Christmas markets in and around Lille

From November 20, 2013 to December 31, 2013
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  • © Jean-Marc Hequet

  • © Rémi Vimont – CRT Nord-Pas de Calais

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Lille

November 20 to December 30

Despite the winter darkness, Lille comes alive and sparkles with joy! As if by magic, the town dons its party dress and welcomes you into a magical land. A place where wishes come true!
Let yourself be overcome the spellbinding smells of cinnamon and roasted chestnuts; and follow them to place Rihour. The many Christmas chalets are full of perfect presents and figurines, decorations and festive products. Local produce is aplenty, but also there are some surprises from further afield!

Arras

November 29 to December 29

The Arras Christmas market will leave you spellbound. Having become one of the most significant Christmas markets north of Paris, the picturesque surroundings of the Grand’Place are testament to the unique style of the region, and provide a captivating setting for a truly magical Christmas market.

Béthune

November 30 to December 31

"Cité de Noël" : un rendez-vous magique à ne pas manquer où chacun trouvera le cadeau de son choix. Plus de 30 chalets en bois où artisans et commerçants proposent des cadeaux originaux, des objets traditionnels et aussi de quoi se régaler. Les petits visiteurs pourront se distraire avec les animaux de la crèche vivante, se balader en calèche ou encore profiter de la patinoire…
A true « Christmas city », the festive season in Béthune is a magical experience not to be missed. There is something for everyone, with over 30 wooden chalets offering an array of traditional products, and some treats too! The little ones will rejoice at the chance of a carriage ride, the ice rink, and even the live animals in the manger!

Dunkerque

December 7 to 31

The Christmas market will be situated in the Marina. Over 30 Christmas huts will welcome you with a wide choice of exquisite produce on offer. There are also plenty of surprises to be had each Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday; so make sure you don’t miss out!

Le Touquet

December 14 & 15

« Si le Touquet m’était conté » is a dazzling magical spectacle of the Christmas festivities at Touquet Paris-Plage. Now in its one hundredth year, the town will be lit with a thousand lights in celebration of the festive period. The Christmas market will take place under the stone arches of the indoor market.

Douai

November 29 to December 24

The the place d’Armes will provide an excellent venue for this years’ Christmas market; there will be a ferris wheel and plenty of mulled wine and gauffres to help you chose the perfect gift for family or friends. Soak up the atmosphere whilst enjoying this year’s latest edition to the market, a visit from Father Christmas’ elves!

Boulogne-sur-Mer

December 14 & 15

An occasion not to be missed ! A collaboration between the traders of Hautemure and Boulogne-sur-Mer now in its 26th year, the Christmas market will take over the Old Town and delight locals and tourists alike!

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