The ultimate guide to discover Lausanne during the Christmas festivities

The festive period is here at last! We’re in the starting blocks to welcome you during that time when everything is just a little bit more magical in Lausanne: fondue and mulled wine are ready to be savoured, the lights are up, New Year’s Eve is planned, unique gifts are prepared and winter activities are scheduled. Now, we’re just waiting for you!

Our top 5 to make the most of the Christmas spirit in Lausanne

Drinking mulled wine at the Christmas market

Christmas markets liven up the town from November 17 to December 31. Enjoy the festive Lausanne atmosphere, savour local gastronomy products and discover the region’s wines and specialities.


Eating fondue in a giant pot

Fondue on the plate and in the décor: savour fondue in a unique setting that you’re not ready to forget.


Spending the night in unusual accommodation

Wouldn’t it be fab to wake up with a panoramic and original view over the city and the lake? Set up exclusively for the month of December, this pop-up accommodation offers just that, as well as a private terrace and sauna.


Setting off on a winter walk in the illuminated city

Walking the city streets after dark feels magical during the Christmas festivities. Slip on a coat and a woolly hat, and let yourself be enchanted by the Christmas spirit in Lausanne.


Celebrating the new year at the Giant Silent Disco

From 8pm to 2am, take part in the popular Giant Silent Disco organised as part of Bô Noël in partnership with 20 Minutes and dance to the sound of great music in Lausanne’s city centre.

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Do you need inspiration to find THE perfect gift?

Whether your friends and family are nuts about fashion, lovers of decoration objects or real foodies, you’ll find everything you could wish for in Lausanne. Local, authentic and unique products – just what we love!
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Where to feast?

The year-end goes hand in hand with feasting, and in Lausanne, you’re in the right place! What with the delicious fondues to be savoured in a typical setting and the award-winning gourmet restaurants, your taste buds will enjoy the journey as much as you will.
Where to eat a fondue in Lausanne?

What to do between 2 fondues?

After a good meal, it’s time to get some fresh air and spend our energy, and that can be by taking part in the legendary Christmas Run, setting off for a day of skiing or exploring the city’s most beautiful viewpoints.

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