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Christmas market in Interlaken

14 – 22 December 2019

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.

Opening times

Date Time
Saturday, 14 December 2019 10.00 – 22.00h
Sunday, 15 December 2019 10.00 – 19.00h
Monday, 16 December 2019 13.00 – 21.00h
Tuesday, 17 December 2019 13.00 – 21.00h
Wednesday, 18 December 2019 13.00 – 21.00h
Thursday, 19 December 2019 13.00 – 21.00h
Friday, 20 December 2019 13.00 – 21.00h
Saturday, 21 December 2019 10.00 – 22.00h
Sunday, 22 December 2019 10.00 – 19.00h

Be inspired by the winter magic

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

  • Over 100 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

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 14 December 2019. 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 over 100 pretty wooden chalets and market stalls. Regional specialities, craftsmanship, accessories and much, much more provide a wealth of gift ideas.

Christmas shopping and 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 Top of Europe 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 Top of Europe ICE MAGIC opening weekend in Interlaken on 14 and 15 December 2019. 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.

Discover the varied entertainment available at the Christmas market

Swing ride

14 – 22 December 2019

Saturday, 14 & 21 December 2019: 10.00 – 22.00h
Sunday, 15 & 22 December 2019: 10.00 – 19.00h
Monday to Friday, 16 – 20 December 2019: 13.00 – 19.00h

Fireplace

14 – 22 December 2019

Have some fun at the barbecue area and grill a Swiss cervelat sausage or marshmallow. The different grill snacks can be purchased on site in the market hut.
14 & 15 December 2019: Children’s special: "Brätli-Sack" including a Swiss cervelat sausage, bread, ketchup, marshmallows and a small gift for only CHF 5.00.

Gift wrapping service

14 – 22 December 2019

Have your Christmas presents wrapped at the Christmas market and browse through the various stationery and handicraft items available at Bürobedarf Schaffner.

Chocolate show

14 – 22 December 2019

Enjoy the sweet temptation of the Winter Magic Special Show at the Grand Café Schuh.
Chocolate show incl. hot chocolate for CHF 10.00.

Saturday, 14 & 21 December 2019: 15.00 & 16.00h
Sunday, 15 & 22 December 2019: 15.00 & 16.00h
Monday – Friday, 16 – 20 December: 16.00h

Verein Tellspiele

14 – 22 December 2019

Be one of the first to benefit from advance bookings with TELL souvenirs and assorted gift items such as books, clothing or a crossbow.

Candle making

14 – 22 December 2019

Pfadi Unspunne shows you how to make your very own candle. The perfect Christmas gift.

Pony rides with Mersmann-Brunnen

14/15 December 2019

Enjoy happy children’s smiles as they ride on the back of these friendly four-legged friends.
CHF 5.00 per lap.

Saturday, 14 December 2019 von 13.30 – 16.30h
Sunday, 15 December 2019 von 12.00 – 15.00h

Gingerbread decoration

14/15 December 2019

The "Lebkuchenhäuschen" or gingerbread huts at the Christmas market are perfect for young and old alike. Come and decorate gingerbread with the Coop!

The Advent & Christmas market at Stadthausplatz in Unterseen

23 – 24 November 2019

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, 23 November 2019 10.00 – 21.00h
Sunday, 24 November 2019 10.00 – 17.00h

Matten Christmas market: The Christmas market with a village feel

7 December 2019

Dekoration am Weihnachtsmarkt Interlaken

The smile but perfectly formed Christmas market on the village square in Matten is cosy and brimming with charm. In both Metzgergasse and the village square there are plenty of amazing things to see and do for young and old alike. Explore the lovingly crafted products and sample the delicious delicacies, mostly supplied by local "Märitleuten”. “Chum doch cho luege!” – “Come take a look!”

Opening times

Date Time
Saturday, 7 December 2019 10.30 – 21.00h

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 Top of Europe ICE MAGIC 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 Top of Europe 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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