Spend Christmas in Sierra Nevada for a week of snowy landscapes, tapas feasts and exciting events and activities.
Families are the focus of Sierra Nevada’s festivities over Christmastime, with Father Christmas (aka Papa Noel) usually arriving by torchlit descent to give out gifts in Sala Telecabina and making an appearance on the pistes on the build up to the big day.
The city of Granada is within easy reach (32km away), where you can wander around the Christmas markets, do any last-minute Christmas shopping and look out for traditional Nativity scenes called Belenes.
Local yuletide traditions include a celebratory supper on Christmas Eve (a lot of the restaurants will put on special menus), then quality downtime with loved ones on Christmas Day.
Snow wise, the area is backed up by 350 cannons that can create artificial cover if Mother Nature needs a hand. There has usually been a good build-up of the white stuff by the time Christmas appears, with the resort sometimes opening for business as early as November.
Most of our accommodation here is hotels, with some offering half board and others B&B. Choose your meal plan depending on whether you want the convenience of all your Christmas feasting in one place, or the chance to sample the menus of local restaurants. For fine festive dining, bag a table at Ruta del Veleta, or for the ski classic fondue, we like Little Morgan.
Booking your hotel in a package with flights and transfers is the best way to save money and minimise hassle – drop us a line and we’ll help find the perfect combination of travel and lodging for a wonderful Christmas on the Spanish slopes. If you want to expand your search beyond Spain, you can see all our Christmas ski packages worldwide here.
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