New Year's Eve in Lausanne

Find out all the best ways to celebrate the New Year in Lausanne in style: activities, trips to clubs, theatre, concerts, opera

Concert de minuit - © LT/

The unmissable: Midnight concert in the Cathedral

31.12.2019 - 01.01.2020

Before the Cathedral is lit up at midnight, Jean-Christophe Geiser (the Cathedral’s organist) and Stefano Faggioni perform on the great organ.


To see and do:

Embrasement de la Cathédrale - © LT/Hugues Siegenthaler

Burning of the Cathedral

31.12.2019 - 01.01.2020

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.

Bô Noël - © Régis colombo

Bô Nouvel An/New Year's Eve (Bô Noël)

20.11.2019 - 31.12.2019

Bô Noël (Bô Christmas market) will run for an extended period of time, with the fun lasting until 31 December with Bô Nouvel-An (Bô New Year) at the very heart of Lausanne.

Lausanne lumières - © Lausanne lumières

Lausanne Festival of Lights

21.11.2019 - 31.12.2019

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.


New Year’s Eve cruise

31.12.2019 - 01.01.2020

Celebrate the New Year with music and admire the fireworks on the lake !

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.

Mad club - © LT/

And to dance: clubbing

Discover our selection of New Year's Eve parties and Dance the night away!