It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas in the 3 Valleys, with twinkling lights on every street and Christmas trees up in all our chalets. There really is no place more festive than the French Alps at Christmas.
Chalet guests are currently enjoying an Alpine Christmas, spending their days carving up the pistes, followed by a spot of Apres Ski. Then heading back to their beautiful chalet to refuel with a home cooked dinner. Evenings are spent snuggled up on the sofa next to the warmth of a roaring log fire and playing board games with their family and friends.
Resort entertainment is in full swing this time of year and we have brought you the lowdown on what events and activities are happening in and around the resorts of Meribel and La Tania.
Meribel has got a huge schedule of activities so we have plucked the very best to keep you in the know…
Father Christmas will be cruising around town in his sleigh, starting at La Chaudanne from 4:30pm and finishing up in the centre of town next to the tourism office. Christmas Carols will be sung in the same location from 5:30pm onwards.
Free Vin Chaud and Hot Chocolate will be handed out to all who attend.
In the evening there will be a Christmas Mass held at the Olympic Ice Rink, doors will open from 6pm – don’t forget to wrap up warm!
If you want to boogie your way into Christmas day… Evolution bar and restaurant will be featuring “The Mardy Johnny Depps” from 10pm and Jack’s Bar will be hosting “Shameless” from 10:30pm.
Sunday 25th CHRISTMAS DAY!
From 4:30pm Father Christmas will be saying his farewells and a magical torch lit decent will light up the piste down at La Chaudanne – free hot drinks will be served to keep you warm.
An English speaking church service will be held at the beautiful Notre-Dame des Neiges chapel at 6pm.
If you can pull yourselves off the sofa after a fine Christmas feast, then Evolution will be hosting an open mic night at 10pm.
Doron Pub will have DJ Kaya dropping some beats for any Christmas Day ravers and O’Sullivans will be starting off Boxing day with the “Slope” from 12am.
Himalaya by night, tobogganing: sledging at night up in Meribel Mottaret, 5 euros for one go or 10 euros for the evening, this is a lovely family activity.
Jack’s Bar will be hosting Monday Apres Ski with “Rob Cross” and Evolutions will be featuring “The Mardy Johnny Depps” from 10pm.
Families can arrange for Father Christmas to visit their chalets by registering the chalet at the Tourism office in the centre of La Tania.
Pub Le Ski Lodge, will be celebrating Christmas Eve with live music from LES DEUX ROUES at 10pm.
Sunday 25th December
8.30-10am – Father Christmas continues his chalet visits around La Tania don’t forget to register at the Tourism Office.
5.20pm – Christmas Evening, a Children’s torch lit decent will commence down into the centre of La Tania. If your child would like to participate, head down to the Tourism Office to register.
During the evening festivities you can warm up with FREE Vin Chaud and hot chocolate in front of Tourism Office.
The evening celebrations will continue with local ski instructors performing their own torchlight descent at 6pm.
Christmas celebrations will end with some fabulous FIREWORKS to light up the resort.
Keep checking our Facebook, Instagram and Twitter: @AlpineActionSki and @AlbertAction for what our staff and guests are getting up to over the holiday period – don’t forget to join in by liking our pages, following us and sharing the fun!
From all the Alpine Action team in the UK, Meribel and La Tania we wish you a VERY MERRY and (fingers crossed) SNOWY CHRISTMAS!