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What's on in Courchevel Christmas & New Year 2018

Highlights of the festive season in resort

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| Rachel Wilson, Courchevel Reporter | Published


What's on in Courchevel Christmas & New Year 2018

Courchevel is a really special place to spend the festive period as there are free events organised for all the family to enjoy, including special visits from Father Christmas himself.

There are plenty of parties to attend too, with the local bars hosting live bands that’ll be playing all the Christmas hits. Each resort in Courchevel has its own events with a guaranteed enchanted atmosphere courtesy of the Courchevel Tourism. You can also bring in the New Year with a bang and start 2019 in one of the best resorts in the Alps.

Christmas magical week

Dubbed as the magic week by Courchevel Tourism, is actually three days of festive fun from December 23rd until the 25th. It kicks off with La 25D hip hop band performing ‘The Batook of Christmas’ around each of the villages. This band claim to be the five hidden sons of Santa Claus, and will abandon the traditional sounds of bells and replace them with festive drum beats. Keep an eye out for them as they rap their way around the snow fronts and streets of each of the resorts.

You won’t miss them as all five of the members are dressed up in Santa outfits playing big drums and having lots of fun. The 25D is all about the spirit of Christmas, with a good dose of laughter and rhythmic madness accompanied by ‘Robot and its Toys’. On Christmas Eve, Father Christmas makes his way around the resorts in his sleigh. Check out the times for each village here.

Christmas Day

On December 25th the lifts are open as normal, so you can spend Christmas Day shredding the mountains and if you’re staying in La Tania with your little ones, you can actually book Father Christmas to come and visit your accommodation from 08:30. There are limited places, so make sure you reserve this amazing opportunity at the tourist office in La Tania. In Courchevel resort there will be a discovery Santa Claus village that is open all day. Also in La Tania, at 19:00, there will be a torchlight descent followed by a festive firework display.

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It’s party time

If you enjoy a little tipple around the festive period then there are loads of great bars that will be buzzing with excited seasonnaires and fellow skiers ready to party. Pub Le Ski Lodge in La Tania has a massive Christmas Eve party with good music and good vibes. You can even get your hands on some Ski Lodge swag delivered from Santa. If you fancy a quieter pre-Christmas drink then La Cave de Lys in Courchevel Le Praz is a gorgeously cosy wine and tapas bar where you can enjoy a glass of local wine with cheeses and soak up the homely atmosphere.

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Happy New Year

On the evening of December 31st you can celebrate the New Year with friends and family down at the snow front next to La Croisette in Courchevel. There will be live music and entertainment for all, followed by a magical firework display at midnight, and dance party with a live DJs. Lower down in La Tania, Pub Le Ski Lodge will be having it’s raucous New Year's party to bring in 2019, with an outdoor bar where you can view the epic firework display. Greenwich Mean Time New Year is also celebrated. Outside the La Tania Tourist Office, there will be an outdoor dance party to a live DJ too.

Whatever you get up to during the festive period in Courchevel, we would like to wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

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