Joyeux Noel! We hope you had a fantastic Christmas, whether here in Chamonix or elsewhere…
Where will you be seeing in the New Year? There are loads of options here in Chamonix, from champagne and oysters in a cosy restaurant to dancing the night away in a packed nightclub.
The big news this year is that GORILLAZ Sound System will be coming to Chamonix! They’ll be playing a fantastic 2 hour set, supported by the famous video graphics of Jamie Hewlett. The iconic British DJ crew will be bringing the whole experience to the Salle Olca in Les Houches, tickets are just 45€ and there will be shuttle buses running back and forth between Chamonix and Les Houches.
It’ll be the biggest night in the valley, with the beats dropping until 6am – other guest DJs lined up to keep us going until morning include Stereoheroes, Epic Empire and Chamonix’s very own Mister Pop. Make sure to buy your tickets in advance, this will be a sell-out for sure.
Keeping it more local is the NYE Dirty Disco at Monkey in Chamonix Sud – no dress code, no entry fee, just come along and be prepared to party hard and late. There’ll be no first lift for you the next day.
If you fancy more of a pub crawl then start your night with apres-ski at Chambre Neuf, calling in at Elevation, MOO Bar and Pointe Isabelle as you make your way to the clock tower in time for the midnight countdown and firework display. From here you can either pop into The Pub on your way to Chamonix Sud, or call into La Terrasse on your way to Rue des Moulins – for a small town there’s plenty of places to party!
Chamonix also has a massive choice of wonderful restaurants to choose from – you can enjoy gourmet French cuisine such as truffles and oysters or go traditional Alpine with an oozing pot of fondue and a bottle of Genepi. Many restaurants are offering special festive menus and will be lovely places to cosy up for the evening with friends or family. For more ideas of where to eat in Chamonix, take a look at our Chamonix Restaurants Guide for our favourite recommendations.
If you’re looking for a special way to see in the New Year then how about trying something new and exciting for 2016?
Have a look at our Chamonix Winter Activities page for inspiration and tick a few more things off your bucket list before 2015 is through!