What’s On this Christmas & New Year in Morzine

With the ski lifts opening in January due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the popular resort of Morzine is getting ready to offer visitors a slightly different, but very special, festive holiday season. Whether you’re visiting for Christmas or New Year, we’ve put together a guide to outdoor activities and festive entertainment for the entire family. You can also read about local food specialities and find out about home deliveries from shops and restaurants. Discover the holiday spirit of Morzine in 2020, with the magic of Christmas and the sparkle of New Year’s Eve.


At the end of a challenging year, many of us are dreaming of spending Christmas amid the magical snowy peaks and fresh air of the mountains. While ski lifts in the French Alps aren’t due to open until January because of Covid-19, Morzine has plenty of activities and entertainments to ensure the magical spirit of Christmas is there for everyone.

From outdoor activities and festive entertainments, to breathtaking views and cosy family moments in the comfort of your self-catered chalet – Morzine is the perfect place to spend your Christmas and New Year holidays.

You’ll also find that Morzine’s entire community has come together to welcome visitors and organise activities a little differently, respecting social distancing measures while ensuring they offer guests a memorable winter holiday experience.

A warm Savoyard welcome

Festive Morzine

Enjoy a warm welcome at Christmas or New Year in this pretty Savoyard resort. © Morzine Tourist Office – Oliver Goldbold

Nestled in the mountain of the Portes du Soleil, Morzine combines a rich Savoyard heritage with quality accommodation, great activities, and friendly locals, making it a perfect mountain getaway for the entire family.

Wake up to breathtaking views and the warmth of a cosy Alpine chalet, before enjoying the festivities and activities of this picturesque area.

Festive Spirit

Morzine is making sure that there is still plenty of Christmas sparkle to be had this festive season. 

Morzine enchanted village

Children will love Morzine’s Enchanted Village. It starts on December 19 with shows, workshops and more. © Morzine Tourist Office – Oliver Godbold

The highlight of the holiday season will be the Christmas Enchanted Village. Each year this magical place offers great entertainment for the entire family with daily shows, treasure hunts and workshops for children starting from December 19 and running until New Year’s Day.

Take a look at some of the activities you can try this Christmas season in Morzine

Ice Skating in Morzine

The outdoor skating rink in Morzine is set to open for the Christmas holidays. © Morzine Tourist Office – Sam Ingles

Many of the outdoor activities are already open and ready to welcome you – why not try something new this winter?

Outdoor ice-skating

Wrap up warm and put your skates on – Morzine’s outdoor ice rink is open throughout the winter season and makes it easy for children – and adults – to take their first steps on the ice.

Snowshoeing

A great way to explore the beauty of the mountains and good exercise! You can rent a pair of snowshoes (and poles) from one of the local ski stores. There are plenty of trails for you to follow – ask at the tourist office for a map, layer up and enjoy the day.

Sledging

Great fun for all the family, Morzine has a dedicated sledging area that lets kids – and adults – of all ages sledge safely.

Cross Country Skiing

Book a lesson to improve your skills at this increasingly popular sport. Whether you want to try ‘classic’ or ‘skating’, this is a great outdoor workout which lets you explore the beautiful scenery of the Alps at the same time!

Ski Touring

Head out with a guide to enjoy the best of the mountains. You need to be a good skier for this – and fit as you’ll be walking up the mountains, but you’ll find untracked descents and fabulous views.    

Ski-joering

You may have heard of this before but never really had the chance to try it – now you can! Ski-joering combines skiing while being pulled by a horse – a great activity to try with Ski-Joering Avoriaz

Snowmobiling

Here’s a different way to ride down the slopes – when nightfall arrives, hop on a snowscoot with Avoscoot to explore the mountains. A memorable experience to share with your friends and family.

Snow Tubing & Yooner sledging

The kids will love trying out the snow tubing and Yooner sledging activities on offer in Morzine. No need to be a mountain expert to enjoy snow tubing, it’s an amazing recreational activity that simply involves riding on an inner tube. A Yooner is like a sledge fitted with a runner that allows you to carve turns. Thrilling sessions are guaranteed.

Other activities such as Nordic walking, horse riding, yoga, horse drawn sleigh rides and ice climbing are also available. For the brave at heart, ice diving in Lac Montriond or paragliding over the Alps are worth a try.

The Prodains Express Cable Car is the only lift up and running during the full festive season. This offers direct access to Avoriaz, where you can also enjoy many of these activities.

Local Food Specialities

Morzine local market

Explore the local market in Morzine and stock up on cheeses, charcuterie, gifts and more for the festive season. © Morzine Tourist Office – Sam Ingles

Over the festive season many restaurants in Morzine will be offering takeaway and delivery services so you can just sit back, relax and enjoy a wonderful meal in the comfort of your chalet.

Try restaurants such as Bec Jaune Brewery (burgers and Asian fusion), or Le Clin d’Oeil & La Dez’Alp which have New Year’s specials.

Local food stores will also be delighted to welcome you and share some of their delicious specialities and can even suggest recipes for you to create in your chalet.

Check out La Ferme de la Fruitière for the perfect cheese experience – tastings and visits won’t be able to take place onsite, but you can buy cheeses to enjoy with a glass of wine for the perfect French apéro in your Morzine chalet.

Hand-picked Accommodation in Morzine

With our range of hand-picked chalets in Morzine you’ll have everything you need to enjoy Christmas or New Year in the mountains.

Share special family moments, cook up a festive dinner, watch a movie, play games together, enjoy an apéro on your balcony or take a dip in the hot tub. With snow covered landscapes, twinkling lights and a warm welcome, Morzine offers a very special festive escape.

Take a look and find your perfect chalet for a very special festive holiday in Morzine…

Contemporary chalet for 12 with great views

Take in the views and enjoy the fireworks from your hot tub at this fabulous Contemporary chalet for up to 12 guests.

Boutique chalet for 12 with hot tub and sauna

Just 1km from the centre of Morzine, this stylish, boutique chalet for 12 has a hot tub and sauna – perfect for a relaxing Christmas.

Modern chalet overlooking the Morzine river

Celebrate the start of 2021 at this modern chalet overlooking the river in Morzine – sleeping up to 10 guests it’s got a private hot tub, table tennis and Netflix.

Chalet Eveleen

Relax and unwind this festive season at the stylish Chalet Eveleen, set in a quiet area just a few minutes drive from Morzine centre.


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Written by... Nathalie Rose Aprile

Nathalie Rose Aprile