In November, we are excitedly looking forward to the opening of Switzerland's biggest Christmas market.
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Dear Sir or Madam
Looking forward to the coming Christmas season and numerous events in Basel brightens up the darker time of the year for us. On 23 November 2017, Basel's beautiful Christmas market opens – Switzerland's biggest and most beautiful! The end of the year is also the perfect occasion for doing something a little unusual with good friends or colleagues. My personal tip: Welding a sculpture like Tinguely! during a workshop at the Museum Tinguely. Immerse yourself in the world of the artist Jean Tinguely. After a tour around the museum, you can try your hand at welding under the guidance of professional instructors. Who knows, maybe one of you will turn out to be the new Tinguely?   

Jean-Claude Sass, Incoming Services

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Competition: Dirty Dancing
The stage version of the iconic movie stirs memories of the first time you were in love and makes "Dirty Dancing – The Original Live On Tour" a unique event. The show will be in Basel from 21 November to 3 December 2017. We are raffling 2x2 tickets for the performance on 22 November at 6:30 pm!
to the contest
Christmas Market Basel 
The Basel Christmas market on Barfüsserplatz and Münsterplatz is considered one of the most beautiful and biggest in Switzerland. Around 180 traders and artisans will be offering their wares from stalls shaped like small, rustic wooden chalets from 23 November 2017 onwards.
watch the video
Palazzo Colombino
Experience first-class entertainment and outstanding cuisine at Basel's most successful gourmet and variety theatre Palazzo Colombino from 24 November 2017 to 7 January 2018.
City Run Basel, 
25 November 2017

The City Run is a very special pre-Christmas event enjoyed by kids and adults alike! The circular route traditionally leads through the city centre, which is lit up by Christmas lights. 
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to the pictures
Special offer: Christmas in Basel
Visit Basel during the Christmas season and prepare to be enchanted by the charm of the festively decorated city! Basel Tourism is offering a special Christmas package that includes accommodation, gifts worth CHF 35 (Christmas decorations, mug, voucher for one mulled wine and a piece of "Basler Läckerli") and many super insider tips.
Upcoming events
Gospel Night
3 December 2017
Santa Clauses on Harley Davidson Bikes
9 December 2017
One million stars
16 December 2017
Grand New Year's Eve fireworks
31 December 2017
further events