Christmas Markets

Spotlight on end-of-year celebrations in Lausanne and Montreux

Nov 10, 2021

Visitors will be able to enjoy the festivities proposed in Montreux and Lausanne: Montreux Christmas, Bô Noël and the Lausanne Lumières festival

The 7th edition of the Lausanne Bô Noël market will take place from 18 November to 31 December 2021. Enrobing the entire city centre, all the way to the old town, in a magical atmosphere, with its chalets and booths offering high-quality local products – from sausages to artworks and clothing – the market has been ranked among the “World’s top 15 unforgettable markets” by the French daily newspaper Le Figaro since its 5th edition. In parallel to this event, the 10th edition of the Lausanne Lumières Festival will take place from 24 November to 24 December 2021, with light installations enlivening the façades and squares of the urban centre.

Montreux’s famous Christmas market will take over the quayside from 19 November to 24 December 2021. New this year, at the 2m2c between 26 November 2021 and 9 January 2022 (from 2 pm to 10 pm), will be Light on Ice, an ice pathway through a brightly lit forest of enchantment. The little ones will be in their element, while the grown-ups can choose whether to accompany them or wait at the ice bar. Skate rental is included in the price of admission.

Another new feature is the Cabane des Bûcherons log cabin on the Place de la Gare, which will welcome visitors with its warming mulled wine. The perfect way to get in the mood as soon as you leave the train. The quayside stalls will of course be there as usual, as will Father Christmas, arriving every day on his magic flying sleigh. During this period you can also visit him by taking the cogwheel railway to his house at Rochers-de-Naye, at an altitude of 2,042 metres.

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