Mar 22, 2016 - 1:36 AM
in reply to klijing
I had a similar experience looking for accommodation in nearby Wengen for the Christmas period. I knew Christmas was the busiest time of the year in the Jungfrau Region, and I particularly wanted a room with a view over the Lauterbrunnen Valley, so I thought I would most likely need to book a long time in advance.
As online booking (not surprisingly) showed no available accommodation 14 months in advance, I emailed my preferred hotel directly and asked how early I should/could book. They said I could book directly with them immediately, so I did.
In your case, it's possible some hotels are already booked out, but a direct approach might pay off.
By the way, some hotels have a minimum stay requirement over Christmas (in some cases 5 days), so check if that applies to your chosen hotel. Also, some hotels do not open for the winter season until the week before Christmas, but I don't think that will affect you, as it seems you are arriving at or immediately before Christmas.
The link for Grindelwald in Arno's post covers activities in the Grindelwald area. It is easy to get around with the cogwheel trains, cable cars and buses. If you will be spending all your time in and around Grindelwald, and are not planning to get some version of the Swiss Travel Pass or half-fare card for transport in Switzerland, it might be worth considering the Jungfrau Region Hiking and & Sledging Pass. Details, including a map showing what routes are included, are below. It is not available for the 2016-17 season yet, but hopefully will be available later in the year.
http://www.jungfrau.ch /en/winter/tourism/exp eriences/sledging-hiking/#jungfrau-region-hiking-and-sledging-pass_437