Christmas is a magical time of the year, but I also know just how stressful it can be for parents - this is especially true for those with a boisterous brood! This Xmas, why not whisk the whole family off for an unforgettable vacation? This can take a great deal of pressure off the family occasion, whilst treating the little ones to plenty of adventurous fun.
Morzine is a wonderful place to spend Christmas with its two-week festival over the holidays called "The Enchanted Village of Morzine”. A lovely and festive atmosphere sweeps across the child-friendly resort, and there are lots of great facilities and activities for kids.
In the unlikely event that they tire of the festival and skiing opportunities, kids can also enjoy sledding, ice skating, swimming, husky sledding and more. There is plenty for mum and dad to experience here too! Another key selling point? A quick and easy journey to get there: fly into Geneva and then jump into a pre-booked Geneva to Morzine transfer.
Check out the schedule for the brilliant two-week festival:
Illuminations – To get everybody in the festive mood, the entire Tourist Office Square is decorated with stunning illuminated decorations. This looks fantastic against the white of the snow lit up beneath the starry night sky.
Father Christmas – What is Christmas without a visit from jolly Old Saint Nick!? The little ones will be thrilled to see Santa arrive in the village with plenty of joy and gifts in tow.
Workshops – Keeping children happy and entertained can be challenging over the holidays, but not here. There are dozens of workshops to keep them busy and this is also a great way for them to make new friends. Card making, garland- and druid-making workshops are just a few options.
Ice Sculpture – Professional ice sculptor Sebastien Cohendet is in town and watching him turn a block of ice into a piece of art is an experience that is sure to dazzle the entire family.
Fireworks – Get ready for plenty of “ooohs” and “ahhs” with Morzine’s very own fireworks displays. In the snowy mountains, this is a unique experience and even more magical than the displays you get back home.
Children’s Cookery Classes – Another great way to keep your brood busy, the children’s cooking classes will teach them how to make a range of tasty treats in a fun and safe environment. Who knows, they may enjoy it so much that they offer to cook back at home!
Street Theatre – No Christmas is complete without theatrics. Watch the superb and highly amusing street theatre parades put on over the course of the festival. These really unite the village and get everybody in the mood for an unforgettable Christmas.
Entry to the festival is free too, so you can benefit from all this excitement without breaking the bank! Now that is good value for money.
The enchanting resort of Morzine is really easy to reach too. Simply book a flight to Geneva and arrange a Geneva to Morzine transfer in advance. There are dozens of flights made from a number of budget carriers, and the flight takes just under 1.5 hours. A Geneva to Morzine transfer will take a little over an hour, so you can sit back and enjoy the views as you are whisked away into the mountains.
Morzine is a marvellous place to spend the holidays this year as it becomes a breathtaking winter wonderland and has dozens of activities to keep the kids happy and content.
Lukas Johannes is a driver for Shuttle Direct, the number one provider of shared
and private airport transfers all over Europe and northern Africa. If you’re looking for an affordable transfer from Geneva to Morzine, Lukas and his colleagues can make sure that you and your luggage get to and from the airport swiftly and safely.