Welcome to Christmas in Zurich.
Zurich at Christmastime is simply magical.
When Christmas carols ring through the streets, the Jelmoli “Märlitram” trundles along Bahnhofstrasse and the aroma of mulled wine, spiced nuts and melted cheese fills the air, you know it's Christmastime in Zurich.
In the run-up to Christmas, the city transforms into a wonderland for young and old. In addition to the various Christmas markets – in the old town, in front of the opera house, beside the Fraumünster, in Zurich’s main station and many other locations – there are countless unique traditions for visitors to enjoy: the one-of-a-kind Conelli Christmas Circus is a bright, colorful and acrobatic extravaganza, while the concentration needed for traditional candle dipping at the pavilion on Bürkliplatz is almost palpable. Children are dazzled by the annual Lichterschwimmen event or when taking a ride on the delightful Jelmoli “Märlitram” (fairytale tram). Parents and passersby alike beam at the sight of children performing Christmastime favorites on the Singing Christmas Tree. The beautiful lights along Bahnhofstrasse, Rennweg and in the old town are the icing on the cake and truly transform Zurich into a winter wonderland. If you would like to discover even more, you can book the “Christmas in Zurich” tour.
Martin Sturzenegger, CEO Zürich Tourism