From November 24, Zurich's will shine out more brightly than ever. For then, at 6.00pm precisely, “Lucy” – as the Christmas lights are called – will be switched on. The Christmas illuminations in Zurich's famous shopping street, the Bahnhofstrasse, comprise almost 12’000 crystals containing luminescent white, red and blue LED lights, producing dots of color of varying intensity in the sky. In the streets and alleys of Zurich's historic center the sparkling illuminations create a particularly romantic christmas atmosphere. What’s more, on the same evening visitors can enjoy late-night shopping in the inner city until 10.00pm, fortified by the culinary delicacies and mulled wine on sale at any of the numerous food stands.