Christmas in Switzerland, here is what happens in Lausanne: 2012 first edition of the Festival of Lights, which will be held from the 23rd of November 2012 to the 2nd of January 2013: six weeks to ten of work of art will be placed in the center of the city of installation lights created specifically for that reason . They are the winners of a competition (mostly made by the Swiss, French and one is Spanish) that will beautify bridges, stairs and roads. According to me it is an excuse to get around the city with a light route.
On this page there is a map with points of interest Arches du Grand-Pont, Passerelle du Grand-Pont, Flon, Escaliers Bel-Air, Rue St-Laurent, PLace de la Palud, Rue St-François, Place Benjamin Constant Avenue Benjamin Constant and Fil Rouge.
Let me point out a special package offered by participating hotels at the events the night of the stars only for the nights of Friday the 14th, on Wednesday the 19th and Friday, December the 21st , 2012, there are units from 66 € which include accommodation on a twin room and the first breakfast free.
This page’s details (in French), but here is the program with all the events of Christmas in Lausanne: skating rink, performances and other activities, flea market, home of Santa Claus, projections and Christmas Midnight Run which takes place on the evening of the 15th of December.