Zürich Christmas Market

Yes, glampers. If you are one of my American readers, you probably shiver to see the word Christmas in this blog title. After all, you’ve seen the Christmas stuff in stores since Halloween, but with Thanksgiving still hanging on as a special holiday, you are thinking about turkey and mashed potatoes. At least I am, even though we won’t be celebrating Thanksgiving this year.

So, without Thanksgiving to get in the way, the Zürich Christmas Market has been open since last Thursday, November 20. It is supposedly the largest indoor Christmas market in Europe. Yes, it’s inside in the HB (main train station). No cold wind.

The centerpiece of this market is the Swarovsky Christmas tree which stands really, really, really tall and is decorated with over 5,000 crystal ornaments. IMG_4085 IMG_4086With over 150 stalls, you can buy a wide assortment of stuff, from ornaments, sweets, toys, clothing, tchotchkes, to food and drink.

Here are clothes made out of alpaca wool.

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Here is the Jack Daniel’s stall. There are also a few Glühwein stalls around. And raclette, wursts, cheeses, etc.

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This was H’s favorite one – tool-shaped chocolates. Schokoladenwerkzeug.

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I found this youtube video from last year which gives a little better view of this particular market. We didn’t buy anything this time. We may end up at other markets, and this one will be here until Christmas Eve, so we can always easily return.

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