Estavayer Christmas Market

Estavayer Christmas Market

Dec 02, 2023Dec 03, 2023
Canton Fribourg, Estavayer-le-Lac

Estavayer Christmas Market, also known as Marché de Noël Estavayer-le-Lac, is a beautiful covered market in a medieval village. Estavayer-le-lac, commonly known simply as Estavayer, is situated on the main lake in Canton Fribourg, Lake Neuchâtel.

For one weekend only

The Estavayer Christmas Market takes place during one weekend only, unlike the Christmas markets in big Swiss cities that take place daily over the course of about four weeks. The market coincides with the St. Nicholas festivities. So, mark your calendars and get ready for a memorable day out at this picturesque lakeside market.

There’s something for everyone in Estavayer, from craft stalls, inspiring gift ideas, nearby ice skating, and, of course, food stalls. Imagine the chestnuts roasting on an open fire, the Swiss chocolate that looks almost too good to eat and the cheese that is produced locally. This is all ready to taste at Estavayer Christmas Market!

While in Estavayer, why not take in some sightseeing? The area is noted for its ancient chapels and castles, namely De Rivaz Chapel, the Sacré-Coeur Chapel, Chenaux Castle and more. Not only that, but the entire old town of Estavayer-le-Lac itself is listed on the Inventory of Swiss Heritage Sites and a few additional buildings have been deemed historical sites of national significance.

Estavayer Christmas Market opening times

The market takes place at the following times:

  • Saturday, December 2: 9am-8pm
  • Sunday, December 3: 10am-5pm

Plan your visit to Estavayer Christmas Market

To plan your visit to the market, check out the Estavayer Christmas Market visitor's information page for more information about the event and how to get there by public transport.