mid-November > mid-December
CHRISTMAS MAGIC IN LILLE
As more than 900.000 visitors every year, come to Lille's Christmas Market to discover the lights and decoration of the city, marvellous stalls but also the magic of the "Grande Roue" at the heart of the Grand' Place.
Shop windows and display also are part of the ambiance... The whole city is full of coulours and happiness.
STALLS OF THE CHRISMAS MARKETFollow the irresistible aroma of cinnamon and roasted chestnuts to Place Rihour where, for over a month, you can find more than 80 decorated chalets open 7 days a week.
Here, merchants and craftspeople offer original and delightful gift ideas: regional products, gingerbread and other delicacies (to try on the spot or take away), nativity figurines and Christmas decorations or traditional toys. Russia, German, Canadian and Polish specialties are also available.
Some events are organised every year and participate to create a warm atmosphere: concerts, Christmas tales reading, making up workshops...
THE GRANDE ROUE
When you reach the Grand'Place, Christmas carols fill the air as the 50-metre high Big Wheel turns majestically, providing its guests with an incredible view of the city. At its base, the reproduction of a snow-covered village.
SHOPPING IN CHRISTMAS TIME
Holiday spirit can be found in every district, with shop windows decorated to be the most original. Shopping becomes an immense pleasure in a city glowing with joie de vivre.
The streets of the "Vieux Lille" are originally decorated and shops are competing from the elegant rue de la Grande Chaussée and rue de la Monnaie with their countless evergreen garlands embellished with red and gold ribbons, to the trendy rue Esquermoise !
Euralille and Wazemmes could be also good places for shopping and gifts ideas, by the way.
The last three SDundays beforze Christmas, shops are exceptionally open for more pleasure !
The Christmas market is open as following:
- From Sunday to Thursday: 11:00 am > 08:00 pm
- Friday & Saturday: 11:00 am > 09:00 pm
The stalls are closed earlier ont 24 and 30 December: 06:00 pm
Exceptionally closed on December 25
Do not hesitate to have a look at the Lille Christmas Market website too: www.noel-a-lille.com/