Recreation & Region – Winter events

Events in winter:
packed with snow and fun.

    Opening Night on 21 December

    A hot start into the cool season

    A hot start into the cool season: together with disco legend Nile Rodgers & Chic, we heat up the Palace on the opening night on December 21. Start off your evening with an exquisite lounge dinner at the Lobby Bar at 8 pm. Fantastic fireworks let you – and the rest of Gstaad – know, that the exclusive boutique concert is about to begin. After the concert, the hot rhythms of Dora Live Band will keep you dancing until the early morning hours.

    • Lounge Dinner
    • Exclusive boutique concert with Nile Rodgers & Chic, incl. after-party

    Event package price per person: from CHF 500.–

    • Lounge Dinner
    • Exclusive boutique concert with Nile Rodgers & Chic, incl. after-party
    • One night at the Gstaad Palace
    • Use of the Palace Spa

    Package price for two persons including half board: from CHF 2260.–

    Valid on 21 December 2018.

    Our offers cannot be accumulated or combined.

    Reservations: +41 33 748 58 16 |

    «Dora Live Band» on 21 December 2018

    The «Dora Live Band», the most well-known band at the Gstaad Palace, is performing here in the Lobby Bar again on 21 Decmber 2018. This young singer is distinguished by her creativity and establishing a close connection with her audience. An evening with Dora is a magical moment – be there!

    The great beauty of Italian tailoring from 21 to 23 December 2018

    Let yourself be enchanted by Dan Roma shirts, hand-sewn and made to measure for an impeccable look. From 21 to 23 December 2018 and from 3 to 4 January 2019, the Palace hotel will be hosting the new Dan Roma autumn/winter collection. Exclusive shirts made with the finest fabrics and inspired by Rome’s beauty, where the classic and modern blend into a unique style. Dan Roma haute-couture tailoring was started by Dario Mandatori, who has been master of Rome’s shirt-tailoring art for over 40 years. Work and passion urge Dan Roma to keep searching for originality, for the uniqueness of an article of clothing sewn entirely by hand. Come and explore the great beauty of Italian tailoring.

    «Trio Mi Cantino» and «Duo Fra-Tarq» from 21 December 2018 to 9 March 2019

    Our long-standing resident band “Trio Mi Cantino” and "Duo Fra-Tarq" is also playing in the Bar du Grill this winter season. Experience the very finest live music. The band will be playing throughout the whole season and treating your ears to various styles of music.

    «Youri Farkas et ses Tziganes» from 22 December 2018

    “Youri Farkas et ses Tziganes” are playing in the Lobby Bar and Bar du Grill from 22 December 2018 to 6 January 2019 as well as from 1 to 23 February 2019. Their repertoire includes popular melodies from different countries. Youri Farkas made his début at the Gstaad Palace in 1988. Since then, our regular guests have loved his music from golden oldies to jazz and waltzes!

    “Season opening” at the GreenGo nightclub on 22 December 2018

    Our legendary GreenGo nightclub is opening the winter season on 22 December 2018. Resident DJ Jim Leblanc and guest DJs provide hot nights during the cold months! You can find more information and the opening hours at

    «Christmas Dinner» on 24 December 2018

    We serve you our Christmas Dinner on Christmas Eve from 7.30 pm. The festive menu is accompanied by classical music played by the Scherzo Quartet. And in a very special way: the musicians play works written for symphony orchestras on traditional Russian folk instruments like the balalaika.

    The Christmas Dinner costs CHF 175 for adults and CHF 90 for children aged up to 12.

    Please reserve in advance by calling +41 33 748 50 00 or emailing

    Audemars Piguet - Pop-up Boutique - Gstaad

    Specialising in fine watchmaking in Geneva, the Montres Prestige (Prestige Watches) boutique stocks exclusive models from prestigious and visionary brands, including the latest innovations from the manufacturers Audemars Piguet and Richard Mille. Drawing on 30 years of experience, its reputation is based on a dedicated team which has consistently offered a personalised and memorable experience to an exacting clientele.

    From 26th to 30th December 2018, the Montres Prestige boutique team will be taking up residence at the Gstaad Palace, where it will offer an exclusive range of products to visitors and fans of the art of watchmaking.

    New Year’s Eve

    An evening to remember

    Make the last evening of 2018 special! This year, the Gstaad Palace invites you into the enchanting world of Arabian Nights’ entertainment, filled with fun, dance and great food and drinks. You can enjoy your first cocktails and canapés in our Lobby Bar or in the GreenGo nightclub, enticed by the warm oriental atmosphere. Afterwards, culinary delights and light dinner conversation await you during the spectacular gala dinner. And then it’s time to let loose and celebrate to the rhythms of the Dora Live Band, Trio mi Cantino, and JP Verdolini until the early hours of the new year.

    Dress code
    There is a strict dress code: Ladies, please wear a long gown for dinner and a cocktail dress or long dress for after midnight. And gentlemen, we ask you to wear a dinner suit or tuxedo. Tonight, you will epitomise true glamour.

    All you need to know
    If you are travelling with your family: A New Year’s children’s programme will be provided at our Salle Piero from 8.00 pm onwards.

    CHF 1250.– for resident guests
    CHF 1350.– for non-resident guests
    CHF 600.– for resident children under 12 years
    CHF 650.– for non-resident children under 12 years

    Reservations +41 33 748 50 00 |

    «New Year’s Eve Buffet» on 1 January 2019

    Start the New Year with a feast! We prepare a delicious lunch buffet for you in all the restaurants from 13.00 pm accompanied by music from Mariachi. For adult guests the “New Year’s Eve Buffet” costs CHF 220 per person, for children under 12 years old CHF 110 each.

    Please reserve in advance by calling +41 33 748 50 00 or emailing

    Fur Caravan - Pop-Up Store

    Fur Caravan invites you to experience the ultimate luxury sensations. Discover our rare and exclusive Fur Collection for Women and Men.

    We strive to preserve the tremendous Heritage of the best Italian designers and craftsmanship and combine them with the excellence of natural materials. The highlights of your collection are Canadian Lynx, Chinchilla of various colors and of course Russian sable! It presents an extensive choice of premium quality Fur Coats, with certified origin, in either classical or more casual styles. Our Collection is for people who love expressing themselves through their clothing. Enjoy exclusivity and comfort while considering Fur as a statement of style and individuality. 

    Come to visit us and feel the Luxury Experience of wearing an exclusive Fur

    The Salle Bridge
    Friday 4th to Sunday 6th of January 2019

    The Salle Baccarat Cheminée
    Friday 8th to Wednesday 13th of February 2019

    The Salle Expo
    Tuesday 19th to Friday 22nd of February 2019

    Our full collection is online:

    «Winter festival of snow biking» from 24 to 27 January 2019


    The Snow Bike Festival is taking place in Gstaad from 24 to 27 January 2019. Riding over the snow on thick tyres demands great strength on the one hand but is a great deal of fun on the other hand. The festival is the leading event for this sport in Europe. You definitely should not miss it!

    «Sommets Musicaux de Gstaad» from 25 January to 2 February 2019


    The Sommets Musicaux de Gstaad are the musical highlight of the winter season for classical music lovers. Experience young talent, grand orchestras and internationally established artists from 25 January to 2 February 2019. You can listen to the most beautiful classic works in Gstaad’s magical snowy winter wonderland. Followed by a dinner together at our 5-star hotel with exceptional encounters between artists and classical music fans.

    «International hot air balloon festival in Château-d’Oex» from 26 January to 3 February 2019


    Be there when more than 100 hot air balloons from 15 countries take off surrounded by the Alps. The 40th international hot air balloon festival is taking place from 26 January to 3 February 2019 in Château-d’Oex, the world’s capital of hot air balloons. The balloons rising in the snowy mountains are a unique sight. Do not miss this special event.

    «Seafood Buffet»: every Sunday in February

    We offer a «Seafood Buffet» every Sunday in February from 12.30 pm for lovers of seafood. Our chef also prepares delicious Swiss specialities. You not only enjoy a delicious lunch in Le Grand Restaurant but the breathtaking view over the Swiss Alps too. The price per adult is CHF 125, you pay CHF 60 for children under 12 years old.

    Please reserve in advance with the Maître d’Hôtel by calling +41 (0)33 748 50 00.


    It’s a place that aligns perfectly with the “Sunny Side of Life” spirit of Piaget. The Gstaad Palace cultivates the art of elegance and of the spectacular. With strong common values, the Gstaad Palace and Piaget have shared an unbreakable connection for decades.

    In the 1960’s, the Piaget Society, made up of an array of people united by their love of beautiful objects, met at the Palace and held unforgettable parties. Whether they are artists, actors or musicians, those invited by Yves G. Piaget form a family who come together at the Gstaad Palace to celebrate the happiness of being together.

    “Come up and slow down”: That’s what the inhabitants of Gstaad say. As Piaget knows, people enjoy their time here, their eyes drawn towards to the breathtaking mountainscape that surrounds the palace.

    Salon Piaget will display the brand’s most beautiful jewellery and timekeeping pieces in a welcoming and festive atmosphere.

    «Dennis Basso Trunk Show»

    Dennis Basso is one of America’s leading designers of women’s fashion.  His magnificent collection of furs, evening wear and cashmere has been seen often on the red carpet and is worn by many influential women and celebrities worldwide, including three of America’s First Ladies.There are three Dennis Basso boutiques: the flagship on Madison Avenue in New York City; Aspen at the Little Nell hotel and Harrods in London.  Mr. Basso received many awards such as the Designer of the Year. He is regularly featured in the most prestigious magazines like Vogue, Elle etc.

    His latest collection will be shown at the Palace in the Salon Expo from February 14th thru February 18th, 2019.  

    You are invited to join us for an evening of cocktails and celebration hosted by Mr. Basso on Friday February 15th.  

    We look forward to seeing you!!

    Chopard «Artisan of Emotions» Exhibition February 15th to 19th, 2019

    Founded in 1860, Chopard has consistently maintained its commitment to perpetuating a legacy of traditional expertise and ancestral craftsmanship through resolutely contemporary creations. Strongly rooted in the present, since July 2018 it is also the first Grand Luxe watchmaker-jeweller to use 100% Ethical gold for the production of all its watches and jewellery. Celebrating the Emotions of accomplished women and men, Chopard cultivates unlimited Creativity, enabling each individual to find within its collections precious objects attuned to their own nature. Creations that bear the hallmark of fine Craftsmanship thanks to the work of our Maison’s passionate Artisans, all experts in their respective fields of competence. For its annual exhibition at the Gstaad Palace, Chopard has chosen to highlight this major feature of its personality. More than a signature, a motto: to be the Artisan of Emotions.

    «Ride on Music» from 7 to 10 March 2019


    Unique locations for live music: At “Ride on Music” twelve bands play on and next to the ski slopes between Saanersloch and Schönried. You experience a party mood and enjoy music surrounded by the impressive mountain panorama over four days from 7 to 10 March 2019. Have great fun at this unique event!


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    And if you’re travelling to Gstaad in the summer then there is also a broad selection of events.