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Our Christmas gift for you

Christmas shopping in Basel will be especially delightful this year: book an overnight stay in a Basel hotel and we will give you shopping vouchers worth CHF 50 per person.


Christmas in Basel

The Basel Christmas market has been cancelled for 2020. Hopefully we will see you next year, when the Best Christmas Market in Europe will take place again in all its shining brilliance, from 25 November to 23 December 2021. 

Basel is known as Switzerland's most traditional Christmas city, thanks to its beautiful Christmas lights, spectacular special exhibitions in its museums, and numerous concerts and events.

Virtuelles Wunschbuch
X-mas Package
Christmas Market
Highlights and Attractions 2020


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Crazy Lights Basel

It's Christmas time and the lights in Basel are going crazy! We wish you a merry Christmas.

Handy hints

Advent is a great time to combine sightseeing, Christmas shopping and a stroll to enjoy the festive illuminations. So that no questions remain unasked, here you’ll find all the information you need about your trip to Basel and the organization of Basel’s Christmas market. 

Getting there
The Christmas association