Basel Christmas market
Basel switches on its Christmas lights and decorations each year at the end of November. The decorations in the city centre provide a special experience and remind us all that this is the season to do our Christmas shopping. At the same time, a series of events has been planned to remind us of the Christmas spirit.
Impressions of 2020
The Basel Christmas Market 2020 has had to be cancelled because of the restrictions associated with the Covid pandemic. Yet the Ferris wheel on the Münsterplatz was a particular highlight in 2020 and, as a reminder of the 550th anniversary of the Basel Autumn Fair, a wonderful view over the city and its Christmas decorations could be admired. A series of illuminated snow globes in the trees on the Münsterplatz and round the Barfüsserkirche created a magical atmosphere. The large illuminated Christmas star which dominated the Christmas Market from 1988 to 2016 took its place again on the Barfüsserplatz. A sweet shop (or “candy store”), and a street organ have also add to the Christmas atmosphere.