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Montreux – Christmas Markets in Switzerland
Montreux Noël

Dates : 21.11.2019 – 24.12.2019
Time : Mon – Thurs : 11:00 – 20:00 + 2 hour (food and beverage)
Fri : 11:00 – 22:00 + 1 hour (food and beverage)
Sat : 10:00 – 22:00 + 1 hour (food and beverage)
Sun : 10:00 – 20:00 + 2 hour (food and beverage)
Location : Place du Marché, Quays, Grand-Rue

From the end of November until the 24th of December, the Montreux Christmas Market each year features 146 decorated and illuminated chalets along the quays of Geneva’s Lake.

In the best tradition of Christmas, crafts, tastings of regional specialities, mulled wine and thousands of gift ideas are there for you every year at this superb market.

In this warm and festive atmosphere, you will also discover exceptional musical entertainment and a unique discovery area: The Swiss Village!

Santa’s flying sleigh – Every day at 5 p.m., 6p.m. and 7 p.m. on the shores of Lake Geneva in Montreux

Christmas Village

Montreux Noël presents an exceptional additional site. The organisers’ dream of a Mountain Christmas Village has become a reality in the town of Caux above Montreux.

Families and children can enjoy the Santa Claus worshop in a new setting, the reindeer park, various animals, a giant nativity scene, the village of the sprites and Santa’s post office!

Games for children and play areas have been set up on an esplanade overlooking a breathtaking panorama of Lake Geneva and the Alps.

House of Santa Claus

You absolutely must not miss visiting Santa Claus at his house perched in grotto atop the Rochers de Naye above Montreux at an altitude of 2042 metres.

His house and his office will welcome thousands of children and will become the principal destination for families between 21 November and 24 December 2019

Discoveries that await you: Santa Claus train, face-painting sessions, stories, souvenir photos with Santa, and much more!


Christmas is also a time when we tend to think more about food and drink as we like to treat our family and friends when they come to visit, but have you ever thought about what foods are traditional in other countries of the world? Why not take a look at the page below and see what other nationalities are cooking up this Christmas. Christmas is also a time for trying out traditional and new ways of cooking meals, cakes, snacks…….. the list goes on, here we have a selection of Christmas recipes from around the world for you to take a look at, and maybe try out … and if you have a special recipe that you would like to share with the world, then you can send it in to us for others to try out to World-wide Christmas Recipes. Who are the most important people at Christmas? yes, of course, its the CHILDREN and we have not left them out, there is a page packed full of Christmas activities to keep them busy ( and Mums everywhere heave a sigh of relief ! ) … take a look at this page and download the information Children’s Christmas page Read about the Christmas Customs and Traditions of the nations of the world and how they differ, or are maybe the same as, ours. … What is the feast of the “Epiphany” or that of “St Lucia“ which countries are these important too? See here the origins of the most beautiful of all the Christmas Carols “Silent Night“, where it came from, who wrote it and listen to the song itself ( look to see which very famous person is singing it!) Have a look at the main Christmas page and see who Father Christmas is, where did he come from, where is he now, and who is St Nicolaus? Send him a letter from the children, browse through some Christmas Market Tours or listen to a new Christmas song on the page there is so much to see and read, so why not do it !! For those of you who want to travel a little further than the local shops this year have a look at Father Christmas in Lapland or maybe (the ultimate treat for Mums – Dads take note ! ) Shopping in New York we have it all right here for you. As Christmas approaches we also think of snow and with that thought comes skiing, skating, sledging and all manner of “Fun in the Snow” things to do which will last for weeks after Christmas time has been and gone. Around Europe there are many places to visit where you can enjoy the winter activities, whether it is before, during or after Christmas. Below you will find a sample of activities and places to look at which you may find will interest or even surprise you. Please take time to have a look.

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Christmas Recipes

Food plays a very important part in the season of Goodwill and Festive Cheer. Here we have a selection of recipes from around the globe which we hope will help you to prepare for Christmas.

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Discover all you need to know about the history of Silent Night, the Lyrics and listen to Silent Night

Discovwer all about St Nicholas. Find out who he was, how he become a saint and why he is associated with Christmas. Discover St Nicholas here

Find Puzzles, word searches, letters to print of for Santa plus much more here, in the Kids Corner

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