As in most other countries, Christmas Day is celebrated in the whole of Switzerland on December 25.

In Switzerland, Advent traditionally starts on the fourth Sunday before Christmas Eve. Many children here take it on themselves to make the Advent Calendar, a calendar with 24 little flaps opening onto windows with images within a Christmas scene. The Advent Calendars are a significant part of the Swiss Christmas tradition. Another popular tradition is the Advent wreath, a green spruce garland having four candles on it, one for each of the Sundays in Advent. A single candle is lit on the first Sunday, two are lit on the second, three on the third and four on the fourth.