Switzerland's Christmas Markets 2020

Combine festive shopping and Swiss scenery

 

Please note that we are not currently accepting bookings for Christmas Markets holidays, until there is more certainty over events being able to take place. We will review this regularly. 


Come to glorious Switzerland to enjoy the traditional Christmas Markets, set in a choice of fabulous historical or lakeside locations. Shop for gifts for loved ones (or yourself!), cards and decorations. Soak up the magical atmosphere and savour the delicious snacks and mulled wine. These wonderful short breaks offer a lively few days in the best Christmas Markets but we can also include a scenic day trip for you, so that you may explore a little more of this unique country.

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Lucerne - 3 Dec-23 Dec 2020 Christmas in Lucerne

Held across the Lucerne's atmospheric Old Town, this magical event features wooden stalls selling all the typical handmade Christmas gifts you can imagine, from traditional wooden toys to cosy scarves and delightful candles. You can also stock up on beautiful decorations as well as delicious confectionary. There are tempting treats such as crèpes and mulled wine to savour as you browse. The market is open into the evening, offering an atmospheric experience amongst the illuminations. Don't miss the fondue chalet, or the ice rink perfectly situated by the lake. 

Lucerne - 3 Dec-23 Dec 2020
Christmas in Lucerne

Held across the Lucerne's atmospheric Old Town, this magical event features wooden stalls selling all the typical handmade Christmas gifts you can imagine, from traditional wooden toys to cosy scarves and delightful candles. You can also stock up on beautiful decorations as well as delicious confectionary. There are tempting treats such as crèpes and mulled wine to savour as you browse. The market is open into the evening, offering an atmospheric experience amongst the illuminations. Don't miss the fondue chalet, or the ice rink perfectly situated by the lake. 

 
Montreux - 26 Nov-24 Dec 2020 Christmas market in Montreux

Montreux Noël is a large event spread across several delightful venues. The main market is held on the lakeshore with over 170 stalls; browse and choose Christmas gifts, handcrafted nativity scenes and sparkly decorations. Enjoy a hot waffle or spoil yourself at the oyster and Champagne stall! Chillon Castle features a unique Medieval Market on selected weekends and you can also try the convivial Lumberjack Village for a festive drink or two. Take a trip to Les Rochers-de-Naye at 2,042m, with fantastic views and even a Santa's grotto.

Montreux - 26 Nov-24 Dec 2020
Christmas market in Montreux

Montreux Noël is a large event spread across several delightful venues. The main market is held on the lakeshore with over 170 stalls; browse and choose Christmas gifts, handcrafted nativity scenes and sparkly decorations. Enjoy a hot waffle or spoil yourself at the oyster and Champagne stall! Chillon Castle features a unique Medieval Market on selected weekends and you can also try the convivial Lumberjack Village for a festive drink or two. Take a trip to Les Rochers-de-Naye at 2,042m, with fantastic views and even a Santa's grotto.

 
Bern - 1 Dec-24 Dec 2020 Bern in winter

Bern's Old Town is an attractive backdrop to 3 Christmas Market venues. Münsterplatz market is devoted to local artisans and offers the chance to find a truly unique gift for a loved one. The more traditional market on Waisenhausplatz has festively decorated wooden stalls with a wide selection of typical Christmas gifts, sweets, decorations and handcrafted souvenirs. Mulled wine will give you a warm glow! The Starsmarket has a heated fondue hut, entertainment and local designers' stalls. You can also skate on the ice rink in front of the Parliament Building.

Bern - 1 Dec-24 Dec 2020
Bern in winter

Bern's Old Town is an attractive backdrop to 3 Christmas Market venues. Münsterplatz market is devoted to local artisans and offers the chance to find a truly unique gift for a loved one. The more traditional market on Waisenhausplatz has festively decorated wooden stalls with a wide selection of typical Christmas gifts, sweets, decorations and handcrafted souvenirs. Mulled wine will give you a warm glow! The Starsmarket has a heated fondue hut, entertainment and local designers' stalls. You can also skate on the ice rink in front of the Parliament Building.

 
Basel - 26 Nov-23 Dec 2020 Christmas market, Basel

Basel is the 'Christmas City' with illuminated buildings and decorated pine trees. The markets in the Old Town feature around 180 wooden stalls offering a wonderful Christmas experience. Traders and artisans present pottery, Christmas spices, wooden decorations as well as perfumes and candles. Sweet gifts include famous Läckerli biscuits. Johann Wanner, the 'couturier of Christmas' has his famous shop in Basel's historic centre. It is well worth a visit for its beautifully made Christmas decorations, handblown glass and traditional wooden toys.

Basel - 26 Nov-23 Dec 2020
Christmas market, Basel

Basel is the 'Christmas City' with illuminated buildings and decorated pine trees. The markets in the Old Town feature around 180 wooden stalls offering a wonderful Christmas experience. Traders and artisans present pottery, Christmas spices, wooden decorations as well as perfumes and candles. Sweet gifts include famous Läckerli biscuits. Johann Wanner, the 'couturier of Christmas' has his famous shop in Basel's historic centre. It is well worth a visit for its beautifully made Christmas decorations, handblown glass and traditional wooden toys.

 

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Find out more about staying in Switzerland during the winter - you don't have to be a skier to enjoy the snow. We can add on a stay in a mountain resort after you have completed your shopping break. 

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