Christmas Hot Spots in Bern

From traditional Christmas markets to winter pop-up locations: Bern has a lot to offer when it comes to Christmas! At these nine locations – all only a few walking minutes apart – a visit is especially worthwhile.

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    Market 28 November-29 December 2019
    Mon-Sat 11:00 a.m.-10:00 p.m.
    Sun 11:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m.
    Fondue Chalet Mon-Sun 11:00 a.m.-midnight

    Open until 5:00 p.m. on 24 December 2019
    Closed on 25 December 2019
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    Market 30 November–24 December 2019
    Mon–Sat 10:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m.
    Sun 10:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.
    Restaurant Platzhirsch Mon-Sat 10:00 a.m.–10:00 p.m.
    Sun 10:00–8:00 p.m.
    End of year market 27–28 December 2019 Old Year Market
    daily 10:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.
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    Market 30 November–24 December 2019
    Mon-Wed, Fri 11:00 a.m.–6:30 p.m.
    Thu 11:00 a.m.–9:00 p.m.
    Sat-Sun 10:00–6:00 p.m.
    Restaurant daily 11:00 a.m.–10:00 p.m.
    "Shining hour" daily, according to program on site
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    Artisan market Every first Saturday of the month
    8:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.
    Artisan Christmasmarket First and third weekends in December
    Saturday 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
    Sunday 10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

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    opening hours 21 November 2019–31 January 2020
    Mon–Fri
    11:30 a.m.–2:00 p.m. and 5:30 p.m.–11:00 p.m.
    Sat 5:30 p.m.–11:00 p.m.

    Closed:
    24/25/26/31 December 2019, 1/2 January 2020
    Outdoor bar Tue–Sat 5:00 p.m.–8:00 p.m.
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    Opening hours 21 November 2019–4 January 2020
    Mon–Sat 4:00 p.m.–midnight
    Sun 1:00 p.m.–midnight
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    Opening hours 22 November–22 December 2019
    Mon-Thu 3:00 p.m.–midnight
    Fri-Sun 11:00 a.m.–00:30 a.m.
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    Opening hours 23 November-22 December 2019
    Mon–wed noon–11:00 p.m.
    Thu–Sat noon–00:30 a.m.
    Sun noon–9:00 p.m.
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    Ice Rink 18 December 2019–16 February 2020
    daily 11:00 a.m.–10:00 p.m.
    Restaurant daily 11:00 a.m.–11:00 p.m.
    Ice skating lessons for children Starting 9 January 2020: Thursdays 4:00 p.m.–5:30 p.m.

    Entry is free of charge. Ice skates are available for hire on site.

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