New Year’s Eve in Morzine is huge! But, don’t think it is just about going clubbing all night. There are lots of events happening that are suitable for everyone, to make New Year’s Eve in Morzine one to remember. The snow in the valley and on the mountains will be lit up with spectacular fireworks, in true french style. There will be lots of illuminations and music to enjoy, while dancing the night away in your ski boots. Alternatively, you can take it easy and relax in your More Mountain luxury chalet or apartment, next to the fire. There are a lots of ways to make your New Year’s Eve special.
Those of you with young families, you may not be able to, or want to hit the bars on New Year’s eve in Morzine. But don’t worry, there are still ways you can see in the New Year together.
For Christmas and New Year’s Eve in Morzine, the tourist office square transforms into the enchanted village, which is the focal point for the festivities. Starting in the late afternoon, as sun starts going down, the enchanted village becomes illuminated with spectacular light displays, as the entertainment starts.
Performers will be putting on shows, and there will be lots of other family activities to take part in. You can expect face painting, creative workshops, cooking workshops and ice skating. All leading you up to the torchlit descent at 6:30pm.
This is when ski instructors from the Ecole du Ski Francais snake down the Pleney, with red glowing torches to music. This is pretty spectacular, especially as they do it at the same time as the huge fireworks display!
If you want to carry on in the enchanted village, DJ Jeremy Roberto will be on the decks from 10pm. This is when the square turns into a huge dance floor, where everyone dances their way into the New Year.
The Early Start
If your group will want to start New Year’s Eve in Morzine early, you are in luck!
After a few hours on the slopes in the morning, put your party hat on and head to La Folie Douce in Avoriaz! If you are not familiar with the Folie Douce, they have venues in eight different ski resorts in France, with Avoriaz being their newest. It opens on 15th December 2018 and you can expect lots of Champagne flowing and dancing on tables, with some unique entertainment. There will be DJs, singers, dancers, musicians and performers entertaining the crowds from the terrace in their unique way….. It is quite an intense afternoon.
Once the Folie Douce entertainment finishes, it is time to head in to Morzine. We recommend taking your skis and snowboards back to your chalet or apartment, before carrying on with the celebrations in town!
Morzine has great nightlife at the best of times, but during New Year’s Eve in Morzine, it goes up a notch. The bars will be filled with holiday makers, locals and seasonaires. You can expect live music, DJs and cocktails keeping the crowds entertained.
Bars will be open for the usual après drinks, and will carry on to whenever they fancy. A great après bar is Bar Robinson on the Rue du Bourg. However, the Mutzig beer they serve in there is VERY strong. So, you need to pace yourself if you are going to make it to midnight.
Alternatively, you could head to Morzine’s microbrewery, the Bec Jaune. You can expect fantastic food that is a bit different from your usual Savoie fayre. Their ingredients are locally sourced but with tastes from around the world. The “Bec” also brew their own beer, so it is ideal for craft beer lovers. You can just wonder in as if it is a normal night on New Year’s Eve, but expect it to get pretty boozy, with a great atmosphere later on in the evening.
For some live music, there is a great band playing at Beanies. They will be playing well known cover songs from 11pm, and will be counting down to the New Year. This will be a fantastic night! They serve some of the best pizzas and cocktails in Morzine, and is well worth a visit.
Le Tremplin will be a great place to spend New Year’s Eve too! This is a prime location to see the torchlit descent, as it is at the foot of the Pleney slope. You can also expect their après party to continue in to the New Year, with lots of dancing to tunes provided by a great DJ. Remember to wrap up warm for this one!
If you have decided to eat out for New Year’s eve in Morzine, L’Etale is an ideal place to book a table. They have a large menu to suit most tastes, so it is perfect if you have fussy eaters in your group. You can stay at your table all night and see in the New Year with your friends and family after dinner.
The Clin d’Oeil is one of our favourite restaurants in Morzine, and they are putting on a special New Year’s Eve menu. You will be treated to lobster, lamb, a dessert selection and their usual fantastic service. Click here for their menu. The Clin d’Oeil is located near the post office in Morzine, so it is very easy to get to. Especially, if you are staying in our La Poste and La Poste 2 apartments.
La Grange is a great restaurant to eat any time of the year, but their New Year’s Eve menu looks fantastic! Starting at 7pm, you will be welcomed with nibbles and drinks before your four course meal. This includes a cheese course and a Champagne Gourmand to finish. It is priced at 78€ per person. Contact them at [email protected]
The Late Night
Morzine has a few venues that open for après, but carry on until the early hours of the following morning.
The Cavern is one of those bars, and a great option for New Year’s Eve If you haven’t been to The Cavern, you can expect a very lively atmosphere with lots of dancing. We really like the tables with their own beer pumps . These are ideal if you don’t like queuing at the bar! You will need to buy tickets for New Year’s Eve madness at The Cavern. We have been promised surprises at midnight and a 5am closing time!
L’Opéra is the nightclub near the Pleney lift. It opens at after midnight, and hosts various cheesy party nights with a selection of DJs. However, the music is usually Drum n’ Bass, house and techno to keep you going until the 5am closing time.
Café Chaud is a lively bar that promises to host the most hectic nights in Morzine. Café Chaud is not a place to go for a quiet pint. This is thanks to Drum n’ Bass parties, the Morzine beer pong Championships and house and funk nights every week.
But for New Year’s Eve you can Party like it’s 1999!
You can guarantee, that Café Chaud will be the venue for Morzine’s biggest party. Local DJ Tom Hiseman will be on the decks for an epic 5 hour music marathon!
There is free entry before 11.00pm and it will be €10 on the door after that. However, they open at 4pm, and will continue until everyone runs out of gas!
Laury’s is a new bar for Morzine. It is a “speakeasy’ style bar, where normally you will be able to relax with a cocktail or two. But, for New Year’s Eve, Laury’s brings you none other than the king of the turntables Mr Switch – World DJ Champion and our locally blessed music aficionado Ben GC.
Ben is a 4 time world DJ champion, a World DMC Champion and living legend, right here in Morzine.
Buy your tickets in advance for this event for €12 from Laury’s. The party starts at 7pm and continues until well in to New Year’s Day.
You don’t have to hit the town to enjoy New Year’s Eve in Morzine, especially when you are staying in one of More Mountains fantastic properties.
There are 4 advantages to staying in for New Year’s Eve in Morzine.
You can beat the crowds, and spend the night with your friends and family
1.You can choose your own music
2.It’s possible to watch the fireworks from some of our properties balconies
3.There is no need to go out in the cold. You can just sit by the fire if you want to
4.If you are sensible, you can get first lifts on New Year’s Day, and take advantage of the quiet slopes, while everyone else is nursing a hangover (this is perfect if it has been snowing all night).
If you are in one of our catered chalets, you will can relax in the hot tub with a drink, before a delicious four course dinner, prepared by your chalet hosts. Not to mention plenty of free flowing wine to enjoy.
Alternatively, you can book a private mixologist, to host a cocktail masterclass before dinner! Avalanche Cocktails will bring all the ingredients and skills with them, to teach you everything you need to know about mixing cocktails.
This is service is also available in our self catered properties, as are private chefs. Before you arrive, contact our favourite private chefs. Chez Toi and Alps 2 Atlantic cook have a range of menus, depending on your budget. They even do the washing up! Book early though, as this is a very busy time of year.
Which option will you choose?
As you can see there is a lot of choice for your group for New Year’s eve in Morzine. Will it be a night out on the town, or will it be a cosy night in, to save yourself for the pistes on New Year’s Day?