Experience the joy & spirit of the festive season
From 9 to 12 December 2015 at the Beach Rotana Courtyard
Entrance to this event is free
Dear SBC members, dear members of the Swiss community, dear friends,
We are delighted to announce that the Swiss Business Council (SBC) Abu Dhabi in cooperation with the Embassy of Switzerland in the United Arab Emirates and in association with Nestlé is organizing for the 11th time the Swiss Christmas Market in Abu Dhabi from 9 to 12 December 2015, at the courtyard of the Beach Rotana Hotel Abu Dhabi.
The Swiss Christmas Market is one of the most popular events during the festive season in the Emirates and is certainly one of the highlights in the Events Calendar of the Swiss Business Council Abu Dhabi. It brings together the local and expatriate communities in Abu Dhabi highlighting Swiss customs and traditions and provides a meeting point for friends and families in a merry atmosphere. Once again, we will create a small Swiss Village, a Winter-wonderland, where vendors will be able to sell seasonal articles, ornaments, decorative gifts and typical handicraft items inside nicely adorned Swiss chalets.
In good Swiss tradition a musical note will be added with the presence of the “Original Appenzeller Streichmusik Alder”, one of the most famous Swiss folklore bands promoting Swiss tradition all over the world, and in addition, school choirs will provide a cheerful holiday atmosphere with their rendition of popular and well-loved Christmas carols daily at 17 hrs and 18 hrs and you will be most welcome to sing along.
Wednesday, 9 December: 16 hrs to 21 hrs – Opening Ceremony at 18 hrs
Thursday, 10 December: 14 hrs to 22 hrs
Friday, 11 December: 11 hrs to 22 hrs
Saturday, 12 December: 11 hrs to 22 hrs
Special Swiss Christmas Kitchen
You are welcome to enjoy traditional Swiss food specialties such as “Raclette” – a Swiss potato and cheese dish and of course the traditional Swiss Fondue, a communal dish best enjoyed with friends.
14.00 hrs – Storyteller, face painting, Christmas themed arts & crafts and much more with Kipina
16.00 hrs – Decorate your own gingerbread
19.00 hrs – Open Air Cinema
Swiss Business Council Abu Dhabi
We would like to thank all our sponsors who help to make this event possible and with their partnership assure the continuation of the Swiss Christmas Market’s success story.
Official Airline Partner
11th Swiss Christmas Market in association with
Please note that pictures will be taken during the event and SBC reserves the right to publish these on the website and social media sites as well as in the information materials. If you do not agree, kindly inform us in writing beforehand.