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Geneva festive season is on!

The festive season has started in Geneva and a number of magical events await. 

Come and enjoy the city’s bright and cosy atmosphere for a heart-warming weekend in November or December! From fondue in a chalet at the Christmas Market to the traditional Fête de l’Escalade and the light show in the city, Geneva will leave you starry-eyed at these end of year events.

🎄 Christmas Market

The Geneva Christmas Market returns from 17 November to 23 December, this time in the Jardin Anglais! Christmas in the Garden will have you bathing in a magical world facing the lake and the Jet d’Eau with rows of scintillating wooden chalets, where local craftspeople will showcase myriads of gift ideas. Come and experience a magical weekend in Geneva and don’t forget to book your fondue at the chalet in advance!
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💫 Magical Carouge

Winter magic is settling on Carouge with its poetic and artistic atmosphere. Sculptures, light projections, ice skating, horse-drawn carriage rides, it’s all there to fill your festive season with cheer and excitement. Carouge will even host a pop-up restaurant in the shape of a fir tree and a letterbox for Santa so that your little ones can send him their wish list. A wish tree will also enable you to hang your wishes from 28 November and entrust them to nature and the wind, the sweetest of messengers. Enough to get you dreaming again!
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🎪 The Christmas Circus

From 27 November, experience a magical evening at the Christmas Circus with its jaw-dropping trapeze artists and balancing acts flying skilfully under the big top, while puppet and aerial rope artists, comedians and dancers showcase their talent! You’ll also get to enjoy a colourful dinner show and an enchanting New Year’s Eve party to start 2022 on the right foot.
More about the Christmas Circus

💥 Sound and light show at Parc des Bastions

Every evening at 6pm, 7pm and 8.30pm in the Parc des Bastions until 21 November, the Wright Foundation and its partners will be presenting the marvellous Maths and Brilliance sound and light show. The show is a journey through time and space through the different civilizations that have shaped mathematics.
More information on the show

🎅 The Christmas Cup

Swimming across the lake in December? It’s possible! With their Christmas hats on their heads, the participants of the 82nd and 83rd Christmas Cup will meet on the weekend of 18 and 19 December for an extraordinary swim! Come and support Geneva’s most extreme swimmers!
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🏰 The Fête de l’Escalade

The 2021 festivities are unfortunately cancelled due to the health situation. We hope to celebrate this wonderful traditional festival with you next year!

Come and discover Geneva’s historical celebrations at the Fête de l’Escalade. This unique event takes you back to 1602 in the medieval setting of the time with historical parades and numerous activities. It’s also an opportunity to taste the famous chocolate pot, emblematic of the region and a favourite of young and old alike.

All about the Escalade Festival

✨ Geneva Lux Festival

To start the year on the right foot, Geneva will show off its wonderful light animations in January 2022. Visitors will be able to admire 21 illuminated works throughout the city. In the city centre, but also in the various districts, such as Pâquis, Eaux-Vives or Plainpalais, artists from all over the world have combined their talent to surprise you and transform the streets of Geneva. Among this year’s novelties, you’ll be able to discover the whale and its calf by the CUBE HTX collective, swimming in the safe haven of Ile Rousseau. Book your weekend in Geneva now so you don’t miss out!

More about the Geneva Lux Festival

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