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The arrival of Christmastime is always an indicator that the year is slowly coming to a close. It’s hard to believe that only 12 months ago we celebrated the 50th issue of Zurich In Your Pocket. However, another milestone is fast approaching: the 10th anniversary of our first guide to Zurich. How time flies!

Christmas markets and events have changed since we first published a Yuletide issue in 2010. Many new markets with innovative concepts have popped up including the Wienachtsdorf at Bellevue. It first opened in 2015, but has already become a favourite of Zürchers due to its charming atmosphere and its small producers and designers selling their wares. In this issue, we spoke to Vania Kukleta, one of the founders of the market. Read her interview here.

And only two years ago a new breed of Christmas event came to town in the shape of the Illuminarium at the National Museum. It’s a fascinating light festival with an animated light show like no other. Finally, this year will also see the addition of an all-new market on Münsterplatz specialising in local products from Zurich and its surroundings.

What does all this mean? Well, it seems that Zurich has evolved into a proper Christmas destination and we’ve tried to keep up with the times. Discover everything you need to know to enjoy the holiday season in our Christmas chapter. We wish you a happy holiday and all the best in the coming year!
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