In Zurich, three big Christmas markets invite you to sip mulled wine, while browsing through the market: The "Christmas village" on Sechseläutenplatz, the covered market at the main train station, and oldest Christmas market in the city in Niederdörfli. We'll reveal what the three markets have to offer.
"Christmas village" in Bellevue
Until the 23rd of December, around 100 red Christmas houses will be bustling on Bellevue on Sechseläutenplatz. In this "Christmas village", as the organizers call it, you’ll find mulled wine, international and traditional Swiss delicacies, but also all sorts of design and art shops where you can shop. The exhibitors change every week. So, there’s always something new to discover. In the "Christmas Village" you can drink, browse, eat and relax. If you want to take a chance with some mulled wine while ice skating, you can do that for 6 franks. Young and old can enjoy skating around on the ice field on Sechseläutenplatz. If you do not have skates in the basement, you can rent them on site for CHF 9. For children, it's a little cheaper to rent skates and have fun on the ice. At the weekend and in the evenings, large numbers of people flock to the "Christmas Village", making it a bit tight in the narrow streets between the red huts. So, if you have time, it’s best to stroll through the market stalls at 11 o'clock in the morning and enjoy a Christmas atmosphere at noon.
Opening hours (until 23 December 2016)
- Market: Monday to Saturday 11am - 10pm, Sunday until 8pm
- Ice rink: Monday to Friday from 9am
- Chalet: Monday to Thursday 11am - 11pm, Friday and Saturday until midnight, Sunday until 10pm