Bô Noël 2017

From 22nd November to 31st December


Wednesday 22 November 2017 from 18:30 / Place Centrale
Joint kick-off of Bô Noël Christmas Markets 2017 and Lausanne Festival of Lights.

18h30 Official opening speech, in the presence of Mr Pierre-Antoine Hildbrand, the city councillor in charge of security and the economy, Mrs Doris Cohen-Dumani, president of the Fondation City Management, Mr Jean-Yves Pidoux, city councillor for the City of Lausanne, Mr Florian Schmied, director of Bô Noël and Mr Julien Finkbeiner, director of the Lausanne Festival of Lights.

19h00 Lustre musical étincelant [Sparkling musical chandelier], an ephemeral creation by Cie Transe Express, specially created for Bô Noël. Always on the border between crazy realism and fantasy that is strongly inspired by altered traditions, this creation intends to transform the Place Centrale [Central Square] into a music hall. Six drummers, two singers, an acrobat and a monumental chandelier 12 metres in diameter, which enables musicians to take off and which numerous Circassians can hang onto.

…and simultaneous opening in the 6 places taking part in the 2017 edition, until 23:00!

Credit : Cynthia Lexpert

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The Lausanne Christmas Association has put together a new kind of Christmas market in Lausanne to bring the people of Lausanne and Vauds and passing tourists a Christmas market that reflects the desires of both the present and the future. The aim is to make our end of year markets more contemporary, more innovative and more attractive whilst preserving strong links with the land and artisans. Over the advent period, Bô Noël will become a window display of riches from the wine, culinary and creative heritage of our country. Bô Noël is working with local businesses and artisans to offer original gifts: regional wines in an exclusive partnership with the Office of Vaudois Wines, local products, artisan and local beer, clothing and gifts made by designers from Lausanne or Romandy. Well worth a look!