What are the Winter Celebrations?

Rarely has a fresh start after a crisis been as longed for as it is today. Founders of the new event series Philippe Oswald and Giovanni Beretta want to welcome winter in Zermatt with their "Winter Celebrations" concept in collaboration with various stakeholders, namely Gastroverein, Gewerbeverein, Hotelierverein, Gemeinde Zermatt, Zermatt Bergbahnen AG, Matterhorn Gotthard Bahn and Zermatt Tourismus. During the four weeks from 17 December 2021 to 17 January 2022, a wide-ranging programme of events will be available for guests and local people at various locations in the village. The aim: to present Zermatt in perfect light for one month. The project is based on three pillars:

  • light art
  • ice art
  • supporting programme of events

The Odermatt brothers and ice artists will be in situ during the four week period to carve ice sculptures on the themes of Lucy Walker, Christmas, Snow Sports, Animals and Nature. The sculptures will be illuminated from 5 pm to 9 pm each day and supported with a programme of events.

Come and welcome winter with us.

Partner: EWZ, Passion Entertainment AG, Peak Stage, Raiffeisen
Supported by: Alpin Cargo, Brüder Odermatt