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Amiens sparkles with the glorious colours of the Christmas Market

Amiens, Marché de Noël 2015

From Saturday, 23rd November to Monday, 30th December, Amiens put on its coat of many coloured lights and features over 140 chalet stalls as part of its traditional Christmas Market. Crafts, entertainment and illuminations, spread along a two kilometre walk, promise that visitors will end the year on a magical note !

 

 

 

The Christmas Market offers a wealth of treasures all ready to be discovered at the foot of the tree: crafts (jewellery, leather, candles and so on), traditional toys, cashmere scarves, mini-cottages, terracotta figurines, gourmet products, etc. In an atmosphere rich with the sweet scents and flavours of the end-of-year celebrations, the enchantment of this magical event will delight young and old alike!

 

Christmas Market Hours:

> Monday from 2pm to 7:30pm
> Tuesday, wednesday, thursday and friday from 10:30am to 7:30pm
> Saturday from 10:30am to 9pm
> Sunday from 10:30am to 7:30pm
> Closed on Wednesday 25th December
> Closing at 5pm on 24th December

 

The events that will take place during the Christmas Market

 

Over 140 chalets

 

The mountain village and its rink | New & free

This year, the rink will take up residence in the heart of the new mountain village. Ski resort atmosphere with wooden chalet and ski lifts.
Gloves required.

Until January 4.
Closed on December 25th, 2019 and January 1st, 2020.

 

Christmas parades

This year again, fantastic characters will walk down the aisles of the Christmas Market. Wonder guarandeed!

Sunday 1st December - departure at 5pm from the city hall.
Sunday 22nd December - departure at 5pm from the city hall, final at the train station around 5:30pm.

 

The village of Christmas bubbles | New & free

With these bubbles decorated by the services of the city, you enter instantly into the magic of Christmas. In the middle of these spheres will enthroned the big tree of 15m high.

Closed on December 25th, 2019.

 

Workshops of Santa's elves

This space welcomes children from 4 to 10 years, to carry out creative leisure workshops.

 

The house of the Father Christmas | Free

This year, Santa Claus moved into a new chalet to welcome children in a warm atmosphere.

Place St Denis
Until December 24th, 2019

 

The festive ferris wheel

The real gateway to the Amiens Christmas Market is the festive ferris wheel, on rue de Noyon, at the foot of the Tour Perret. Get the best view of the city’s Christmas lights from the top of the 50m ferris wheel !

Rue de Noyon.

 

Chroma light show | Free

At nightfall, the cathedral is once again transformed with a new spectacular light show that recalls the history of Notre-Dame d’Amiens and of the city with stunning colours.

In front of the Cathedral,every evening at 7pm.
From November 22nd to December 31st, 2019.
www.amiens.fr/cathedrale

 

 

Nativity by ch'Lafleur, traditional Picardy puppet show | Free

Enjoy the Nativity scene, told in four 20-minute living pictures with songs and live music, and twenty traditional Picardy puppets.

Rue André.
December 14, 15, 21 and 22, 2019.
Shows start at 3pm, 4pm, 5pm and 6pm.

 

Christmas in Provence

Representation of a Provencal Christmas crib with nearly 300 figures, reminiscent of Christmas traditions and the rural life of the past.

From November 23rd, 2019 to January 12th, 2020, from 10am to 6pm.
Saint-Jacques Church.