Orcières, in France's southern Alps, is offering a Christmas stay deal that includes a personalised visit from Santa Claus on Christmas Eve. This offer starts at €339 per person and is available Dec. 18-26.

Familes can spend a white Christmas together at Orcières and on Christmas Eve, Santa will even bring gifts to the little ones, right in the family's apartment.

The stay also includes eight nights of accommodation in a studio apartment and six-day lift passes for the resort's 100 kilometres of trails. Guests will also benefit from admission to the pool and ice skating rink for six days.

The children can also take the opportunity to learn to ski, as the price includes ski lessons. One child 9aged 3-6) gets six half days at the French Ski School's snow garden while another child (aged 6 to 12) gets six days of group lessons with a certified instructor.

For additional fees, it is also possible to arrange child-minding services for children aged 3 months to 6 years.

Orcières is located at the limit between France's northern and southern Alps. As such, it benefits from both an Alpine and Mediterranean climate, with plenty of snow and sun at altitudes ranging from 1350 to 2725 metres.

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