Montreux Christmas Market
Montreux Christmas Market (Montreux Noël) is probably the most renowned festive market in French-speaking Switzerland. With an impressive 150 stalls overlooking the lake and attractions for all ages, it's surely one of the events for any winter tourism bucket list!
The go-to festive street event on Lake Geneva
Though it has not been running for as long as the Christmas markets in German-speaking cities like Zurich or Basel, Montreux Christmas Market has quickly developed a fine reputation over the past two decades as one of the prime go-to festive street events on Lake Geneva, or Lac Léman. After all, what could be more perfect a setting than one of the most famous lakes in Switzerland and luscious mountains in the background?
The Market Square (Place du Marché) is the focal point of the event, and the scenic promenade is also lined with festival stalls. Prepare yourself for a day or evening of browsing the hundreds of stalls set in snug wooden chalets or ice skating at Light on Ice.
Get inspired with festive gift ideas at the craft stalls and add to your collection of Christmas decorations! With all the strolling around, before long it will be time to whet your appetite with delicious local food like Swiss raclette or perhaps a steaming cup of mulled wine or hot chocolate.
Fun attractions for kids at Montreux Christmas Market
There are fun attractions for kids at Montreux Christmas Market like the flying Santa spectacle on the lake and a Ferris wheel! You can also bring the kids to visit Santa’s House at nearby Les Rochers-de-Naye, in the vicinity of Montreux.
If you have a soft spot for Swiss castles, then head on over the Castle Chillon, which is decked out especially for the festivities, offering Christmas activities, performances and entertainment. In short, a visit to this Christmas event is a perfect way to spend time with all the family during the school holidays.
Plan your visit to Montreux Christmas Market
Whether you live in Montreux or the surrounding area, or whether you’re there for a day trip, it will surely be one to remember. Montreux is easy to reach from other Swiss cities via public transport such as Geneva, Lausanne and Bern. Check out the official Montreux Noël website for more information.