Christmas markets and New Year

When the first snowflakes come down from the sky and nature adorns itself with its beautiful winter coat, the holiday season is not far off. Advent is the perfect time to enjoy the magical Christmas markets and all the delights associated with the holiday season. 
Let yourself be carried away by the magic of the winter holidays with our suggestions.

Mulled Wine

Advent traditions

Did you know that many Valais families spend Sundays during Advent over a cup of mulled wine - a drink often enjoyed with flutes (delicious pastry savouries) – and which can be prepared with both red and white wine. Discover the recipe for Valais-style mulled wine here.

Discover the recipe

Christmas markets in Valais

As Christmas approaches, many Advent and Christmas markets take place in Valais. Be inspired and enjoy the delicious smell of freshly baked Christmas cookies.

Markets are organized in the following places during the Advent season:

November 16-17, 2019 Salgesch
November 22-23, 2019 Brig
November 22-24, 2019


November 23-24, 2019 Mase 
November 24, 2019 Susten
November 25, 2019 Sierre
November 28 - December 1st, 2019 Naters
November 29 - December 1st, 2019 Granges
November 29-30, 2019 Chermignon-d'en-haut
November 30, 2019 Simplon Village
December 6-8, 2019 Evionnaz
December 7, 2019 Troistorrents
December 7-23, 2019 Sion 
December 8, 2019 Blatten/Lötschental
December 12-23, 2019 Martigny
December 13-14, 2019 Saas-Fee
December 14, 2019 St-Maurice
December 14, 2019 Salvan
December 14-15, 2019 Venthône
December 14-15, 2019 Grimentz
December 14-15, 2019 Le Châble
December 14-15, 2019 Le Bouveret
December 15, 2019 Morgins
December 15, 2019 Vernayaz
December 16, 2019 Evolène
December 21, 2019 Val d'Illiez
December 17-24, 2019 Monthey
December 22, 2019 Sierre
December 22-24, 2019 Anzère
December 27-28, 2019 Leukerbad

New Year in Valais

In Valais, locals and guests will be celebrating New Year in the heart of nature. Let yourself be inspired by our selection for an enjoyable New Year’s Eve and an uplifting start to 2020!

Nendaz: descent by torchlight

What would New Year’s Eve in Nendaz be without its iconic torchlit descent? Watch this impressive show by the resort’s ski instructors at the gondola base station, starting at 6 pm. Mulled wine and other treats will be served.
The evening will continue in the resort with activities and entertainment, plus fireworks at midnight.

New Year's eve in Nendaz. Valais, Switzerland

New Year’s Eve celebrations in Anzère

In Anzère, all the ingredients are in place for a convivial New Year’s Eve on the village square: mulled wine, champagne bar and DJs for a party atmosphere. Not forgetting, of course, fireworks around midnight!

New year's eve in Anzère. Valais, Switzerland

Morgins: “Show du 31”

To celebrate 200 years of tourism in Morgins in fitting style, the resort is organising a very special “Show du 31”. Live music, entertainment, fireworks… the evening promises to be memorable!

New year's eve in Morgins. Valais, Switzerland

“Shownacht” in Brig-Rosswald

Rosswald’s famous “Show night”, launched more than a quarter of a century ago, is inspired by the theme of legends this year: New Year’s Eve celebrations will take the form of an evening show. The pyrotechnic and light effects and the big fireworks display at the end of the show are sure to enchant locals and visitors alike.


Shownacht, Rosswald. Valais, Switzerland

Your stay in Valais

This winter, New Year’s Eve falls on a Tuesday: an excellent opportunity to spend a few days in Valais! Whether you’re with family, here to ski or just wish to relax, the Valais winter offers countless possibilities: take a look at these deals for inspiration, and simply book direct.