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Swiss Advent Calendar

As a special treat we have picked events for each day leading up to Christmas all over Switzerland and compiled them in this special advent calendar for you. Enjoy!

  1. On December 5. Enjoy this unique traditional event in Küssnacht: Klausjagd

2. From December 5 to 15: Arosa host its 28th humour festival. Standup comedians entertain in the run up to Christmas:

3. On December 6 to 8: Enjoy biscuit baking workshops at the Kambly factory and visit their Christmas market:

4. December 6 to 8: Enjoy a young designers’ Christmas Market in Emmen

5. On December 7: Enjoy the magical feeling of Christmas at the Chillon castle and its surroundings:

6. Until December 8. With the magnificent backdrop of the Einsiedeln monastery enjoy this Christmas market and visit the world’s largest creche.

7. On December 8: Enjoy an afternoon of fairy tales in Zug:

8. From December 13 to 30: discover the magic forest of Lenzerheide, light shows, music, food and magic. :

9. On December 14: A million stars of all over Switzerland. Join in this action to show solidarity with others. More details here:

10. December 14: The Lausanne Christmas Run may be sold out but this shouldn’t stop you from putting your Santa costume/hat on and cheering the runners on!

11. On December 14 & 15: Enjoy the Christchindli market in downtown Schwyz. www.christchindlimä

12. On December 15: The Geneva Christmas Cup is the opportunity for 2200 people to brave the cold lake waters and have a winter swim, come along and cheer them on!

13. Until December 22: Enjoy a magical ride up to meet Father Christmas: Montreux. www.goldenpass.

14. Until December 22: Enjoy a traditional Christmas market in Winterthur:

15. Until December 23: Zurich Enjoy a beautiful Christmas market filled with artisans:

16. Until December 23: Basel Christmas Market. Enjoy Christmas atmosphere in the lovely old town of Basel:

17. Until December 23: The singing Christmas tree in Zürich is celebrating its 22nd edition, various choirs come and perform for free .

18. Until December 23: Every day at 18.00 the Luzern theatre is offering an adventscalendar 30 minute performance for CHF 5.-.

19. Until December 24: Zurich train station, enjoy 140 stands as well as the majestic Swaroski decorated Christmas tree.

20. Until December 31: Christmas in Vevey.

21. Until January 6: Locarno on ice, offers not only a Christmas ice rinked but loads of programmes on ice.

22. Until January 6: Downtown Lugano embraces all things Christmas:

23. Help others have a happy Christmas by giving to this charity:

Charlie Hartmann is the managing director of the Livingin organisation which focuses on helping international residents connect, grow and thrive in Switzerland.