The Christmas Village

Centre du Village
74340 Samoëns
Téléphone :04 50 34 40 28 Email


From Saturday 9 to Sunday 10 December 2023
Opening hours on Saturday between 2 pm and 7 pm. On Sunday between 2 pm and 6 pm.

From Saturday 16 to Sunday 17 December 2023
Opening hours on Saturday between 2 pm and 7 pm. On Sunday between 2 pm and 6 pm.

From Friday 22 to Monday 25 December 2023
Opening hours on Monday, Saturday and Sunday between 2 pm and 7 pm. On Friday between 4 pm and 7 pm.


Free access. Entry fee for the Christmas bullfight: from €5 to €12
Pony ride: €5
Creative workshop: €2.


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Enjoy the Christmas atmosphere with the market on the Place du Gros Tilleul, entertainment, the shopkeepers' tombola, Father Christmas's parade, High Line shows and a long run through the centre of Samoëns.

The Christmas Village is a series of HIGHLIGHTS from 9 to 25 December in the centre of Samoëns with :

* The Christmas CORRIDA, a major foot race with 2 routes through the village centre:
- 3 km for children aged 12 to 16 (at 3.30pm)
- 10 km for over-16s (at 6pm)
We strongly advise you to wear a disguise!
* COMPETITION and DEFILE for the best ugly Christmas jumper in the Halle de la Grenette from 3pm.
* The ILLUMINATION PARADE from 4.45pm, where you can accompany the Mayor, elected representatives and the country band through the streets of the village as the Christmas lights are launched, followed by mulled wine in the Place du Gros Tilleul.

16 & 17 DECEMBER :
* Highline and aerial fabric show above the Place du Gros Tilleul on the theme of air and light.
- Saturday at 4pm and 6pm
- Sunday at 4pm
* Mozart's REQUIEM at Samoëns Church with over 120 choristers and 40 musicians (SOLD OUT)

* The draw for the big TOMBOLA by the shopkeepers in the Halle de la Grenette at 6pm with lots of prizes to be won.
- Tickets can be collected from participating retailers when you make your purchases and placed in the ballot box at the Tourist Office.

* Father Christmas PARADE on his sleigh to greet all the good children in the village centre from 5.30pm. He will be accompanied by Mother Christmas and her elves.
* The DEAMBULLES, a bubble and light show that will parade through the centre of Samoëns several times (3 pm / 4.30 pm / 6.30 pm).
* The ORCHESTRA from 4pm with their repertoire of Savoyard music.
* The Christmas Ball in the Halle de la Grenette from 6.30pm to get the party started before the Christmas Eve meal.

And don't forget the many ANIMATIONS on offer every day in the centre of Samoëns to immerse you in the magic of Christmas:
- Walks through the streets of Samoëns
- Live nativity scene in the Halle de la Grenette
- Pony rides
- Meet Father Christmas and his elves
- Family activities: Christmas decoration workshop, wooden games, etc.

There will also be a CHRISTMAS MARKET featuring local producers and craftspeople, and a refreshment stall run by Samoëns associations.

Download the complete PROGRAMME of the Christmas village.

Complément de réservation

Registration for the corrida: or by clicking on "BOOKING"

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