During the festive season, the world famous resort of Montreux transforms into a winter wonderland. The Montreux Christmas markets are located all over the city and the surrounding region with 150 chalet-style decorated stalls along the shores of Lake Geneva, guaranteeing a truly exceptional Christmas experience full of glittering lights and mouth-watering scents. In the village of Caux, above Montreux, visitors will find a charming Christmas village where exceptional music and entertainment can be found.
As one of the biggest and best Christmas markets in Europe, Montreux is host to thousands of visitors every year, and numerous locations are used as magical settings for shopping and festive entertainment. The main market is held on the lake shore and features over 150 stalls, offering a wealth of gift ideas from, sheepskin gloves, handcrafted decorations and soaps to freshly made culinary treats. Here you can also enjoy musical entertainment, from festive brass bands to famous Gospel concerts, creating a cheery atmosphere.
A must when visiting the Montreux Christmas Market is to take a trip to Santa's Home on the top of Rochers de Naye Mountain, the perfect attraction for families. The Middle Ages come to life at the beautiful Chillon Castle where an atmospheric medieval market enchants its visitors with live actors and displays. Fair maidens and gallant knights serve on the stalls, and provide live demonstrations of traditional crafts such as weaving, leather working and medieval dancing.
There are many other traditional Christmas markets throughout Austria including Lucerne and Zurich.