Here’s a portion about what the city’s website says about this busy time. The festive season started on Tuesday 20 November at 6.30 p.m. Throughout Basel’s streets and squares, some 100 Christmas trees were all be illuminated at the same time. It is not for nothing that Basel’s Christmas street is called the longest in Europe. This begins at Aeschenplatz, leads via Freie Strasse and Eisengasse to the Mittleren Brücke, and from there all the way to Messeplatz. Basel’s Christmas Market at Barfüsserplatz.
The city’s restaurants will be offering seasonal delicacies and fine wines. Basel Tourismus is offering guided tours of the city during the Advent period. Last but not least, those keen on sporting pursuits may take part in the traditional Basel City Run through the seasonally-decorated city center. A romantic cruise on the River Rhine on board of the Basel Christmas boats.
If you are traveling through Switzerland, this city is worth the stop,