Everyone should experience seeing in the New Year in the French Alps at least once.

This year, the resorts have some absolutely fabulous events and entertainment lined up for New Year’s Eve. Here are our 3 favourites...

New Year in Val Thorens – Val Tho Crazy Night

A night packed full of activities for the whole family including a torch-lit descent from the Val Thorens ESF Ski School instructors (from 6pm, Place Caron), live concert, ski and snow freestyle show, entertainment for children, a firework display and a DJ until 1am.

This year's theme is fire and ice and is set to be an absolutely magical night that all the family can enjoy.

New Year in Tignes – Cirque Eloize

Taking place at the Tignes Le Lac snow front at 11pm (and also at 7pm on 24 Dec), this is set to be an unforgettable performance, tailor-made for the Tignes crowd. Expect to be blown away by this contemporary circus performance which includes mind-blowing acrobatics, amazing use of light and shadow, awesome music and ingenious use of technology.

With ten original productions to its credit, Cirque Éloize has presented almost 4,000 performances in over 440 cities and 40 countries.

FREE performance, 50 minutes. Watch the video below to see the company in action.




New Year in La Plagne – La Nuit du Pompon Rouge

The popular event returns for the 7th year. Answer the call of the deep and immerse yourself in this tour of the submerged city. Starting at 10.45pm, the Plagne Bellecote snow front will turn into an undersea world, a magical experience for all the family.

Then dance the night away, with great music from the DJ. FREE. Until 2am. Check out the video below from last year’s event.