Immaculate Conception is held on December 8. Public holiday in several countries, a holy day of obligation in others. This event in the first decade of the month december is annual.
The Escalade Festival in Geneva, Switzerland on December 12 (in honor of the victory of the Protestant Republic over the troops of the Duke);
St. Stephen's Day on December 26 (public holiday in Alsace, Austria, Andorra, Catalonia, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Germany, Hong Kong, Italy, Ireland, Luxembourg, Poland, Slovakia and Switzerland);
Restoration Day in Geneva, Switzerland on December 31 (Known in French as 'fête de la Restauration de la République', the holiday commemorates the re-establishment of Geneva as a republic on this day in 1813);
Berchtold's Day or Berchtoldstag on January 2 (Switzerland, Liechtenstein and the Alsace);
The second day of New Year on January 2 (a holiday in Kazakhstan, Macedonia, Mauritius, Montenegro, New Zealand, Romania, Russia, Slovenia, Switzerland, Ukraine). New Year Holiday (Albania, Scotland), if it is a Sunday, the day moves to January 3;
Hilari Day in Solothurn and surroundings, Switzerland on January 13 (The Hilari is a fasnachtähnlicher custom. It is celebrated exclusively in the four villages Feuerthalen-Langwiesen, Flurlingen and Laufen-Uhwiesen along the Cholfirst in the north of the canton of Zurich. The Hilari is considered one of the oldest Carnival customs of the canton)