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What's on at Christmas & New Year in Courchevel 2017

Highlights of the festive season in Courchevel

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Rachel Wilson | Courchevel Reporter | Published: 19th December 2017

The festive period is a magical time, and it is even more special spending it in a snowy ski resort. Courchevel goes all out at Christmas with plenty of opportunities to meet Santa Clause and many of his festive friends.

 A week later, Courchevel launches into 2018 with a magnificent firework bonanza and party.

Family-friendly Christmas events

Courchevel is hosting a week of Christmas events known as the ‘Magic of Christmas Week’. It kicks off on Saturday 23 December with street theatre on the main road in Courchevel. Elves dressed in red will be spreading the Christmas love around resort at 16:00- 16:45. They will also be spreading the love around Place du Bachal in Courchevel Moriond from 17:15 to 18:00.

You also have the chance to meet Fanfrelette the fairy in Le Praz (16:00), La Tania (17:00) and Courchevel Village (18:00). As well as a fairy, you also get the opportunity to spend time with an elf! Jean Serien, the elf, will be storytelling at Courchevel (09:30), Courchevel Moriond (11:30), Courchevel Village (13:30), Le Praz (15:30) and La Tania (16:30). Don’t miss out on his enchanting stories about a wonderful fantasy land.

Christmas Eve

The festive excitement reaches its pinnacle as Father Christmas and his sleigh make their way to La Tania (15:00), Le Praz (16:00), Courchevel Village (17:00), Courchevel Moriond (18:00) and Courchevel (19:00). A superb firework display at 19:00 in Courchevel announces Santa’s arrival and some of his elves known as Les Loco-Live. They will be joining him on their red sleigh showing off their juggling, balloon and musical skills. They can be seen in Le Praz (15:45) and Courchevel (19:00). Also joining Santa is Madame Balloon. It’ll be hard to miss her as she will be walking the streets of Courchevel (17:30 and 19:00) on her 3.5-metre stilts dressed all in colourful balloons.

Christmas Day

Snacks, hot drinks and fireworks will commence in La Tania from 17:00. There is also a family-friendly theatre event called the Kachtelane Show from the Moscow Circus. It promises to be a crazy, fun and interactive magic show guaranteed to bring amazement and wonder. You can see this amazing show at the Salle de Spectacle in Courchevel Moriond at 18:30.

New Year Parties

Courchevel hosts a free party on the piste on the snow front with a disco and live music from the Inglorious Fonkers. At midnight, there will be a huge firework display which marks the beginning of 2018. For those hardcore party animals, the music continues until 02:30. Go to bed and get ready for a New Year’s Day morning ski or head down to Courchevel Moriond to carry on the revelries. It is a hub for parties and live music at New Year. The famed Funky Fox bar is open until 04:00 with popular DJs banging out tunes into the early hours.

If you’re staying further down the mountain in La Tania, then there is also plenty going on for families and party goers alike. There is a torchlit descent of the Folyeres piste at 18:00, which is great for families to spectate. From 22:00, Pub Le Ski Lodge host notorious local band Bring Your Sisters for a crazy, sweaty dance party. There is also an outside bar and music blasted from the Tourist Office DJ for those who like to dance in the snow. There are two firework displays in La Tania, one for French New Year and another for British New Year with a chorus of auld lang syne echoing around the village.

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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