Christmas is a magical time when we get together as a family for good meals and to exchange gifts by the fire ... or not! Many are those who do not see the white gold, on the morning of the 25th, downstairs from their homes. The ski resorts guarantee you an unforgettable moment with a visit from Santa Claus, fireworks, torchlight descents, free hot chocolates, shows and entertainment for children, concerts, etc. The seraviral-ova has therefore selected for you the 10 ski resorts (almost exclusively in the Alps) where you can make the most of celebrations with family or friends, all at the bottom of the slopes.

Christmas magic in Val-Thorens (Savoie)

Unforgettable, this is the promise kept by this resort if you choose it for your New Year's Eve! From December 19 to 26, with plenty of mulled wine and torchlight descents, the resort is adorned with lights. On the program: discovery of a Lapp village with its inhabitants in traditional costumes followed by the famous meeting of Santa Claus with his hood filled with curls during his sleigh parade pulled by his faithful reindeer from Scandinavia! Not to mention the nightly shows and entertainment throughout the resort for children. Next to it, all the classic high mountain activities await winter sports enthusiasts: downhill skiing, freestyle skiing, snowmobiling ...

The village of Santa Claus in Le Gets (Haute-Savoie)

What if Santa's cabin was in Les Gets? In any case, this is the resort's bet, its elves revealing to you from December 19 to 24 in the heart of the enchanted forest, the secrets of this magical place. On the program: elves carpentry workshop for children, neighborhood party, shows for all ages, musical street entertainment, fireworks, all rewarded with a tasting of chestnuts and hot chocolate to warm up and regain strength. Not to mention the evening of the 24th, the long-awaited moment when Father Christmas leaves his cabin and joins the Place de la Maison des Gets to offer a photo session with him.

La Clusaz in Lights (Haute-Savoie)

From December 21 to January 1, young and old alike meet in La Clusaz to discover the magic and enchantment of Christmas in the heart of the Alps. Throughout this long festival period, magicians, puppeteers, storytellers, jugglers, singers, musicians, artists, dancers meet you in the center of the village to experience spectacular moments. "Les Pestacles du Père Noël" promises a poetic and festive week in the land of the imagination ... Street arts take on a very special dimension at the time of the end of the year celebrations and transport holidaymakers to the midst of an atmosphere unique fairyland.

Festive Menuires (Savoie)

During the month of December, the resort of Les Menuires does not fail to put on the colors of Christmas. The end-of-year celebrations are the guarantee of meeting up with the family in a festive atmosphere, made of lights and a multitude of activities for the whole family. Without forgetting the meeting with Santa Claus, a moment necessarily apart for the children when one is surrounded by snow and mountains. While waiting to stroll here and there between the various activities, the holidays also lead the more athletic on the slopes, before warming up peacefully around a hot drink.

Arêches-Beaufort, they are strong! (Savoy)

A smaller resort for greater sensations: the family charm will make more than one succumb. Come and experience the real warm atmosphere in the country of Santa Claus on the occasion of the end of the year celebrations with family and friends. Snow, light decorations, trees, entertainment, Christmas market, gifts, the village of Santa Claus elves ... Nothing is missing in this resort ... except you of course! On the 24th, be sure to be outside to experience the arrival of the man in the red outfit and the white beard in the village for a distribution of chocolate papillotes. Then, it is the Parade of Santa Claus which takes place, accompanied by the monitors of the E.S.F of Arêches. Hot chocolate and wine are offered by the Tourist Office for the occasion.

Les Rousses in red and white (Jura)

Les Rousses resort offers an ideal setting to put down your suitcases at Christmas, just 45 km from the Swiss border. We don't hesitate to start exploring the four villages by sleigh or horse-drawn carriage to get in the mood. The flagship event takes place before Christmas (early December) on the occasion of the large market at Fort des Rousses and its forty exhibitors. Come and witness the reindeer races in the form of ski-joëring in a festive spirit, thanks to the team of professionals. Other activities will also come to put the resort in all its forms to celebrate Christmas as it should ...

Valloire sculpted in ice (Savoie)

The magic of Christmas operates thanks to its elves by the thousands. On the program: many activities during your visit, without forgetting to admire the snow sculptures! The giant sculpture of Santa Claus and his house on the Place de la Mairie is a unique moment to put thousands of stars in the eyes of children. For those looking for crafts and tasting good products, do not miss from December 20 to 25, the small Christmas market and its jewelry, foie gras, terrines, hot chestnuts as well as Savoy wines for fans of wine tourism.

Les Arcs, the classic (Savoie)

Les Arcs is the ideal place to stroll during the Christmas holidays with its traditional crafts and gastronomy, but above all for its many activities and events taking place from December 20 to 27. Opening of the Christmas village with free wine and hot chocolate, torchlight descent to welcome Father Christmas, majestic decorations, parades, obstacle course in 1 against 1, initiation to ski-Mojo, treasure hunt, the less than the we can say is that we put the package in Les Arcs so that holidaymakers experience many unforgettable moments. Without forgetting on December 27 an evening tribute to Roger Godino, founder of Les Arcs, with the screening of a documentary followed by a drink of friendship.

La Plagne, the must-see (Savoie)

At the end of December, young and old alike will melt in front of the magic of Christmas: laughs, surprises, shows and gifts are on the menu at the altitude stations. Decorations for the tree, various games, dances, sports activities around skiing, there is something for all tastes and for all ages. For his part, Santa Claus offers his essential marshmallow papillotes and poses for the souvenir photo. In general, La Plagne also offers the possibility of attending the preparation of Santa Claus for his grand tour, and you can meet the characters and animals of the living crib. On the 25th, direction la Plagne center to attend the torchlight descent and the great Christmas fireworks display.

Valmorel, the waking dream (Savoie)

After waiting 364 days, Father Christmas returns to his sleigh for a grand parade on New Year's Eve in Valmorel accompanied by his elves. Fireworks and distribution of sweets on the program for children and parents. The 25th, another magical moment awaits the whole family with the traditional Yule log ordered by Professor Morelus! Made by the bakery Maryan, it is sold in the rue du Bourg, against a background of music, lighting, and with the presence of Professor Morelus and his Minions.