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|What’s on| Nov 24 – 26

Christmas markets are springing up all over the place for the start of the festive season! Today the stalls at the main train station in Luzern open with around 50 festively decorated huts! Protected from the elements this is a cosy spot where you can enjoy live music, wander, browse and get into the festive spirit! And don’t forget, this Saturday at 17:00 the Christmas lights in Luzern will be officially turned on!


Friday is the last day to sign up for the Swiss American Society’s (SASL) famous Santa Brunch! All SASL members and their guests are invited to a delicious all-you-can-eat buffet brunch at the beautiful Schweizerhof Hotel to celebrate the start of the holiday season. This year they have a special dance show by The Dance Center Luzern and of course Santa will be stopping by with a hearty Ho-Ho-Ho and his sack filled with treats for the kids. They have 10 open places for non members which will be filled on a first-come first-served basis. Tickets MUST be purchased to reserve your spot! This is easily done by going to and logging in. If you have any problems or questions, please contact Ursula Abel.

On Friday evening from 19:00 – 20:30 at Studio Fayo (Rosslimatte 41, 6005) is ‘Yoga Jam’. Your chance to experience first-hand how live music and yoga merge. Entrance is CHF 35.- (90 minute session). Click here for more information and to sign up.


Saturday is the opening day of the ice skating rink outside the KKL; the location of this ice rink is what makes it so special with a view of the city, the lake and the mountains! Live on Ice returns for the 7th year running for 5 weeks of skating fun right in the heart of the city! The Europaplatz will be illuminated by renowned light artist Gerry Hofstetter to create a beautiful winter wonderland. The magic begins at 15:00 with an ice skating show from Eisklub Luzern, the rink is then open to the public from 17:00.  And thanks to the support of the City of Lucerne, numerous institutions, partners, sponsors, supporters, suppliers and the media, the use of the ice rink is free of charge. Skates can be rented on site. For more information, including opening times, please check out the official website.

On Saturday evening the Mineral Baths and Spa at the Rigi Kaltbad are open for a late night candle lit bathing experience!  This special package, which costs CHF 60.- per person includes admission to the spa, travel by cable car from Weggis or cogwheel railway from Vitznau, happy hour with Prosecco and more! Further information can be found here.


On Sunday from 10:00 – 18:30 is the Schweizerhof Christmas market at the Schweizerhof Hotel (Schweizerhofquai 3, 6004). With over 80 different stalls selling handcrafted, local products this is a great opportunity to get some of your Christmas shopping done early! There will also be a Christmas Lounge serving mulled wine and punch to get you in the festive spirit. Admission is free.