12 Best Places to Buy Christmas Ornaments in Zürich

Where in Zürich to shop for Christmas ornaments and decorations, including Christmas markets, small boutiques and department stores.

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Zürich has a lot of fun places to buy Christmas ornaments and decorations. If you are visiting or new to the city, this guide can help you find the best places to shop for “Weihnachtsschmuck” as its called in German. I’ve included places that specialize in unique handcrafted ornaments as well as more mass market shops with more affordable prices.

P.S. Where to get a tree to hang those ornaments on

Christmas stores

1. Käthe Wohlfarht

This German shop comes from the famous Christmas town Rotenberg ob der Tauber. They offer a wide selection of Christmas decorations including elaborate Christmas pyramids, nutcrackers, tee light holders, and ornaments of all styles: glass, carved wood, felt, etc. 

During Christmas, they have two temporary shops at the Zürich Weihnachtsdorf market near the Operahaus. Each has a slightly different selection of ornaments, so it’s worth it to visit both. On busy nights, there might be a bit of a wait to get into the shop. If possible, I would go around lunchtime and avoid the evening crowds.

Location: Sechseläutenplatz (tram stop: Bellevue)

Website: www.kaethe-wohlfahrt.com

Open: Mo-Sa: 11:00 – 22:00 / Sun: 11:00 – 20:00

2. Geschenkartikel Pegasus

This small boutique in the center of Zürich sells fancy ornaments year round. Most are glass blown and painted in charming vintage designs. The ornaments are sorted by color and theme, making it easy if you want a matching collection. These ornaments are delicate and expensive. So if you are shopping with children, keep them close and try not to touch until you are ready to buy.

They also have other Christmas deco including pyramids and figurines. I love their wrapping paper and cards. Children may enjoy the adjacent Steff Gallerie of teddy bears and other high end plush animals.

Website: www.pegasus-zuerich.ch

Location: Augustinergasse 16, 8001 Zürich

Open: Mo-Fr: 10.00 – 18.00 / Sa: 10.00-17.00 / also open Sundays 4 & 18 Dec 2022 from 11:00 – 18:00

3. Christmas popup at Münsterhof

This gallery next to the Münsterhof Christmas market is hosting a Christmas deco popup store. They are packed full of gorgeous over-the-top ornaments. I want so many of them that I can’t possibly choose. It’s easy to visit this one after strolling through the adjacent Christmas market, where they have one of the nicer Glühwein options at the Carlton Bar stand.

Location: Zürich Münsterhof, next to Oro de Cacao

Home decor stores

4. Depot

Depot is all about home decoration, with everything from tableware to linens to furniture. It’s my favorite places to dream of a beautiful home that I’ll live in someday. I don’t come here for my one special ornament, but rather for all the trappings like wreathes, baubles, candles, artificial flora, stars to hang, and little figurines to brighten up all the shelves. If I was hosting a dinner party and wanted the perfect tablescape, this would be my first stop.

They have a lot of shops in and around Zürich and all over Switzerland. We typically go to the Rennweg shop in Zürich center, but they have many other locations including Zürich HB and Glattzentrum, and Spreitenbach Tivoli. See all locations.

Website: www.depot.ch

Location: Rennweg 42, 8001 Zürich

Open: Mo-Fr: 9:00-20:00 / Sat: 9:00-19:00 / closed Sundays

5. micasa

micasa is a homewares store under the Migros brand, which is more well-known for its grocery chain. They have lots of beautiful home décor including textiles, linens, lighting, and furniture. During Christmas, they always have beautiful colored themed collections as shown below.

Website: www.micasa.ch

Micasa Migros City
Löwenstrasse 31-35, 8001 Zürich
Mo-Sa: 9:00-20:00 / closed Sundays

Micasa Sihlcity
Kalanderpl. 1, 8045 Zürich
Mo-Sa: 9:00-20:00 / closed Sundays

6. Butlers

Butlers is a home decor store with lots of lovely Christmas decorations, including baubles, wreathes and garlands, candle holders, etc. They have a small collection of fun tree ornaments, some a little on the kitschy side particularly with their Peanuts line. 

The prices here are much more reasonable than unique ornaments at the other boutiques on this list. So you might bring the kids first to see if they find something they like for CHF 10 instead of CHF 40 somewhere else. In Zürich, they have a shop in the Sihlcity mall. Across Europe, they have over 140 shops.

Website: www.butlers.com

Location: Sihlcity – Kalanderpl. 1, 8045 Zürich

Open: Mo-Sa: 9:00-20:00 / closed Sundays

7. Søstrene Grene

So many were happy when this Danish chain finally opened in Zürich a few years ago. They have very affordable home decorations, craft supplies, kitchen wares, party supplies and more.

We love the Scandinavian style of their Christmas decorations. The prices are so good, that I can’t resist picking up something cute almost every time I pass the store. I also love their wrapping paper and other gifting supplies like boxes and ribbons. They have some nice ornaments with character, but I prefer this place more for overall holiday home décor.

Website: www.sostrenegrene.online

Søstrene Grene Zürich center:
Rennweg 35, 8001 Zürich
Mo-Fr: 9:00-20:00 / Sa: 9:00 – 19:00 / closed Sundays

Søstrene Grene Sihlcity:
Kalanderpl. 1, 8045 Zürich
Mo-Sa: 9:00-20:00 / closed Sundays

Fancy department stores

8. Globus

Globus is a luxury department store near the main train station in Zürich. Most of their products are well outside the budget of most people including myself. But if you are looking for that one special ornament, this is a fun place to browse. In 2022, they have a gorgeous fruit and veg ornament collection as well as more traditional winter decorations.

We usually go to the Globus near the Zürich main station, where you’ll find the Christmas deco on the 4th floor. There is also a Globus near Bellevue across the street from the Christmas market. Also one at the Glattzentrum mall in Oerlikon. See all locations.

Website: www.globus.ch

Location: Schweizergasse 11, 8001 Zürich

Open: Mo-Fr: 10:00-20:00 / Sat: 9:00-20:00 / closed Sundays

9. Jelmoli

Jelmoli is another premium department store in the center of Zürich. They have a lot of beautiful home decorations for the holidays, including fun ornaments like ice cream cones, rainbows, and popsicles. In 2022, the theme is “Mystical Christmas Home.” It’s a good place to look for something unique to add to your personal collection.  

They are well-known for their Christmas “Märlitram” where children can ride around Zürich with Samichlaus and his angel helpers. In their Christmas section, you can buy an adorable Märlitram ornament as a souvenir of this event. In 2022, the price is CHF 49.90.

I also suggest visiting their gourmet grocery in the basement, which has many delicious treats particularly for Christmas.

Website: www.jelmoli.ch

Location: Seidengasse 1, 8001 Zürich

Open: Mo-Fr: 10:00-20:00 / Sat: 9:00-20:00 / closed Sundays

10. Manor

We love Manor for home decorations, particularly during the holidays. Unfortunately they closed their department store in Zürich center. But they have department store at Zürich Letztipark mall (15 min tram ride from Zürich center), as well as many stores all over Switzerland.

Website: www.manor.ch

Location: Baslerstrasse 50, 8048 Zürich

Open: Mo-Sa: 9:00-20:00 / closed Sundays except 4 Dec 2022 10:00 – 19:00

Gift boutiques

11. wenn fisch träumen…

This tiny boutique in Zürich old town is hidden on a narrow cobblestone street. Every time I pass by, there’s something interesting in the window and I wish I had someone to buy it for. At Christmas, they have a small collection of unique ornaments, like the fondue pot and cable car pictured here. They also have lots of unique gifts if you have someone on your list that is difficult to shop for.

Online: www.instagram.com/wennfischetraeumen/

Location: Froschaugasse 8, 8001 Zürich

Open: Mo-Fr: 11:00-13:30 & 14:15-18:30 / Sa: 10:30-16:00 / closed Sundays

12. Antares

At Christmas time, this fashion accessory boutique has a small curated collection of unique, adorable painted glass blown ornaments. Their window display always draws me in, where I start with the ornaments and end with the jewelry, wanting almost everything.

Website: www.antaresshop.ch

Location: Münstergasse 9, 8001 Zürich

Open: Mo-Fi: 11:00-18:00 / Sa: 10:00 – 18:00 / closed Sundays

Holiday Sunday shopping: 4 & 18 Dec 2022 11:00 – 17:00 / 24 Dec 2022 10:00 – 16:00

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