Stroll Down Christmas Lane
Of course, there are many other ways to celebrate Zürich’s holiday season. One of the favorites is strolling down the vibrant and exclusive Bahnhofstrasse. Zurich’s tantalizing shopping avenue is always at its most stunning when aglow for the holiday. Bahnhofstrasse, one of the most expensive and exquisite shopping avenues in the world, is on par with New York City’s 5th Avenue – and home to stores like Bvlgari, Hermés, Gucci and Louis Vuitton. Shopping here anytime is a special treat but during the holidays, the street becomes particularly magical. As if the bling in nearby Tiffany’s and Dior weren’t quite enough, 12,000 glittering LED lights are sure to keep the festive twinkle in shoppers’ eyes. The annual Santa Claus Parade also uses the Bahnhofstrasse as its festive route.
Explore the Christmas Village
The Wienachtsdorf is another one of Zürich’s popular holiday markets. Set in Old Town near the spectacular Opera House, the market caters to shoppers with 100 red market stalls, delicious foods and artisanal goodies. Look for incredible fondue chalets and intricate wooden ornaments to add a something cheery and bright to the festivities.
Experience the Singing Tree
The Christmas Market at Werdmühleplatz is Zürich’s newest market, distinguished by its unique "singing Christmas tree." Children circle this many-tiered stage, whichrises up in the shape of a tree, where kids line around and sing carols. This sweet and charming small market is sure to charm you.
Visit these Christmas Markets and more during our Zurich land program as part of your Christmas Markets on the Rhine cruise!