French Alps

The lighting of the town Christmas tree

What to do

This annual tradition usually takes place during the first week of December and includes a procession through town at dusk. Street entertainers, bars open, and the smell of mulled wine in the air.

A magical time to be in the Alps, Chamonix is especially pretty at this time of year with lights and decorations illuminating the town. On Christmas Eve street performers and artists parade through the town building excitement for the big day. Don’t count on skiing much on the 1st January, as New Year’s Eve in Chamonix goes on all night long!When: December