Planning to spend Christmas away? Celebrate the festive days in charming winter resorts, high up in the Alps.

Celebrate away from home with a festive calendar of special events in the Alpine resorts of Wengen, Grindelwald or Adelboden, the historic town of Chur or Interlaken, the resort between two lakes. Romantic horse-drawn carriage rides, torch-lit winter walks or celebrations in the forest with the famous Glühwein – a true Christmas experience.

Christmas offers

Basel during Christmas time

Basel Christmas Market


4 Days/ 3 Nights
Experience the festivities of Christmas in three countries - Switzerland, France and Germany


Lucerne Christmas Market


3 Days/ 2 Nights
Explore the Old Town of Lucerne and marvel at the painted facades, historic buildings and iconic Chapel Bridge.

Montreux Christmas market

Montreux Christmas Market


3 Days/ 2 Nights
During your stay visit Santa in his grotto atop the Rochers-de-Naye at 2,042 meters above sea level.

Zurich covered in snow

Zürich Christmas Market


3 Days/ 2 Nights
During the Christmas period Zürich, the largest cosmopolitan city in Switzerland, is filled with twinkling lights, and a festive buzz


Christmas in Adelboden


5 Days/ 4 Nights
Join in the traditional Christmas celebrations at the Hotel Waldhaus-Huldi.

Chur in snow

Christmas in Chur


5 Days/ 4 Nights
Explore the old town of Chur with its cobbled streets, ancient buildings, tiny shops and alleyways.

Sledging in Grindelwald

Christmas in Grindelwald


6 Days/ 5 Nights
Grindelwald lies at the foot of the famous Eiger mountain and offers plenty of winter activities and beautiful panoramic views.


Christmas in Interlaken


6 Days/ 5 Nights
Set in the centre of Interlaken with beautiful views towards the Swiss Alps.

Wengen. Sunstar Fonduehut

Christmas in Wengen


6 Days/ 5 Nights
Wengen, a picture postcard village with traditional wooden houses, is situated on a sheltered plateau at the foot of the Jungfrau.


Optional excursions


Family ice skating at Top of Europe Ice Magic

  • Duration: Min. 1 hr
  • Location: Interlaken
  • Open: Dec – Feb, 10:00-22:00
  • Price: From CHF 18 (incl. admission & skate hire), payable locally

Interlaken ICE MAGIC is a winter wonderland offering fun for all the family. This complex is unique with its various-sized ice rinks linked by a 400m winding runway. Try your hand at Bavarian Curling. Ice skating lessons are also available.

Warm up in the Igloo restaurant with delicious hot chocolate or heart-warming mulled wine. Enjoy Swiss specialities like tasty fondue. Or buy snacks from the market stalls and take this onto the piazza to relax in one of the heated tents.

Shoppers will enjoy wandering round the Christmas market next to the rinks. Pick up traditional gifts for exchanging with loved ones back home or treat yourself to a souvenir.


Schilthorn Piz Gloria

  • Duration: Min. 4hrs
  • Departs: Interlaken Ost train station
  • Operates: Daily every 30-60 mins (except 13 Nov – 08 Dec)
  • Price: From £43pp

Enjoy spectacular views of the Swiss Alps from the summit of the 2,970m high Schilthorn. The interactive exhibition BOND WORLD 007 is great fun for all ages, from a helicopter simulator to an exhilarating bobsleigh ride! Wander through the 007 WALK OF FAME and learn about the film stars or dine in the 360 Piz Gloria revolving restaurant (not included). Don’t miss the THRILL WALK on the way up or down at Birg.



  • Duration: Min. 6hrs
  • Departs: Interlaken Ost train station
  • Operates: Daily every 30-60 mins
  • Price: From £86pp

Interlaken Ost – Lauterbrunnen – Wengen – Jungfraujoch. Jungfraujoch – Grindelwald – Interlaken Ost.

After 2 quick train changes, climb by rail to Europe’s highest railway station, 3,454m above sea level. Here pure snow and breath-taking views await! From the Sphynx viewing terrace, gaze at the Aletsch glacier, the Jungfrau and neighbouring countries France, Germany and Italy. Inside the station, take photos with ice sculptures, give in to temptation in the Lindt chocolate shop and dine in one of the three restaurants on offer (not included).

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