This Weekend In Zurich … heading for the New Year!

Weather Zurich

 

 

 

 

After a dull, rainy day in Zurich on Friday the forecast is for a little sunshine this weekend – so perhaps a chance to go for a hike, stroll round town, get to the shops and check out the sales?  If you want to know the shopping hours do take a look at our NewInZurich Christmas / New Year Shopping Guide to check the dates as there are special opening times around the New Year’s holiday. Or why not head for the ski slopes and get some skiing in? Or perhaps you fancy going to see a circus or a show? There are still a few tickets left for Salto Natale before it ends its run on 2nd January and also for Swiss Christmas in Oerlikon. We have some more details about the shows in a previous post which you might like to read.

Salto Natale Zurich

Maybe though, you fancy relaxing after all the festivities of the past few days and you’re planning on saving yourself for a great party atmosphere in town with the firework display in Zurich on New Year’s Eve.  Click here to read all about Zurich’s New Year celebrations.

New Year's Fireworks in Zurich

 

 

 

 

 

 

And just to prove that we did have some good weather earlier in the week, here is a view taken from just outside Zurich. Have a great week whatever you do! We wish you a “guten Rutsch ins neue Jahr!” Happy 2013!

View over the mountains from Zurich

Conelli Circus, Salto Natale Circus and the “Swiss Christmas” Show in Zurich

Swiss Christmas

If you’re looking for a show or some traditional festive entertainment in Zurich over the Christmas period there are a couple of traditional circuses on offer, for example Conelli running until the 6th January and Salto Natale running until the 2nd January and there is also the “Swiss Christmas” show which is on until the 31st December and takes place in a great big white tent close to the Hallenstadion in Oerlikon.

Although not billed as a circus, Swiss Christmas features acrobatics, trapeze acts, dancing, singing, comedy acts and an amazing magic show by conjurer Peter Marvey.  Most of the acts are more visual than verbal, so you can follow what is going on with only minimal German although many of the introductions to acts and any comedy routines will be in German or Swiss German.  However, you don’t need much German to get the gist!

Salto Natale Zurich

By now, many of the performances for all three productions are selling out, however, there are still tickets to be had – please click on the blue links above for more information.

conelli circus Zurich
Conelli Photo Credit: Daniele Lupini