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new whattodo iconKnow-it-all's WHAT TO DO in the area. LISA’S PICKS OF THE WEEK (19-25 November 2018). More events are listed on the website www.knowitall.ch under our CALENDARS. Please give credit to ©Know-it-all passport® for putting this info together if you forward it or use it in a newsletter of any kind. Thank you.

🤖 Thanks to our sponsor in the middle of this page: LCIS - La Côte International School Aubonne - Open Day on Wednesday 5th of December - you will be welcomed by the staff and be able to visit the school and what is on offer.

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We've highlighted those going on this week below. Click on the names for more information.

21 November to 31 December 2018
Bô Noël, Lausanne (VD)
In an atmosphere of celebrations and conviviality, Lausanne Bô Noël brings together the markets of Saint-François, Pépinet, Place Centrale and Les Arches. Local designers, craftspeople and producers are looking forward to welcoming you to this market where you will be immersed in an enchanting Christmas atmosphere. Take advantage of three evening sales until 22:00.
Monday to Wednesday 11h30 to 21h30
Thursday to Saturday 11h to 22h30
Sunday 13h to 19h
Monday 25 December Closed

22 November to 24 December 2018
Montreux Noël (VD)
1820 Montreux
One month of festivities at this very picturesque Christmas market. All along the lakefront you will find around 150 little chalets selling gifts and trinkets, including hot-spots for foods in several locations. Under the large structure in the center you will find foods galore with picnic tables. Further along there is a tent hosting an array of delicacies including fondue, sausages, churros, and more. Be sure to try Lisa’s favorite waffle, Manneke Kris or the giant tartiflette. Dress warmly as the whole event is outdoors and at the lakefront. The Ferris Wheel is sure to thrill young and old! You can visit Santa, who comes directly from faraway Lapland to his house at the Rochers-de-Naye, discover an authentic Christmas Village in Caux, or stroll through the Medieval Enchantement within the walls of the legendary Château de Chillon.
Monday to Thursday: 11h to 20h + 2h (food and drink)
Friday 11h to 22h + 1h (food and drink)
Saturday 10h to 22h + 1h (food and drink)
Sunday 10h to 20h + 2 hr (food and drink)

23 November 2018 to 6 January 2019
Marché de Noël d'Annecy (France)
Christmas markets offering regional crafts and local “produits de terroir”. Numerous activities throughout the month of December and early January, including an ice rink, concerts and poney rides. Check the website on our event listing for the full program. Click here to view the opening hours of the two main markets:
Village des Alpes et Patinoire - Place Francois de Menthon
Village des Artisans - Parvis du Centre Commercial Courier

24 November 2018, 10h to 15h
Collège du Léman Christmas Market (GE)
Espace Mandela
74, Route de Sauverney
1290 Versoix
A small Christmas market held on the school campus with fresh seasonal flowers, candles, jewelry, handicrafts educational toys and much more. Food and mulled wine along with other drinks and treats will be on offer!

24 November 2018, 9h to 16h
Church of Scotland Geneva Church Fair and Ceilidh (GE)
Salle communale des DĂ©lices
Route de Colovrex 20
1218 Grand-Saconnex
Lots on offer including scottish pipes and drums, cakes, homemade jams, books, Scottish gifts and specialities, hand-painted cards, Christmas stall, and much more! Also fantastic food throughout the day including haggis, soup, African chop, bacon rolls, smoked salmon and champagne, tea and Irish coffee, Scottish artisan beers and much more. There is a Ceilidh in the evening.

24 November 2018, 9h30 to 16h
Holy Trinity Church Christmas Fair (GE)
14 bis, rue du Mont Blanc
Christmas cards, crackers, crafts, gifts, jams, cakes, children's activities, books, bric a brac, refreshments, Articles de Fete, cartes, cadeaux, livres et beaucoup plus encore.

24-25 November 2018
Marché de Noël Domaine des Biolles (VD)
Lots of interesting gift items from local artisans as well as plenty of food and drink!
Saturday 10h to 18h
Sunday 10h to 17h

24-25 November 2018
Style Market 2018 (VD)
Domaine de Bon-Boccard
Lots of beautiful lifetsyle and design goods for sale. Each of the 24 vendor is hand-picked to ensure that you dive into a sea of rare treasures! Food and drinks available. Kids animation.
Saturday 24 November, 17h to 22h (Late night shopping)
Sunday 25 November, 10h to 18h (Family day)

25 November and 2, 9, 16 December 2018, 9h to 18h
Schilliger Gland
Great opportunity to get in a few more hours of Christmas shopping or gardening for the winter at this quality garden center. They will be open 7/7 during this holiday period. If you haven't seen the magic of the Christmas season, then make sure to go to Schilliger on these special Sunday openings. They have trees (real and fake) as well as every type of Christmas decoration and lights available. They usually have tastings or demos going on.

Our free “Know-it-all's WHAT TO DO in the area” is kindly sponsored this week by: LCIS - La Côte International School Aubonne - Open Day on Wednesday 5th of December - you will be welcomed by the staff and be able to visit the school and what is on offer.

LCIS open day 5 December Aubonne


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Gina has kindly offered knowitall.ch readers another opportunity to get their Christmas presents ordered with a 10% discount. Valid until 23 November 2018. Click here to read our article.


Saturday, 24 November 2018, 14h and 18h30
Sunday, 25 November 2018, 14h and 18h30
Friday, 30 November 2018, 20h
Saturday, 1 Decembre 2018, 14h and 18h30
Sunday, 2 December 2018, 11h and 15h30
Continuing its long-standing relationship with Know-it-all passport, GAOS have kindly offered our readers the chance to win a double ticket for the opening night performance of the show on Saturday 24 November at 18h30. Click here to find out how (deadline Monday 19 November!).

Sunday 2 December
Montreux Comedy presents another fantastic line up of international acts in this year's Trending Comics Gala, the only one entirely in English. Thanks to Trending Comics, here is your chance to win one of 5 pairs of tickets! Click here to read our article (deadline Thursday 22 November).