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From 3rd to 21st December 2016


During Advent, Franziskanerplatz is transformed into a town in miniature crammed with gaily decorated stalls resembling little timber houses. Located in the heart of Lucerne's Old Town, the Christmas Market creates a highly evocative seasonal atmosphere.


Drawing visitors from near and far, the 70 or so festively decorated stalls offer a host of wares and special gift items. While the grown-ups savour a wealth of food and drink offerings, the children make a beeline for the Christmas carousel to the appropriately seasonal music of brass ensembles and choirs. The air is laden with the spicy fragrance of punch and mulled wine. The festive ambience invites visitors to stroll, browse and linger.

Best hotels for Christmas

in Lucerne

Radisson Blu Hotel Lucerne
Radisson Blu Hotel Lucerne from €122
Seehotel Hermitage
Seehotel Hermitage from €146
Renaissance Luzern Hotel
Renaissance Luzern Hotel from €176

Chateau Gutsch Kempinsky
Chateau Gutsch Kempinsky from €207
Hotel Schweizerhof Luzern
Hotel Schweizerhof Luzern from €251
Palace Luzern
Palace Luzern from €293

Tours & Activities

in Lucerne

Christmas in Lucerne

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Top things to do

for Christmas in Lucerne

Live on Ice

Christmas Lucerne

Internationally acclaimed light artist Gerry Hofstetter creates a Christmas and winter mood at the heart of the city of Lucerne again this year. The ice rink in front of the KKL Luzern will be bathed in Christmas lights from 26 November, putting young and old alike in the Christmas spirit.


"Pine boughs and bright lights" City Tour

Christmas Lucerne

Stroll through Lucerne with us as we help shorten the wait until Christmas. We reveal the secrets surrounding the Christ Child and Father Christmas, how pine trees found their way into our living rooms, and since when illuminations have adorned our streets and squares. You will hear seasonal and humorous stories featuring Lucerne's Christmas traditions in December and visit the life-size crib.



Christmas Lucerne

In Advent the Lucerne-Lake Lucerne region presents unforgettable events and a real sense of Christmas atmosphere. Enjoy anticipation with traditional Christmas events such as the Samichlausauszug (Father Christmas Procession), Klausjagen (Nicholas Chase), Sternsingen (Christmas Carolling) or atmospheric festive cruises on the lake.


Best Christmas Destinations in Europe