Seasonal ideas

Lille Christmas Market

Only an hour and a half from the Eurotunnel terminal at Calais. Fesitivities start at the month-long Lille Christmas Market. Travel to Lille with Eurotunnel.

Lille Christmas Market

Ideal destination for Christmas shopping in France

Christmas shopping in Lille

Get festive with Lille's month-long Christmas Market. In the heart of winter, the entire city of Lille sparkles and glows with "joie de vivre"! With the wave of a magic wand, the city takes on a festive atmosphere and welcomes you to its winter wonderland. Be dazzled by hundreds of twinkling lights.

Christmas carols fill the air as the 50-metre high Big Wheel turns majestically, providing a fantastic view over the whole city. At its base, an artificial snow-covered village fills the entire Grand Place square, dominated by an 18-metre high Christmas tree!

Head towards Place Rihour where the trees are lined with twinkling fairy lights, the irresistible aroma of cinnamon and roasted chestnuts fill the air and an array of over 83 Christmas wodden chalets awaits you. What better place to shop for that perfect gift idea, nativity figurines, Christmas decorations and festive food. Not forgetting the waffles, gingerbread and other delicacies to take away or enjoy on the spot with a glass of mulled wine. Lille is the ideal destination for your Christmas shopping with over 3900 shops to suit every taste and budget.

The Christmas market is open every day from 20 November to 30 December 2013 (excluding 25 December)

Getting there and around

Lille is just 90 minutes from Eurotunnel Le Shuttle's Calais terminal. The Christmas market is located on Place Rihour, across from the Tourist Office.

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