A Festive Escape to Baur au Lac in Zurich

  • Zurich’s largest Christmas tree lights up in the Baur au Lac Park overlooking the city and lake
  • One of the world’s oldest toy stores – Franz Carl Weber – will stay open after hours exclusively for younger guests of the hotel 
  • Soak up the city’s festive traditional Christmas markets, fireworks and singing trees

This winter Baur au Lac in Zurich, overlooking the lake and Alps, is pulling out all the stops to make a stay here a true festive getaway. As well as the hotel Zurich as a destination also has much to offer at this time of year with traditional Christmas markets and delicious festive treats on every street corner filling the air with fragrant aromas of citrus, spices and hot spiced mulled wine.

Baur au Lac’s festivities treats start on Thanksgiving, followed a day later with the switching on of 46,060 lights on Zurich’s largest Christmas tree, this year Zurich Tonhalle-Orchestra will play for the evening. Whilst Santa Claus and his assistant will also be on hand to fill children with festive cheer. The magic and treats for children do not end here, this year the world’s oldest toy stores, Franz Carl Weber will open after hours exclusively for little ones staying at the Baur au Lac. Children will be able to live their fantasy as all four floors of the store will become their very own toy paradise, with walking bears, treasure hunts and face painting.

On Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, guests can enjoy seasonal gastronomy at the Michelin starred Pavillon, with accompanying chocolate treats in their Salon de Chocolat, where the hotel chocolatiers have transformed the hotels own Chocolate 1844 into a delectable and irresistible menu of sweet delights. The show-stopping finale to Baur au Lac’s festive celebration is the New Year’s Eve Gala dinner and fireworks display over the lake. The hotel’s own park commands one of the best spots to watch the fireworks, lighting up the skies over Lake Zurich.

The bustling city of Zurich itself must not be forgotten with its chocolate-box old town, endless magical Christmas Markets and even a singing Christmas tree. After a day on your feet the Baur au Lac offers a welcome respite with traditional afternoon tea daily in the newly renovated Le Hall, complete with Christmas treats and champagne.

Baur au Lac is also an ideal stop over for winter sport enthusiasts on their way to the Alps. With its close proximity to the train station and international airport, Baur au Lac is the perfect luxe city break to tag onto a ski holiday or enjoy a private transfer with the hotel’s own Rolls Royce Phantom.

Stay at the Baur au Lac over the festive period with its special rates, which start from CHF 680 / £443 for a Deluxe Double Room per room per night. Rates include a complimentary mini bar (re-filled daily), VAT, Wifi and fitness.

To book and for more information contact the hotel on Tel.: +41 44 220 50 30 or reservation@bauraulac.ch


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