Chamonix Christmas & Winter Events

Posted: 30th November 2017

Christmas Events


Chamonix Christmas Market

From December 16th to 18th, 2017 : 16:00 – 19:00

From December 19th to 30th, 2017 : 10:00 – 20:00

For two weeks the town of Chamonix will become an authentic Christmas market. The central streets will be lined with over 30 decorative stalls with local, regional and international crafts and specialties. There will also be live entertainment every evening, a Christmas train and fairy-tale illuminations. There may even be a special visit from Santa himself…

The perfect atmosphere for a family holiday!

Find out more here:

Events at the Christmas market

Santa’s Grotto

From 16th December to 24th December – 3PM – 7PM – Come and meet Father Christmas in his house, have your picture taken together and give him your letters and wish lists!

Christmas Parade

Sunday 24th December – 6PM

A big participatory Christmas parade! You are all invited to come and take part in the performance alongside professional artists. Families are welcome (adults and children over 7 years old). Enroll at the tourist office (limited number of places) and meet up at 4 pm to get dressed up and rehearse.

The parade will include three professional performances:
The 25d – They look a bit like Father Christmas, if you imagine Father Christmas as a rapper, with swagger!
The toy soldiers – These well-trained toy soldiers on parade will obey every order.
Deer of love parade – Forming a spectacular fresco of light, these 3 herds of deer will be performing astonishing dances such as an ode to love and a tribute to nature.

Other Festive Parades

Friday 22nd December – 5PM – Djacque le notaire – A burlesque marching band with natural energy which will take you sailing through an ocean of music (Jazz, Eastern music, not forgetting a few famous Christmas tunes for children)!

Monday 25th December – 5PM – The Elves – Gracious and mischievous luminous dancers… A wacky party packed with eccentric elves, a little cheeky but so full of magic…

Friday 29th December – 5PM – The Poppins – A thrilling adventure featuring actor musicians, acrobats, stilt-walkers, a smooth-talking vocalist, a singer, and a tap dancer…

For the full schedule visit the website here:

Skiing Events

Torchlight Descents

Wednesday 3 January 2018 at 7 PM, Wednesday 14 February 2018 at 7 PM, Wednesday 7   March 2018 at 7 PM.

Come along and watch the instructors of ESF Chamonix put on a torch light spectacle on   the slopes at the Savoy! The torchlight parades are a tradition in Chamonix, with   entertainment, Vin Chaud and Hot Chocolate to be enjoyed by all!

Night Skiing

From 11th January to 08th February, every Thursday between 8.30 PM and 10 PM.

Night skiing at the Tourchet piste in Les Houches has a fun and friendly atmosphere, enhanced by some music and a bar serving hot chocolate and mulled wine.

Access to the Tourchet draglift is free of charge for those that wish to ski or snowboard under the stars. On certain nights there may also be the opportunity to try out “snow toys”, such as the snowscoot, or “vintage” equipment, such as old fashioned skis and télémarks.

Music Events

Musilac Du Mont Blanc

Musilac & Chamonix-Mont-Blanc have joined forces to create a new Pop-Rock festival in the most exceptional location! 15 000 spectators will be expected each evening to listen to artists of international renown along with up and coming talents and young revelations.

Find out more here:

Chamonix Unlimited Festival

5 days of events !

The Chamonix Unlimited Festival is back again! And, as usual, you will find the best of electronic music in an exceptional setting.

Find out more here:


Montagne de Spectacles




Friday 15th December 18:30 at the Majestic

Le P’tit Bal Bonumeur,  a cultural event full of entertainment and music.

Tickets cost €12 full price, or you can buy a family pack for €31.00

Full details of the event can be found here in french only:

Weekly Events

Latin Party at the Maison des Artistes


 the heart of Maison des Artistes will be beating to the rhythm of Latino Music, your first dance moves will be guided by our professional dancer Paola Ballart at 9:30 pm

Chamonix Pionieers Hockey Matches

27th December / 3rd, 7th, 12th, 19th, 23rd, 30th January / 6th February – Games start at 20:30

Tickets are 14€ for adults and 8€ for children (free for children under 8 years) for league matches. For friendly matches the prices are 8/5€. Tickets can be bought on the door

There is a bar so you can get a drink whilst you watch the game, they also serve hot food and snacks.

Remember to take some warm clothes and shoes, hats and gloves – you are going to be sitting in a large freezer in a ski resort for a while!

Other Events

Chamonix En Rouge

Friday 2nd March

Come and join our ski instructors of the ESF Chamonix in celebrating one of our oldest traditions, and one of the biggest nights of the year!

Meet us on the Place du Triangle de l’Amitié, facing our Maison de la Montagne, for a friendly evening.


Street parade, big tombola, face paint for children, snacks, tartiflette, sound & light show, music concert.
The raffle will be drawn around 6pm.

The parade will start at 5:30pm with the children and their ESF instructors leading the way to Place Triange de l’Amitié in front of the Maison de la Montagne.

6:30pm – the tombola will kick off (tickets can be bought on site and all profits go to the ESF’s emergency fund).
8pm – the procession of ski instructors will set off towards the ice skating rink, followed by street artists.
8:30pm – hockey match with the Red Wings, free for everyone.

Art Exhibition at QuartzBar and Albert 1er Salons, Chamonix

Brylinska exhibition


Bron in July 1966 Brylinska (Géraldine) exhibits regularly in Paris, Geneva and is planning a future exhibition in London in 2020. The exhibition then runs through the whole winter season until early May 2017. She likes to confront the motifs she chooses in the various valleys of the Alps.

Outdoor Ice Skating

The ice rink of Les Houches is an outdoor artificial ice rink, situated in the heart of the village and is open throughout the winter months from late December to the end of March.

The ice rink has a coffee shop where you can enjoy a hot drink!


Admission: €2,00
Skate rental: €3,00

Opening times:

Events: 29th December, 5th January , 16th and 23rd February, 2nd and 9th March – Ice Skate Nights from 8pm to 10pm offer free access and skates rental.

From 23rd December 2017 to 7th January 2018, daily between 2pm and 8pm.
Thursday and Friday from 2pm to 10pm non-stop.
Depending on weather conditions.

From 8th January to 9th February 2018, daily between 2pm and 6pm.
Depending on weather conditions.

From 10th February to 11th March 2018, daily between 2pm and 8pm.
Thursday and Friday from 2pm to 10pm non-stop.
Depending on weather conditions.

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