The highlight of Zurich’s New Year festivities is without doubt the New Year’s Eve party by Lake Zurich.
Some 100,000 visitors flock to the lake basin each year and marvel at the spectacular fireworks display that is put on to greet the new year. Food and drink stands, bars, and live music performed on various stages create the perfect festive ambiance.
Official Program New Year’s Eve Magic
8.00pm–3.00am Festival around Zurich’s lake basin, with food stands, bars, and live music on various stages
11.59.50pm Countdown into the New Year
12.20–12.35am Fireworks display, sponsored by Swiss Casinos Zurich
until 4.00am Last trains, trams and buses leave the festival grounds
Other New Year’s Eve Parties and Events
Night owls and party-goers can dance their way into the New Year at any of the many New Year’s Eve parties hosted by Zurich’s clubs. Those who prefer to take things more quietly can tuck into a sumptuous gala dinner – either on a cruise on Lake Zurich or at one of the city’s numerous restaurants.