Christmas Festival, Switzerland

About Christmas Festival: The Christmas Festival is celebrated in whole of Switzerland on December 25 which is the universal date for celebrating Christmas as the Jesus Christ was born on that day. In Switzerland the Christmas festival starts on the fourth day of Sunday before the Christmas Eve. The Christmas in Switzerland is termed as the Advent calendar festival and the popular tradition is the Advent wreath which tells about celebrating the festival with green spuce garland and has four calendars on it.It signifies each of the Sundays and a single candle is lit on the first Sunday and the two are lit on Second while the three are lit on the third and the four on the fourth Sunday.

How to Celebrate Christmas Festival: The Swiss Christmas festival has a little dissimilarity which observes the festival in the United States along with other European nations. The customs in the Switzerland varies and the fact which is related here is however owing to the German, French and Italian country and thus different traditions are followed all according to the native people.In general the country still observes the same tradition of decorating the Christmas tree and the Christmas eve is the time for joyous celebration. The adult members of family set the Christmas tree with small ornaments, candles along with electric lights and the gifts are wrapped which are kept under the Christmas tree. The Christmas tree is placed at foot of the decorated tree and the creche gets completed with little figures just like the native country celebrations.

The Christmas is not only associated with the Christmas festival but it has the marketing spree which is mostly associated with it.People put savings into buying clothes and other necessary things along with buying fresh bread and mulled wine which gives the festivity a new meaning throughout the country. The large market stretches could be seen to full in every cities including Zurich from the city center and also it is considered to be one of the prettiest in Switzerland. The best of the market is found to be at Basel, and with 190 traders and artisans could be seen in small wooden chalets serving culinary delights and also various events get organized in the market place. The seasonal music and Christmas lights at Munsterplatz could be found to give the best of the celebrations with opening hours which is suitable for the public.

The Christmas festival exudes a truly magical atmosphere and Zurich which is the capital city adds fun and frolic as most of the people from other country visit this city. The enchanting Christmas markets see all kinds of events and light installations as also Zurich resembles the most contemporary of the city with urban and chic atmosphere and people come-up with quirky pop-up bars along with designer markets and the not-so-silent Christmas sounds which makes the Christmas advent in Zurich an unforgettable experiences. The Christmas festival is associated with getting into the famous eateries which serve the traditional way and people reach there in an E-TukTuk which also see the streetcar along with traditional and cozy chalet with Zurich’s chefs that are very creative who present fondue( a traditional dish) in the best of the delightful ways making the Christmas feel enjoyable for a foodie as well.

Christmas Day Festival Date and Day

2019 Festival Date: Wednesday, 25 December

2020 Festival Date: Friday, 25 December

2021 Festival Date: Saturday, 25 December

2022 Festival Date: Sunday, 25 December

2023 Festival Date: Monday, 25 December

2024 Festival Date: Wednesday, 25 December

2025 Festival Date: Thursday, 25 December

Type : Cultural

Frequency: Annual