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CHRISTMAS MARKETS 2016


11th December 2016 - 31st December 2016

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It’s that time of year again and there are plenty oaf activities throughout the region already! Get in the festive spirit and head to one of the many Christmas markets held across the PO. Here is our guide to what’s happening, when.

23rd November – 2nd January

Perpignan (quai Vauban, Place de Catalogne and Place Gambetta.)
Crafts, local products, presents, sweets, decoratons… all things Christmassy on display in special constructed wooden ’chalets’ and tents, along with the traditional hot chestnuts, creperie, hot wine, ferris wheel beside the Castillet, ice skating in Place de la République…..Take the ’petit train de Noel’ – a free service with stops all around Perpignan.

Saturday 26th November

Laroque des Albères

Saturday 26th & Sunday 27th November

Elne
Laroque des Albères

Saturday 26th November – Mid January (TBC)

Le Barcarès
Christmas Village with chalets, hot wine stands, ice skating rink, gift ideas and a variety of entertainment for the whole family (programme TBC).

Sunday 27th November

Canohès
Fillols
Sahorre
Saint Feliu d’Amont

Every weekend (Friday – Sunday) in December

Collioure
Noël dans les rues: the traditional Cour de Noël, usually held in the Château Royal, is for the first time this year spilling into the streets. Over 70 exhibitors, artisans and vendors will be bringing their festive spirit to Place Jean Jaurès, Place du 18 juin and Rue Pasteur. Christmas shows Friday 2nd December (5.30pm), Sunday 11th December (11am / 3pm) and Saturday 17th December (5pm / 7pm).

Thursday 1st – Sunday 15th January

Perpignan, Place Gambetta
Noël Gourmet: oysters, foie gras and other festive delicacies.

Saturday 3rd December

Palau de Cerdagne

Saturday 3rd & Sunday 4th December

Nyer

Sunday 4th December

Baho
Font Romeu
Rodès
Taurinya
St Jean Pla de Corts (British Christmas Market)
Thuir

Friday 9th – Saturday 31st December

Thuir

Saturday 10th December

Le Boulou
Pia
Prats de Mollo
Vernet les Bains

Saturday 10th & Sunday 11th December

Le Soler
Montescot
Vintage Christmas Market. Stalls selling all things vintage, and some things that are not. Classic car rally, pin-up fashion shows, barbers, tattoo artists and good old live rock n’ roll.
Saillagouse
Villeneuve de la Raho

Sunday 11th December

Castelnou
The only Christmas market recognised by the Marché des Producteurs de Pays label. Lots of yummy, locally grown and artisan products on offer and entertainment from clowns, Tago and Siko.
Catllar
Estagel
Los Masos
Maureillas
Ponteilla
Ria
Sorède

Friday 16th-Saturday 24th December

Saint Cyprien, Place de la République
Marché de Noël, Saint Cyprien des Neiges : ice skating rink, bodegas, Christmas market, creative workshops for the kids and plenty of festive surprises.

Friday 16th-Saturday 31st December

Canet, Ramblas de l’Avenue de la Méditerranée
Chalets de Noël : opening night Friday 16th from 6pm with musical entertainment throughout the evening. 

Villefranche de Conflent
Village de Noël : daily entertainment, animations and games, workshops and exhibitions on Christmas traditions, Christmas specials in local restaurants and an artisan Christmas market.

Saturday 17th & Sunday 18th December

Pollestres

Saturday 17th-Thursday 22nd December

Argelès
Village de Noël: free entertainment for children (bouncy castles, face painting….). Christmas parade at 6pm on Saturday 17th & Wednesday 21st. Free Christmas Show by local celebrities, les Oiseaux de Nuit (4pm on Sunday 18th), Santa abseils down the bell tower of Église Notre Dame del Prat (4pm on Wednesday 21st) and sweeties rain followed by xicolatada (hot chocolate) offered to children, face painting, balloons. Check with the tourist office for full details.

Sunday 18th December

Céret,
Christmas Market with various stands, local produce and musical entertainment throughout the day.
Prades

Sunday 18th-Saturday 24th December

Canet, Place Méditerranée
Christmas Village, inspired by the exhibition Noël Russe (Russian Christmas, Galerie des Hospices). Workshops, pony rides and games from 3pm to 6pm every day. Christmas shows (18th & 23rd at 3.30pm and 24th at 3pm). Santa arrives (23rd at 17h). Evening entertainment from 8pm and New Year’s Eve fireworks in time for midnight.
Please note: Wednesday 21st, the whole set up will move to Canet Village for the day. Christmas magic show from 15h30, with Santa arriving around the same time.

Friday 16th-Saturday 24th December

Saint Cyprien
Chalets, hot wine stands, carrousel, ice skating rink, face painting, workshops and shows. Opening and closing parades with musical entertainment. 

Wednesday 21st-Saturday 24th December

Les Angles
Christmas Market (Christmas parade with Santa arriving at 19h on 24th )
Prades
Christmas Village: inflatable structures, face painting, sleigh rides, pony rides, fairground, balloon modelling, Christmas farm animals and of course, Santa on site in the afternoons.

 

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Start:
11th December 2016
End:
31st December 2016
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