It's never too early to get into pre-christmas spirit. Whether you want to celebrate Christmas time in style, simply enjoy the Advent specialities or want to escape the daily winter blues: In any case, Zurich is the perfect winter city for you. We've collected a few specials of what to do during pre-Christmas time in the city - and with our new hotel Ruby Mimi overlooking the old town, we've also got the ideal place to stay for you.
The scent of mulled wine and cinnamon fills the air, Christmas carols ring from the shopping malls, children's eyes light up in amazement at the pretty fairy tram and the alleys of the Old Town are bathed in romantic light. Christmas romantics find their happiness in Zurich.
During Advent, Christmas fans stroll through the city centre and let themselves be pampered: Every few steps there's a raclette stand, a wooden chalet with fondue corners or a "Maroni" vendor with hot chestnuts. And to make sure your hands don't get cold, mulled wine or sweet and spicy punch variants are available everywhere.
Whether at Zurich's oldest Christmas market in the picturesque Old Town, at the urban "Wienachtsdorf" near Bellevue on Sechseläutenplatz or next to the 15-metre-high twinkling Christmas tree at the "Christkindlimarkt" in Zurich's main railway station: Zurich has the right Christmas market for every taste.
A huge range of gifts and gift ideas enchants visitors at the beautifully decorated market stalls, but of course punch for the little ones and mulled wine for the grown-ups as well as warming dishes are not to be missed. The markets in the city of Zurich and in the region around Lake Zurich are particularly varied and cosy, so that every visitor is guaranteed to find their favourite Christmas market.
Zurich can be contemplative, but also shrill and extroverted. Especially at Christmas, when fun pop-up bars or restaurants open their doors in otherwise inaccessible locations, or when the ice-skating disco takes place in the middle of the forest at The Dolder Grand.
The shops in the city centre stay open until 10 pm for night shopping and welcome customers with special lighting concepts and party flair.
The Sunday sales during Christmas time are a good source of inspiration and an additional shopping opportunity.
Night shopping: 25 November 2021, until 10 pm
Sunday sales: 28 November, 5 and 19 December 2021 from 11 am to 6 pm
Zurich has a lot to offer even for those who don't care about Christmas and all the hassle. Walks in the middle of the city, yet far away from the hustle and bustle, or cosy cafés that guarantee relaxing hours are just some of the ideas. And with a dip in the lake, you leave everything behind and emerge as if reborn.
As you can see, Zurich has a lot to see and do during Christmas and Ruby Mimi is perfectly located to directly dive into Zurich's many Christmas markets.
Book your Christmas trip to Zurich now and get 25% off your stay at Ruby Mimi.