Christmas markets in Switzerland
We feature three of the main Christmas Markets in Switzerland, Montreux, on the shores of Lake Geneva and only about an hour away from Geneva, Basel and Lucerne (both accessible from Euro Airport).
Xmas Markets in Basel are a major part of their Advent programme. Lucerne’s Christmas Markets are crammed with decorated stall offering a selection of wares. Visitors come from far and wide to discover the magical festive atmosphere of Montreux’s Christmas Market, all glittering lights and mouth-watering aromas.
Christmas Market and Festive Breaks to Switzerland
Swiss Xmas Markets are full of character and atmosphere – the stalls sell excellent quaility goods. There’s also a good chance of a ‘white Christmas Market experience’. Please see our Christmas breaks section for a wide choice of Christmas market coach tours, seasonal breaks by air and rail and fabulous hotel offers.-
Dates and times
Please note the information and dates on the markets are subject to change.
About 70 market stands feature artists presenting their skills live complete with gifts, traditions, customs, art and culinary highlights galore.
A visit to Bern at Advent is well worth while. The well-known Bernese Christmas Markets held on Waisenhausplatz and Münsterplatz evolved from Bern’s general market and is a long-established tradition.
Rapperswil-Jona Christmas Market is one of the most beautiful and with over 230 market stands one of the five largest markets in Switzerland.