December in Basel
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Dear Sir or Madam
Love it or hate it, Advent means it's time to do your Christmas shopping. Thankfully, you can also once again go shopping on Sundays this year! Basel's shops will be open from 1pm to 6pm on 16 and 23 December 2018. My tip for you: treat yourself to a hot wine from my favourite stand, the "Christmas pyramid", after your shopping trip.

Enjoy the festive season!

Best regards,
Lena Ulmann, Trainee Sales Leisure

Wintertime tips
Fancy a few rounds on one of the city's synthetic ice rinks, a tasty fondue or something more relaxing? We have compiled some tips for the cold time of the year for you here.
Top-class cuisine for the festive season
Peter Moser and his restaurant team at "Les Quatre Saisons" have been awarded one Michelin star and 18 points by the Gault Millau for the memorable taste experiences they create. Lean back and enjoy their culinary treats.
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Competition: Basel's fantasy creatures!
Yuki, a somewhat hirsute female cyclops, will be on display at the Museum der Kulturen from 22 November to 30 December 2018 within the scope of ILLUMINARIUM in the museum courtyard. Win 5 x 2 tickets!
to the contest
Glass Christmas decorations
Travel back in time to 1920 with the exhibition "Design at the Christmas tree" at the Spielzeug Welten Museum. Present your BaselCard and benefit from 50% off the admission charge.
Christmas Tattoo
Romantic as well as spectacular: under the umbrella of a Christmas theme with numerous surprises, the audience will be taken on a musical journey between 14 and 16 December 2018.
New Year's Eve in Basel 
Time to celebrate! At half past midnight, the New Year will be seen in with a spectacular New Year's Eve fireworks display above the Rhine.
Package deal: Basel Tattoo 2019
Next summer, the musically outstanding programme featuring bagpipes, brass bands and folk dancing performed by first-class ensembles from all over the world will be held for the fourteenth time. See it live – with one of our attractive accommodation and ticket packages.
Instagram Photo of the Year
Throughout 2018, we have been able to enjoy many beautiful photos posted on Instagram. Join in and share your most beautiful moments in Basel with #LoveBasel. Congratulations to on this photo.
to the pictures
Upcoming events
Longines CSI Basel
10 – 13 January 2019
Museum Night
18 January 2019
Vogel Gryff
26 January 2019
Guided Tour "hedgehog, suit of armour and wigs"
12 December 2018 and 30 January 2019
more dates
further events