THURSDAY, THE 6th OF DECEMBER, will see the opening of Geneva’s brand new Christmas market in Parc des Bastions.
Over 8,000 square meters of the park will be dedicated to the new Christmas Village – THE place to get you in the Christmas mood this year. The village consists of traditional wooden cabins selling local food and drinks and offering special Christmas shopping in a traditional Swiss yuletide setting.
You’ll be able to taste local specialties, such as raclette and fondue and sweet treats such as apple strudel or for more exotic tastes, opt for something different such as a luxurious lobster roll. There will be over 30 food stalls, but the special attraction is the Fondue Chalet. It is an authentic fondue restaurant with 150 seats, which will serve nothing but fondue, however you’ll have to book your table in advance online. On the other side of the Chalet, 60 seats are available for a more spontaneous bar service and menu of raclette, soup and fondue.
Stroll around the stalls observing traditional crafts and Christmas treats, with a glass of warming mulled wine in hand.
A special lounge bar offering wintry drinks will be the place to hang out for December afterwork drinks or just chilling with family and friends. This is where you’re likely to find us in the run-up to Christmas.
For the children there is an ice-skating rink, which is usually in the park at Christmas time, and a beautiful ancient carrousel, as well as a Chalet for children. The Chalet is where stories, workshops and other children’s activities will take place.
Parc des Bastions
From 6 to 31 December 2018
From Monday -Wednesday: 11:00 – 22:00
From Thursday – Saturday: 11:00 – 23:00
On Sundays: 11:00 – 20:00
Special hours: 24 December: 11:00 – 16:00, and 31 December: 11:00 – 18:00
Closed on: 25 December
READ OUR ARTICLE ON CHRISTMAS MARKETS IN AND NEAR GENEVA FOR OTHER MARKETS WORTH VISITING NEAR YOU THIS SEASON.