Christmas markets in and around Lyon
November 25 to December 24
Now in its fifteenth year, Lyon’s Christmas market includes over forty scintillating wooden chalets, both adults and children will delight in the novelties on offer.
Daily from 10.30 to 8pm. Night markets on Saturdays until 10pm and during the Festival of Lights, December 6 to 9. The market closes at 4pm on Christmas Eve.
Where?: Place Carnot 69002 Lyon 2ème / Metro stop Perrache, line A.
November 24 to December 24
In the run up to Christmas, Grenoble will be decked out in all it’s festive glory.
The Grenoble Christmas market will take up its usual spot in the town centre; where it has made its mark over the past eighteen years. Eagerly anticipated by locals and tourists alike, the Christmas market will once again this year recreate Santa’s village; fun for adults and children alike! Following its huge success last year, come and see for yourselves the animated toy factory, the flea circus, and even a chance to meet Father Christmas!
Above all, Christmas is about the children, and Grenoble’s Christmas market has gone to lengthy efforts to ensure there is plenty of fun to be had! There are plenty of magical animals to meet, and even giant elves parading throughout the city! Instead of sending your present list by post, email or carrier pigeon, there will be a huge letterbox where all children can drop off their wish lists! There will be plenty going on, magic shows, ventriloquists, a chance to meet Saint Nicolas and his cheeky companion Le Père Fouettard!
Artisans will be displaying their handicrafts in the chalets, and in Place Grenette, rue Felix Poulat and Place Victor Hugo. Come and indulge in some tasty treats; Foie Gras, chocolates, gingerbread and many more are waiting to be snapped up! Let yourself be carried away by all the twinkling trinkets on offer, from Christmas decorations to handmade wooden toys, you won’t be leaving empty-handed!
November 30 to January 7
Throughout the month of December, Annecy will be celebrating its annual “Noël des Alpes” (Christmas in the Alps). Come and join in the Christmas festivities and take in a show or two; there is plenty to see and do, and even a Christmas train to help you get around! Take a leisurely stroll through our picturesque market, or practice your artistic moves on our ice rink! We have put on our best Christmas display to help you get into the festive spirit.
With a theme that changes each year, the Annecy Christmas market is a truly unique experience in picturesque mountain surroundings!
This years Christmas market is part of the celebrations organised by “Ville des Alpes” 2012.
From 15 to 24 December
Mulled wine, Christmas decorations, sweets and treats and plenty of toys are all on sale at the Montélimar Christmas market!
Take a night-time walk through the town, and marvel at the splendour of the Christmas lights! With late openings until 9pm on December 15 and 22, the Christmas market is perfect for getting into the festive spirit! Children can even leave their Christmas lists in Santa’s huge letterbox!
Nyons - Domaine Rocheville
8 and 9 December
With a wide range of local produce to choose from, you will find everything you need for the perfect Christmas present! Now in its sixteenth year, the Christmas market is not to be missed!
December 15 and 16.
The Santon Christmas figurine market will this year be held in the Dumont gymnasium, while the Christmas market will take place in the Place Docteur Maurice Rozier.