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10 Fun Swiss Christmas Activities

Are you going to be in Switzerland for the holiday season and want to make the most of your Swiss Christmas experience? Swiss Christmas traditions are certainly fun and you shouldn't hesitate to join the celebration!

10 Fun Swiss Christmas Activities

Here are a few suggestions for fun things to do in Switzerland during the Christmas season:
  1. Cookie baking afternoon: enjoy an afternoon of baking with your friends. Try yourself at some traditional Swiss cookies like Brunsli, Zimststern, Chräbbeli or Spitzbuben.
  2. Grittibänz baking: create your own Grittibänz - a traditional man-shaped roll (you can find a recipe here.)
  3. Ice skating: there are ice skating rinks in almost every larger town in Switzerland. Have a glass of hot punch and skate a few rounds with friends.
  4. Visit a Christmas market: plenty of smaller and bigger Christmas markets will captivate you. Choose one that is close to you from this list.
  5. Glühwein: make your own batch of hot Glühwein and enjoy a nice evening at home.
  6. Candle dipping: it's a thing in Switzerland and you can find an opportunity at most Christmas markets!
  7. Make your own wrapping paper: nothing beats a nicely wrapped gift. Get creative! Some suggestions can be found here.
  8. Samichlausschwimmen in Zurich: yes, the Swiss go swimming in the lake even in winter. If you want to join the fun sign up here.
  9. Outdoor christmas: have your own outdoor Christmas and go decorate a tree in the forest. Be careful with candles though!
  10. Make an Adventskranz or Christmas Calendar: create your own advent wreath or Christmas calendar to count the time until Christmas eve

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