Christmas in Geneva

Jun 23, 2012

Christmas in Geneva

Geneva is fairly quiet during the Christmas period since traditionally most of the locals are either: skiing, sunbathing, or quietly celebrating Christmas at home.

However there are a few events during the Christmas period that could make a trip to this fabulous city worthwhile!

Like many European cities, Geneva has a Christmas Market which gives an extra buzz to the pre-Christmas shopping period in the downtown shopping streets. From the end of November until December 24th, a large number of wooden huts appear on the Place de la Fusterie where one can discover local artisans presenting and selling their craft and products.

On the place du Rhône (right on the banks of the Rhône river), next to the Fusterie, a winter ice skating rink is open to all and operates during all the winter.

It’s a lovely season to enjoy the Old Town and discover the pleasant Christmas decorations. It is also the best time of year to visit  Carouge . Carouge is a small charming historical suburb of Geneva with art galleries, individual artisan shops, boutiques and good restaurants.

And of course, at Christmas you can experience the excellent local cuisine, specialties and local wines. In summary, Christmsas is a wonderful time to deliver the picturesque and cosmopolitan city of Geneva!


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