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Zurich with children Nov 12th – Dec 31st

The holiday season is approaching. Here are some of the activities you could do with your children from now until the rest of the year:


Spruengli shop window, Paradeplatz Zurich

Spüngli shop window, Paradeplatz Zurich


Pippi Langstrumpf at the Hechtplatz Theater: “Pippi in Taka Tuka Land” until March 17th, 2013


The Jungle book at the Bernhard Theater: until Feb. 2, 2013


Lillifee (children’s musical) at the Kongresshall: Nov. 16th at 2:00 p.m. & 5:30 p.m.

Lillifee children's musical - credit Marijo Dolic

Lillifee children’s musical – credit Marijo Dolic


“Nachts alleine im Museum” (come and look for dragons and pirates when the lights are turned off) at the Landesmuseum: Nov 16th, 23, 30th, Dec 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.


Die Schatzinsel (a two hour opera for kids at the opera house): Premiere on Nov. 17th, also Nov 25th, Dec. 2, 4th, 8th, 11th, 14th, 16th, 30th & 31st.


Opernhaus Zürich "DIE SCHATZINSEL" Abenteueroper von Frank Schwemmer (Musik) und Michael Frowin (Libretto), 2012/13 - credit Judith Schlosser

Opernhaus Zürich “DIE SCHATZINSEL” Abenteueroper von Frank Schwemmer (Musik) und Michael Frowin (Libretto), 2012/13 – credit Judith Schlosser


Lindt Christmas’ shop in Kilchberg: open until Jan. 5th, 2013


Sprüngli Paradeplatz (Nov. 19th to 24th): you can buy Lebkuchen and have them decoraded by one of the chocolate masters or do it yourself.


Singing Tree (Christmas songs at the Wermühleplatz): Nov. 24th – Dec 23d


Samiclaus Parade and Märlitram

Samiclaus Parade and Märlitram


Samichlaus Umzug on the Bahnofstrasse (yearly parade with Lebkuchen, music and Märlitram): Nov: 25th at 5:00 p.m.


Lindt Christmas lights in Kilchberg: from Nov. 22d until the end of the year


“Peter and the Wolf “ from Sergei Prokoviev at the Tonhalle Zurich Orchester: Nov. 18th at 11:00 a.m.


All you need is cake (workshop for kids and adults to learn how to make cupcakes and much more): Dec. 1st is a free workshop from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Sprüngli Samichlaus and donkey Fridolin (Dec. 1st): children can go talk to Santa and receive a bag of peanuts and chocolates. It will be at the Paradeplatz from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Wear some warm clothes as you may have to queue a while to talk to Santa.


Santa Claus at Circus Conelli, Bauschänzli after the show: Dec. 6th, 5:30 p.m.


Activities for the holidays at the Landesmuseum - credit Jan Vagner

Activities for the holidays at the Landesmuseum – credit Jan Vagner


Cribs exhibit from around the world at the Landesmuseum:  Dec 6th – Jan. 16th


The nutcracker

The nutcracker, UBS Christmas box in Zurich


The nutcracker (ballet) at the Tonhalle: Dec. 9th at 11:15 p.m. & 14:15 p.m.


Laternenführungen “guiding tour with lanterns” at the Landesmuseum: Dec 17th,18th & 19th from 5:00 to 6:00 p.m.


Zürcher Silvesterlauf (yearly race for adults and children): Dec. 16th

Züˆrcher Silvesterlauf 2011 - credit Giorgia Müller

Züˆrcher Silvesterlauf 2011 – credit Giorgia Müller


Friedenlicht (Lights for peace – normally on the 4th Advent weekend), Bürkliplatz: Dec. 16th at 3:00 p.m.


Christmas carols at the Tonhalle: Dec. 16th at 11:15 p.m. & 14:15 p.m.


Lichterschwimmen (800 floating candles on the Limmat, at the courthouse bridge & Glühwein at the Weinplatz): Dec. 20th at 6:00 p.m.




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