Christmas market in Lille

Hello everybody!

With the wave of a magic wand, the city of Lille takes on a festive atmosphere and welcomes you to a winter wonderland. A Ferris Wheel turns on the main square, which is transformed into a winter wonderland, dominated by an 18-meter high Christmas tree. The 83 wooden chalets of the Christmas market located on Place Rihout don´t offer only gift ideas, nativity figurines, Christmas decorations, arts and crafts, but also delicious food from all around the world – such as baked Camembert, champagne, vin chaud (mulled vine),  nougat, caramel delicacies and scoff pommes d’amour (toffee apples). Soak up the amazing atmosphere of breathtaking christmas markets in one of the most beautiful romantic cities in Europe while eating these delicious meals.

The Christmas Market of Lille is the largest of its kind in the Nord-Pas-de-Calais region and has been held in the town since 1989 by the Fédération Lilloise du Commerce, de l’Artisanat et des Services. Since 1996, the Christmas market has taken place in the Place Rihour located near the Grand’Place where a Ferris wheel is traditionally set up. Approximately one million visitors come to discover the market and the Christmas lighting in Lille each year, attracted by the warm and festive atmosphere.
When ? From 18th November to 30th December 2016



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