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Morzine in December 2019 – What weather to expect & what to do
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It may be the last month of the year, but in Morzine, December is when the ski lifts are preparing to open and the Christmas holidays are on the horizon.
Across the Portes de Soleil we can expect sports competitions, opening parties, and there will obviously also be lots of festive celebrations including a visit from a certain Papa Noël. As you are no doubt aware, most things in December revolve around the last two weeks of the month, schools break up and travellers from near and far descend on the valley. There are a plethora of events coming up, from parades to special Christmas menus and New Year's Eve blowouts.
Read on for a look at what we like to do in resort throughout December.
Whilst there will be snow up the mountains, a white Christmas is never a guarantee in the village itself. However, it's definitely cold with temperatures averaging from -3°C to 5°C, with around 10-11 days of snowfall. Make sure thermals are on your Christmas list.
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With so many families visiting for the festive season, there is a real child-like excitement as the big day draws ever closer, and usually there's an opportunity to spot the main man himself meeting and greeting people around the resort. With the streets lights turned on and a magical atmosphere in the air, it's hard to ignore that Christmas is nearly here.
To prepare you for your French Christmas, here are a few festive facts that make the French Santa Claus a little different:
Opening parties
Whilst Morzine is full of great après-ski spots, in December the bars are always throwing parties to get the locals out celebrating the start of winter. The legendary après-ski hot spot Bar Robinson is always worth a look-in.
For more events check out our events calendar link below.
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The Portes du Soleil lift company usually schedule a partial opening around the middle of the month, with full opening planned by Christmas. Of course, this absolutely depends on the snow conditions, so keep an eye on our news page and social media as we'll let you know as soon as there's any information.
Christmas and New Year is a popular month for families so the slopes are noticeably busier as soon as the holidays begin. Fortunately, the Portes du Soleil ski area is so vast, that even in high season you can find quiet slopes and minimal lift queues. Here are our insider's top tips for the school holidays:
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Family fun
Christmas is synonymous with school holidays. As hundreds of children and their families descend on the pistes Morzine puts on a show. There are lots of activities to keep the little ones entertained on and off the mountain. 
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If, like a lot of people, you like to follow several hours of exercise with several hours of drinking, especially during the festive season, you can hit up any of a number of local après-ski sessions. 
New Year's Eve
Always a big night, the village is full of revellers. The restaurants will be busy, so it would be best to make a reservation to ensure you can get a table, and many of the bars and clubs are ticket-only, so if there's somewhere you plan to see the New Year in, make sure you've planned ahead.
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December is a magical time to visit Morzine – Les Gets. Book your holiday now and enjoy Christmas in the Portes du Soleil.
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