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christmasmarkets2017

Christmas markets are a great place to go to get a flavor of the local customs and traditions of this region - and of course to buy unique, hand-crafted products to send as presents to your folks back home.  Most of the markets provide food stalls offering local delicacies, including a welcome glass of mulled wine (otherwise known as vin chaud or glühwein).  For the children, there are often many activities organized - and if they're lucky, Santa Claus may make a surprise visit!

In preparing our list for 2017, we have noticed that some of the bigger markets have extended their dates until the end of December, rather than closing just before Christmas..so if you still want to enjoy some Christmas spirit after 25 December, there's every chance you will find a market still open near you!

New this year, Know-it-all Marketplace!

For the first time ever, Know-it-all passport is hosting its own pop-up shop in Geneva from 27 November through to 23 December 2017. Located at Planète Charmilles, Know-it-all Marketplace will showcase the work of local creators who have a passion for all things creative! So if you are looking for an unusual, unique, handmade or locally designed gift to offer someone at Christmas, you will surely find something here. More details in the listings below!

Over 40 Christmas markets

Remember to click on the name of the event to see more information on each listing. Since some of the information has been sourced from other websites, we recommend that you verify the time and location of any events that interest you before you set out – just in case anything has changed.

Once again this year, we have created a  Pinterest Board for Christmas / End of Year Events 2017 to display some of the more colorful and artistic promotional flyers that we have received so far.  This will also include posters about concerts and other special events taking place this year. Follow our board to keep up-to-date with the latest events as we receive them!

And don't forget that you can see all our Christmas markets listed in one place on our Events Calendar by selecting the Events - Fairs/Markets/Sales category at the bottom of the calendar.

Some useful Christmas Market links

It's impossible to cover all the markets in the area. These links will help you discover a few more in France:

And this website covers markets in France and Switzerland, including Geneva and Vaud.

Upcoming Christmas Markets in Geneva, Vaud and neighboring France!

4 November 2017, 9h to 16h
Church of Scotland Geneva Church Fair and Ceilidh (GE)
Salle Communale de Délices
18, rte de Colovrex
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. 

11 November 2017, 14h to 17h
Charity Winter Fair, Vevey (VD)
All Saints Church
Avenue de la Prairie 40
Vevey 1800
Crafts, gifts, food and lucky dip!

12, 19, 26 November and 3, 10, 17 December 2017, 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.

18 November 2017, 9h30 to 16h
Holy Trinity Church Christmas Fair (GE)
14 bis, rue du Mont Blanc
Geneva
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.

18-19 November 2017
Marché de Noël Domaine des Biolles (VD)
Châtaigneraie
Founex
Lots of interesting gift items from local artisans as well as plenty of food and drink!
Saturday 10h to 18h
Sunday 10h to 17h

18-19 November 2017, 10h to 18h
Chateau des Bois Christmas Sale (GE)

10, Chemin de la Combe d'Ornex
1242 Satigny
Numerous stands covering everything from local food delicacies to regional crafts. Possibility to have a brunch on both the Saturday and Sunday from 11h.

18-19 November 2017
Style Market 2017 (VD)
Domaine de Bon-Boccard
St-Prex
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 18 November, 17h to 22h (Late night shopping)
Sunday 19 November, 10h to 18h (Family day)

19 November 2017, 10h to 18h
Marché de Noël du LEC (France)
L'Esplanade du Lac
01220 Divonne-les-Bains
Regional craft stalls, food available. Free entry and parking.

22-25 November 2017
Advent Market (VD)
Guichard Fleurs

"Les Pralies"
Route d'Arnex 7
CH-1277 Borex
Traditional Advent Market. Tropical Afterwork offered from 18h on Wednesday 22 November.
Wednesday 22 November 14h to 20h30
Thursday 23 November 8h to 12h and 13h30 to 18h30
Friday 24 November 8h to 12h and 13h30 to 20h
Saturday 25 November 8h to 17h

22 November to 31 December 2017
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

23 November to 24 December 2017
Montreux Noël (VD)

1820 Montreux
021 965 24 12
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) 

24-26 November 2017
Village de Noël de Cologny (GE)
Village de Noël with open chalets in wood. Animations for the children and hot food with drinks available. Cortège aux flambeaux at 16h45 on 26 November.

24 November 2017 to 31 January 2018
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
    24 November 2017 to 6 January 2018
  • Village des Artisans - Parvis du Centre Commercial Courier
    24 November 2017 - 31 January 2018

25 November 2017, 10h to 20h30
Fete au St-Rédempteur (VD)
Paroisse St-Rédempteur
Avenue de la Rumine 33
1005 Lausanne
Church fair with brocante, second-hand clothes, jewelry, books, DVDs, games and toys, tombola etc.  Lunch and dinner options as well as afternoon tea!

25 November 2017, 11h to 15h
Norwegian Christmas Market (GE)
Forum Meyrin
Christmas market with a Norwegian flavor, especially when it comes to the food items. Lots of Norwegian specialities to be tasted in the tea room. Activities for the kids from 12h to 14h. Father Christmas arrives at 14h.

25 November 2017, 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. Jamrock BBQ, Debi's Thai cuisine, raclette, hot soups, waffles and mulled wine along with other drinks and treats will be on offer!

25 November 2017, 9h30 to 18h30
Le Noël des Créateurs, Morges
Caves de Couvaloup
Rue de Couvaloup 10
1110 Morges
Partly covered and partly outside, this Christmas maarket will feature more than 35 stands at the Caves de Couvaloup in Morges.  Food (burgers, chips, crêpes, and raclettes) and drinks (syrups, artisanal beers, vin chaud) available.  Free workshops throughout the day. Free entry.

27 November - 23 December 2017
Know-it-all Marketplace (GE)
Planète Charmilles
Bottom floor between Migros and Jysk
11 promenade de l'Europe
1203 Geneva
Monday to Saturday, open during mall hours
Know-it-all Marketplace is showcasing the work of local creative people, offering a range of unique, handmade and locally designed gifts for Christmas this year! You will find everything ranging from hard-to-find "man gifts" to lovely accessories for the ladies, from the funny to the luxury, items for babies and children, gifts you might want to keep for yourself (why not buy two?), and a few yummy ones too. With over 50 different local creators selected to participate, clients seeking unusual, creative, and fun gifts for the holiday season will surely find what they are looking for. Come along to browse, chat, meet up with friends, and buy!

27 November 2017, 10h to 16h
LGB Winter Market (VD)
La Grande Boissière
Centre des Arts

62, route de Chêne
1208 Genève
Lots of food and entertainment, and some great items for sale from over 30 vendors to help people to start their Christmas shopping! Garderie for primary school children.

29 November 2017, 16h
Christmas Market (VD)
Haut-Lac Bilingual International School
Ch. de Pangires 26
St Légier
The festivities will commence at 16h with songs around the Christmas tree, followed by the official opening of the market with numerous stands run by staff, students and their families. Hot apple punch and mulled wine will be served, along with French fries, sausages and waffles on sale from the PTA.

29 November - 3 December 2017
Marché de Noël au Château de Coppet (VD)

Château de Coppet
Rue des Murs 2
1296 Coppet
This Christmas Market takes place inside the complex of the castle of Coppet. Just a few steps away from the station and the lake, you will be welcomed in the residence of Mme de Staël and Jack Necker for 5 days. The castle will be adorned with Christmas magic, and will charm both children and adults alike. Admission free.
Wednesday: 14h to 20h
Thursday: 14h to 21h (nocturnes)
Friday: 14h to 20h
Saturday: 11h to 20h
Sunday 11h to 18h

1-3 December 2017
Marché de Noel, Prevessin-Moëns (France)
Parvis de la Mairie
Lots to look forward to at this Christmas market: 25 artisans, creators of art and food, Father Christmas giving out treats, exhibition of entries for the drawing competition "J'aime hiver", Santa's letter box, concerts, face painting, creative workshops and pony rides...not to mention lots of delicious food to eat!
Friday 1 December: from 16h
Saturday 2 December: 10h to 20h
Sunday 3 December: 10h to 18h

1-30 December 2017
Lyon Christmas Market (France)

Place Carnot, Lyon 2e
More than 140 stalls selling locally produced crafts and food, including Christmas decorations, "produits du terroir", original ideas for presents, and children's toys.
Late night openings until 21h on Fridays and Saturdays.

2 December 2017, 9h to 17h30
Ecole Steiner de Lausanne Marché de Noël (VD)
Route du Bois-Genoud 36
CH-1023 Crissier
Lausanne
Possibility to buy a variety of artisanal craft products, and attend workshops for children and adults. Gastronomic food stands. Dancing and music shows. Raclette on offer until 21h.

2-14 December 2017
Marché de Noël, Yverdon-les-Bains (VD)
La Place Pestalozzi
Les Caves du Château
La Place del'Ancienne-Poste
Pestalozzi Square brims with lights and offers a Christmas market blending entertainment, artisans’ stalls and regional products.
Monday to Thursday: 14h to 20h
Friday: 14h to 22h
Saturday: 10h to 22h
Sunday: 10h to 19h
24 December: 10h to 16h
Nocturnes: 19 December, 14h to 22h and 22 December, 14h to 22h

2, 6, 9, 13, 16, 20 and 23 December 2017, 9h-16h
Geneva Flea Market (GE)
Geneva, Plainpalais
Every Wednesday and Saturday. A great opportunity to find that unusual item or some stocking fillers.

2, 4-9 December (St-Prex) and 7-10, 14-17 December (Morges) 2017
Christmas Markets, St-Prex and Morges
Christmas market offering goods created by the artisanal workshops of the Perceval Foundation, which provide a safe environment for the development of mentally handicapped adults, offering them a stimulating and socially rewarding activity. With the support of professional artists, these talented craftsmen and women produce high quality products using the best materials, which are crafted using environmentally-friendly manufacturing processes. Check listing for opening hours.

3, 10, 17, 24 December 2017 (Sunday Shopping) and 8, 9, 10 December 2017 (Christmas Market)
Christmas Market and Sunday Shopping, Carouge (GE)
More than 130 shops will be open selling their wares on the 4 Sundays leading up to Christmas: 3, 10, 17 and 24 December 2017, from 10h to 17h.
There will also be a special Christmas market running from 8 - 10 December 2017. Click here to view the full program of events running throughout the period of Christmas Market, including lots of animations for the kids!

3 December 2017
Foire de Noël, Orbe (VD)
The canton of Vaud's first Christmas fair of the season brings together about a hundred exhibitors in the old town of Orbe. Local crafts and terroir products.

3 December 2017, 11h30-16h
Marché de St. Nicholas (VD)
La Châtaigneraie Campus - International School of Geneva
Ch. de la Ferme 2
1297 Founex
Popular school christmas fair with gift market, gift baskets, food and drinks, crafts, and seasonal music.

3 December 2017, 10h-17h
Aire-la-Ville Marché de Noël (GE)
Salle Polyvalente
Aire-la-Ville, GE
20th edition of this popular Christmas market in Aire-la-Ville.

3 December 2017, 10h to 18h
Fête de St Nicolas (VD)
Pully

40 local businesses in Pully will open on Sunday, 3 December, between 10h and 18h,.  Food, entertainment, music, and crafts. Also features a Saint Nicolas procession from the Place du Port de Pully to the Place Neuve in the center, between 14h and 16h. "Grelottins" competition with draw.

4 December 2017, 10h to 15h
IWC Lausanne Christmas Market (VD)
Restaurant du Prieuré
Pully
The IWC Lausanne is holding a Christmas Market at Restaurant du Prieuré in Pully. Handmade arts and crafts, quilts and cushions, jewelry, handbags and hats, baked goods, preserves and cakes. Coffee, tea and homemade cakes will also be served. Cash payment only, no credit cards.

7-9 December 2017
Marché de Noël de la Noyère (VD)
Route de la Noyère
1185 Mont-sur-Rolle 
La Noyère is an 18th century mansion surrounded by vineyards on the shores of Lake Geneva. The host of the market, Anne-Catherine gathers, twice a year, artists and craftsmen she “has fallen for” and opens her period house to the public with them, including its characterful outbuildings and its gardens: once to celebrate the spirit of Christmas and the other to welcome the arrival of spring. Her love for beautiful handicraft and original creations is contagious. On Friday there will be a concert by the Harasse Jazz Band.
Friday 2 December, 14h to 21h
Saturday 3 December, 11h to 18h
Sunday 4 December, 11h to 17h

7-10 and 14-17 December 2017
Morges Christmas Market (VD)
Château de Morges
Rue du Château 2

1110 Morges
021 801 32 33
Just when you thought there would no longer be a Christmas market at Morges, a new association has managed to raise the funds through Crowdfunding to host a new Christmas market within the atmospheric grounds of the Château de Morges.  The gardens will be set up with around 20 chalets, in the center there will be a large tent with a dining area, the cellars will provide a "historical" space, and the interior courtyard will house several more tents.
Thursday 7 and 14 December 16h-21h
Friday 8 and 15 December 16h-21h
Saturday 9 and 16 December 11h-21h
Sunday 10 and 17 December 11h-19h
Restaurant closing 22h (20h Sundays)

8-10 December 2017
Marché de Noël à l'Abbaye de Salaz (VD)
Ollon
In the unique atmosphere of an ancient abbey, enjoy local produce and fine wine!

8-10 December 2017
Marché de Noël, Femey Voltaire (France)
Discover the warm and convivial ambiance of the Christmas village under a heated tent, in the park of the Abbé Boisso, where you will see hundreds of ideas for Christmas presents, provided by around 40 exhibiitors. Ice rink (price 2€), music and lots of Christmas workshops. Lantern procession on Saturday at 17h.

Friday 8 December, 14h to 19h
Saturday 9 December, 9h to 21h30
Sunday 11 December, 10h to 18h

8-23 December 2017
Marché de Noël, Sion (Valais)
Place du Midi and L’Espace des Remparts
Monday to Wednesday: 14h to 19h
Thursday and Friday: 14h to 21h

Saturday: 11h to 21h
Sunday: 11h to 19h

The 14th edition of this special event will feature around 60 artisan stalls, and numerous places to eat. A packed festive program of activities for young and old includes concerts, artistic demonstrations, ice rink, donkey rides, and bricolage workshop.

10 December 2017, 10h to 18h
Marché de Noël, Lutry (VD)
Bourg de Lutry
Traditional outdoor Christmas market featuring more than 100 local businesses and artists as well as numerous animations.

15-16 December 2017
La Ferme de Budé Marché de Noël (GE)
Chemin Moïse-Duboule 2
Petit-Saconnex
This organic farm in Geneva will hold a Christmas market, which will include their typical organic fare as well as produce from 20 artisans ranging from potters to chocolate makers. There will be organic vegetable soup and raclette to warm up.
Friday 15 December: 15h to 20h
Saturday 17 December: 9h to 16h

16-17 December 2017
Marché de Noël des Diablerets (VD)
Chalet "La Daille"
Chemin de la Corbaz 4
1865 Les Diablerets
30 traditional artisans from the region will display their wares. Snacks, pot au feu, pizzas, drinks, tea and vin chaud available throughout the weekend.
Saturday 16 December 11h to 21h
Sunday 17 December 10h to 17h

17 December 2017
Brin de Terre Marché de Noël (VD)
4, route de la Rippe
Crassier
079 519 61 00
Small Christmas market held at Brin de Terre's craft workshop in Crassier.

17 December 2017
Puces de Noël, Nyon (VD)
Rue de Rive and lakeside
Special Christmas version of the popular Sunday flea market held on the last Sunday of the month in the Quartier de Rive. Lots of stalls selling crafts, food and drink, as well as numerous local products for sale. Christmas entertainment, including Father Christmas himself! Local shops and restaurants will be open during this outdoor market. Make sure to dress warmly and bring change or cash. Check out the website for more information nearer the time of the market.

20 December 2017 - 7 January 2018, 11h to 19h30
Marché de Noël, Villlars
Place du Marché 
Discover the flavors and scents of Christmas at this traditional market. Lots of animations and surprises on the Place du Marché to keep everyone happy!

If you would like to be featured on our Christmas market list, as well as on our Events Calendar, please use our form here.

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