Our selection for a magical festive season in the Alpes vaudoises

Let yourself be carried away by the unique atmosphere of the Christmas and New Year festivities!

In the heart of the mountains of the Alpes vaudoises, the festivities of Advent and the coming New Year light up the towns and villages with their magical atmosphere. As soon as December arrives, an atmosphere of joy and wonder covers our mountains right up to the snowy peaks. The streets are decked out in their glittering finery, adorned with sparkling garlands and festive decorations, to light up the shortening days.

Several Christmas markets await you from November to early January throughout the region. Let the scents of cinnamon and gingerbread enchant you. The stalls are brimming with craft treasures and local creations to delight young and old alike. Traditional crafts and local products give way to unique discoveries to give as gifts or to treat yourself.

Experience the enchantment of the festive season with a host of fun family activities. Advent wreath making, Christmas concerts, Christmas tales: take your pick from a host of activities planned throughout the destination during December. And don't forget Father Christmas, who will be travelling all over the Alpes vaudoises to visit children.

Stroll around magical Christmas markets

In the heart of the Alpes vaudoises, the various Christmas markets invite you to discover talented craftspeople and find authentic gifts to slip under the tree. Let yourself be carried away by the scents of cinnamon and mulled wine so typical of the festive season. These markets embody the magic of Christmas, offering everyone the chance to savour the festive atmosphere in a magical alpine setting.

Enjoy the warm atmosphere of Advent

The Advent festivities invite families to get together and take part in activities of all kinds. From the snowy resorts of the Château d'Aigle to the narrow streets of the Pays-d'Enhaut villages, people come alive to share enchanting tales, craft workshops and convivial evenings that captivate young and old alike. It's a time for sharing, with the magic of Christmas around every corner.

Meet Santa Claus

The snow-covered Alpes vaudoises are the perfect backdrop for Santa's visits. Wrapped up in his red cape, he makes his way through the villages, bringing stars to the eyes of young and old alike. Parents rediscover their childlike spirit, while little ones marvel at the sight of this mysterious man in red and his sack full of presents.

Singing a happy tune

The magic of the festive season resonates in harmony with Christmas concerts. The sounds resonate in our mountains, offering moments suspended in time thanks to the music that punctuates the end of the year. Choirs, brass bands and musicians enchant audiences with festive melodies, creating a warm atmosphere in the towns and villages of the Alpes vaudoises.

A festive start to 2024

In the Alpes vaudoises, New Year's Eve comes alive with unique traditions. For a spiritual experience, New Year's mass in local churches offers a moment of recollection. At nightfall, the peaks are ablaze with dazzling fireworks, creating a captivating celestial spectacle to welcome in the New Year.

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