Christmas festivities in Nord-Pas de Calais

Fra 21 november 2012 til 06 januar 2013
  • Christmas in Touquet-Paris-Plage

    © Olivier Caenen

    Christmas in Touquet-Paris-Plage

    © Olivier Caenen

  • Saint Nicholas in Arras

    © J. Mellin - Ville d'Arras

    Saint Nicholas in Arras

    © J. Mellin - Ville d'Arras

Christmas festivities in Nord-Pas de Calais 59000 Lille fr

Northern France

  • Lille

23 December, in the town centre.
In keeping with the aims set out in Lille 3000 scheme, festivities will be taking place throughout the town. See fantastic parades, street performers; take part in the activities on offer, visit the mobile museums... before the arrival of Father Christmas on the belfry tower, followed by the dazzling illuminations on the Hôtel de Ville.

  • Villeneuve d’Ascq

1-2 December 2012.
Join the locals on their search for Saint Nicholas. Gather with your lanterns and take part in the traditional procession at the “Ferme d’en haut” on Saturday 1st December  at 4.30pm.

  • Marcq-en-Baroeul

Saturday 15th December.
Come and experience Christmas in the hippodrome, with activities and entertainment for all to see! Relax in the tea room or take in the outdoor light and sound show. There is also a live manger display beginning at 7pm, followed by a pyrotechnics show!

Pas de Calais

  • Le Touquet-Paris-Plage

Come and witness the dazzling spectacle of « Si le Tourquet m’était conté »
A truly magical experience for all the family!

From 30 November 2012 to 6 January 2013, Touquet-Paris-Plage will be overcome with Christmas spirit. Over the five weeks, the town will transform into a real Christmas wonderland, with a dazzling display of Christmas lights and even an enchanted forest! There is something for everyone; be it Christmas shopping or taking part in some of the activities on offer, there is plenty of fun to be had!

Children will delight in the magic of the Enchanted Forest, and can even take their wish lists to Father Christmas’ grotto and have their picture taken with the man himself! There will be plenty of fairy-tales and even horse-riding for the more adventurous!  

There is plenty of fun to be had by children and adults alike! From the picturesque Christmas market to horse and carriage rides, and even an ice rink; you won’t be left disappointed!

Don’t miss out!
- 30 November: Chirstmas light switch on in the gardens of the Palais des Congrès
- A chance to see Father Christmas: 22, 23 and 24 December between 5.30 and 7pm.
- 15 and 16 December: indoor Christmas market at the Place du Marché Couvert.
- 19 December: opening of the Place du Centenaire along the sea front.
- 22 December to January: ice rink and ice path through the gardens of the Palais des Congrès

  • Arras

Thursday 6th December, 5.30pm.
Every year on his feastday, the children’s favourite Saint arrives atop the Arras belfry tower. Come and join the magic at place des Héros! Marvel at Saint-Nicholas as he arrives with gifts for the children! 

  • Hardelot

From 16th December until 6th January 2013.
Every year, Hardelot’s Christmas has a different theme. This year is the turn of the Black Forest, a showcase of traditions and festivities for all to see!

  • Boulogne-sur-Mer

Come and join us from 6pm on December 11 2012 at the Nausicaá National Sea Centre for a tropical Christmas.
Come and join us for an unforgettable experience as we open our doors for the festive season! There is plenty going on; come and feed the fish or join in on our music and games; a true animal spectacular! Discover the fish that lie in the depths of the sunken forests of the Cayman Islands, and finish off the evening getting up close and personal with Catfish and other freshwater fish that inhabit the islands!
Spaces are limited, so book early to avoid disappointment!

Adult: €19.19 Children: €13.70

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