During the Christmas season, Lucerne is transformed into a contemplative city of lights. Lucerne has a number of Advent highlights and events in store this year as well. Shorten the waiting time until Christmas Eve on the Christmas tour, enjoy musical performances at the Christmas forum "Venite" or be inspired by handmade gift ideas at the crafts market.
To the map with all the festive activities.
On selected days, various music groups, singers and choirs perform on Europe Square. We warmly invite you to enjoy our concerts and the «Dancing Christmas Trees» at the same time.
During a stroll through Lucerne, discover the Christmas trees in the shop windows made by school classes and brought to life with stories, tales or pictures and take part in our prize draw.
The large Christmas tree with its many lights invites you to enjoy the Advent atmosphere with a view of the Lucerne lake basin. Come and admire the 15-metre-high spruce on Europe Square.
In January, Lucerne becomes a place of encounters immersed in light. Artistic light installations illuminate numerous building facades and squares, bringing warmth into the wintery city.
Give a piece of Central Switzerland as a present. Whether for a family outing, a leisure activity with friends or a romantic evening programme for two: with the 'Zentralschweizer Gutschein' you can give your loved ones the whole variety of the Lucerne – Lake Lucerne Region as a gift.
Book your overnight stay through Lucerne Tourism and benefit from our CityCard promotion: When booking a room with a minimum value of CHF 100, we will offer you a free CityCard worth CHF 50. Find out more