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From 16th to 31st December 2022

Spend an enjoyable moment as a family or among friends with entertainments devised for everyone. On 9 December in front of the Mairie, you can take part in switching on the Christmas lights at 6.00 pm.

From 9 to 24 December you will also find Father Christmas’ letter box in front of the Mairie where you will be able to post your letters to Father Christmas.

Christmas in Bourg Saint Maurice consists of:


The Christmas market will take place from 16 to 18 December in front of the Mairie and in the Rue Desserteaux, where you can shop for delicious dishes for your festive table and to help fill Santa’s sack. Entertainments specially designed for Christmas will make your little ones’ eyes sparkle. 

FRIDAY 16: 3.00 – 8.00 pm• SATURDAY 17: 9.00 am -7.30 pm • SUNDAY 18: 10.00 am – 6.00 pm

Programme of free entertainments:

Friday 16:
3.00-8.00 pm: The Elves’  Hut • In front of the Mairie
6.00-8.00 pm: The Christmas Brass Band • Town Centre
7.00 pm: Opening of the Christmas Market with mulled wine • In front of the Mairie

Saturday 17:
9.00 am -12.00 noon and 2.30-7.30 pm: The Elves’ Hut • In front of the Mairie
10.00 am -12.00 noon and 2.30-6.30 pm:  Kids’ Race – balance bike race • Town Centre
6.00-7.00 pm: Arrival of Father Christmas with  the « L’Écho du Saint-Bernard » orchestra • In front of the Mairie
6.00-7.00 pm: A letter to Father Christmas drawn by lot • In front of the Mairie
15h30: Wandering lightshow « Blanchot le lapin et l’Alpin-ette la lapine » (Snowy the rabbit and his companion) • Town Centre
16h : Battucada « Batu’Comax » • Town Centre

Sunday 18:
10.00 am -12.00 noon and 2.00 -6.00 pm : The Elves’ Hut • In front of the Mairie
10.00 am -12.00 noon and 2.30-5.30 pm: Introduction to snowboarding • In front of the Mairie
2.30-5.30 pm: Father Christmas’ ponies • Town Centre


Thursdays in Bourg Saint Maurice 22 December to enjoy free family entertainments in the town centre.

16h-18h30 : Street Golf & Snow • In front of the Mairie


Come and join in the Night of the Chinese Lanterns on 24 December to meet Father Christmas who will take a few hours before his very busy night to meet every child who comes to see him.

10.00 am – 12.00 noon: My Christmas Wreath • Salle Le Chorus You will need to put your name down *
5.15 pm: Chinese Lantern Parade • Meet in place du Haut Bourg
5.30 pm: Arrival of Father Christmas, distribution of presents (-8 years old), photos • In front of the Mairie


Story-telling day on 28 December to keep the magic of Christmas going with enacted stories.

11.00 am: Interactive and participative show « Once upon a time in the forest » • Salle Le Chorus children aged 3 to 10 *
16h : Immersive and collaborative adventure « Biodiversity, an eventful story » • Salle Le Chorus children aged 8 to 13 *

Places limited,  so put your name down  with the Tourist Office in Bourg Saint Maurice on +33 (0)


End the year in style with The Ice Night 31 December! 

2.00 – 6.00 pm: Face-painting for children • In front of the Mairie
4.00 – 6.00 pm: Icy Treasure Hunt • In front of the Mairie
6.00 – 7.00 pm: Night-time Batucada with «Les lumineuses »  lightshow • Town Centre

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