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Here are some events which take place weekly or annually. If your tour happens to fall on this day, we will take you to see and experience them.

Chalandamarz
This festival takes place annually on 1st March. Children celebrate it by dressing up in traditional Swiss costumes and gathering at certain places to chase the winter away by making loud noises with cow-bells worn around their waists etc. They also go into shops to ask for permission to "carol" in these shops.
 
1st August Brunch
This is popularly taken on the morning of the Swiss national day. Visit an alp* in the mountain and try Swiss specialties cooked or made by farmers.



* An alp is a place between a valley and a mountain where animals like cows, sheep, goats, pigs etc go to for their 3-month summer holidays.
 
Christmas Market
Lots of handmade christmas gifts, local specialities like chocolates, cheese, air-dried meat etc are sold here. You may want to try Swiss bite size food like take-away raclette or little apple donuts with vanilla sauce / sugar or drink Glühwein, a warm spice wine. (Available from beginning December to 23 December.)
 
Traditional Christmas Carolling
See how Christmas carolling is done in the Swiss countryside.
 
Saturday Morning Market - Bellinzona
Stalls are set up along the main street at Piazza Collegiata. Vegetables, fruits, flowers, pasta, home-made jams, herbs, cheese, biscuits, cakes, souvenirs, accessories and many more can be found here. (No frogs, snakes etc.)

Bobsleigh & Skeleton Competitions, St Moritz:
- BMW IBSF World Cup:
Skeleton: 25 Jan 2019 (Men: 9:30 am, Women: 13:00)
2-seater Bob Sleigh: 26 Jan 2019 (Men: 9:30 am, Women: 13:20 pm)
4-seater Bob Sleigh: 27 Jan 2019 (10:30 am)

- OMEGA Youth Series Competition:
Youth Skeleton & Youth Monobob: 15 Feb 2019 (10 am to 12 noon)

Olympia Bob Run St Moritz-Celerina. The world's only natural-ice bobsleigh run.

Dog Sleigh Race 2019 - Sats & Suns: 12 & 13 Jan (Splügen); 19 & 20 Jan (San Bernardino). World Championship: 23 & 24 Feb 2019 (Gadmen, BE)

Polo World Cup on Snow, St Moritz - Fri to Sun, 24 to 26 Jan 2020. 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Lake of St Mortiz.
Top polo teams from four continents battle it out for global supremacy on the frozen lake.

White Turf St Moritz - Sun: 2, 9 & 16 Feb 2019. 12:45 pm to 3:45 pm. 
Horse-racing on a frozen lake. International horse-racing event - prestige & tradition since 1907.

FIS Ski World Cup (Alpine Skiing) 2018/2019 - 8 to 9 Dec 2018 (St Moritz), 12 to 13 Jan 2019 (Adelboden), 21 to 24 Feb 2019 (Crans-Montana)

FIS Ski World Cup (Freestyle Skiing) 2018/2019  - 16 to 17 Dec 2018 (Arosa), 17 Mar 2019 (Veysonnaz), 29 to 30 Mar 2019 (Silvaplanna)

FIS Ski World Cup (Speed Skiing) 2019 - No event in Switzerland.

Concert of Appenzell Music. Every Thurs (Jun to Sep) 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Appenzell, Weissbad, Hotel Loosmühle, Nov to Mar, every Sun, Music and Dance 3 p.m.

Appenzell, Urnäsh - New Year's Mummers (Silvesterklausen) - 31 Dec & 13 Jan every year.

Appenzell, Urnäsch & Waldstatt - New Year's Mummers (according to the Julian Calendar) 13 Jan every year.

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