Lake Zurich is the venue for the largest New Years Eve party in Switzerland. The party attracts up to 200,000 people for the spectacular firework display, which brings the event to a close. The huge firework display is provided by the hoteliers of Zurich and is set off from two ships at anchor in Lake Zurich.
Traditionally it marks the day when the three kings presented their gifts to the baby Jesus. A widespread custom on this day is 'star singing'.