Saas-Fee’s magical Christmas market
Winter in Saas-Fee is picture-perfect: sun-kissed and blanketed in snow, it’s magical. The sixth edition of the Christmas market brings out the charm in the village square, with its twinkling lights, vibrant colours, and amazing aromas.
The market, which takes place on the third weekend of advent each year, is a very special event. Exhibitors at this crafts market offer lovingly handcrafted products. Sisters Erika Zurbriggen and Bernadette Bolli can be found at their neighbouring stands. Erika sells her mother‘s colourful hand-knitted SUN caps, hand-carved models of animals like the local black-headed sheep and goats, wooden angels, and ornate wooden nativity scenes carved by her husband. From mid-November to the end of the year, she also exhibits her original nativity scenes in Sun Flower, her shop in Saas-Grund. Meanwhile, her sister Bernadette offers natural, organic products such as ointments, tinctures, herbal salts and herbal tea, the ingredients for which she forages with her mother.
Foraged natural products featuring local alpine plants can also be found at several other stands, including that of Trudy Senn. Visitors will also find hand-knitted scarves and crocheted headbands which can be individually personalised. At the Wollnadelfee (knitting fairy) stand, an assortment of products awaits eager shoppers, including woollen and textile accessories as well as greeting cards.
Of course, there are all sorts of delicacies to tempt visitors’ tastebuds too. Pierre-André Schwab, for one, offers home-made food, including fine terrines. Beyond that, the market has plenty of freshly baked goods like pear strudels and even home-brewed liqueurs.
This winter, wander from stand to stand, browsing for presents and other goodies. For the little ones, there will be a children‘s cinema, storytelling, and face painting available on both days. They also have the chance to paint their own shopping bags or create glittery paper stars, which is sure to get them in the Christmas spirit. The market is open from 4 pm on 13th and 14th December.