THE WONDER OF CHRISTMAS

Greater Lille prepares to don its best finery in the form of illuminations for a month of Christmas festivities and celebrations. With the great Lille Eye, the twinkling Christmas tree, the lights and the aroma of mulled wine, well, even I who know the place well get carried away by the spectacular fairy-tale atmosphere of it all. So get out your diaries and think about making some bookings so we can all share this time of pure joy together!

Lille - marché de Noel - AB (25)

Place Rihour, Lille - Christmas Market  - 20.11.2013 > 30.12.2013

www.lilletourism.com

In the heart of winter, 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 a winter wonderland. On Place Rihour, more than 80 chalets teem with gift ideas, nativity figurines, Christmas decorations and festive food. You can find regional specialities here, and you can also find arts and crafts from Russia, Canada, Germany and Switzerland. And that’s not to forget the gingerbread and other delicacies, which you can take away or eat on the spot with a glass of mulled wine…

Open every day from 11 am to 8 pm (9 pm on Fridays and Saturdays, 10 pm on Saturdays 7, 14 & 21 December, 6 pm on 24 & 30 December). Closed on 25 December. On the Grand Place, amidst the sumptuous decorations dominated by an 18-metre high Christmas Tree, and as Christmas carols fill the air, the Big Wheel turns majestically. Its height of 50 metres ensures guests have a stunning view of the city.

Armentières - Christmas Market  - 14.12.2013 > 15.12.2013

+33 (0)3 20 44 18 19 - www.armentieres.fr

Lille - Christmas concerts  - 01.12.2013 > 20.12.2013

+33 (0)3 20 49 52 81 - www.mairie-lille.fr

Marcq-en-Baroeul - Sound and light outdoor show “Urb an Opera on Nativity“  - 14.12.2013

+33 (0)3 20 72 60 87 - www.ot-marcqenbaroeul.com

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Val de Deûle - Christmas Market on a houseboat  - 07.12.2013 > 08.12.2013

+33 (0)3 28 38 84 21 - www.valdedeule-tourisme.fr

Villeneuve d’Ascq

+33 (0)3 20 43 55 75 - www.villeneuvedascq-tourisme.eu

Christmas Market  - 30.11.2013 – 01, 07, 08, 14, 15, 21 & 22.12.2013

Arrival of St Nicholas  - 07.12.2013

Christmas concerts  - 08.12.2013 & 15.12.2013

Wattrelos

+33 (0)3 20 75 85 86 - www.wattrelos-tourisme.com

Equestrian show: The Legend of St Nicolas  - 01.12.2013

Christmas Market  - 13.12.2013 > 24.12.2013

Various alternative Christmas installations!
Roubaix
+33 (0)3 20 65 31 90 - www.roubaixtourisme.com
LEGO XXL - 05.12.2013 > 05.01.2014
Ice rink - 12.12.2013 > 05.01.2014
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