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Christmas & New Year

Lucerne during the Christmas season becomes a contemplative city of lights. Despite difficult times, Christmas will definitely take place. Even this year, Lucerne is waiting with some highlights and events during Advent. Shorten your waiting time until Christmas Eve on our Christmas tour, enjoy music performances at the International Christmas Forum “Venite” or get inspired by handmade gift ideas at the Lucerne Christmas and Crafts Market. 

Christmas in Lucerne

Christmas markets

Looking for something nice for your nearest and dearest? Visit Lucerne's markets this Advent. Despite many cancellations, some markets can take place under adapted conditions.

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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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«Live on Ice» Lucerne

Skate your way through the cold season: the ice rink on festively illuminated Europaplatz in front of the KKL Luzern is a great place to show off your skating prowess.

Live on Ice

Advent events

Enter the Advent spirit by attending an event or concert or by enjoying a meal out.  

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Cancelled: Lucerne New Year firework display

At the beginning of the new year, the leading hotels in Lucerne, the Luzern Hotels association, the Swiss Hotel Management Academy, the ALI Fund of the city of Lucerne and Lucerne Tourism usually organise a huge New Year’s firework display over the bay of Lake Lucerne. This year the event unfortunately had to be cancelled due to the situation around the coronavirus. We are looking forward to the event on 1 January 2022!

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