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 7 December 2014. 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 from 6y/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.

Animation de Noël à Renens

On 13-14 December 2014 3pm at Place du Marché at Renens. More info.

In all IKEA stores in CH (in Aubonne for Vaud)

On 12 & 13 December 2014, Santa Claus and Christmas treasure hunting. Special offer at the restaurant for IKEA Family members.

Le Noël des Enfants – Flon Ice Skating Rink

On Wednesday 17 December 2014, from 2PM. More info.

Noël des Enfants – Maison de Quartier Sous-Gare

On Wednesday 17 December 2014, from 3PM. Santa Claus and a show. Free entry and open for everyone. 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 (read my blog post about it here).

Please leave a comment or send me an email if you know other schedule/places! I am especially looking for info about the Santa events at the Christmas market and the mall Métropole, let me know if you happen to see the schedule posted somewhere in town. Thanks in advance.

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