Family ski holidays: the best Christmas markets to visit

Dive into winter sports and experience the magic of Christmas in the Alps with your family

What could make you and your family happier than a Christmas ski holiday? The snowy ski resorts of La Plagne, Serre-Chevalier and Samoëns have charming Christmas markets with activities, shows and local products for sale, perfect for visiting as a family.

The Grand Massif area at Christmas

Just a stone's throw from Geneva and Annecy, the Club Med Resort of Grand Massif Samoëns Morillon is the place to go for unforgettable family holidays. A network of 148 pistes promises thrills for both beginner and experienced skiers. An authentic experience of the mountains awaits you. 

While your children enjoy themselves in one of the clubs dedicated to them and sample the delights of winter sports, treat yourself to a relaxing break at the Club Med Spa by CARITA** in your Resort. Then take the whole family for a magical visit to the Christmas market.

As the year draws to a close, the resort takes on a fairytale look that carries parents and children away to the magic of the festive season. Several chalets welcome local merchants and non-profits, a living nativity scene, as well as Father Christmas and his sleigh. 

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**At extra cost

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Serre-Chevalier, winter sports and festive fun

At the very heart of the Southern Alps, the Serre-Chevalier ski resort offers no less than 250 km of ski slopes and 61 ski lifts. The skiable area of the resort is set at an altitude of between 1,400 and 2,800 metres. Here, the whole family can enjoy the pleasures of winter sports, throughout the winter, in a resort famous for its exceptionally sunny climate.

At Christmas, a market and festive events add to the enjoyment. All kinds of crafts, local specialities and tasty treats await you. Father Christmas comes to meet the children. Concerts, parades and shows are also on the programme of festive events. 

Families can enjoy a snowshoe trek, included in holidays at Club Med in Serre-Chevalier, before their Christmas shopping,

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La Plagne carried away by the magic of Christmas

Set in the heart of the Tarentaise Valley, La Plagne offers a Christmas market that's a delight for both children and adults. In December, magic takes over the ski resort. It gives you a chance to meet Father Christmas, visit his chalet, see his sleigh dogs and experience his generosity. He'll make a note of the presents that well-behaved children hope to find under the Christmas tree on 25 December.

Different stalls sell local products, inviting you to taste hot chocolate and other delights. Laughter, shows, tasting sessions, surprises and presents are on your holiday programme. 

Here, two Resorts open their doors to you: Aime la Plagne, located opposite Mont-Blanc, and La Plagne 2100, ideal for sporty family holidays.

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