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December highlights; l’Escalade, Christmas Markets, Festival of Lights, Lyon

December 06, 2013 / by / 0 Comment

December around Geneva; Many parties, celebrations and activities; Here’s some of the highlights; *Don’t miss Course de l’Escalade: December 7; More than running, it’s a popular event: groups, families and schools participate. Whether you just watch or run yourself, don’t miss the costumed race (Marmite) at the end of the day. Parc des Bastions. Remember to sign up in November! Fête de l’Escalade: December 13 – 15; A celebration of the victory of the Swiss over the Duke of Savoy in 1602. The Fête includes a parade with 60 horses and 800 people in costumes on Sunday, guided tours of the Old Town where you can enter some secret passages, muskets firing, smaller parades with music all weekend, special markets, accompanied by lovely mulled wine. Also a great opportunity to break and eat the chocolate marmite! More historical facts on the importance of this event and the full program of the fête are on the website; Christmas Markets There are several atmospheric Christmas Markets around Geneva; *Carouge Christmas Market 13 – 15 December; Nice stalls, hot wine and if you like foie gras, excellent degustation; Carouge programme  *Montreux Christmas Market November 22 – December 24; Atmospheric market with animations, […]