If some people stroll around the shops on the first Sunday that Zurich’s shops are open for business, then others, such as Samichlaus (Santa Claus) and friends, have other ideas. On 4. December, they swim the 111-metre-long stretch from Pier 7 at Schifflände through to the Barfussbar in the Frauenbad Stadthausquai public swimming baths – in water temperatures of around 6°C. The maximum 350 places are becoming increasingly sought-after. You can register at www.starticket.ch from mid-November.
Christmas is known as the season of giving. That also seems important to us as event organisers. Around one third of tickets are offered at a higher price and a charitable organisation will benefit from the additional takings. This year it will be the Schweizerische Gehörlosenbund (Swiss association for the deaf)