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There’s more to Geneva than snow

23rd November 2009 Print

For those who don’t fancy whizzing down the piste, there is more to Geneva than just snow. Head to bmibaby’s most popular snow resort, and there is no need to spend the week with a pair of skis attached to your feet.

There are plenty of great events taking place in Geneva over the next few months, and listed below are bmibaby’s top recommendations:

International Christmas Market

Why not indulge in some Christmas shopping away from home at the Geneva Christmas Market. Set in the scenic Place de la Fusterie, the Christmas Market takes place from 25 November – 24 December 2009. It is the perfect excuse to stock up on locally made presents, delicious food and unusual gifts. For more information visit

Coupe de Noël

If swimming is more appealing than skiing or snowboarding, why not try the Coupe de Noel? This annual event, that takes place in December, involves diving into the icy waters of Lake Geneva, on the quay of the Jardin Anglais. The 125 metre race calls for nerves of steel as the water is just 4 or 5 degrees centigrade at the this time of year and the air temperature between 10 and minus 10 degrees! For more information visit:

International Capital World Circus 2010

From 1 January 2010, Geneva will be the International Capital of World Circus. The city will hold events every day throughout 2010 - from fire eaters to tight rope walkers, and from animal trainers to magicians. Events include shows, demonstrations and workshops from some of the world’s top circus performers. For more information visit

International Hot Air Balloon Fiesta

Head to Geneva in March 2010 and experience an aerial extravaganza as the International Hot Air Balloon Fiesta fills the skies. Events take place throughout the city, a great fiesta for the whole family to enjoy. For more information visit

International Motor Show

Held at the Palexpo Exhibition Centre on 3 -11 March 2010, The Geneva Motor Show is the largest international motor show in Europe and possibly one of the most influential. Many new prototypes and innovations are unveiled during the week and the atmosphere at the show is buzzing. For more information visit

bmibaby fly from East Midlands, Manchester, Birmingham and Cardiff to Geneva and flights start from just £29.99 one way including taxes and charges.

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