THE WONDER OF CHRISTMAS AND MORE AROUND LILLE

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!

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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

But it’s not just all about Christmas at this time of year. Roubaix likes to surprise its visitors and there are loads of bargains in art and fashion to be had!

Marché aux tissues fabrics market - 13.10.2013

Manufacture des Flandres, Roubaix

+33 (0)3 20 65 31 90 - www.manufacturedesflandres.fr

Cotton and linen, African or Japanese materials, liberty fabrics, lace, net curtains, organza and silk… they’re all to be found there! At the Marché des Tissus, you’ll find clothing materials as well as soft furnishings for every project and every purse. There are also bookshops specialising in dressmaking and soft furnishings, haberdashery items and sewing classes. In a former factory full of weaving looms, in an authentic textile industry atmosphere, material traders from all over the region and from Belgium as well display their 2013-2014 Autumn and Winter Collections. Free.

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Marché des modes fashion market - 06.12.2013 > 08.12.2013

ENSAIT & Vestiaire, Roubaix

+33 (0)3 20 65 31 90 – www.roubaixtourisme.com

The Marché des Modes is a unique occasion to discover original creations by fashion and homecraft designers. Over 50 fashion craftsmen show their creations in various areas, from ready-made clothing to tableware, as well as design and decoration items. Free.

Nuit des arts  - 07.12.2013

Roubaix

+33 (0)3 20 65 31 90 – www.roubaixtourisme.com

In Roubaix, during Arts Night, the whole city teems with exhibitions and performances all night long! Over 30 venues (museums, art galleries, restaurants, bookshops…) put on exhibitions, installations and performances: photographs, videos, comics, drawings, dance, music... All over the city you can find something to your liking and enjoy the free bus taking you around all night long! Free.

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Braderie de l’art flea market- 07.12.2013 & 08.12.2013

La Condition Publique, Roubaix

+33 (0)3 20 65 31 90 – www.roubaixtourisme.com

The Art Flea Market gives the public an opportunity to see artists and designers create objects, sometimes using salvaged materials, that they then sell at prices ranging from 1€ to 250€. Free admission.

The top 5 of the unmissable exhibitions in autumn:

  • Happy Birthday, Galerie Perrotin / 25 ans

11.10.2013 > 12.01.2014

Tripostal, Lille

  • Illuminations - Trésors enluminés des Musées de France

08.11.2013 > 10.02.2014

Palais des Beaux-Arts, Lille

  • Mahjoub Ben Bella, La couleur incantatoire

18.10.2013 > 12.01.2014

Musée de l’Hospice Comtesse, Lille

  • Daniel-Henry Kahnweiler et ses peintres

28.09.2013 > 12.01.2014

Musée LaM, Villeneuve d’Ascq

  • Le Siècle d’or de la peinture danoise - une collection française

12.10.2013 > 12.01.2014

Musée La Piscine, Roubaix

 

My Greeter friends Marie-Anne, Jérôme, Cécile, François, Nathalie, Gérard, Olivier, Gregory, Franck and Françoise will be delighted to share with you their stories about the area they live in, so get in touch with them, it’s free and a fun way to learn about local life!

Free bookings

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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