Our Christmas holiday vacation at Grindelwald, Switzerland

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Every year our family visits a new city for the Christmas holidays, we started this tradition 7 years ago, and it has been the most amazing family tradition we have ever created. As this allows us to visit new places, create new memories and celebrate the true meaning of Christmas without the commercialized idea of gifts and decorations. This year we choose Switzerland as our Christmas holiday destination. After a few weeks of researching and discussing with the family, we all agreed that Grindelwald was the destination we would visit.

Grindelwald is a small village in the Jungfrau Region. It is a picture perfect, little town and for the Christmas holidays it was a Winter White beautiful town. We started our vacation with 2 days in Zurich, Switzerland, which was great since our flight stopped there anyway and this allowed us time to rest as well.

We departed from Miami International Airport for Zurich, where we would spend two nights.

We chose AA and opted for first class since it would be an overnight long haul.

Master Giovanni seems happy with our choice!

first class trip AA to Barcelon, Spain
marriott zurich

Our first stop Zurich, we checked in to the Marriott Zurich, I must say it was great. It was located near the main train station and of course had the obligatory gym!

The Zurich Christkindlimarkt, which was located near the hotel was amazing! It is set up in a train station and  you can feel and smell Christmas in the air. The have the largest Christmas

You must and I repeat MUST have a Swiss cheese pretzel while visiting,

zurich swiss pretzel, christmas market

The last day we had our routine morning coffee and our son caught up on  his reading while enjoying the views.

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We now boarded the train for a 3 hour ride to our next stop, Grindelwald.

We fell in love with Grindelwald as soon as we arrived, the train stops right in the middle of town and you are surrounded by beautiful mountains covered in snow.

The hotel sent a driver to pick us up at the train station, even though the hotel was actually just a few steps away.

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 Hotel Beveldere in Grindelwald also has an amazing spa.

While staying in Beveldere, we also visited all of the near by towns, in Interlaken we attended a Chocolate Cooking Class at the Funky Chocolate Club. My boys love
chocolate so they were in chocolate heaven!

On one of the days we went, I must admit, I was clueless. We thought it was a little bunny hill we were going to slide down from. Little did we know it was an enormousmountain and not for the faint of heart.

We visited Murren, a little carless postcard perfect village.

Lets not forget all of the cocktails and we all know what high altitude and alcohol can do, we did make sure to hydrate accordingly.

The Views!

Let’s not forget the Fondue!

The Suspension Bridge Walk in Grindelwald is a great way to spend the day,

On one of the nights we went for a horse carriage ride while it was snowing, that was magical!

horse carriage grindelwald, switzerland

We had an amazing 10 days in Switzerland and can’t wait to return soon!

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  • Gursimrat

    Posted 2018-07-02 9:26 am

    It is good to see pics of such beautiful places. I am always afraid of travel but whenever I see such beautiful pics, I just want to go on holidays. Switzerland is really a beautiful country.

  • Keith E Ashwood

    Posted 2018-07-02 9:38 am

    I loved the photos you included in this post. It felt like I was there. I want to go see that bridge and do some of sledding! Looked like so much fun!

  • Sedale McCall

    Posted 2018-07-03 8:33 am

    Awesome! Did you have a favorite thing about your trip?

  • T. M. Brown

    Posted 2018-07-03 11:03 am

    This place sounds phenomenal!! What a way to spend the holidays! For me, fondue yes – suspension bridge is a huge no, thank you! LOL. Thanks for sharing your adventure with us.

  • Des & Jen

    Posted 2018-07-03 11:07 am

    Looks beautiful! ♥️

  • julivaglobal

    Posted 2018-07-03 11:32 am

    These are all great pictures and it seems you all had fun

  • Aditi Koranne

    Posted 2018-07-03 1:15 pm

    lovely picture… I will surely plan a trip to switzerland.

  • Stephanie Davis

    Posted 2018-07-03 1:39 pm

    Such gorgeous photos! We’ve visited St. Moritz Switzerland 3 times. It is such a lovely place. If I could live anywhere in the world, it would be there!

  • notquitesupermommn

    Posted 2018-07-03 4:26 pm

    It looks like you guys had an amazing holiday! I love this Christmas tradition you do with your family. My husband and I have often talked about pulling the plug on a commercial Christmas and going this route. Maybe this year? Take care!

  • bossLadyBLOOM

    Posted 2018-07-03 6:11 pm

    from your pictures, this looks like an amazing experience.

  • Madison

    Posted 2018-07-03 8:28 pm

    I absolutely love the perspective of going to a smaller town rather than the capital city. I would love to crosspost this at hivacu.com if you’re interested.

    • Evelyn Hernandez

      Posted 2018-07-04 8:51 am

      Hi Madison, small town are amazing! Sure we would love a cross post!

  • Neil Alvin Nicerio

    Posted 2018-07-04 8:56 am

    The food photographs made me hungry, then the snowy mountain made me hungry for adventure.

  • Isaac

    Posted 2018-07-04 9:44 am

    Nice pictures and such a beautiful country. You definitely know how to go to a holiday.

  • thekittycrumbles

    Posted 2018-07-04 4:55 pm

    This is such a great tradition. The last few years my moms side of the family and us get together in Florida. Its just so nice to get away!

    The food there looks so delicious and the atmosphere…. wonderful! Looks like your family had an amazing time!

  • TheSuperMomLife

    Posted 2018-07-04 5:28 pm

    It looks like you had a blast. I’ve always wanted to go to Switzerland.

  • amayszingblogs

    Posted 2018-07-04 10:04 pm

    Nice Family Bonding! Christmas is a time that you can spend time with your family Thanks. for sharing

  • Sara

    Posted 2018-07-04 10:46 pm

    This looks magical!!! No one does Christmas like the Europeans do! Spa, pretzel, christkindlmarkt… all my favorite things!! Impressed with your ability to work out to beat the jet lag! Way to go!!

  • Harish Joshi (@HarishShi)

    Posted 2018-07-04 11:33 pm

    Wow, amazing pictures. I like the one where you are at the bridge. This bridge is really awesome. I hope I’ll be there soon. Thanks for great post.

  • Andrew Koscielecky

    Posted 2018-07-05 3:51 am

    Nice Christmas holiday, I visited Swiss 2 years ago, but during Summer 🙂

  • pslater1972

    Posted 2018-07-05 4:19 am

    This looks a great vacation. I’ve briefly visited Switzerland before but this post made me want to go back.

  • Pujarini Mitra

    Posted 2018-07-05 4:40 am

    Looks like you guys had a great time. Beautiful pictures!

  • jan@super.sk

    Posted 2018-07-05 5:11 am

    That looks so great. And I want that beer, please!

  • Eugenia

    Posted 2018-07-05 7:24 am

    What an amazing Christmas tradition and a great way to spend quality time together! Switzerland looks like a really beautiful place to visit, love your photos, especially those with food – just looking at them makes my mouth water!

  • javechuco76

    Posted 2018-07-05 9:24 am

    Love following you both on social media; you have the best adventures!

  • Team Uy

    Posted 2018-07-05 12:41 pm

    i would love to do every activities you did in Switzerland. i will definitely make my swiss trip materialized.

  • Aleese Hughes

    Posted 2018-07-05 2:03 pm

    Those are some great pictures! It looks like you guys had fun!!

  • AC Art of Food

    Posted 2018-07-05 2:24 pm

    The holidays are perfect for spending time with family! Your post is so warm, even though you’re in snow!

  • Novel Blondes

    Posted 2018-07-05 2:36 pm

    Looks like a fabulous trip! I just can’t get excited about cold weather, but maybe in summer.

  • Jojo Hua

    Posted 2018-07-05 7:11 pm

    What a super cute tradition. I’m getting married soon and starting my own family, so I can’t wait to create family traditions of my own too!

  • Adaezeboltbethel

    Posted 2018-07-06 6:17 am

    This look like a fun trip and the kids seems to be having a lot of fun. I think you should do us a post on strange food you had in Switzerland.

  • Blair Villanueva

    Posted 2018-07-06 10:25 am

    What a joyous holiday you’ve got! Where is your next Christmas holiday?

  • Tushar

    Posted 2018-07-06 12:57 pm

    How many places have you traveled to in total?

  • Simone

    Posted 2018-07-08 8:33 am

    Looks like you guys had a fabulous time & thanks for all the great pictures!

  • scotthgilliland

    Posted 2018-07-09 5:56 am

    Looks like you folks had a great trip! I would love to go there, but I feel I may have to improve my skiing a little before I do!

    • Evelyn Hernandez

      Posted 2018-07-12 6:09 pm

      Actually Skiing is not mandatory, there is so much to do outside of the slopes!

  • Gursimrat

    Posted 2018-07-21 10:52 am

    This place is beautiful. Feels like you people had a great time there. Your photographs are amazing. I am adding it to my travel list.

    • Evelyn Hernandez

      Posted 2018-07-22 10:51 am

      Grindelwald, Switzerland during the Christmas holidays is amazing, and we agree you should add it to your bucket list!

  • cindyannlowedavis

    Posted 2018-07-21 11:15 am

    Hey Evelyn. I found you on Bloggers Traffic Community, as I see several others did, too, as I recognize names.

    Of course, my first reaction is: WOOOOOW!!! What a trip! What a perfect destination for Christmastime! It gave me chills to see your photos…and that wasn’t from the cold air! It’s amazing to me to even consider such a trip! You’re so blessed to be able to do that! My heart cries to be able to travel…I believe that we will, indeed, be able to travel, when the time is right.

    Congrats on your wonderful experience! It looks like y’all had a grand and glorious time—good family times as well as seeing and experiencing such a beautiful place.

    Blessings, Cindy, DIY Bohemian https://diybohemian.com/

    • Evelyn Hernandez

      Posted 2018-07-22 10:54 am

      Hi Cindy, great to Virtually meet you, thank you, Grindelwald, Switzerland is a magical place, especially during the Christmas Holidays. We hope that you are able to travel and visit in the near future.

  • slofypilgrim

    Posted 2018-07-22 6:54 am

    I love this!! Switzerland is one of my favourite country!

    • Evelyn Hernandez

      Posted 2018-07-22 10:43 am

      Indeed, Grindelwald, Switzerland, is a magical place during the Christmas holidays!

  • Eileen

    Posted 2018-07-22 7:52 am

    What an amazing trip! love all your photos from Switzerland. I hope to visit too someday

    • Evelyn Hernandez

      Posted 2018-07-22 10:42 am

      We do hope you visit Grindelwald, Swwitzerland in the near future, it is a beautiful place!

  • John Mulindi

    Posted 2018-07-22 8:01 am

    From the photographys and story behind them, this was much enjoyable trip for you. I haven’t visited Switzerland, but from this post, I think I should put on my travel list.

    • Evelyn Hernandez

      Posted 2018-07-22 10:42 am

      I agree, Grindelwald, Switzerland should be on everyone’s bucket list!

  • Food Opium

    Posted 2018-07-23 5:55 am

    Switzerland is of course in everyone’s bucket list, the breathtaking scenearies and the snow clad mountains are amazing, sure will visit ! thanks for the post.

    • Evelyn Hernandez

      Posted 2018-07-24 7:28 pm

      I hope you visit soon, you will not regret it!

  • Kaitlyn

    Posted 2018-07-27 4:08 pm

    Oh gosh, all the delicious food! Looked like you all have a lot of fun. Thanks for sharing your experiences with us!

    • Evelyn Hernandez

      Posted 2018-07-27 9:06 pm

      Grindelwald was amazing, so much to do during the Christmas holidays!


    Posted 2018-08-02 8:09 pm

    This is a great tradition, which country are you guys visiting this year? Great pictures btw 🙂

  • Ms. Health-Esteem

    Posted 2018-08-03 11:05 pm

    What an incredible adventure! The chocolate cooking class must have been so fun. And all of the photos are lovely! I hope you get to go again soon ?

    • Evelyn Hernandez

      Posted 2018-08-05 11:00 am

      Thank you so much, we really had a great time in Grindelwald Switzerland for the holidays.

  • Latha

    Posted 2018-08-05 2:42 am

    Wow such a beautiful place
    I love the concept of visiting a new place each Christmas. Our family loves visiting one place. We are the polar opposite.

    • Evelyn Hernandez

      Posted 2018-08-05 10:50 am

      One place is great for creating traditions and visiting different places is great for exploring and learning different cultures.

  • Nina

    Posted 2018-08-05 2:12 pm

    Beautiful pics! Now I want to go to Switzerland!

  • Chai

    Posted 2018-08-05 9:24 pm

    Great Christmas celebration of your beautiful family. nice pictures.


    Posted 2018-08-05 10:32 pm

    Switzerland is awesome place to travel ,
    You have a great collection of memories.

  • Grace Esedeke

    Posted 2018-08-06 12:11 am

    I love checking out small towns rather than going to the big cities. You pictures are really beautiful. I’m glad you had a great time.

  • Wajiha

    Posted 2018-08-06 1:11 am

    This looks fantastic! i practically feel like i was part of the vacation! looks gr8

  • Bunmies Healthy Choices

    Posted 2018-08-06 1:27 am

    You definitely had a blast! You also took great pictures. I look forward to visiting Switzerland some day. Thanks for sharing.

  • Indu

    Posted 2018-08-06 7:47 am

    Reading your post I recall my days in scenic Switzerland. Enjoy your stunning pics.

  • Backpacking Series

    Posted 2018-08-06 11:49 am

    Grindelwald, Switzerland looks like a great destination for a holiday vacation! Would love to visit.

  • fibidrese

    Posted 2018-08-06 10:18 pm

    wow, you guys looks so much fun. I wish I will go there someday. Such a beautiful city!

  • Europe finance blog

    Posted 2018-08-07 3:35 am

    Great experience in a cool country. I love if

  • Sayanti

    Posted 2018-08-08 12:31 am

    Looks like you had a wonderful time there. It is on my travel bucket list too

  • Sayanti

    Posted 2018-08-08 12:32 am

    Looks like all of you had a great time there. Its on my travel bucket list too

  • aisasami

    Posted 2018-08-08 5:02 am

    This looks like an amazing trips. The food looks so yummy, the chocolate cooking class looks so fun, and the scenery looks amazing. And that spa looks amaaaaaazing!

  • hieu

    Posted 2018-08-08 12:50 pm

    It seems so nice that you family know the way to take advantage of the time there.

  • TheKitchenDoc

    Posted 2018-08-08 1:56 pm

    Beautiful pictures and the food pics go me drooling

  • Ishani Nath

    Posted 2018-08-10 2:24 pm

    Wow such amazing holiday pictures. You had so much fun and it was so nice reading about your trip.

  • itsPavan

    Posted 2018-08-11 12:32 am

    These pictures look amazing and I love reading about the adventures of your trip. =D

  • jin

    Posted 2018-08-13 11:11 pm

    Oddly enough, I’ve been to all the countries around switzerland, but not switzerland itself. I have a long list of places to hit up in that country – now adding grindelwald to that list!

  • The Teaching Aunt

    Posted 2018-08-13 11:14 pm

    It’s obvious on the photos that you enjoyed your holiday with your family. 🙂 And the food pics are just gorgeous. I can’t help but feel hungry just looking at photo after photo of the food that you had. 😛

  • melissasfavoritemakeup

    Posted 2018-08-13 11:38 pm

    These pictures are amazing! I love the look of the food! 🙂 I am not one for traveling, but enjoyed reading about your adventure.

  • acraftymix

    Posted 2018-08-14 2:50 am

    Wow Grindelwald, Switzerland looks like something out of a fairy tale. Those mountains and the food. OMW, I would be in heaven. It looks like you all have an amazing time, not sure I’d be able to cross over that hanging bridge without getting some serious leg wobbles 😀

  • Nina

    Posted 2018-08-14 3:23 am

    Amazing holiday pictures. Now I want to go there. 🙂 It was so nice reading about your trip.

  • Joan Cajic

    Posted 2018-08-14 6:29 am

    Looks like you had such a great time, all that food made me really hungry. Sorry for my dieting at this point.

  • Renata Feyen

    Posted 2018-08-14 6:42 am

    Looks like you had an amazing vacation – never travelled in first class before – that seems real comfy – and you really seemed to have fun playing with the chocolate 🙂

  • mrsyoungade

    Posted 2018-08-14 6:57 am

    This is one perfect vacation! The place is so amazing and will be on my bucket list. The food you have posted makes me crave for one, and I love your visit at the funky chocolate club, it sure looks you had fun there!.

  • vballangel5

    Posted 2018-08-14 7:04 am

    Switzerland is gorgeous anytime of the year but your pictures make it look magical at Christmas. I’ve never been to either of those locations but I now want to go

  • Cristina Pop

    Posted 2018-08-14 9:04 am

    Oh my! Winter in Switzerland, now that’s something I would like to do! Your pics are very beautiful! I am sure you had a wonderful time!

  • kumamonjeng

    Posted 2018-08-14 9:12 am

    Wow, what a great holiday you have, love the first class flight. Look super spacious! The spa in the hotel look amazing too. I have been to Switzerland few years ago but it was a summer. Did the suspension bridge walk too, super cold for me even in summer! I dont think I can survive in winter as I live in tropical coutry, hot all year round.

  • Ramona Cruz-Peters

    Posted 2018-08-14 9:38 am

    I’ve always wanted to go to Switzlerland. These views and food look amazing.

  • Ally

    Posted 2018-08-14 10:39 am

    It looks like you guys had a great trip! All those food pictures really had my mouth watering.

  • Sigrid Says Blog

    Posted 2018-08-14 10:56 am

    A Christmas vacation, wow! We don’t usually go during Christmas because of the traffic of people. By the way, that Swiss cheese pretzel is the bomb. I will keep that in mind.

  • Annie

    Posted 2018-08-14 11:06 am

    What an epic vacation! All the photos are so amazing and the food looks so delicious!

  • Emma Riley

    Posted 2018-08-14 12:15 pm

    Such an amazing photo and it looks like a nice place to visit. Your family looks like having a lot of fun with your great adventure.

  • tanviidotcom

    Posted 2018-08-14 12:20 pm

    Looks like you had a wonderful time. Switzerland is such a beautiful country.

    ❥ tanvii.com

  • Conscious Health Writer

    Posted 2018-08-14 12:46 pm

    What a wonderful and fun trip this was! I’m glad you got to enjoy it with your family. Trips are such a wonderful bonding time we get to have with your loved ones. I will be traveling with my family in November, and I can’t wait to share some awesome memories with them as well. Thank you for sharing your experience with all of us. 🙂

  • Preet

    Posted 2018-08-14 12:57 pm

    What a fun and a great experience you had. Spending your Christmas vacation at Switzerland was a bucket list material. Truly a wonderful place.

  • Emma Riley

    Posted 2018-08-14 1:46 pm

    It looks like an amazing holiday vacation for the whole family with full of fun and adventure trip.

  • Amber

    Posted 2018-08-14 3:03 pm

    What a fantastic area. I would LOVE to go here one day. This is my kind of vacation. I’m glad you had fun!

  • Tamalyn

    Posted 2018-08-14 3:27 pm

    My goodness!!! This is a DREAM vacation! And what a darling tradition. I am definitely bookmarking this for inspiration! If anything, I need to go there for that pretzel! Ahhh! I can’t wait for Christmas now.

  • Natalia

    Posted 2018-08-14 3:50 pm

    Oh i love Switzerland. I visited Zurich last month and can’t wait to go back and discover more of this beautiful country. Looks like you guys had an amazing time

  • Nati

    Posted 2018-08-14 4:32 pm

    It looks like you had a great time in Grindelwald! I live in Switzerland and we rarely spend Christmas here! LOL how ironic!!

  • Jessica May

    Posted 2018-08-14 5:16 pm

    What a wonderful idea and a wonderful destination! It looks so beautiful and like you guys had so much fun! Thanks for sharing!

  • Prabashi Hirunika

    Posted 2018-08-14 11:17 pm

    what an amazing trip. I wish i could visit switzerland one day. I enjoyed looking at all the pictures with great views

  • Monidipa Dutta

    Posted 2018-08-14 11:35 pm

    I would absolutely love to visit Grindelwald. It looks so beautiful. The food looks great. The pictures look awesome. Seems like you had absolute fun.

  • Sam

    Posted 2018-08-15 1:05 am

    What an awesome Christmas tradition! I’ve heard about Grindlewald from Pinterest, but didn’t really know anything about it. I’m adding it to my list of places to travel. Love your pictures!

  • London Mumma

    Posted 2018-08-15 7:55 am

    I am actually starting a tradition, not for Christmas but a day or two after. This year we are going to Disney Land and not coming back until the New years.

  • Dalene Ekirapa

    Posted 2018-08-15 10:41 am

    WOW!This is what we call an absolute holiday vacation!Too much fun here, too much family bonding as well that is so sweet. You surely had fun taking the train to the mountain, spending time at the spa and also eating those yummies,right?

  • Chris Alupului

    Posted 2018-08-15 12:38 pm

    Wow looks like you guys had a lot of fun, nice reading about your awesome adventures.

  • Elizabeth O

    Posted 2018-08-15 1:36 pm

    It sounds like you had a wonderful trip in Switzerland for Christmas. I bet it was such a great experience and you made memories to cherish forever.

  • Jeannine Dippenaar

    Posted 2018-08-15 2:22 pm

    what an awesome chritsmas holiday. oh wow, so different to our summer south african holidays. my favorite would have been the visit to the funky chocolate club

  • Kaella

    Posted 2018-08-15 9:28 pm

    This looks like an amazing experience for your family every year. I love all of your beautiful photos of Switerland.

  • Shaily

    Posted 2018-08-16 9:08 am

    Wow! What an amazing trip! I like your unconventional idea of celebrating Christmas. Grindelwald looks stunning. The views are simply breathtaking and a treat to the eyes. I would love to go for that Suspension Bridge Walk – absolutely thrilling! Looks like you guys had a lot of fun.

  • Chastity

    Posted 2018-08-16 12:21 pm

    Wow what a great tradition to keep doing! This looks like the perfect getaway! You all seemed like it was such a blast of a time!!

  • Katie-Louise

    Posted 2018-08-17 4:41 am

    what an awesome way to spend Christmas I’m hoping to get a way this year with my family – Thank you for sharing this

  • lavandamichelle

    Posted 2018-08-17 6:16 am

    I love the photos here, you really drew me into this post. It felt like I was there.

  • Kesha

    Posted 2018-08-19 8:24 pm

    Your pictures look amazing and it looks like your family had an amazing time. A lot of the food seemed healthy and very yummy. I hope my husband and I can visit one day.

  • Olga Zak

    Posted 2018-08-20 7:52 am

    Wow…These all looks beautiful. Switzerland has been on my wishlist. I love those snowy places very much. Looks like you had a great time with your family. Thanks for sharing the beauty with us.

  • Strength and Sunshine

    Posted 2018-08-20 10:09 am

    Bet it was a fabulous getaway.

  • Rachel

    Posted 2018-08-20 10:50 pm

    I went to Switzerland 20 years ago and what I remember most is the fondu and being in a cloud in a mountain. Isn’t it cool?

  • rachelcossette

    Posted 2018-08-23 1:52 pm

    I loved Switzerland and was actually there in December as well! So cold though!

  • theeverydaygrace

    Posted 2018-08-23 4:07 pm

    what a fun tradition!! I would love to go somewhere new every christmas! This place looks magical!

  • Prime Beauty Blog (@PrimeBeauty50)

    Posted 2018-08-23 9:47 pm

    What a fun trip. It looks like you did it all, from skiing to attending a chocolate class. Switzerland sounds like the perfect place to spend the holidays.

  • mysocalledchaos

    Posted 2018-08-24 11:09 am

    That would be so cool to celebrate the holidays in Switzerland!


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