New Year Magic
with the Zurich hoteliers' association 2012/13

Celebrate the New Year 2012/2013 with us – Once again the biggest New Year's Eve Party in Switzerland on Lake Zurich.
Each year, around 200 000 party-goers from Switzerland and abroad visit the country's biggest New Year's Eve party to gaze up at the brightly lit night sky. What began in 1988 as just a small New Year's Eve party on Zurich's Gemüsebrücke is now a permanent fixture in the city's calendar of events. New Year Magic is already in its twelfth year under the patronage of the Zurich hoteliers' association. This magical spectacle is highly recommended for anyone who wants to see the new year in with a bang.

The main event: the firework display a 20-minute display of dazzling lights
The main event of New Year Magic is the impressive firework display funded by the Zurich hoteliers' association. The spectacular display will light up the sky above Lake Zurich and the city from 0.20 to 0.40. The fireworks will be set off from two specially anchored boats to enchant the crowds, creating a seemingly endless sea of light.

A festive atmosphere on the banks of Lake Zurich
The festival area stretches right around the city shores of Lake Zurich – from the Limmatquai through Hechtplatz and up to the Utoquai as well as over the Quaibrücke at Bellevue as far as the General-Guisan-Quai. Enjoy a wide range of culinary treats and drinks all around the festival area – from A for Asian specialities to Z for a genuine grilled Zurich bratwurst.

Accommodation and catering – Hotels and restaurants to suit all tastes
Extend your New Year Magic by booking accommodation in one of Zurich's many hotels. As well as a great party to see in the new year, Zurich has plenty of culinary delights on offer, guaranteed to suit all tastes and budgets and with something for every occasion.

Hotel reservations: |
Phone +41 (0)44 215 40 40


New Year's Magic | In Brief

«New Year's Eve Magic» 2012
by the Zurich hotel owners

31 December / 1 January 2012/2013

Programme Highlights

20.00 bis 03.00 Uhr
Festival grounds open with stands and bars

20.00 bis 23.30 Uhr
Music in bars and on various stages

23.40 – 23.58 Uhr
Church bells in the city centre ring out the old year

23.59:50 Uhr
Countdown to the new year

00.01 bis 00.15 Uhr
Church bells in the city centre ring in the new year

00.19 Uhr
Lights extinguished around the lake basin

00.20 bis 00.40 Uhr
Zurich hoteliers' association giant firework display

00.40 bis 02.30 Uhr
Music in bars and on various stages

03.00 Uhr
Festival grounds close

04.00 Uhr last train, tram and bus connections
From 8 pm to 6 am a large area around the party is blocked to all private traffic.

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(Subject to changes – all information on this page is subject to change)

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