Photos courtesy Switzerland Tourism
Christmas is around the corner. In Switzerland, Christmas markets and events are as much a part of the holiday tradition as chocolates, cookie baking and family gatherings. Here is a sampling of festivities that vary in scope from the month-long markets in St. Gallen to weekend events in villages like Bad Ragaz, yet all share the basics: Christmas ornaments, gifts, local specialties, plenty of traditional Swiss atmosphere and snow.
700 stars twinkle from through the squares and streets in
the old town of St. Gallen.
Christmas Market at Europaallee, only in its second year, features
fondue and mulled wine.
Downtown Vaduz features a big open air ice rink as well as a cozy cottage restaurant.
Colorful assortment of handmade Christmas decor, knitwear, and all sorts of hand-made jewelry are available at the Christmas Market in Bad Ragaz.
Clowns & Calories in Winterthur, combines heart-warming clowneries, fantastic acrobatics, vocal numbers and a four-course menu, which has been created with a lot of imagination.
Lantern Lighting at Berghotel Schwägalp in Urnäsch illuminates the dark
The Singing Christmas Tree and Christmas Market at Werdmühleplatz in Zürich boasts the smallest Christmas market in Zürich with its 10 decorated vendor stalls.
Festively decorated chalets in Bulle highlight the Christmas nativity scene, called the crèche.
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