We make the run-up to Christmas a

real experience

Christmas markets scattered all over the city, attractive shopping events, a Christmas circus, sports events for everyone and much more. The City of Zurich’s Christmastime activities are just as diverse as the members of the Verein Weihnachten in Zürich (Christmas in Zurich Association). Together we arrange a whole host of exciting Advent highlights every year.

Advent 2021 was unfortunately dominated by Covid-19. Our activities could only be carried out under restrictions. Now we hope that the situation will ease as quickly as possible – and that we will once again be able to enchant our city in Advent 2022.

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The organisers introduce themselves

More to experience each passing year



Our Glanzlichter magazine is published every year well before Advent commences. It is added to the City of Zurich’s official gazette and distributed by our 29 members to everyone wanting to find out about the colourful programme of events taking place in the weeks leading up to Christmas.

However, due to events, our last issue appeared in 2019.

Only available in German.

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The Verein Weihnachten in Zürich is continuously growing and is happy to welcome new members wanting to help us make Advent in Zurich an experience. Would you also like to help shape the diverse programme of events?

Then apply here.