When the streets of Rapperswil-Jona are filled with gingerbread, mulled wine and glowing candles, it is high time to book a flight. This gem of a Christmas market, called Christkindlimaert, right by Lake Zurich, brings a smile to everyone’s face.

The rose-city of Rapperswil-Jona, with its many historic buildings, has plenty to offer all year round. Its scenic historical centre, with the medieval castle and the picturesque lakefront invite you to stroll around. But come Christmas the city is painted in a golden glow from a thousand little lights.The festive season kicks off with the traditional Chlauseinzug which translates to ‘the arrival of the Santas’. The Santas bring gifts, stories and answer children’s questions.