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.

2020 everything is different

Due to Covid-19 we are not able to celebrate Christmas in Zurich as usual. The conditions imposed by the authorities to cope with the pandemic are strict. While some of our members have already cancelled their events, others are still in the process of clarification. Find out about the current status on the respective websites.

And yet Zurich is always worth a visit during the Advent season and around the festive days. The Christmas illuminations spread a splendid atmosphere and enchant the diversity of the city centre with magical highlights, while in the shops we can feel the joyful anticipation of Christmas.

Find out more

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.

Due to Covid-19, there is exceptionally no 2020 edition, so we would like to present the 2019 edition!

Only available in German.

Become a


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.