We can’t believe it’s Christmas in the Alps already! One of our favourite times of year is almost upon us and if you’ve arrived in Morzine, Avoriaz or Les Gets for the festive period, we bet you’re wondering what’s on in each resort. Well, fear not, we’ve rounded up the best festive events to attend this Christmas. So without further ado…
Morzine Enchanted Village: 22nd December – 4th January
Morzine’s enchanted village is designed predominantly for kids but grown-ups will love it, too! Taking place every afternoon throughout the holidays, the centre of town transforms into a little village of wonder, featuring light shows, fireworks displays, costumed fun, face painting, kids’ workshops and more. Find the full programme HERE.
Father Christmas Lives in Les Gets: 22nd December – 28th December
Another excellent festive treat, Father Christmas Lives in Les Gets is the perfect event for families. Start your journey in the centre and follow the directions to Santa’s secret cabin in the woods, where you’ll enjoy a guided tour from Santa’s elves and a visit with the man himself. A truly magical experience for little ones and a great nostalgia trip for adults, make sure you book an appointment because Santa’s time is limited!
Christmas at Musée de la Musique Mechanique: 23rd December – 2:30pm – 7:30pm
Les Gets is famous for its Mechanical Music Museum and this year, the museum is putting on a free Christmas festival that’s sure to be both entertaining and educational. There will be plenty of interactive activities for kids to enjoy and of course, a festive vibe throughout. View the full programme HERE.
Les Gets Christmas Market: 23rd December – 4:00pm- 8:00pm
A great opportunity to do some last-minute Christmas shopping, the Les Gets Christmas Market is based in the Perrieres sector of the resort and features stalls from local craftspeople. All afternoon you’ll be able to buy local produce and hand-made gifts, while there will be plenty on for kids as well.
Christmas Eve in Morzine, Avoriaz and Les Gets
Whether you’re staying in Morzine, Avoriaz or Les Gets, Christmas Eve is always spectacular. Each resort puts on a grand Christmas celebration in the resort centre, with the main event being the arrival of Father Christmas before he heads off on his rounds, followed by a huge fireworks display. It’s great way to kick off Christmas whether you’re young or old, click on your preferred resort above for details and timings.
Christmas Eve at The Cavern, Morzine
If you fancy a slightly boozy Christmas Eve, the Cavern Bar is the place to be. Come down for cheesy Christmas tunes, festive jumpers and lots of dancing! You can even reserve one of the Cavern’s amazing self service beer tables.
Avoriaz Christmas Day Parade: 25th December – 6:00pm
Avoriaz makes the most of its horse-drawn carriage fleet on Christmas day, putting on a huge parade where the horses, carriages and their drivers are festively adorned from head to toe. There will be free sweets for one and all and you can follow the parade throughout the village.
Boxing Day at le Tremplin, Morzine: 26th December – 4:00pm – 8:00pm
Just because Christmas day is over, doesn’t mean the celebrations have to stop! Head to the Tremplin at the foot of the Pleney for a lively après session on the massive outdoor terrace, complete with funky upbeat tunes from DJ Lady Eliza. You’ll be dancing on in your ski boots before you know it.
(And, of course, if it keeps on raining, you can always while the afternoon away with a coffee or a hot chocolate at Le Colibri in Morzine or Wild Beets Kitchen in Les Gets!)
That’s our round-up of the best events in Morzine, Avoriaz and Les Gets this Christmas! To see even more festive goings-on, make sure you check out our events calendar HERE. You’ll find all the latest events, from live music to yoga classes.