Christmas Markets in Switzerland
By Viator, March 2012
Some of the other great Christmas markets in the country include:
Visitors of all ages will enjoy this holiday extravaganza situated on the shores of Lake Geneva. Visit Santa (who arrives direct from Lapland), as well as an authentic Christmas Village in Caux, and stroll through a medieval market where you can attend a story festival within the walls of the legendary Château de Chillon.
Bern Christmas Markets
Held, as usual, at the Waisenhausplatz from December 3rd through December 29 and at the Münsterplatz from December 3rd through December 24, the Christmas markets in Bern are devoted mainly to arts and crafts, as well as traditional market fare. Candles, gifts, and handmade souvenirs are all on hand, as well as restorative Glühwein wine and snacks.
Basel Christmas Market
Not to be outdone, the Christmas market in Basel is one of the most exciting markets in Europe, and is situated cozily along the banks of the Rhine. The well-preserved Old Town is radiant in the glow of the seasonal light and cheer, and the shops and the facades of many buildings glitter in the crisp winter evenings. All the usual items are for sale, but the ambiance is truly spectacular.