Where is the Christmas Village in Switzerland?
Montreux is one of the ultimate Christmas villages in Switzerland. It's set in a gorgeous location, on the shores of Lake Geneva at the foot of the snowy Alps. Plus, the city holds the biggest Christmas Market in the country.
Where does it snow in Switzerland at Christmas?
Murren is the highest and most snow sure ski area in the Swiss Bernese Oberland. It's home to some excellent skiing and is a beautiful, classic alpine village, perfect to spend Christmas in!
What is the prettiest town in Switzerland?
Every year, hundreds of thousands of tourists come to Andermatt and Engelberg in Switzerland. They meet one of the most snow-sure areas in Europe, readily accessible off piste areas, pleasant elevation differences – and two atmospheric villages.
Don't expect snow in the valleys and large cities like Zurich. It's possible but uncommon. It's still low season until mid-December. When Christmas approaches, things get lively and winter sports resorts open up.
Switzerland is not covered in snow all year long, not even in winter. The higher areas, from about 1,500 m, are mostly covered in snow in winter (late December to March). Many mountain tops from 3,000 m are always covered in snow. January and February are the best winter months to find snow even down in the valleys.
If the mountains aren't for you, a Christmas spent in any of Switzerland's major cities is a great option. Whilst snow isn't guaranteed, Bern, Geneva, Lucerne, Zurich and Basel all have large Christmas markets which run from around November 24 and they will definitely infect you with Christmas cheer, snow or no snow.