Swiss Christmas markets
If you’re in the festive mood, and you’re looking for somewhere completely authentic, beautiful and Christmassy to get you into the spirit even more when you relocate to Switzerland, then these traditional Christmas markets are the best choice. With the snow and cold, there is no better place to spend Christmas than Switzerland, and the Swiss Christmas markets are the perfect place to get a few gifts. We’ve put together a list of some of the very best in the country for you to enjoy.
One of the very best Christmas markets in Switzerland is without a doubt the Montreaux Christmas Market. From November 22nd to December 24th 2018, the market is held offering a huge range of attractions. Alongside the authentic Christmas market certain to please visitors of all ages, there is also a chance to visit Santa, head to the Elves Village and the Lumberjack Village, explore the Medieval Enchantment within the walls of Chateau de Chillon and so much more. The market has been entertaining many visitors for over 20 years, and many people from all over Switzerland and in fact the world, as they come for the incredible Christmas atmosphere that this exciting Christmas market provides.
Morge Christmas Market
Morge is the largest covered Christmas market in French Speaking Switzerland, where 190 exhibitors present their gifts and wares in the great wooden railway hall. There’s a really authentic, rustic atmosphere with this market, so if you’re looking for a market without the hustle and bustle that Montreaux Noel provides, then Morge provides just that. With great food, wine, and craft beer throughout the event, it really is somewhere to enjoy Christmas.
Yverdon-les-Bains Christmas Market
Throughout December, the cobblestones will hold a dazzling Christmas market, amongst the temple and castle around Pestalozzi Square being covered in sparkling Christmas lights. With stalls being set up around the traditional Christmas tree, and handcrafted jewellery, ceramics, mulled wine, regional beer and many other products to purchase off of the stalls, you can be sure that you will find everything that you want all in one place.
Basel Christmas Market
Basel holds claim to the largest Christmas market in Switzerland, and based on the Rhine, this quaint market really does have a fantastic Christmas charm to it. The huge tree stands over the stalls, with over 180 traders and artisans offering their goods within small, rustic chalets. On top of this, there are a huge number of culinary delights to enjoy, including waffles, genuine Basel Lackerli, and much more. In addition to this, there is a range of Christmas delicacies to enjoy. The market opens from the day that the city’s Governing President switches on the Christmas lights at Munsterplatz.
Here at Santa Fe, we can provide you with all of the information that you need to help you when it comes to settling in after your move to Switzerland. Whether you want to visit Switzerland over the Christmas period before you decide to make your move, or you’re already relocating before Christmas and you’re looking for somewhere to do your last minute Christmas shopping, these Christmas markets are some of the best choices.