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CHRISTMAS MARKET: MONTREUX NOEL
From Friday 19 November 2021
To Friday 24 December 2021

CHRISTMASmontreux

Montreux Noël is back for its 26th edition and for the first time invites the public to glide through the magic of the holidays!
After a year's absence, Santa's House is finally back on the heights of the Rochers-de-Naye and the iconic Montreux market is back on the shores of the lake, with a major novelty: Light on Ice, a world of ice where children and adults can skate; to be discovered from November 26 to January 9 at the 2M2C Congress Center.

Light on Ice: the Congress Center transformed into a magical ice world
Created in collaboration with the 2M2C and the company La Pati SA, Montreux Christmas offers Light on Ice, an unforgettable and magical moment for the public. Located just a few steps from the illuminated chalets along the quays, the 2M2C Congress Center is transformed to welcome the magic of Christmas through an original ice path.
With family or friends, this path will make the eyes of visitors of all ages shine: skates on their feet, they will be able to stroll through an enchanted forest illuminated, where they will discover a Santa Claus workshop, a polar area with its snow creatures and light shows. A food court with local specialties and an ice bar are also available to warm up after the effort!

Santa Claus in the spotlight, at home and in the sky
Santa Claus will once again joyfully welcome children to his House at Rochers-de-Naye, to let them (re)discover the backstage of his famous gift factory. As for him, he will descend daily from his home at an altitude of 2042m to greet the public from his sleigh flying over Lake Geneva - a Swiss exclusivity that has become an ambassador for the event and the region.

Santa can be seen flying on his sled
Along the lakeside promenade, every day at 17h, 18h, 19h (Saturdays at 16h) you will catch a glimpse of Santa and his sleigh flying high above your head! Between the Espace des Chasseurs and the Place du Marché.

An iconic event reinvented, in complete safety
Entertainment, Christmas magic and tastings are on the agenda for this edition. For 34 days, Montreux Noël will bring together nearly 150 exhibitors of crafts and gastronomy on the Riviera, all in a setting adapted to the health situation. The event has worked hand in hand with the authorities to offer a fun and safe program in a pleasant atmosphere, and above all, as accessible as possible.
An emblematic event, Montreux Noël has welcomed nearly 550,000 people in its past editions, for economic spin-offs of nearly 30 million francs. Although the objectives have been reconsidered in this context of recovery, the organizers (10 permanent employees supported by 130 collaborators during the event) have insisted on proposing a complete offer that meets the expectations of the public, exhibitors and partner associations, which make the event the key player in the region that it is today.

Yves Cornaro, Director of Montreux Noël:
"In this very particular context, relaunching our event is an important and difficult challenge. We do not want to put our visitors at risk. For this reason, we are doing everything possible to ensure that the spirit of Christmas is stronger than the constraints necessary for health safety.
We hope that during this Advent period, smiles and moments of relaxation will relegate Covid to the background. To achieve this, we also count on the individual responsibility of each one.
One last point: the best way to find us and to make the most of your visit is to come during the week and by public transport if possible.
I look forward to seeing you again and especially to showing you our brand new attraction, unique in Europe, "Light on Ice"!

Practical information
Christmas Market - From 19.11.21 to 24.12.21 Closed market area: Covid certificate from 16 years old
Light on Ice - From 26.11.21 to 09.01.22
Covid certificate from 16 years old, ticketing online and on site
Santa Claus House - From 25.11.21 to 24.12.21 Covid certificate from 16 years old, access with the MOB
More information on montreuxnoel.com

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