Advent Events for Families

Advent can be a stressful time, but it can also be enchanting – especially at these family-oriented events.

Slow down and enjoy a break with the whole family. Making candles at Bürkliplatz, for example, can be very meditative, while the “Liechterwecke,” a ceremony to turn on the Christmas lights, is simply magical. The little ones listen intently to stories told on the Märlitram, a Christmas tram, while parents can enjoy a little peace and quiet. Christmas in the Children’s Region is certainly never boring!

November 8 – January 6, 2019 | Baden

Winter Magic

A fondue hut with a fireplace, a carousel, and candle making are just a few highlights of the winter magic in Baden.
November 15 – December 30, 2018 | Zurich


At the Swiss National Museum in Zurich, Yuki the magician dazzles with mischief and illusions, while light shows and culinary delights transport visitors to a winter wonderland.
November 17 – January 6, 2019 | Baden

Christmas in France

France is the home of the Christmas tree. Both kids and grown-ups can find out about its history in the Swiss Children’s Museum Baden.
November 22 – December 23, 2018 | Zurich

The Singing Christmas Tree

The singing Christmas tree is simply enchanting. In Zurich, various choirs from the region offer the best of their Christmas repertoire.
November 23 – December 24, 2018 | Zurich

Jelmoli Märlitram

Santa has chauffeured children through the streets of Zurich every Advent for the last 60 years. Little passengers listen to Christmas stories on the beautiful Christmas tram, the Märlitram.
November 30 – January 6, 2019 | Baar

Baar’s Illuminated Path

Around 1,500 lanterns light the kilometer-long circular path in Baar. A wide range of activities will delight families with children.
December 2, 2018 | Winterthur

Chlauseinzug Parade Winterthur

In Winterthur, Santa arrives with pomp: a fanfare band, a marching band, and even the Harley Samichlaus club take part in his honor.
December 2–7, 2018 | Winterthur


Not far from Winterthur, children can visit Santa, his helper Schmutzli, and their donkey at the “Chlaus-Hüsli”.
December 13-20, 2018 | Baden

Advent Stories

In the beautifully decorated Badehaus in Baden, children can listen to Christmas stories while their parents take a short break in the Veranda Café.

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