Good times with family or friends at the Lausanne Christmas Market

By My-Lausanne

The end of the year approaches and Lausanne is swathed in its most beautiful festive atmosphere. Once more this year, the Bô Noël market livens up the town centre. Perfect to find your gifts and discover products from the Lausanne region, but also for children to have fun in a magical atmosphere.

Afternoon with the family: tales, shopping and ice skating

This year, the eyes of the youngest sparkle as they discover the Children’s Village at the Place de la Louve. In addition to ordering their presents from Father Christmas and his Bô Elf in their hut, they can huddle up in the warmth of the tales grotto. However, the magic of Christmas is also to be discovered by walking the streets of Lausanne, as two treasure hunts await young adventurers. Off you go!

Once the walk is over, it’s time for some shopping. Let’s head towards the Creators’ Market at the Place Pépinet, where twenty or so local craftsmen offer ideas for unique and regional presents. Same atmosphere at the Place St-François, under the large Covered Market, where you will see sculpted candles or alpaca sweaters. We’re sure you’ll find original Christmas presents to give your loved ones. 😉


To end the day in style, let’s make our way towards the Flon and its ice rink. It’s free and large enough for the whole family, so there’s no excuse! After the joys of gliding, we take the time on the way back to admire the giant Christmas tree at the Place de la Palud, towering at 12 metres high! Our advice is to go there on the hour, as the square’s speaking clock is illuminated.

A tasty evening: pancakes, fondue and mulled wine

Winter is first and foremost the season for gourmets. And after ice skating, you do deserve something to warm you up. The younger will certainly be tempted by a pancake at the Friends’ Market, while parents share a delicious Vacherin Mont-d’or. At the Terroir and Wine Market, Place de l’Europe, the curious youngsters will even be able to discover how to produce cheese while enjoying some nice apple juice.


In Lausanne, the Bô Noël Christmas Market is THE meeting place for Lausanne citizens in the evening, for an after-work mulled wine and raclette or a good cheese fondue in the giant Igloo located at the Terroir and Wine Market. From 5 pm and until closing time, the various markets are buzzing. Families will meet up to enjoy the magic of the festive season, friends to have fun and relax around a cup of mulled wine or a Christmas beer.

Bô Noël in Lausanne – a unique experience!