Christmas Markets 2018
17th November 2018 - 13th January 2019
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!
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 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.
MERCI ET BONNES FETES!
Villages de Noël
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.
Friday 23rd November – Saturday 6th January
The historic Quai Vauban undergoes a complete Christmas make-over with twinkling lights, a giant ferris wheel and of course, the quaint Christmas market. 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?
Saturday 24th November – Sunday 13th January
Bigger, brighter and more festive than ever before, the annual village de Noël is moving from place de la République to 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, you have to pay to get in- 2€ per person.
Saturday 8th December : Pessebre vivant, parades, ice skating display and fire works
Sunday 23rd Decemer : Christmas parade, arrival of Santa and his elves, carol singing
Monday 31st December : New Year’s party – bring your own picnic to the specially installed (and heated) marquee and enjoy music and dancing through to 3am! 25€.
Sunday 6th January : Les Rois Mages (3 wise men) parade and ice skating display
Wednesday 19th December – Friday 28th December
Argelès sur Mer
Another wonderful Christmas village bursting with toys, clothes, jewellery, food and drink. There are also Christmas shows and spectacles for the whole family- don’t miss Santa abseiling down the clock tower! More detailed programme coming soon.
Friday 21st December – Friday 30th December
Not as long as the other markets but still definitely worth a visit. Wooden chalets, hot wine and plenty of festive cheer.
Plenty of other towns and villages will also have Christmas markets- it’s a great excuse to get out and (re)discover the region!
Saturday 17th – Sunday 18th
Saint Cyprien (Salle Pons)
Saturday 24th – Sunday 25th
Corneilla del Vercol
St Jean Pla de Corts (British)
Saturday 1st – Sunday 2nd
Villeneuve de la Raho
Saint Féliu d’Amont
Villeneuve la Rivière
Pézilla la Rivière
Saturday 8th – Sunday 9th
Font Romeu (flea market)
Saturday 15th – Sunday 16th
Saturday 15th – mid January
Saturday 22nd – Sunday 23rd
Villelongue de la Salanque