Christmas is approaching, the time that all children look forward to all year round: Christmas. Lights, colours, gifts and lots of surprises!
If you add a destination in the Pyrenees surrounded by snow, such as Andorra, you’ll have it all. The magic of Christmas surrounded by the most special thing that makes it unique: snow.
Here there is the definitive list of plans for a magical family holiday in Andorra.
1. Visit the 'Poblet de Nadal'
Exploring the Christmas markets in Andorra la Vella and other towns offers a festive experience.
You can enjoy the twinkling lights, Christmas music and find unique handmade gifts for your loved ones.
Andorra La Vella Christmas fair, where you will find local crafts, typical cuisine from the Pyrenees, shows for the little ones, live music and gift ideas for all ages.
From November 24 to December 31 you will find the fair located throughout the center of Andorra La Vella.
2. Santa Claus' arrival
You can see Santa Claus arriving from the North Pole at various parts of the country: Andorra La Vella, Canillo, Grau-Roig, Soldeu, etc.
Or you can even visit him at the ‘Borda del Pare Noel’ at the Coma de Ransol forest, where an elf will guide you to his cabin surrounded by a warm and cosy atmosphere. There, you can deliver the letter and chat with him, while you enjoy a snack prepared by the elves.
These are just some of the many experiences with Santa Claus that you can enjoy this Christmas in Andorra.
3. Dance in parades through the streets of Andorra La Vella
Throughout the month of December and on certain dates, you can enjoy the parades of Santa Claus’s elves or the pages of the Three Wise Men, who announce their arrival a few days before.
Horses, elves, mystical characters, candies and large floats that make a special Christmas parade.
4. Stroll through the cribs
Visit the nativity scenes that you will find all over the country, the most famous is in Canillo.
Hundreds of life-size figures walk through the town’s most popular streets.
5. Enjoy the snow in Grandvalira
Skiing, snowmobiling, snowshoeing, building an igloo or dog sledding are some of the ways you can enjoy the snow activities with your family.
Grandvalira is a dream destination for lovers of snow and outdoor activities. This stunning ski resort in Andorra offers much more than just skiing and snowboarding. Among the many activities you can enjoy in Grandvalira are the opportunity to build an igloo in the snow like a real Eskimo.
For a quieter but equally thrilling experience, you can explore the beautiful landscape on snowshoes. Walk along specially groomed trails and discover the serenity of winter nature.
Grandvalira also offers the opportunity to experience the thrill of dog sledding in the snow or mushing, perfect for a family adventure. Glide down the slopes in the company of your loved ones and create unforgettable memories. For those looking for a touch of speed, snowmobiling offers a thrilling experience.
At our outdoor adventure activities center in Grau-Roig, in the heart of the Grandvalira ski resort, you can do some of these experiences suitable for the whole family.
Browse this page and discover them:
6. Take the best après – ski bath in Caldea with your whole family
After a day of skiing or a day in the snow with your little ones, the best way to end the day is going with your whole family to the Caldea spa, suitable for children from 3 years old.
Do you want to explore other snow destinations? Here you will find all the snow activities with children for this winter 2023-24 in different destinations such as Baqueira Beret, Formigal-Panticosa, Port del Compte, La Vall de Núria, Alto Campoo or Larra-Belagua.
Now you have it !
Now you have it, the ideal getaway this Christmas in Andorra, snow, activities, excitement, in the unique setting of Andorra and with your loved ones.
Andorra offers many opportunities for those looking for a getaway, both at Christmas and New Year’s Eve. Discover all that Andorra has to offer at the end of the year with 5 plans to do at the end of the year in Andorra.
And to complete your getaway, where to eat?
In Andorra there are more than 400 restaurants where you can find a wide variety of cuisines from all over the world: Pyrenean cuisine, Mediterranean cuisine, Indian cuisine, Japanese or Argentinian cuisine, among many others.
There is also a great diversity of establishments: open-air terraces in the middle of the mountains, isolated restaurants at the top of a ski slope, typical Pyrenean stone bordas or restaurants in the centre of the Pyrenees, or restaurants in the centre of town to continue your Christmas shopping.
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