Be enchanted by the charm of Basel, the “city of Christmas”.
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Dear Sir or Madam
Immerse yourself into the festive atmosphere of Basel, the city of Christmas! You can look forward to the Christmas Market, gorgeous lights, spectacular special exhibitions in the museums, the Book of Wishes, as well as numerous concerts and events. My personal tip: This year, the Marktplatz (market square) boasts an ice rink ("Schliffi uff em märt") for the first time. What are you waiting for? Grab your skates and skate a few laps on the Marktplatz!   

Jenny Rentsch, Marketing & Communications

Winter in Basel 
How about visiting Switzerland's largest Christmas market? Or maybe go for a delicious cheese fondue – or perhaps just take it easy? We've put together some useful tips on things to do at the chillier time of year.
We need your vote!
The Basel Christmas market has been nominated for the European Best Christmas Market 2018 award. Help us win this award and vote for our Christmas market. Voting runs until 11th December 2017.
vote here!
Photo of the month: #xmasinbasel
Thank you @federosiello for sharing! Share your Christmas moment in Basel and you will automatically donate 1 CHF to the foundation Pro UKBB. How to participate?
more info
Discovery trip in a vintage tram
Experience the nostalgic round trip on 24th December 2017 in the atmospherically decorated "Wiehnachts-Drämmli" (Christmas tram).
Christmas magic in Basel 

Discover Basel, the city of Christmas, and get to know age-old and modern Christmas traditions. We are giving away 2x2 tickets for the tour on 16th December at 4 pm.
to the contest
New in Basel: KLARA
KLARA, on Clarastrasse, offers the perfect dining experience for every taste, with nine international cuisines to choose from. Additionally, you can enjoy a drink at the bar with its carefully selected assortment.
New Year’s Eve in Basel
Celebrate the turn of the year in Basel! The New Year’s Eve celebrations start at 12:30 am with a spectacular firework display over the Rhine.
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 insider tips.
Upcoming events
Longines CSI Basel
11 – 14 January 2018
Basel Museums Night
19 January 2018
Vogel Gryff
20 January 2018
Georg Baselitz - Fondation Beyeler
21 January – 29 April 2018
further events