Here is the schedule that I could find so far. The first one sounds really good – especially for steam train lovers!


Le train du Père Noël – LEB’s Special Steam Train Program

On Sunday 1 December 2013. Take the regular LEB from Flon to Echallens, every hour at minute 03 and 33. Catch the Santa Claus steam train at Echallens. The steam train will go back and forth between Echallens and Bercher. Cost CHF14 per adult, CHF7 per child/AG/half-card. The price include the LEB from Flon to Echallens. No reservation, get the tickets directly from the machine or the counter at Echallens. More info on pdf.

La cabane du Père Noël – pl. St-François

  • Saturday 7 December 10am-5pm
  • Wednesday 11 December 2-6:30pm
  • Saturday 14 December 10am – 5pm
  • Wednesday 18 December 2-8 pm
  • Saturday 21 December 10am-5pm

More info

Animation de Noël à Renens

On Wednesday 11 December 2013 at Place du Marché at Renens. More info.

Pully en fête – Maison Pullierane

11 December 4-4:30pm & 5:45pm: Venue du Père-Noël et animation (Thanks Caro, for info)

More info (pdf)

Le Noël des Enfants – Flon Ice Skating Rink

On Wednesday 18 December 2013, from 2PM. More info.

Noël des Enfants – Maison de Quartier Sous-Gare

On Wednesday 18 December 2013, from 3PM. Santa Claus and a show. Free entry and open for everyone. More info.

Le Père Noël arrive à Métropole

At the Métropole Mall. In the afternoons of Wed 18 Dec, Sat 21 Dec, and Tue 24 Dec.

At Ouchy

On Wednesday 18 December 2013, from 5:30pm at Place de la Navigation. More info.


In addition to those above, many municipalities organize local celebrations with St. Nicolas on 6 Dec and Santa Claus (Père Nöel) usually around mid Dec, so make sure you check your municipal’s programs. And there is also the GoldenPass program to visit Santa’s home at Rochers-de-Naye.

Please leave a comment or send me an email if you know other schedule/places!

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