What to do in Lausanne in December?

It seems that just like that, with the wave of a magic wand, the festive season has begun in Lausanne! As for us, all we want for this month of December are enchanting walks, mulled wine with friends, magical moments and – especially – loads of surprises… Which is great, as Lausanne has all of that in store.

Our December bucket list

Embracing the magic of the festive season thanks to Bô Noël’s Christmas markets, for an absolutely enchanted atmosphere in the whole town


In a festive atmosphere, savour local gastronomy products and discover the region’s wines and specialities. Don’t forget the major events and activities, such as the opening parade, the apéro in a horse-drawn carriage and the children’s village.


Avoiding last-minute purchases and setting off in search of the perfect gift


Christmas and all its magic is fast approaching, and we’re delighted, of course! It’s also the perfect time to spoil our loved ones with unique gifts that suit them to a tee. However, finding such presents is not always a simple matter… To help you meet this challenge, we have joined forces and put together all the best Christmas gift ideas to be found in Lausanne.


Unearthing the best Santa disguise and taking part in the Christmas Run, all dressed in red and white


The highly popular Christmas Run offers routes through the streets of the city centre of Lausanne that are adapted to suit all types of participants. This year, in order to limit its energy consumption, the race will take place during the day.


Lausanne by month

Discover the best activities in Lausanne throughout the seasons