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Watch a 17th Century parade, smash chocolate soup pots,
and give coins to costumed children during Geneva's annual celebration of a
failed military invasion in early December. (A Christmas market also takes place
throughout the month of December.)
Europe's largest indoor Christmas market takes place in Zürich's main railway
station and its underground mall. Walk up the mile-long Bahnhofstrasse
(with its 20,000+ Christmas lights) to the station, where a tree with more than
7,000 lights and ornaments stands in the main hall.
For more on Zürich Christmas events,
visit the tourist office in the Hauptbahnhof (main railroad station). Finally, if you're traveling with
children, don't miss a ride with St. Nick on the "Fairytale Tram,"
which runs on the Bahnhofstrasse during the Advent season.
Lucerne's Christmas market is at the
main railroad station. Like it Zürich counterpart, it runs from late
November until right before Christmas, and it features musical entertainment
along with dozens of market stalls that offer food, drink, crafts, and
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