Immerse yourself in the festive spirit at Geneva's Christmas markets
Geneva, the second most popular city in Switzerland, sits upon Lake Geneva’s western shore overlooking snow-capped mountain peaks from all angles. The thriving city is Switzerland's second-most populous city and is one of the world's major centres of international diplomacy.
The best way to explore the ‘peace capital’ is by foot or bike as the city is fairly flat. In the winter, visitors can expect cool weather with a touch of light frost at night and thawing conditions during the day – ideal weather for wandering through the Christmas Markets during the festive period.
Geneva Christmas Market
During a trip to the city throughout the festive season, it is worthwhile taking a stroll down to a few of the nearby Christmas markets when staying at Fraser Suites Geneva.
If you are looking for a fantastic family day out, spend the day at Lausanne Christmas Market. For a whole month, the market is home to around fifty wooden and illuminated chalets on Place Saint-François. It is the ideal place to pick up a few lovely arts and crafts gifts or souvenirs for friends or family back home.
Entertain the kids during your visit to Lausanne Christmas market with a fun time on the open-air ice rink. The ice-rink is situated right in the middle of Lausanne's cool Flon district and boasts an array of exciting affairs from ice discos, snowballing parties to hockey and a children’s Christmas event with donkey rides. From ice discos and snowballing parties to hockey ballet and a kids' Christmas event with donkey rides.
The overall atmosphere of the market is amplified with a host of children’s activities from choral group performances, gospels, street artists and a live twenty-minute nativity scene performance. It is the perfect place to add a dash of excitement to a family holiday in Geneva.
Other Things to Do in Geneva
When staying at Fraser Suites Geneva, a luxury hotel near Geneva Christmas market, it is also worthwhile exploring the old town. Gathered around the Cathédrale Saint-Pierre, wander through the town’s many independent cafes, restaurants and boutiques. Admire the old town’s cobbled streets and breath-taking architecture as you sit back and relax with a coffee. After you have rejuvenated yourself, take time out to discover Geneva’s history with a visit to the archaeological remains located under the cathedral.
If you are on the hunt for a good bargain when trailing the shopping hotspots in Geneva, make sure you spend a morning down at the Plainpalais flea market, located around ten minutes’ walk from your luxury serviced apartment. Pick up some interesting items like bric-a-brac, period jewellery or vintage clothing. You’ll experience a multicultural atmosphere as you mingle with the locals and rummage around the hundreds of stalls on the tram side of Plainpalais flea market.
When visiting the stunning Fraser Suites hotel near Geneva Christmas market during the second weekend of December, join in on the celebrations at The Escalade. This pre-Christmas party is in place to honour the heroic victory of the Genevans against invading Savoyard troops that took place on 12th December 1602. Referred to as one of the most beautiful historical events in Europe, participants dress up in period costume and commemorate the victims with re-enactments, duels and music recitals. Finnish the night on a high as you dance and sing around a massive bonfire in front of St Pierre Cathedral. This is a great evening activity where you can delve into the history of Geneva at around five minutes walking distance from your accommodation.
As one of the best hotels near Geneva Christmas Market, it is worthwhile staying at the deluxe Fraser Suites, a hidden gem in the old town. Our apartments are just a stone throw away from the famous Jet d’eau fountain, fantastic restaurants, major city attractions and is situated in a prestigious shopping and business district – ideal for those travelling for both business and pleasure purposes.
Our range of studio apartments are particularly fitting for families looking to enjoy the space and privacy of luxurious accommodation in the thriving city of Geneva. All our apartments are elegantly designed and come fully furnished with separate living, dining and kitchen areas.
Equipped with five-star amenities like free high-speed Wi-Fi, comprehensive home entertainment system and a modern kitchen area, you have space and freedom to relax within luxurious settings after a long day of touring the city and exploring the vibrant Christmas markets.
If you are looking forward to a relaxing evening in the comfort of your own accommodation, cook up a tasty meal for the family as you put their feet up in front of the TV.
Excellent Hotel Facilities
As one of the most desired hotels near the Geneva Christmas Market, take advantage of the 24/7 gym located within our accommodation. Kickstart your day with a spot of exercise with our range of weight training or cardio equipment.
We offer a great variety of exercise equipment to ensure that our guests can stay on top of their fitness regimes and get the most out of our workout area through their stay. Don’t forget to rehydrate with a complimentary bottle of water after an intense workout.
At Fraser Suites Geneva, we also provide an onsite laundry room for all guests to use throughout their stay – ideal for keeping your gym clothes clean and fresh for the following day. With two washing machines and two tumble dryers available, you will not need to wait in line to get your washing done.
Sit down to a hearty breakfast before you spend the day touring the city. Our own breakfast café area, located in the dining room offers a wide selection of foods to suit all guests. Whether you are looking for a full English breakfast buffet, hot drinks or healthier options like lactose-free yoghurts, lights cheeses and a selection of cold cuts, there is something to suit everyone’s taste buds.
As one of the finest hotels near Geneva Christmas market, we understand that those travelling for business are often working round the clock. To ensure that our business guests have the required facilities to respond to work emails or finalise work related proposals, we offer 24/7 business centre services.
With well-equipped business facilities available for conducting meetings, presentations and keeping on top of daily work, our guests have the space to escape the hustle and bustle of the city and focus on work throughout various hours of the day during their stay.
Whether you are visiting Geneva with family or are stopping over for business purposes, our friendly staff are on hand to ensure that you have a wonderful stay. Our accommodation is second to none boasting a brilliant location and outstanding facilities, you will not be disappointed.
Fraser Suites Geneva look forward to welcoming you to Switzerland’s most festive city this Christmas season.