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Once upon a time, Christmas in Val Thorens

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Toît du Centre Sportif - Le Board 73440 Val Thorens


Centre Sportif roof - Le Board
Grande Rue district
73440 Val Thorens

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Christmas in Val Thorens is a unique experience. Discover the programme of events.


- From 3pm: Christmas festivities
Santa sets his sleigh down in Val Thorens before setting off on his round of gift-giving. Come and meet him under his Christmas igloo and take a photo! Sweets will be distributed to the best-behaved children. You can also take advantage of the Christmas treasure hunt in the ice and the sale of hot chestnuts.
Place: Place Caron
Free, open to all

- From 6.30pm: Torch-lit descent by instructors
Don't miss the unmissable torch-lit descent orchestrated by our ESF and Ski Cool instructors, which will amaze young and old alike. Warm up with our free hot drinks and Pitch.
Place: Place Caron

- After the torchlight parade: fireworks
Don't miss this unique opportunity to marvel at an impressive pyrotechnic display that promises to create lasting memories for everyone present!
Place: Place Caron


- 2pm to 5pm: Alaskan Games
Take part in a giant escape game throughout the resort on the theme of Alaska and solve all the mysteries given to you by the trapper!
Place: Place Caron
From age 5


- 6.30pm: Winter concert: Travel in gospel
Travel In Gospel is a professional gospel group featuring singers with mixed voices and musicians with a wide repertoire.
From the interpretation of traditional songs to modern gospel, not forgetting a stopover in the heart of African roots, they will take you on an adventure full of exchange and conviviality with the audience.
Through song, dance, joy and emotion, Travel In Gospel transports all generations.
An invitation to travel to the intense, rhythmic world of Gospel singing!
Venue: Church/Polycultural Hall, Val Thorens
Duration: 1 hour
General public, free admission


- 6pm: Haribo torchlight descent
Distribution of Haribo sweets, partner of the ESF, and hot drinks.
Registration for the children's torchlit descent with the ESF, at the Maison de Val Thorens.
Place: Place Caron
ESF registration
5€ for children taking ESF lessons, 10€ for others
First star required


- 11 a.m.: Children's workshop "Journey to the North Pole
Robot workshop + Christmas bauble making
Venue: Maison de Val Thorens
Free registration at the Tourist Office before 5pm on Wednesday.
8 children maximum.
From 3 to 6 years old. A parent must be present. Approx. 1 hour

- 5 p.m.: Children's workshop "The Yeti ski run".
Robot workshop + Christmas bauble making
Venue: Maison de Val Thorens
Free registration at the Tourist Office before 5pm on Wednesday.
12 children maximum.
Ages 7 to 10. Approx. 1 hour

- 5pm-6pm: Draisienne
Your little skiers aged 3 to 5 can now discover the joys of winter sports in a unique way with our draisienne ski programme in Val Thorens. Supervised by our expert instructors, your children will learn balance, coordination and confidence on the snow, while having fun in a safe environment.
Place: Place Caron
ESF registration


- 6pm: children's show : Robin Bernard Magician
Robin Bernard, a 22-year-old magician and mentalist, invites you to discover his world through an interactive family show combining magic, mentalism and humour.
Venue: Church/Polycultural Hall, Val Thorens
Duration: 1 hour
Free admission
From age 5


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