Christmas & New Year

Lucerne during the Christmas season becomes a contemplative city of lights, while its enchanting Christmas markets are brimful with handmade gift ideas. The scents of cinnamon and mulled wine accompany you on your tour through its alleys, and at the KKL Luzern you'll find a unique Christmas fairytale world complete with an ice rink offering views of the city, the lake and the mountains.

Christmas in Lucerne

«Live on Ice» Lucerne

Skate your way through Advent: the ice rink on festively illuminated Europaplatz in front of the KKL Luzern is a great place to show off your skating prowess between 21 November 2020 and 3 January 2021.

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Christmas markets

Looking for something nice for your nearest and dearest? Or do you just want to soak in the Christmas atmosphere? Visit Lucerne's markets this Advent.

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Christmas tour

Join us on a stroll through Lucerne. The Pine Boughs and Bright Lights tour through the festively decorated city helps pass the time more quickly in the run-up to Christmas and sheds light on some of the local seasonal customs.

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Lilu Light Festival Lucerne

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.

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Lucerne New Year firework display

The leading hotels in Lucerne are joining forces with the Luzern Hotels association, the Swiss Hotel Management Academy, the ALI Fund of the city of Lucerne and Lucerne Tourism on 1 January 2021 to organise a huge New Year’s firework display over the bay of Lake Lucerne; it starts at 8:15 p.m. The individual hotels are serving special menus, and gala cruises are offered on the lake.

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