Dates of Christmas Markets in France

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Here are the 2018 dates of Christmas markets in France. Each year, Christmas markets are opening in towns and villages across France. With their outstanding 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 fill the crisp air of winter for the joy of visitors young and old.


The dates of Christmas Markets in France – 2018

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 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 Alsace

Most Beautiful Christmas Markets in France © French Moments

The Most Beautiful Christmas Markets of France (here Eguisheim) © French Moments

For an exhaustive list of Christmas Markets in Alsace, I suggest you to visit this site which details the dates of Christmas markets with opening hours.

Altkirch – la Forêt Enchantée
La Forêt Enchantée is open from 8 December 2018 to 6 January 2019
The village de Noël is open on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from Saturday 8 December 2018 until 6 January 2019.
Our article – More info…

Bergheim
7, 8 and 9 December 2018
More info…

Colmar
23 November to 30 December 2018
Our article – More info…

Eguisheim
30 November to 23 December and 27 to 30 December 2018
Our article – More info…

Guebwiller – Noël Bleu
Satudays and Sundays from 1 to 16 December 2018
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Haguenau
23 November to 30 December 2018
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Kaysersberg
Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from 30 November to 23 December 2018
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Masevaux
On  weekends 8-9 and 15-16 December 2018.
Circuit enchanté des crèches: from 23 November 2018 to 6 January 2019
More info…

Mulhouse
24 November to 23 December 2018
Our article – More info…

Munster – Bredlamarik
Bredlamarik : Saturdays and Sundays from 24 November to 24 December 2018
Marché de l’An Neuf: 26 to 31 December 2018
More info…

Obernai – Gastronomie & Artisanat
1 December 2018 to 2 January 2019
Our article – More info…

Ribeauvillé
8-9 and 15-16 December 2018
More info…

Riquewihr
1 to 23 December 2018
Our article – More info…

Saverne – Féérie d’Hiver
30 November 2018 to 6 January 2019
More info…

Sélestat
30 November 2018 to 6 January 2019 (Place d’Armes) – TBC
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Strasbourg – Capitale de Noël
23 November to 30 December 2018
From 26 to 30 December, only parts of the Christmas market will be open (place de la Cathédrale). Guess country: Finland.
Our article – More info…

Thann
23 November to 23 December 2018
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Wissembourg
4 weekends before Christmas: Saturdays and Sundays from 1 December 2018 (quartier de l’abbatiale).
Parade of Hans Trapp and Christkindel on 23 December 2018 from 5pm.
More info…

Dates of Christmas markets in Lorraine and Champagne-Ardenne

Place Stanislas, Nancy at Christmas time © French Moments

Place Stanislas, Nancy at Christmas time © French Moments

Charleville-Mézières
1 December 2018 to 6 January 2019 – Place Ducale
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Givet
7 to 9 December 2018 – Place Carnot
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Épinal
5 to 31 December 2018 –  Place Pinau, place des Vosges and place des Quatre Nations
Plus d’infos…

Metz
17 November to 30 December 2018 (Place de Chambre, Place St Jacques and Place St Louis)
17 November 2018 to 6 January 2019 (Place d’Armes and Place de la République)
Our article – More info…

Nancy – Festivités de Saint-Nicolas
23 November to 30 December 2018 (opening hours of the St. Nicolas village on place Charles III)
Saint-Nicolas Celebrations 1 and 2 December 2018
Guest country: Japan
Our article – More info…

Plombières-les-Bains
Saturdays and Sundays from 1 to 23 December and from 26 to 30 December 2018
More info…

Reims
21 November to 28 December 2018 (closed on 25/12)
Our article – More info…

Sarreguemines
1 to 24 December 2018
More info…

Sedan
8 to 23 December 2018 (Place d’Armes and Place de la Halle)
More info…

Thionville
1 to 24 December 2018
More info…

Dates of Christmas markets in Burgundy and Franche-Comté

Montbéliard Christmas Market Franche-Comté © French Moments

Montbéliard Christmas Market, Franche-Comté © French Moments

Montbéliard – Les Lumières de Noël
24 November to 24 December 2018
Guest country: Andalusia
Our article – More info…

Besançon – Féerie polaire
24 November to 24/31 December 2018 for some chalets
More info…

Belfort – Le Mois Givré
8 December 2018 to 6 January 2019
More info…

Dijon
dates TBC
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Dates of Christmas markets in Paris and Île de France

Notre-Dame Christmas 05 © French Moments

Notre-Dame Cathedral at Christmas © French Moments

Most of the dates of Christmas markets and opening hours in Paris are detailed on this site…

Tuileries
New this year!
24 November 2018 to 6 January 2019

Village de Noël Paris La Défense
21 November to 29 December 2018
More info…

Quartier des Halles – Place J. du Bellay
1 December 2018 to 6 January 2019

Canopée des Halles
1 December 2018 to 6 January 2019

Parvis de l’Hôtel de Ville
New this year!
14 December 2018 to 6 January 2019

Notre-Dame – Square Viviani
14 to 23 December 2018

Tour Eiffel – Champ-de-Mars-Quai Branly
dates TBC

Hôtel des Invalides
dates TBC

Marché alsacien de la Gare de l’Est
5 to 21 December 2018
Our article

Montmartre – Place des Abbesses
dates TBC

Place Saint-Germain-des-Prés
1 December 2018 to 1 January 2019

Marché de Noël du 15e – Parvis de l’Hôtel de Ville (15th arrondissement)
14 to 23 December 2018

Italie 2 – Centre commercial, 30 avenue d’Italie
dates TBC

Saint-Sulpice
dates TBC

Boulogne-Billancourt
1 to 24 December 2018 (Grand Place and les Passages)

Neuilly-sur-Seine
2 to 24 December 2018

Saint-Germain-en-Laye
1 December 2018 to 6 January 2019
More info…

Provins
16 and 17 December 2018
Our article – More info…

Vincennes – Place de l’Hôtel de Ville
7 to 24 December 2018

Christmas at Disney Village
10 November 2018 to 6 January 2019
More info…

Dates of Christmas markets in the Hauts-de-France

Square in Arras at Christmas © Edith DuBois

Arras at Christmas © Edith DuBois

Amiens
23 November to 31 December 2018
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Arras
30 November to 30 December 2018
More info…

Béthune
24 November to 31 December 2018
More info…

Lille
23 November to 30 December 2018
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Dates of Christmas markets in the Centre and North-West of France

Rouen-Christmas-by-French-Moments

Alençon
7 to 9 and 14 to 16 December 2018
More info…

Angers
24 November to 31 December 2018
More info…

Blois – Des Lyres d’Hiver
1 to 29 December 2018
More info…

Bourges – Le Village de Noël
14 to 24 December 2018 (by the cathedral)
More info…

Brest
30 November to 24 December 2018
More info…

Caen
1 to 31 December 2018
More info…

Chartres
dates TBC
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Le Havre
1 to 24 December 2018
More info…

Le Mans
24 November to 30 December 2018
More info…

Nantes
23 November to 24 December 2018
More info…

Orléans
30 November 2018 to 6 January 2019
More info…

Rennes
23 November to 24 December 2018
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Rouen – Rouen Givrée
28 November to 30 December 2018
Our article – More info…

Tours
23 November to 30 December 2018
More info…

Dates of Christmas markets in Nouvelle Aquitaine

Bordeaux
30 November to 26 December 2018 – Allées de Tourny
More info…

La Rochelle
dates TBC
More info…

Limoges
dates TBC
More info…

Pau
23 November to 30 December 2018
More info…

Sarlat
5 to 31 December 2018
More info…

Dates of Christmas markets in Occitania

Albi
dates TBC
More info…

Blagnac
28 November to 2 December 2018
More info…

Carcassonne
dates TBC
More info…

Castres
7 to 31 December 2018
More info…

Montpellier
29 November to 27 December 2018 (closed on 25/12)
More info…

Nîmes – Féerie de Noël
30 November to 30 December 2018
More info…

Pamiers
8 to 24 December 2018
More info…

Perpignan
23 November 2018 to 6 January 2019 (quai Sébastien Vauban)
More info…

Toulouse
23 November to 26 December 2018 (Place du Capitole)
More info…

Dates of Christmas markets in Provence

Nativity Scene Saint-François Xavier Paris 02 © French Moments

Provençal Nativity Scene © French Moments

Aix-en-Provence
21 November to 31 December 2018
More info…

Antibes
dates TBC (Esplanade du Pré aux Pêcheurs)
More info…

Aubagne – Marché aux Santons et à la céramique
dates TBC
More info…

Avignon – Avignon fête Noël
1 December 2018 to 6 January 2019
Since 2015 the Christmas market of Avignon has been replaced by a series of Christmas events. More info…

Cannes
dates TBC (allées de la Liberté)
More info…

Fréjus
dates TBC
More info…

La Garde
dates TBC
More info…

Marseille
17 November 2018 to 7 January 2019 (Vieux-Port, Quai de la Fraternité)
More info…

Martigues – Marché artisanal
16, 17 and 18 November 2018 (la Halle de Martigues)
More info…

Menton
dates TBC
More info…

Monaco
7 December 2018 to 6 January 2019 (Port Hercule)
More info…

Mouans-Sartoux
9 December 2018 (9am-7pm on the village’s squares)
More info…

Nice
1 to 31 December 2018 (Place Masséna)
More info…

Toulon
21 November to 31 December 2018 (Place de la Liberté)
More info…

Saint-Raphaël
8 December 2018 to 6 January 2019 (Promenade De Lattre de Tassigny)
More info…

Vence – Un monde imaginaire
dates TBC (Place du Grand Jardin)
More info…

Dates of Christmas markets in Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes

Annecy Christmas Market © French Moments

Annecy Christmas Market © French Moments

Annecy
23 November 2018 to 6 January 2019
Our article – More info…

Chambéry
dates TBC
More info…

Chamonix
dates TBC
More info…

Clermont-Ferrand
23 November to 30 December 2018
More info..

Grenoble
24 November to 24 December 2018
More info…

Lyon
24 November to 24 December 2018 (Place Carnot)
More info…

Valence
1 to 25 December 2018 (TBC)
More info…

Dates of Christmas markets in Switzerland

Basel Christmas Market

The Christmas market in the MünsterPlatz, Basel © French Moments

Basel
22 November to 23 December 2018
Our article – More info…

Geneva
6 to 31 December 2018 (Parc des Bastions)
More info…

Lausanne – Bô Noël
21 November to 31 December 2018 (Place Saint-François, Place Pépinet et Arches du Grand Pont)
More info…

Dates of Christmas markets in Freiburg

Freibourg-im-Breisgau
22 November to 23 December 2018
More info…

Dates of Christmas markets in Luxembourg

Luxembourg-Ville
23 November to 24 December 2018 (Place d’Armes, Place de la Constitution, Place de Paris)
Plus d’infos…


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Pierre is a French/Australian who is passionate about France and its culture. He grew up in France and Germany and has also lived in Australia and England. In 2014 he moved back to Europe from Sydney with his wife and daughter to be closer to their families and to France. He has a background teaching French and holds a Master of Translating and Interpreting English-French with the degree of Master of International Relations and a degree of Economics and Management.

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