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Christmas in Rapperswil 2022, most beautiful markets Switzerland

Christmas in Rapperswil

WHERE: Rapperswil-Jona, Switzerland
WHEN: from 01 to 18 December 2022

The Christmas markets in Rapperswil Jona are considered to be among the most beautiful and atmospheric in all of Switzerland.
This beautiful town (which administratively unites the municipalities of Rapperwil and Jona) is the ideal place to breathe the spirit and magic of Christmas.

On the shores of Lake Zurich, the Christkindlimärt welcomes many visitors every year during the Adventsdörfli period.
The suggestive position, the lights, the colors and the scents of Christmas make the city magical. A place with a fairytale atmosphere, thanks to the setting of the enchanting old town and Rapperswil castle.

A little gem that you can admire during a holiday at Zurich . Even for just one day.

In addition to the numerous stands where you can make purchases and gifts, and, of course, savor Christmas delicacies (and not only), there will be many activities and events for the whole family.

Christmas in Rapperswil and markets

Photo ©, Roland zh



Although it takes place over 18 days (from 01 to 18 December), the highlight of Christmas in Rapperwil is from Thursday 08 to Sunday 11 December. It is during these 4 days that the great Christkindlimärt takes place, with over 200 stalls located between the lake, Marktgasse and Haupplatz.

Christkindlimärt takes place from 01 to 18 December 2022, with the following official times:

  • Thursday 01/08/15. December from 2pm to 8pm
  • Friday 02/09/16 December from 14:00 to 21:30
  • Saturday 03/10/17. December from 11:00 to 21:30
  • Sunday 04/11/18 December from 11:00 to 19:30

Throughout the period, markets will be set up along the Fischmarktplatz and the harbor. Smaller but equally impressive, they are open from about 2:00 pm to 8:00 pm.


Christmas in Rappersill is one of the greatest in Switzerland. During the Great Christkindlimärt, you can buy handicrafts and handmade products. Christmas decorations and gifts. And, of course, lots of gastronomic products: excellent honey, raclette fondue, crepes, waffles.
To warm up, nothing better than excellent hot chocolate. Or, alternatively, mulled wine and apple punch.

Guaranteed entertainment for the whole family with shows and exhibitions in the historic center. For the little ones, there will be lots of activities, fairytale readings and rides.

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