Val d’Isère, France
Lively Val d’Isère is a great place for a party at any time of year, but at Christmas it really goes to town with a fantastic programme of festive fun. The picturesque chalets and churches of the Savoyard town centre are beautifully dressed with fairy lights and wreaths, and the Christmas Eve parade is a real highlight. You’ll also find snow sculptures, fireworks, carol services and Papa Noël joining in the action on the pistes.
Snow is pretty much guaranteed, thanks to a lofty altitude of 1850m, and the vast 300km Val d’Isère-Tignes ski area has not one but two glaciers to provide snowsure skiing and snowboarding even this early in the season.