Christmas holiday

Celebrate a traditional Christmas in Norway. Hafjell is one of the major Norwegian alpine ski resorts with the Torch man as the landmark. Lillehammer region in Christmas time is the perfect venue to relax and enjoy quality time with your family and friends.

Christmas celebration in Norway is rich in traditions, and is dedicated to family and friends, parties and good food. For most people, the celebration of Christmas Eve on 24 December is the most important event. At Hafjell Hotel we celebrate Christmas Eve together with visitors from all over Europe.

If you are travelling alone you will also have ample opportunity to meet people coming to the area. There will be a wide range of activities for both young and old – a place where all generations can enjoy the festive Christmas spirit together.

Christmas at Hafjell Hotell

At the entrance of the Gudbrandsdalen valley, cutting north from Lillehammer, you find the hills of Hafjell facing the sun and the visitors. The Winter Olympics gave a worldwide resonance to the name and the resort has developed to become a master of winter. Hafjell hotell representing the local hospitality are located at the base of the resort. The wide variety of Alpine slopes at Hafjell provide a diverse range of skiing challenges. There is a free ski bus from the hotel to the ski slopes in Hafjell.

At Hafjell Hotell we celebrate Christmas like a big family made it in the old days with, among other things:

- Traditional Christmas dinner
- Santa Claus visit on Christmas Eve


Monday December 24 / Christmas Eve
07.30-10.30 Traditional Norwegian Christmas breakfast
09:00 - 14:00 Hafjell ski resort open - Gnomes in the ski slopes all day. Take your own pictures with Santa Claus
For Christmas services at the local church see:
15.00 Coffee, hot juice and christmas cakes in the Fireplace lounge. Deadline for delivery of Christmas packages at the reception for later delivery of Santa Claus.  Up to two packages per guest, which are very well marked with name and room number
17.00 A large traditional Christmas buffet is served at Hafjell Hotell.
Santa comes to the hotel. Coffee, hot juice and christmas cakes in the Fireplace lounge
19.00 -21.00 Playground open to the children - unmanned, parents must join.

Hafjell Hotell offers a traditional Christmas celebration with a large Christmas buffet, a walk around the Christmas tree and a visit from Santa. It is a very special Christmas atmosphere when our guests meet Christmas Eve.

Close to the reception, children have their own small play area, and various games can be borrowed from reception. The hotel has several cozy lounges with different seating areas. When the fireplace is lit in the evening, many of the guests gather in the fireplace room to sum up today's experiences while planning tomorrow. Close to the hotel lies Lekeland Hafjell - an indoor playland of 900 sqm above 4 levels. Guests at Hafjell Hotell have a 50% discount on entrance to Lekeland, during regular opening hours. In the evening between 19:00 - 21:00 it is free for hotel guests with entrance from the hotel. Those of Christmas parties wishing to buy Christmas presents, the Christmas town of Lillehammer is only 15 km from Hafjell. At Lillehammer you will find most of the shops, galleries and museums and we recommend strolling in Storgata and enjoying the Christmas atmosphere. 

Book your Christmas stay at Hafjell Hotel.