Christmas time in Basel Switzerland's largest Christmas market has something to offer everyone

Ready to get in the Christmas spirit? Then Basel's annual Christmas market is your best bet. Festive decorations, towering Christmas trees and around 180 of wooden chalets transform Basel's old town into a winter paradise.

Basel's Christmas market is one of the most beautiful Christmas markets in Switzerland, offering great attractions for young and old alike. Nestled in the beautiful old town, this picturesque Christmas market extends from Barfüsserplatz up to the historic cathedral on Münsterplatz and offers everything the heart desires.



Throughout the market, around 180 rustic wooden chalets are set up for dealers to sell their diverse, regional products and culinary delights. Offerings range from handmade candles and Christmas decorations to beautiful leather goods, children's toys and individual hats. You'll also find an array of culinary delights including fresh waffles, delicious mugs of mulled wine, roasted almonds, fine Swiss raclette and salmon. While you are there, check out Claraplatz where seasonally decorated catering stands spoil guests with tasty delights.

In addition to festive gifts and festive dishes, the Basel Christmas market features large fir trees adorned with decorations and traditional Christmas lights for a festive atmosphere.

In the town hall courtyard, the public wish book takes every wanting of the population and guests from around the world. A very special surprise awaits the small visitors of the Basel Christmas: The Robi-Spiel-Aktionen is on the cathedral square with a children's railway and a fire, perfect for warming cold hands. Kids can also dip beautiful candles or simply listen to exciting Christmas stories.

In addition to the Christmas market, during this festive season Basel plays host to other can't miss events. For example, the diverse museums present exhibitions, churches hold festive concerts and the Theater Basel opens every day a new door of the literary musical Advent calendar. (For further information see
General information:

Christmas market on Münsterplatz and Barfüsserplatz
24 November - 23 December

Daily 11:00 – 20:30

03 December -  22 December
Mon - Fri 13:30 – 19:00
Saturday and Sunday 12:00 – 19:00

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