The lights of the Christkindlimarkt shine brightly and laughter is all around. The angelic voices of a children’s choir ring out with a pure, clear sound. The air is filled with the fragrance of Christmas specialities from near and far. And a man with a long white beard disappears into the crowd.



Sunday to Wednesday, 10.30 am to 9 pm
Thursday to Saturday, 10.30 am to 10 pm
Begins Thursday, 23 November 2017
Ends Sunday, 24 December 2017, 4 pm


Monday to Sunday, 10 am to 9 pm
Begins Thursday, 23 November 2017
Ends Sunday, 24 December 2017, 4 pm

23 November 2017 to 24 December 2017

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The Christmas tree

A tree festooned with decorations towers high above the Zurich Christkindlimarkt. More than 7,000 crystal ornaments are reflected in the shining eyes of the crowd. Twinkling in the evening light, the magnificent Christmas tree looks as if all the night’s stars wanted to kiss the earth.  

The angelic voices

On a large stage at the Lucerne Christkindlimarkt, a children’s choir sings Christmas carols, instruments play in perfect harmony. Everybody can step into the limelight with the angelic voices during the Advent season. The Christmas sounds warm the heart and spread forth the magic of Christmas.


What a glorious view! From up here, you can see the whole Zurich Christkindlimarkt. Parents enjoy a glass of mulled wine with a savoury platter and children delight in a hot orange punch. Good-natured bosses finish work early to chat with their employees in the relaxed atmosphere.

Emmentaler Stöckli

As in days gone by, the Lucerne and Zurich Christkindlimarkt present traditional Swiss craftsmanship: a woman with nimble fingers conjures up small works of art with scissors and paper. Next to her, a cheerful man sells cheeses and sausages, specialities from the Emmental region. And for those with cold feet, someone spins wool to make

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At the Christkindlimarkt today

A young woman makes up a girl to look like an ice princess, while ladies in sumptuous gowns and fanciful masks pass by. A man proud of his rustic heritage shows a group of boys how to press cider. There is so much to see! One visit to the Christkindlimarkt is not enough to discover everything.

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What presents should I buy?

The fragrance of local and exotic dishes intermingle. What is that – farmer’s sausage, tarte flambée or maybe something Asian? Peppermint or licorice? Specialities from near and far can be found at the Christkindlimarkt and gifts of a very special kind. Looking for a kaleidoscope, wooden toys or rose-scented bath salts? You will adore the unique gifts to be found on the festively decorated stalls. Browse through what’s on offer.

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