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Christmas market in Interlaken

18 – 20 December 2020

Pre-Christmas experience in the heart of Switzerland

Stroll through Interlaken’s enchanting Christmas market and its romantically and atmospherically decorated market stalls and wooden chalets. Sniff the scent of mulled wine in the air and let yourself be carried away by this magical pre-Christmas mood, surrounded by stunning mountain scenery. You’re sure to find one or more creative gift ideas.

Be inspired by the winter magic

  • Romantically decorated Christmas market against the backdrop of snow-covered mountains

  • Traders in charming wooden chalets and market stalls

  • Creative gift ideas

  • Combine your Christmas market shopping trip with a spot of skating

  • Market stalls at central, beautiful locations in Interlaken

Opening times

Date Time
Friday, 18 December 2020 17.00 – 22.00h
Saturday, 19 December 2020 10.00 – 22.00h
Sunday, 20 December 2020 10.00 – 18.00h

Magical pre-Christmas experience

The Christmas market in Interlaken is a romantic, pre-Christmas shopping experience. Discover magical gift ideas at imaginatively decorated market stalls and wooden chalets, surrounded by snow-covered mountain peaks. Follow the scent of mulled wine to one of the delightful refreshment stands and sample some of the numerous festive treats on offer.

Höheweg promenade Christmas market

The Christmas market on Interlaken’s famous Höheweg promenade is a magical pre-Christmas treat that opens its doors on 18 December 2020. Enjoy the romantic and glittering Christmas decorations and get into the festive spirit with the atmospheric Christmas music. The market is in a beautiful setting in the heart of Interlaken and has a fantastic view of the Jungfrau and the surrounding mountain peaks.

Discover regional specialities and craftsmanship

Explore, enjoy and shop at pretty wooden chalets and market stalls. Regional specialities, craftsmanship, accessories and much, much more provide a wealth of gift ideas.

Christmas shopping & skating – the perfect combination

Combine a visit to the Christmas market with shopping in one of the local stores and make the most of the amazing Christmas gift ideas that Interlaken has to offer. Fancy something a bit different after all that shopping? Then head to the ICE MAGIC, just next door to the Christmas market. Break that grey winter routine and round off your shopping spree with a magical open-air ice skating experience.

Ride through Interlaken aboard the "Christmas train"

There’s plenty to look forward to during the ICE MAGIC opening weekend in Interlaken on 19 and 20 December 2020. The city’s shopping streets will be filled with attractions during this magical weekend. Climb aboard this beautifully decorated Christmas train as you join Santa Claus for a fun and comfortable ride through Interlaken, visiting the weekend’s key locations. He will travel through Interlaken's pre-Christmas streets, stopping off at the shops and special works of art.

The Advent & Christmas market at Stadthausplatz in Unterseen

21 – 22 November 2020

Schneemann auf Holzchalet

In the picturesque old town of Unterseen, the wonderfully authentic Christmas market is an annual delight with its beautifully decorated wooden houses. Blends of warming tea, glittering Christmas tree decorations, candles and gifts can be found. Local businesses are actively involved in the market, offering mulled wine and punch. Special highlights of this small Christmas market are the large golden Christmas tree on the village square and St. Nicholas, who always brings a smile to children’s faces.

Opening times

Date Time
Saturday, 21 November 2020 10.00 – 21.00h
Sunday, 22 November 2020 10.00 – 17.00h

Your highlights at the Christmas market in Interlaken

  • Stroll among the festively decorated wooden chalets

  • Get in the mood for the most wonderful time of the year

  • Find the ideal Christmas gift for your loved ones

  • Follow the scent of mulled wine and treat yourself to some tasty delicacies

  • Combine your visit with a unique ICE MAGIC Interlaken skating experience

To ensure that your trip is perfect in every way

  • Consult the Christmas market programme

  • Check opening times and business hours

  • Wrap up warm

  • Combine your visit with some ICE MAGIC skating

Personal tip

“For me, the pre-Christmas period is always the best time of year. And I always get into the festive spirit at Interlaken’s Christmas market.”

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