'Tis the season for yuletide revelry. From Prague to Strasbourg (home to the oldest Christmas market in France), Europe is a magical winter wonderland with twinkling lights, ice skating rinks, and hot mulled wine served at outdoor bars. Zurich has its share of merrymaking-- with the famous singing Christmas tree at Werdemühleplatz and Europe's biggest indoor Christmas market. But those in-the-know hot-foot it to Eden au Lac, the long established five-star hotel on the lake. For the holidays, the hotel has opened a rooftop Christmas market- complete with hot roasted chestnuts, Wienerli sausages, raclette, and Christmas cookies. Enjoy the festive decorations at the "Top of Eden" rooftop terrace, paired with killer views of Lake Zurich, while sipping hot mulled wine or punch. Until December 23, 2011. Priced from 49 CHF per person.
Also available at Eden au Lac: Private fondue tastings on the rooftop terrace, exclusively reserved just for you. Perched above the city streets, you can choose from truffle or classic flavored fondue paired with wine while taking in the views. Stay cozy with blankets (and even hot water bottles)! Priced at 310 CHF for two.