Christmas & New Year
Christmas and New Year is a magical time in Kandersteg, and here at KISC there is a special programme for this week of festivities. We invite you to join in the fun and celebrations.
The fun begins on December 24, Christmas Eve, with a special dinner, followed by the chance to join KISC Staff, your fellow guests, and Kandersteg residents for the Christmas Service in the village church. Christmas Day will see you celebrating with a festive spirit and a special Christmas meal at the Centre.
Many of our guests will spend the days heading onto the snow slopes for some skiing and snowboarding or out into the Winter Wonderland of Kandersteg for Winter Activities. So there will be plenty going on around the Scout Centre.
Make sure you also check out our Winter Weekly Activities that will also take part during this week! Some organised evening activities that is your chance to mix with all of our other guests at this special time.
New Year's Eve is party time at KISC. We will tranform the Centre into a Jungle with our Jungle Book themed party. We begin the evening with an aperitif at the ice bar and continue with a special New Year's dinner. After the dinner there will be a series of fun games and challenges. Can you beat the other teams? Then join the Staff at our themed disco, dancing the year away and welcome the New Year with a glass of champagne under the stars. New Year's Eve in Kandersteg is a very unique and special experience.
Remember you need to book your meals and/or activities in advance. Of course, all our regular winter activities are available too.
Special Christmas Eve Dinner CHF 23.- Special Christmas Day Dinner CHF 23.- New Years Eve Dinner and Apero at the Ice Bar CHF 25.- New Years Eve Party CHF 5.- New Years Eve Dinner and Party CHF 30.-
Please email to book these meals and activities.
Christmas and New Year's Schedule 2016/17
The Schedule below lists our evening activities during the holiday week. These all need to be booked in advance (with the exception of the church services and movies). During the day we have a wide range of activities available to be booked. Please see our Winter KanderActive (pages 12-19) for the full list of options, or pick any from the list on the winter section of our website. Make sure to book in advance to ensure availability.
International Christmas Eve Dinner - CHF 23.00
Enjoy a special evening of food and festivities with lots of international flavours.
Church service - Catholic - Free
Join the Christmas Service at the catholic church in the village.
Church service - Protestant - Free
Join the Christmas Service at the protestant church in the village.
Swiss Christmas Dinner - CHF 23.00
Celebrate Christmas with a dinner full of Swiss tradition and a visit from the local monsters, the “Pelzmartiga”!
Christmas Movie - Free
To round the evening off, a family Christmas movie will be shown in the Main Hall.
Winter Olympics - Free
Take part in this evening of fun races and challenge scouts from around the world. A great way to unwind after a hard days skiing!
Evening Sledding or Snowshoeing – CHF 5.00
Choose one of these fun Winter sports for an exciting Tuesday evening. Why not go sledding on Kandersteg’s illuminated sled run? Or try snowshoeing, a fun activity for scouts of all ages to enjoy.
Light Trail – CHF 5.00
Follow a torch trail through our campsite, stopping for inspiring messages and reflective activities, ending with a campfire where you can share stories and refreshments.
Glaciers, alps & Avalanches – Free
Learn about our exciting alpine environment in this interactive presentation, finding out many new interesting facts along the way.
International Campfire - Free
A KISC classic. Scouting tradition and an unforgettable night of any stay here in Kandersteg. We invite each group to share a skit, song or dance.
Special New Year’s Dinner - CHF 25.00
Start the celebrations by having a drink at our Ice Bar outside the Chalet. You will then be invited in to enjoy our special New Year’s Buffet in the Dining Hall.
New Year’s Party - CHF 5.00
See the Centre transform into a disco at our new year’s party. Start the evening with a series of fun games and challenges and try to beat the other teams. Then dance the night away and welcome the new year with a glass of champagne at our Ice Bar.
Flag Break & Leaders' Gathering - Free
An official scout ceremony. Wear your scout uniform and share a song or chant. Leaders gather afterwards.
New Year's Movie - Free
Looking for a quiet evening? At the end of this week packed with activities, join us for a family movie night in the Main Hall.