Here are the dates of Christmas markets in France for 2022. Each year, Christmas markets open in towns and villages across France. With their unique architectural settings, French towns and villages deliver an enchanting setting enhanced with lights and decorations. Come and enjoy the aromas of mulled wine, hearty food, roasted chestnuts, and local delicacies that fill the crisp air of winter for the joy of visitors, young and old. I couldn’t list all the markets organised in France (there are hundreds of them, small and large). Therefore I have made a selection of my favourite Christmas markets… unsurprisingly a large part of them are found in Alsace!
Dates of Christmas Markets in France – 2022
Check out the websites of local tourist offices for more information on opening hours. Note that many Christmas markets extending beyond Christmas will be closed on the 25th of December.
Pull down the tabs below to learn more about the dates of Christmas markets in France. The dates are being progressively updated!
Dates of Christmas markets in Lower Alsace
For an exhaustive list of Christmas Markets in Alsace, I suggest you visit this site which details the dates of Christmas markets with opening hours.
25 November to 30 December 2022
Saverne – Féérie d’Hiver
25 November 2022 to 1 January 2023
4 weekends before Christmas: Saturdays and Sundays from 26 November 2022 (quartier de l’abbatiale).
Parade of Hans Trapp and Christkindel on 18 December 2022 from 5 pm.
Dates of Christmas markets in Upper Alsace
Upper Alsace roughly corresponds to the département of Haut-Rhin.
Altkirch – la Forêt Enchantée
La Forêt Enchantée is open from 3 December 2022 to 1 January 2023
The village de Noël is open on Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from 3 December 2022 to 1 January 2022.
Our article – More info…
2, 3, 9 and 10 December 2022
Guebwiller – Noël Bleu
From 26 November 2022 (market open until 31 December 2022)
Circuit enchanté des crèches: from late November 2022 to early January 2023
Munster – Bredlamarik
Bredlamarik : Saturdays and Sundays from 25 November to 24 December 2022
Marché de l’An Neuf: 26 to 31 December 2022
3-4 and 10-11 December 2022
2 to 24 December 2022
Dates of Christmas markets in Lorraine and Reims
Discover great festive events in Lorraine and Champagne.
2 December 2022 to 2 January 2023
Nancy – Festivités de Saint-Nicolas
18 November to 30 December 2022 (opening hours of the St. Nicolas village on place Charles III)
Saint-Nicolas Celebrations 3 and 4 December 2022
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Saturdays and Sundays from 26 November to 18 December 2022
From 26 November 2022
25 November to 31 December 2022
Dates of Christmas markets in Burgundy-Franche-Comté
Find out more about the holidays in Burgundy and Franche-Comté.
Besançon – Féerie polaire
26 November to 24 December 2022
Belfort – Le Mois Givré
3 December 2022 to 1 January 2023
Dates of Christmas markets in the Hauts-de-France and Normandy
The Hauts-de-France and Normandy regions have fascinating festive events.
Dates of Christmas markets in the French Alps
The French Alps cover the historic regions of Savoy and Dauphiny.
2 to 31 December 2022
26 November to 24 December 2022 (Place Carnot)