THE LEGENDARY MONTREUX CHRISTMAS MARKET
If you’re looking for a huge Christmas market AND the chance to meet Santa, nothing beats the Montreux Christmas market!
You’ll find over 150 chalets extending for more than a kilometer along the lakeside promenade. If you look overhead, you’ll spot Santa flying on his sleigh, too (every day at 5 pm, 6 pm and 7 pm; weekends at 4 pm).
With 8 restaurants serving local cuisine and many take-away stalls, you won’t go hungry either.
Adults and children alike will love the “Light on Ice” experience, where you’ll skate a pathway of ice through an enchanted forest to… an ice bar. Yes please! Check on their website for more information, opening times and to book tickets.
Kids will love the chance to meet Santa in a magical setting high above Montreux on the Rochers de Naye. Take a cogwheel train from the city up into the mountains, where a snowy winter wonderland – and Santa – await. Get all the dates and times and book your tickets on their website.
Experience medieval Christmas at the Château de Chillon on the weekend of 4-5 December from 10am until 6pm. The castle is beautifully decorated for the occasion and artisans in medieval dress are ready to take you back in time. Find out more on their website.
Got a wish for the new year? Send your wish directly to Santa here, and visit La Redoute House of Wishes at the Christmas Market.
CHRISTMAS MARKET OPENING TIMES
19 Nov to 24 Dec
Mon-Tues: 11am to 8pm
Wed-Thurs: 11am to 9pm
Fri: 11am to 10pm
Sat: 10am to 10pm
Sun: 10am to 8pm
(Food and beverage stands close 1-2 hours later)
Montreux Christmas market