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Christmas Markets 2023

18th November 2023 - 14th January 2024

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Christmas is Coming

Yes, it’s getting towards that time of year again and whether you’re Crimbo crazy or suitably Scrooge, a nice cup of vin chaud never goes amiss! Plus, supporting local businesses is more important than ever!

Dates are dependent on weather and other variables so please do double check with local mairies or Offices de tourisme a few days before- our info is only as good as the people who sent it!

If you know of any other Christmas markets in the region, drop us an email and we’ll add it to the list.



Friday 1st

Corneilla la Rivière (night market from 5pm)

Friday 1st – Sunday 3rd


Saturday 2nd

Perpignan (Centro Espagnol)
Pézilla la Rivière

Saturday 2nd – Sunday 3rd

Corneilla del Vercol

Sunday 3rd

Latour bas Elne

Tuesday 5th

Latour de France (night market from 4.30pm – 7.30pm)

Friday 8th – Sunday 10th


Saturday 9th

Amélie les Bains
Canet en Roussillon
Perpignan (Place de la Loge)
Prats de Mollo
Saint Estève
Sainte Marie la Mer

Saturday 9th – Sunday 10th

Banyuls sur Mer
Saint Génis des Fontaines
Salses le Château

Sunday 10th

Los Masos
Perpignan (Place de Belgique)
Saint Hippolyte

Wednesday 13th

Perpignan (L’Anthropo)

Friday 15th – Saturday 16th


Saturday 16th

Arles sur Tech
Le Boulou
Saint André
Villeneuve de la Ribière

Saturday 16th – Sunday 17th

Latour bas Elne

Sunday 17th

Montesquieu des Albères

Villages de Noël

Christmas trees, snow-topped chalets, great food and drink… the region boasts some truly magical Christmas villages. Whether you’re shopping, tasting or visiting Santa, the villages de Noël are the perfect idea for some festive family fun.

Le Barcarès, 18th Nov – 7th Jan

One of the biggest, brightest and most festive villages de Noël in the south of France! Held in the vast Jardins du Lydia from late November through to mid-January, the market welcomes over 1.5 million visitors! Shows, parades, entertainment, it’s a sure-fire spectacle but be warned, over 5s have to pay to get in (5€).

Don’t miss:

  • Fireworks every Friday from 10.30pm
  • Santa’s parade, Weds 6th & Sat 23rd
  • New Year’s Eve party & fireworks

Find out more here.

Perpignan Christmas Market

Perpignan, 25th Nov – 7th Jan

The historic Quai Vauban undergoes a complete Christmas make-over with twinkling lights, a giant ferris wheel and of course, the quaint Christmas market.

The traditional wooden chalets sell a range of festive and artisan products including hot wine and churros. Why not tie it in with a visit to les Halles?

There’s also a fun fair in Place Catalogne (in front of the old Fnac building), donkey rides in Place Gambetta, Christmas chalets in Place de la République and various festive entertainment through the other squares and streets.

Contact the Office de Tourisme for more info.

Find out more about Christmas in Perpignan here.

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Canet en Roussillon, 14th Dec – 7th Jan

Check out the festive entertainment and traditional wooden chalets at the beach of Canet en Roussillon every day from 10am to midnight. Concerts, performance art, ice sculpting, music, games, synthetic ice skating rink and of course beautiful artisan gifts and produce.

Find out more here.

Argelès sur Mer, 15th – 24th Dec

Another wonderful Christmas village bursting with toys, clothes, jewellery, food and drink. Meet Santa and enjoy plenty of Christmas shows and spectacles for the whole family, including giant inflatables, an ice skating rink and pony rides. Every day from 3pm to 11pm, with kids’ activities until 7pm. Note, the village will close early on the 24th but the celebrations continue through into the new year.

Find out more here.

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Torreilles, 15th Dec – 7th Jan

Wander through the winter wonderland in Torreilles. Open everyday from 11am to midnight with gift ideas, food and drink. Don’t miss the special Christmas spectacles… contact the Office de Tourisme for details.

Banyuls sur Mer, 26th Nov – 7th Jan

Enjoy the festive atmosphere with the creators’ chalets from the last weekend in November. Then tempt your tastebuds at the village gourmand from 23rd December, with tasty local food and drink plus musical entertainment, tombola, competitions, parades and more.

Céret, 9th Dec – 7th Jan

Enjoy a month of festive entertainment under the grand illuminations of the town’s Christmas tree and at the Christmas chalets. Don’t miss the Festa de la Llum (light festival) on the 17th. Stock up on your Christmas foie gras (and other tasty morsels) on the 18th. The free fair rides will be open from 23rd December and kids can also watch Santa’s sleigh parade… contact the Office de Tousime for details.

Saint Cyprien, 8th – 24th Dec

Each weekend (Fri-Sun), head to St Cyp for the promenade de Noël, with wooden chalets, hot wine, workshops, fair rides, live music, fireworks and plenty of festive cheer. Santa will stop by every Saturday.

Le Soler, 8th Dec – 4th Jan

Enjoy food, drink, music and entertainment at the Christmas chalets in Le Soler.


18th November
14th January 2024
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