Festival Lausanne Lumières - © Festival Lausanne Lumières

Lausanne Festival of Lights

23.11.2017 - 31.12.2017

From November to the end of December, Lausanne Lumières is a fantastic way to (re)discover the streets of the city centre and the old town by night. This original artistic event is free and features luminous works created by fifteen or so contemporary artists.

Christmas midnight run - © LT/ Laurent KACZOR

Christmas Midnight Run

09.12.2017

The participants in the Christmas Run on 9 December will run across town dressed up as Father Christmas! Lace up your running shoes or cheer on these runners in a class of their own!

Bô Noël - © Régis Colombo

Bô Noël, Christmas market in Lausanne

23.11.2017 - 31.12.2017

Bô Noël is a unique and original concept enlivening Lausanne during the four Advent weeks. Activities for children and adults, as well as stalls of designers, winegrowers and terroir producers are spread around the city to give each venue in the city centre a festive air.

Le Flon - © REGIS COLOMBO/diapo.ch

Late-night opening for your Christmas shopping

Lausanne has all you need for a fantastic Advent season. In the run-up to Christmas shops will stay open late on three evenings: 15, 20 and 22 December 2017

Embrasement de la Cathédrale - © LT/Hugues Siegenthaler

Burning of the Cathedral

31.12.2017 - 01.01.2018

Since 1904, each year at New Year's Eve, the inhabitants of Lausanne meet together on the Cathedral's Esplanade in a friendly atmosphere with champagne, mulled wine, tea and apple juice.

Lausanne Palace - © Lausanne Palace

La Nuit des Etoiles

Do your Christmas shopping during late-night opening hours and discover the hotels of Lausanne and the surrounding area at exceptional rates. Special Promotion In collaboration with traders in the town, hoteliers are offering special prices ranging from CHF 100 to CHF 160 in categories up to ...

Flon Ice Rink - © LT/Mano

Flon Ice Rink

Winter opening of the outdoor ice rink on the Esplanade du Flon, avant-garde district in the heart of the city, a stone’s throw from hotels and shops. Free admission, skate hire CHF 5.- a pair and on-site snack bar, as well as many local restaurants.

 
Brasserie du Royal - © Hotel Royal Savoy

Epicurean paradise

People only want to do one thing during the festive season: relax and enjoy themselves. Epicurean Lausanne has everything you need to have a good time. Boasting 3 Michelin starts and 19 Gault-Millau points, the Restaurant de l'Hôtel de Ville in Crissier, on the outskirts of Lausanne, is one of the finest restaurants in Switzerland. The proximity of the Lavaux vineyard, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, means that wine aficionados will find it easy to sample fine wines from the region, one of the best wine-growing areas in Switzerland.

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