New Year's eve
Every 31 December since 1904 the people of Lausanne have gathered on the Esplanade de la Cathédrale to enjoy the cathedral illuminations in a festive atmosphere with champagne and mulled wine.
Find out all the best ways to celebrate the New Year in Lausanne in style: activities, trips to clubs, theatre, concerts, opera.
Lausanne Festival Of Light
New Year’s Eve cruise
Burning of the Cathedral
Midnight concert in the Cathedrale
Before the Cathedral is lit up at midnight, Jean-Christophe Geiser (the Cathedral’s organist) and Stefano Faggioni perform a special “Fireworks” programme on the great organ. Seats can be booked at any Ticketcorner sales office. Any remaining tickets will be sold at the entrance from 10 pm on the evening of the concert. From 11 pm, “Amis de la Cité” invite you to their stall proposing champagne, mulled wine and apple juice on the Cathedral’s Esplanade.
Theatre and opera
... and in a few clubs
Développement de la Ville et communication
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