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Christmas Markets 2021

14th November 2021 - 9th January 2022

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!

With the ongoing sanitary situation, check the latest local rules on masks and pass sanitaires before you head out.

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.


Christmas Markets

Sunday 14th November

Saint Cyprien

Sunday 21st November

Prades (foie gras and Christmas poultry)

Saturday 27th November

Perpignan (Centro espagnol)

Sunday 28th November

Saint Laurent de Cerdans

Saturday 18th December

Le Boulou

Sunday 19th December

Céret (foie gras & Christmas meats market)

Villages de Noël

Exact dates TBC, information below is a guide to what’s usually on, we will bring up to date confirmation as and when we receive it.

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


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

Open Monday to Thursday 10.30am – 8pm and Friday to Sunday 10.30am – 9pm, 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 every Saturday and over the Christmas weekend, 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.

Canet en Roussillon

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 and of course beautiful artisan gifts and produce.

Find out more here.

Argelès sur Mer

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.

Find out more here.

Saint Cyprien

Not as long as the other markets but still definitely worth a visit. Wooden chalets, hot wine and plenty of festive cheer from 6pm every night. Head to place de la République from 2pm for free fair rides.

Le Barcarès

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 village of over 70 chalets is set to welcome over 1 million visitors and as such will boast a wide range of stands: arts & crafts, food & drink, toys, clothes and more!

Be warned, over 11s have to pay to get in (2€ per person during the week outside of school hols and 5€ per person on Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday outside of school holidays and every day during school holidays). Family passes available. More details here.

Find out more here.


Between the ice skating rink and the traditional carousel, the cosy wooden chalets , there’s plenty of festive fun for the whole family in Thuir this Christmas. Be sure to check out the Christmas shows at the Théâtre des Aspres too!

Find out more here.


In the place Picasso and the place Barri, kids can enjoy the Christmas fair rides absolutely free each afternoon.


14th November
9th January 2022
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