The festival will showcase the magic of winter, its lights, smells, music and all the legends of our mountain region, by tempting visitors to explore Crans-Montana’s extraordinary natural areas.
Big wheel village
Discover a spendid 360° panorama from the big wheel, or enjoy the many craft stands and fairytale atmosphere at the foot of this unique attraction. What could be more extraordinary than admiring Crans-Montana’s unique views with family, friends or loved ones at sunset ?
Moreover, the big wheel village offers you a very friendly central area, with a dozen chalets held by the artisans of the destination, a temperate dome that will allow you to warm up, as well as the Sporting restaurant which offers you the opportunity to taste a fondue in a space decorated for the occasion.
Artisans will also be present. Take time to stroll around and discover their wonderful creations, which will perhaps inspire a few gift ideas for Christmas.
The big wheel village will officially open on Friday 6 December at 16.00.
From 6 to 8 and from 13 to 15, then from December 20 until January 5
From 16.00 to 20.00 on December 6 and 13
From 11.00 to 20.00 all other days
Big Wheel Village, Sporting
A longer and even more beautiful lantern path ! After its success when it was created last year, this winter the fairytale walk on the Jack Nicklaus golf course will link together the Moubra and the Etang Long lakes, thus inviting visitors to take a walk and discover all of the enchantment of « The Shepherd and the Bella Lui Star » fairytale. An enchanting moment, that absolutely must be experienced, especially after dark.
Immersed in natural surroundings and guided by twinkling lanterns, you will discover light installations by renowned artists all along the path. In the middle, nestled in the heart of the forest, the hamlet of lanterns allows you to visit typical mazots, where the youngest can entrust their wishes to the Star Bella Lui, by placing them in the dream box.
On either side of the lantern path, take advantage of two restaurants to warm up and enjoy a good chocolate or mulled wine. On the side of the Etang Long, the restaurant Le Sporting welcomes you to its dedicated area, while the restaurant La Plage is delighted to meet you on the side of La Moubra. You also have the opportunity to spend an unforgettable evening in a unique setting by reserving a mazot in the lantern hamlet (for groups of 10 or more people):
The lantern path will be officially inaugurated on Saturday 7 December at 18.00.
Every day, from December 7 to March 22*
*Subject to change depending on snow conditions
from 17.00 until 22.00
Lantern Path Jack Nicklaus golf course
Our best chefs have partnered with winemakers from the region to offer frosted, original or surprising gourmet suggestions all along the legendary Rue du Prado.
Surprise your taste buds in a convivial and gourmet area over two tempting weekends.
From 6 to 8, and from 13 to 15 December
From 16.00 to 20.00
Chefs’ market, Rue du Prado
Meet our best chefs and winemakers:
- Bert de Rycker, Le Rawyl & Cave la Romaine
- Marco Ferraris, Art de vivre & Cave la Rayettaz
- Franck Reynaud, Hostellerie du Pas de l’Ours & Cave Pierre Robyr
- Pierre Crepaud, LeCrans & Cave Le Tambourin
- William Weiss, Crans Ambassador & Serge Heymoz
- Onique Rutgers, La Plage & Taittinger
- Stéphane Colliet, XiX & Vins Bruchez
- Constantino Moreira, Mosaic & Cave St-Michel
- Florian Bonvin, Laiterie Au Petit Chalet & Cave Cordonier & Lamon (1st week-end)
- Stéphane Robyr, Laiterie Le Terroir & Cave Bonvin Gaston & Eric (2st week-end)
Come and share a Valaisan planchette, a good raclette, a glass of Fendant or mulled wine in this convivial area in the heart of winter magic. The central area and a covered dome area will warm up your evenings, as will the delicious products of the many artisans. Grandfather Cornut, the region’s winemakers, the alp of Er de Lens and other craftsmen promise beautiful moments of sharing on the Scandia square, which will also be the setting for many entertainment shows.
From December 20 to January 5
From 16.00 to 20.00
Apero Plaza, Scandia