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Wander the Amiens Christmas Market

Amiens, Marché de Noël 2015

With its 130 wooden chalets, over more than 2 kilometres, its free entertainment, and many novelties, Amiens hosts the largest Christmas Market in the north of France from Wednesday November 24 to Saturday December 30 2017.

Find gift ideas – handicraft items (jewellery, leather, candles, etc…) , traditional toys, cashmere scarves, maisonettes, terracotta figurines, gourmet products – offered by manufacturers and creators from France and around the world… In an atmosphere sweet scents and flavours unique to end-of-year festivities, the wonder of this great event will delight both children and adults!

Christmas Market Hours:

> Mondays from 2:00pm to 7:30pm
> Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Sundays from 10:30am to 7:30pm
> Fridays and Saturdays from 10:30am to 9:00pm
> Closed December 25 2017
> Closes at 5:00pm on December 24 and December 31

 

Entertainment not to be missed...

Santa’s House

Children will be able to whisper their dearest wishes in Santa’s ear during privileged access to his cottage and receive a surprise in return. They can also leave a letter for Santa in the box just in front of his house.

From November 25 to December 24

 

Christmas Ice-Skating Rink

300m² of gliding in the courtyard of Hotel de Ville for some memorable fun! Accompanied by their parents, the little ones can learn at their own pace and without risk in the space reserved for them. Gloves mandatory.

 

 

Ferris Wheel

Dominate the city thanks to the Ferris Wheel, which is back at the Christmas Market. From the 50-metre-high attraction, you will discover a sparkling view of the city.

Rue de Noyon, opposite the train station.

 

The show "Chroma, a monumental experience"

Listed as a UNESCO Wold Heritage site, Amiens Cathedral has become the base of discovery of gothic portals since its restoration. More than 15 years after the spectacle “Amiens, the cathedral in colour”, Notre-Dame Cathedral of Amiens is once again highlighted in a new, original show.
From Friday November 24 to Sunday December 31 2017, on the forecourt of Notre-Dame Cathedral of Amiens | Every evening at 7:00pm – free.

 

 

Animated Displays

Students of Saint Luc Tournais school (Belgium) section design revisit the wonder and magic of Christmas through 7 displays at the Christmas Market.

On the theme of travel and movement, we offer you their collaboration, which has been sent to a great man who has a close relationship with Amiens: Jules Vern! A beautiful discovery not to be missed during your visit.
Every day, from 10:00am to 9:00pm
From Friday November 24 to Sunday December 31 2017, Rue de Noyon, AMIENS

 

Flying Fish

School of Sardines” is an ephemeral and poetic artistic installation created by the Aerosculpture society, and more precisely, by Mr Jean-Pierre David, based in Marseille. The installation consists of a multitude of inflatable balloons in the shape of fish. Securely moored, each sardine moves in the air like a fish in water. In winter, a light mist comes off the water, accentuating the mysterious side of these enigmatic sardines. A beautiful curiosity situated on edge of one of the most beautiful districts in Amiens: Saint Leu.

Every day from 8:00am to 9:00pm
From December 2 to December 25 2017, St Leu District, Belu Quay, AMIENS

 

Enchanted Forest

You will travel through the magic of Christmas and its different atmospheres, through a forest of fir trees. Enjoy the discovery.
From November 25 to January 6. Closed December 25 and January 1.

 

Christmas parades (Depart from the town hall)

- Sunday November 26: Quartet Saxez Air
- Friday December 1: The Zylluminées – giant bubbles
- Sunday December 10: The parade of the love of deer
- Friday December 15: The Snow Elves
- Friday December 22: The Gnomikys

If you want to use this lovely time to discover Amiens in a weekend, check out our tips and take full advantage of the entertainment programme and don’t miss out!