- 1 Top Christmas Markets in the Swiss & French Alps
We all love a Christmas countdown, so we can start making plans and a ski holiday is the perfect excuse to treat yourself and the family to a well-deserved break in a magical location. What do you look for in a Christmas ski holiday this 2021? We believe that nothing gets you more in a festive mood than a Christmas Market.
On Esquiades.com you’ll find incredible ski holidays in the top ski resorts in Europe, so how about checking our list of the best christmas markets close to the ski resorts? In this list you’ll find some that are super close to your ski resort or in the town where you’ll be flying into or driving past ;)
Top Christmas Markets in the Swiss & French Alps
1. The Old Town Christmas Market in Innsbruck, Austria
The Christmas market is located in the Old Town of Innsbruck in the same square where the Golden Roof is. It’s a super magical setting as the stalls are surrounded by medieval facades and there’s a huge Christmas tree in the middle of the square.
Here you can buy some ornaments, try traditional dishes and sip on mulled wine (Glühwein) whilst strolling through the market.
Location: In front of the Golden Roof.
When: November 15 - December 23, 2021.
2. The Ice Magic Christmas Market in Interlaken, Switzerland.
This Christmas market is located in Interlaken, a Swiss town you’ll definitely visit if you’re skiing in either Grindelwald, Mürren or Wengen ski resorts. You’ll find it on the Höheweg promenade in the heart of the town with a fantastic view of Jungfrau and other mountain peaks.
Location: Höheweg promenade.
When: Decemer 17 - 19, 2021.
3. Chur Christmas Market, Switzerland.
If you’re planning on skiing in Arosa Ski Resort, a visit to Chur is a must. Besides, most hotels that are included in our ski packages are located in this town which is a train ride away from the slopes!
The Christmas market is known for being one of the largest in Switzerland (there are over 160 stalls!) and it’s located right in the centre of the Old Town.
Location: Old Town Centre.
When: November 26 - 27, 2021.
4. Courchevel Christmas Market, France.
Located in Courchevel 1850, this lovely little town has a magical Christmas village where you’ll instantly feel in a festive mood. Imagine beautiful wooden huts where you can buy treats and stocking fillers from the local craftsmen.
So, if you’re booking a ski holiday in Méribel or decide to explore Les 3 Vallées, you’re a short drive away from the market!
Location: Courchevel 1850.
When: To Be Confirmed.
5. St Martin de Belleville Christmas Market, France.
If you’re booking a ski holiday to ski in Thorens ski resort, make sure to add a stop to this Christmas market. The village is only a short drive from the ski resort and our hotels and apartments and you’ll drive past this town on your way to your ski holiday anyway ;)
Location: St Martin de Belleville.
When: To Be Confirmed.
So, what Christmas market can’t you wait to visit? If it’s one of these, start booking your ski holiday with Esquiades.com where you’ll still find excellent Early Booking Discounts and great cancellation policies! But before you dive into our ski deals, check out the European ski resort opening dates on our site.