Come and experience a magical moment thanks to the Christmas festivities in Gruyères.
Everyone will find the ideal activity to experience the magic of Christmas in the medieval city of Gruyères. Numerous activities are available to visitors, with the Christmas Market as the highlight.
Christmas Market in Gruyères
9th to 11th and 16th to 18th of December 2022
The traditional Christmas Market takes place during two weekends in December. Around 40 craftsmen and craftswomen will show their art during these days in the medieval town of Gruyères.
Christmas atmosphere and decorations
From the 26th of November 2022 until the 8th of January 2023
From the end of November, Gruyères puts on its robe of light and sparkles with a thousand lights. This atmosphere comes to life thanks to the Christmas decorations that illuminate the facades of the historic houses. This enchanting atmosphere is completed by the gentle festive melodies that fill the city between 12:00 and 21:00.
Christmas exhibition at Gruyères Castle
Christmas in Erzgebirge | From the 26th of November 2022 until the 15th of January 2023
In the Erzgebirge, the Christmas season is eagerly awaited by its inhabitants. During the festive season, the villages of this formerly mining region of Germany shine brightly, while the windows of the houses are decorated with magnificent scenes and wooden figurines made by the whole family. Gruyères Castle presents this historic and now world-renowned craft.
27th and 30th of December 2022, 7th of January 2023
In a fold of the ramparts of the medieval town, experience a suspended and magical moment with the musician Gisèle Rime. She will sing for you lullabies from here and elsewhere, to the sound of the harp, the spinet and the bells!
Saint Nicholas and family day
The 3rd of December 2022
Children will enjoy a present hunting, a children’s bingo and the procession of Saint Nicholas during this family day.
Events in Gruyères
Find all the events from the medieval town of Gruyères during the Advent time.