The Week Ahead in Zurich

It’s a busy week ahead for many people with Thanksgiving next Thursday and before you know it, it will be full steam ahead towards Christmas.  Here are a few ideas for the next couple of weeks in and around Zurich:

The Schoggi Tram Saturday 17th November

Schoggi tram Zurich, Chocolae Tram Zurich, Confiserie Honold

No need for translation here – the Schoggi Tram is the “Chocolate Tram” which has been doing a special run this week in Zurich. Sadly, Saturday 17th is the last day when the chocolate tram from Confiserie Honold wends its way through the city.

For just CHF 5 you get a hot chocolate, a piece of Almond Cake and a praline! You can buy your ticket at Bellevue stop or at Rennweg as you alight (no pre-booking). The chocolate tram runs from Bellevue at 13:30 / 14:00 / 14:30 / 15:00 / 15:30 / 16:00  (and in the other direction 15 minutes later) limited capacity. Enjoy!

The First International Arabic Film Festival in Zurich 16th – 25th November

International Arabic Film Festival Zurich

After the Zurich International Film Festival in October, now for the first time, Zurich plays host to the International Arabic Film Festival. The festival is running for 10 days from the 16th November till the 25th November. The films are running at the Filmpodium. For more information, the programme and to buy tickets.

Now is the time of year that all the circuses come to town:

Salto Natale Circus is in Zurich from 21st November to 2nd January. The venue is at  Zurich Kloten. For further information.

Conelli Circus is in the centre of town at Bauschänzli from 22nd November to 6th January  For further information. 

The Singing Christmas Tree in Werdmühleplatz just off Bahnhofstrasse is an institution in Zurich and if you haven’t seen it before then don’t miss it this year.  Christmas carols are sung by children all lined up in the formation of a Christmas Tree.  Why not go along and watch with a warming glass of Gluhwein! From 24th November to 23rd December
 For more information.

The Singing Christmas Tree Zurich

Blickgang Exhibition 23rd, 24th and 25th November

Blickfang Zurich 2012

Blickfang is the International design exhibition for fashion, interiors and jewellery and the good news is that it is coming to the Kongresshaus in Zurich on the 23rd – 25th November.  If you have never visited it before, then now is your opportunity! There is plenty of innovation, inspiration and plenty of things to look at and buy.  There is even day care provided for children from 12 noon and 6pm – so the kids can come too! Tickets are CHF 23. Opening hours are:

FR I 23. November 12.00 till 10pm
SA I 24. November 11.00 till 9pm
SO I 25. November 11.00 till 7pm

For more information