For those who love Christmas time, St.Gallen is one of the best places to enjoy the festive atmosphere. The St.Gallen Christmas market stretches from the Waaghaus, along the Bohl, all the way to the Market Square, tempting Christmas shoppers from 24th November to 24th December. In around 70 huts and stalks, regional traders offer their traditional Christmas goods. Mulled wine, mulled beer, the typical raclette and other specialities are available in the Christchindli market, which offers homemade products directly next to the Abbey. Another special event is the “Chlausritt”, which sees Father Christmas, Santa’s helpers and angels take to the saddle to parade through the city.
“The city of stars”: this is what the people of St.Gallen call their home city during Advent. And it’s no wonder, because throughout December 700 stars twinkle over the old town, adding a festive sparkle to the historic facades of this UNESCO World Heritage Site. Another heart-warming sight is the huge Christmas tree in the Abbey district, which is decorated with 18,000 lights.
Numerous concerts in St.Gallen’s magnificent cathedral and special events in the Waaghaus, including a food market, choir performances, anecdotes and background information about the Christmas period, create a varied Advent programme in the world heritage city that is St.Gallen.
After these exciting tours through the city you can warm up with a hot drink and sample delicious Christmas cookies.
When? From 26th November to 24th December 2016