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Christmas in Basel – Attractions 2020

Whether Advent concerts, Christmas markets or special exhibitions - here you will learn everything about the highlights of Basel Christmas.

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Adväntsgass (Christmas Market) in Kleinbasel (Basel, Switzerland)

Christmas market Barfüsserplatz

Basel Zentrum

There is always something going on at Barfüsserplatz! It has everything for the most wonderful time of the year. Treat yourself to all the delicious Christmas delicacies and enjoy all the unique highlights that you only get to see at this time of year.

The view in front of the Barfüsserkirche extends across the white roofs of the pretty market stalls. The other stalls near the church spread the Christmas mood even further taking it down Kaufhausgasse right up to Freie Strasse.

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Christmas market Münsterplatz

Basel Zentrum

In front of the historic cathedral is one of the most beautiful squares in Basel, which is most exquisitely decorated at Christmas time. Visitors love to come here and soak up the atmosphere as they marvel at the magnificent lights - the square has a real fairy tale feel to it.

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«Christmas fairy-tale forest» adventure playground activities

Basel Zentrum

In the Christmas fairy-tale forest on the Münsterplatz, children can make, pour and decorate candles, make torches, forge metal objects, decorate gingerbread, eat campfire bread and drink hot chocolate, ride on the kiddies’ train, bake cookies, pour tin, visit the star workshop, make Christmas floral decorations, have a go on the wheel of fortune, mint coins and much more besides.

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Fondue am Fluss

Basel Zentrum

Enjoy special moments in the comfortably decorated winter pavilion directly on the river on the terrace of the Sorell Hotel Merian. Reserve your table for the Christmas dinner, the company party or private rounds in the middle of Basel.

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Adväntsgass im Glaibasel

Basel Zentrum

Everyone who associates the Advent season with more than the hunt for bargains will feel particularly at home at this quarter Christmas market.

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Christmas shopping

Basel Zentrum

Stroll through the Christmas decorated old town and get your Christmas presents in a unique atmosphere.

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Johann Wanner Christmas House

Basel Zentrum

In September 2019 Johann Wanner celebrates 50 years of his shop. At Johann Wanner's on the Spalenberg, you can find everything for a perfect Christmas over 5,000 square feet – all year round!

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Christmas city market

Basel Zentrum

Discover a wide range of regional fresh produce and atmospheric Advent articles on the market square.

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Cirque Noël de Bâle

Basel Messe

Come in - Come in! Ring free for the new star in Basel's Christmas sky. From 17 December 2019 to 31 December 2019, the CIRQUE NOËL DE BÂLE Christmas Circus will set up its circus tent for the second time on the Rosentalanlage - next to the Spiegelpalast of the PALAZZO COLOMBINO. It will be a festive Christmas experience for the whole family, young or old, young or old - everyone is very welcome.

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Christmas ferry

Basel Zentrum

During «Christmas in Basel», the Klingental Ferry transforms into a Christmas ferry full of enchanting atmosphere.

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Advent calendar - Theater Basel

Basel Zentrum

The Theater Basel opens a little door to its special calendar every day. Every evening, a little surprise awaits you in the foyer. Admission is free.

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Christmas Tram

"Through town with Santa Claus."

Christmas in the Basler Tram. From 1 December, the Wiehnachts-Drämmli will once again be making its rounds in Basel city centre on ten afternoons. Children will experience an unforgettable ride in a 90-year-old vintage car through Basel at Christmas. Tickets for these free rides will be available Thursday, 21 November.

Start and finish: Schifflände (fish market fountain)

Journey time: 65 min.

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