However, this was a can't miss opportunity! Every year, around early November, Zurich holds the Zurich Weinmesse on 12 ships docked at the Burkliplatz in downtown Zurich.
You pay 20chf per person, and enter in to a dock lined with hundreds of flags, hundreds of eager wine drinkers, and hundreds of bottles of wine ready to be consumed- it's pure joy! There is a Fondue/Raclette ship just in case you need a little snack break, along with a couple brat venders to keep everyone happy.
Once we were there, Ella was directing us around, wanting to go in and out of the boats and walk along the water. I would highly recommend going on an afternoon trip, as the weekend nights are too crowded to actually enjoy yourselves. If you're contemplating taking a baby/toddler, it's manageable, but I'd recommend that babysitter. We were one of three families there, and it was not exactly ideal, but we made it work and Ella was happy to be there.
While the wine was very good, I think our favorite part may have been standing on the end of the dock watching the fog lift up over the Alps at the end of the lake. It was definitely a, "Holy, cow, I can't believe we live here" moment!