Illuminarium Zurich

Illuminarium Zurich

Nov 09, 2023Dec 30, 2023
Landesmuseum courtyard, Museumstrasse 2, 8001,
Free entry to the courtyard (various prices for the light shows)

Get ready for an immersive outdoor light show in the heart of Zurich this winter!

Illuminarium takes place in the courtyard of the Landesmuseum in Zurich with magical coloured lights and projections to let your imagination run wild. Some of the dates of this event overlap with the renowned Zurich Christmas Markets, so if you're around Zurich during that time, then you'll be spoiled for choice of festive things to see and do!

Zurich is filled with colour and lights

Featuring breathtaking light shows in the courtyard, Illuminarium welcomes crowds of people each year, leaving its own individual mark on the city. Entrance to the courtyard is free, and there are various ticket prices for the shows.

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Illuminated buildings and more 

The handsome museum buildings are impressively lit up during Illuminarium, with light installations, lasers, videos and 3D projections. Both national and international artists create installations and light shows, which convey a story. It's a great event to visit at this time of year, whether you're looking for somewhere to go before a night on the town with your friends, or if you're a family looking for something fun to do with the kids.

There are two different visual events for which you can book tickets in designated time slots. The first is Yuki's Christmas Opera, taking place from 5pm-8pm, which is a concert that will immerse you in music and art. The Digital Art Show from 8pm-10pm explores the world of technology in an unforgettable audiovisual spectacle.

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Food, drinks and music at Illuminarium

In the front area of ​​the inner courtyard, in which entry is free to all visitors at all times, guests can enjoy great food, which is served until 11pm. Before, after and during the light shows visitors can warm up no matter the weather, and immerse themselves in the world of illumination to the wintry beats of the DJs. The kids can also get down and boogie with the new Kids Disco every Saturday at 3pm-5pm.

The offerings in the inner courtyard of the museum are complete with a restaurant with space for up to 300 people. In the food corner, treat yourself to candy floss, waffles, crêpes, churros, "torch skewers", hamburgers, curries and countless other goodies! You can even book a cosy table for enjoying some traditional Swiss fondue.

Visit Illuminarium this festive season

Psyched up for a night out in a historical setting that will be illuminated during the festival? Or interested in booking your tickets to a specific show? Then head on over to the official Illuminarium website for all the details.

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