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Christmas balls. Author and copyright M. R.
Christmas balls. Author and copyright M. R.

Christmas markets in the canton of Fribourg

The Canton of Friborg is a small canton in western Switzerland, located on the Swiss plateau north-east of Lake Geneva, its territory to the north is flat, while to the south are the Swiss Pre-Alps, the town is crossed by the river Sarine (Saane). The canton of Friborg is a bilingual canton (French and German). The Christmas markets in the canton of Friborg are delicious, among the most beautiful are those of Bulle, Gruyères and Morat (Murten).

Here is a selection of the most beautiful Christmas markets in the region.


Bulle Christmas Market

Gruyères Christmas market

Feast of St. Nicholas in Friborg (Fête de la St-Nicolas de Friborg)

Market in the old town (on the Collège St-Michel and Marché aux Poissons squares) with delicacies and handicrafts.

Craft Christmas market in Freiburg

Market with 30 artisans exhibiting their works. The market takes place over 3 days in the two halls  (salles de la maison) in the Arsen’alt district (next to Belluard).

Christmas market in Estavayer-le-Lac

Christmas market on the Grand Rue in Estavayer-le-Lac.

Jaun Christmas Market

Christmas market on the Schulhausplatz.

Murten Christmas Market

Christmas market in the Altstadt with over 150 stalls offering local specialities, gift ideas of all kinds, tastings, Christmas items and handicrafts.

Christmas Market at Münchenwiler Castle (Schloss Münchenwiler)

Christmas Market (Wienachtsmärit im Schlosshof).


ATTENTION: We recommend that you check the opening of the Christmas markets with the organizers.