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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.

 

Haguenau
25 November to 30 December 2022
More info…

Haguenau Christmas Market © French Moments
The Haguenau Christmas Market on Place d’Armes © French Moments

 

Obernai – Gastronomie & Artisanat
25 November to 31 December 2022
Our article – More info…

France at Christmas: Obernai © French Moments
France at Christmas: Obernai © French Moments

 

Saverne – Féérie d’Hiver
25 November 2022 to 1 January 2023
More info…

Christmas in Saverne © French Moments
The Winter Wonderland of Saverne at Christmas © French Moments

 

Sélestat
25 November to 30 December 2022 (Place d’Armes)
Our article – More info…

Sélestat Christmas market © French Moments
Sélestat Christmas market © French Moments

 

Strasbourg – Capitale de Noël
25 November to 24 December 2022
Our article – More info…

Strasbourg Christmas Market © French Moments
The great Christmas tree of Place Kléber, Strasbourg © French Moments

 

Wissembourg
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.
More info…

Wissembourg Christmas Market © French Moments
Wissembourg Christmas Market © French Moments

 

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…

The Foret Enchantee of Altkirch © French Moments
The Forêt Enchantée of Altkirch © French Moments

 

Bergheim
2, 3, 9 and 10 December 2022
More info…

 

Colmar
24 November to 29 December 2022
Our article – More info…

Colmar Christmas market © French Moments
Colmar Christmas market © French Moments

 

Eguisheim
25 November to 30 December 2022
Our article – More info…

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

 

Guebwiller – Noël Bleu
From 26 November 2022 (market open until 31 December 2022)
More info…

Guebwiller Christmas Market © French Moments
Guebwiller Christmas Market © French Moments

 

Kaysersberg
Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from 25 November to 20 December 2022
Our article – More info…

Stalls at the Kaysersberg Christmas market, Alsace © French Moments
At the Kaysersberg Christmas market, Alsace © French Moments

 

Masevaux
Circuit enchanté des crèches: from late November 2022 to early January 2023

 

Mulhouse
24 November to 27 December 2022
Our article – More info…

Mulhouse Christmas Market © French Moments
Mulhouse Christmas market © French Moments

 

Munster – Bredlamarik
Bredlamarik : Saturdays and Sundays from 25 November to 24 December 2022
Marché de l’An Neuf: 26 to 31 December 2022
More info…

 

Ribeauvillé
3-4 and 10-11 December 2022
More info…

Ribeauvillé Christmas Market © Office de Tourisme Pays de Ribeauvillé-Riquewihr
Ribeauvillé Christmas Market © Office de Tourisme Pays de Ribeauvillé-Riquewihr

 

Riquewihr
26 November to 21 December 2022
Our article – More info…

Christmas in Riquewihr, Alsace © French Moments
The Christmas shop in Riquewihr, Alsace © French Moments

 

Thann
2 to 24 December 2022
Our article

Thann Christmas market © French Moments
Thann Christmas market © French Moments

 

Dates of Christmas markets in Lorraine and Reims

Discover great festive events in Lorraine and Champagne.

 

Épinal
2 December 2022 to 2 January 2023
Plus d’infos…

 

Metz
18 November to 24 December 2022
Our article – More info…

Metz Christmas Market © French Moments
The Metz Christmas Market on place Saint-Louis © French Moments

 

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
Our article – More info…

Christmas in Nancy © French Moments
The great view from the Ferris Wheel © French Moments

 

Plombières-les-Bains
Saturdays and Sundays from 26 November to 18 December 2022
More info…

 

Reims
1 to 30 December 2022
Our article – More info…

Reims Christmas market © CpaKmoi - licence (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)
Reims Christmas market © CpaKmoi – licence (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)

 

Sarreguemines
From 26 November 2022
More info…

 

Thionville
25 November to 31 December 2022
More info…

 

Dates of Christmas markets in Burgundy-Franche-Comté

Find out more about the holidays in Burgundy and Franche-Comté.

 

Montbéliard – Les Lumières de Noël
26 November to 24 December 2022
Guest country: Pays de Savoie
Our article – More info…

Montbéliard Christmas Market Franche-Comté © French Moments
Montbéliard Christmas Market, Franche-Comté © French Moments

 

Besançon – Féerie polaire
26 November to 24 December 2022
More info…

 

Belfort – Le Mois Givré
3 December 2022 to 1 January 2023
More info…

 

Dijon
2 to 31 December 2022. Extended until 7 January 2023 on the Place de la République and Place de la Libération
Our article – More info…

Grande_roue_@Mairie_de_Dijon
Christmas in Dijon © Mairie de Dijon

 

Dates of Christmas markets in the Hauts-de-France and Normandy

The Hauts-de-France and Normandy regions have fascinating festive events.

 

Arras
25 November to 30 December 2022
Our articleMore info…

Arras Christmas Market © Philippe Rouzet - licence (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)
Arras Christmas Market © Philippe Rouzet – licence (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)

 

Béthune
26 November to 31 December 2022
Our article – More info…

Béthune - La Cité de Noël © JM Hecquet
Béthune Christmas Market © JM Hecquet

 

Lille
18 November to 30 December 2022
Our article – More info…

Lille Christmas Market © Velvet - licence [CC BY-SA 3.0] from Wikimedia Commons
The Ferris Wheel of Lille Christmas © Velvet – licence [CC BY-SA 3.0] from Wikimedia Commons

 

Rouen – Rouen Givrée
24 November to 25 December 2022
Our article – More info…

Rouen Christmas Market © Frédéric BISSON (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)
Rouen Christmas Market © Frédéric BISSON (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)

 

Dates of Christmas markets in the French Alps

The French Alps cover the historic regions of Savoy and Dauphiny.

 

Annecy
19 November 2022 to 1 January 2023
Our article – More info…

Annecy Christmas Market © French Moments
Night time at the Christmas Market © French Moments

 

Chambéry
2 to 31 December 2022
More info…

 

Chamonix
dates TBC
More info…

 

Grenoble
24 November to 24 December 2022
Our articleMore info…

Marché de Noël Place Grenette 2 © JM Francillon : Ville de Grenoble 2010
Grenoble Christmas Market © JM Francillon / Ville de Grenoble

 

Lyon
26 November to 24 December 2022 (Place Carnot)
More info…

Lyon, Festival of Lights. Photo @Chawki via Twenty20
Lyon, Festival of Lights. Photo @Chawki via Twenty20

 

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About the author

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. He has a background teaching French, Economics and Current Affairs, 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. Pierre is the author of the Discovery Course on the Secrets of the Eiffel Tower and the Christmas book "Voyage au Pays de Noël".

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