Reminiscing about our Thanksgiving dinner we hosted for over 60 people a few years ago in a wine cave in Grandvaux. Let’s do something like that again soon?

The Christmas chalets have been installed, the lights are strung, the large tree has been placed in Place de la Palud and the smell of chestnuts and mulled wine is already wafting in the streets. It’s officially beginning this week! Bô Noël kicks off this Wednesday until the end of December! Also if you’re feeling a bit homesick for American Thanksgiving this week, check out the places below that are serving the traditional meal with all the fixin’s! Have a great week Lausanne!

  • L’Instant B, a new street food inspired restaurant is opening to the public on Wednesday evening. Stop by to sample some of their food, grab a glass of wine, while enjoying some beats from a DJ.
  • This week is Lausanne’s Children’s Film Festival. Click here to view the program of films showing in theaters across town.
  • Bôutique des Créateurs hosted by Bô Noël begins this Wednesday, where local artists, creators, and designers are able to showcase and sell their work to the public. A great place to start looking for some Christmas gift ideas!
  • Brasserie du Château is celebrating TWENTY YEARS, with special musical performances and offerings from Thursday to Sunday this week.
  • Anyone else feeling a bit homesick for an American Thanksgiving? Fear not, the Royal Savoy has you covered! A large table set for only 10 people will be available on the 23rd (so reserve fast!) where they will serve a traditional meal (turkey! cranberry! green beans! stuffing!) for 95 CHF. It’s called Stars & Stripes on their event page.
  • Also on Thursday you can find a lunch option (or dinner too) for Thanksgiving at the Brasserie de Montbenon (reserve online here).
  • There are still opportunities to enjoy the Bach Festival this week until Friday.
  • Starting this Saturday, the Eglise du Sacré Coeur has a nativity display that is larger than the floor plan of our entire apartment. 110m of miniature figurines go about daily life around the stable of baby Jesus. This looks like a great event for kids!
  • The Golden Age of Polyphonic music at St. François church on Saturday evening.
  • Christmas beer, food trucks, and music at portes ouvertes with Docteur Gab’s this Saturday.
  • On Wednesday from 2pm-4pm, children can decorate Christmas cookies at the German church near Georgette.
  • Every Saturday and Sunday you can head over to the Lausanne Palace for Tea Time Vibes: a way to indulge in some sweet and savory goodies, and maybe a bit of bubbly too.

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