
WHERE TO SELL ONLINE IN SWITZERLAND: Find out where you can sell stuff online in Switzerland here.
SPEEDING FINES IN SWITZERLAND: Things you need to know about Speeding in Switzerland. Read the article here.
EXCHANGING YOUR DRIVING LICENCE: As soon as you arrive in Switzerland and receive your Ausweis, you should make arrangement to exchange your driving licence. See all the steps you need to undertake here.
PATUMBAH PILATES WITH HEATHER STEELE: Looking for a wonderful Pilates teacher? Find out all about UK born Heather Steele and her various Pilates classes. Read all about Heather and Patumbah Pilates here.
RECOMMENDED HAIRDRESSERS: See our list of recommended hairdressers in Zurich here.
TRANSITIONING TO SWITZERLAND WITH CHILDREN: Top tips when transitioning to Switzerland with children. Read the article here.
If you’ve just arrived in Zurich and want to know anything about Swiss health insurance (or if you want to switch insurance) take a look here. You might also be interested in having some assistance from Zuzug Consulting, a company which helps new expats with a range of services to settle in. If you’re looking for businesses in and around Zurich take a look at our Zurich Business Directory here.
LEAVING SWITZERLAND? If you’re leaving Switzerland anytime soon, check out our handy list of things you need to do before you go. See details here.
SKI RESORTS OPEN FROM 10th NOVEMBER: Parsenn in Davos is planning on opening its pistes from 10th November! Find out more here.
OFFERS / DISCOUNT CODES / SPECIAL EVENTS
PURE BEAUTY SPA: Beauty / Massage Treatments – 20% off your 1st Treatment at Pure Beauty Spa (Wednesday – Friday & excluding special offers) – Just mention NewInZurich. PLUS CHECK OUT THEIR SPECIAL BLACK FRIDAY OFFERS
COIFFEUR-ARTÉ HAIRDRESSERS ZURICH – 20% off all services on your 1st appointment at Coiffeur Arté when you mention NewInZurich. Tel: 044 482 99 33.
HEALTH INSURANCE AND EXPAT HELP: If you’ve just arrived in Zurich and want to know anything about Swiss health insurance (or if you want to switch insurance) take a look here. You might also be interested in having some assistance from Zuzug Consulting, a company which helps new expats with a range of services to settle in. If you’re looking for businesses in and around Zurich take a look at our Zurich Business Directory here.
LOOKING FOR A SWISS CHRISTMAS PRESENT? If you’re looking for great ideas for Zurich or Switzerland Christmas Presents – how about these posters of Zurich and Switzerland here?
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