France Christmas Market Opening Dates 2023 | Confirmed Dates So Far

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When do Christmas markets open in France this year?

If you’re trying to research the answer to this question, you may have run into some trouble… that’s because the opening dates for Christmas markets in France vary by town, city & region.

That’s why we created this page for you, so you can peep the opening dates for France’s Christmas Markets quickly and at a glance.

We hope you find it helpful!

This list is by no means exhaustive, and includes mainly bigger Christmas markets that we could find official websites and dates for. Let us know in the comments if you have any more we should add.

NOTE: Most Christmas markets don’t announce their confirmed dates until a few months before, so please excuse the sparse list for the time being! We’ll be sure to update this list with more dates as soon as they are released. Let us know in the comments if you know of any we should add for 2023!

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Christmas Market Opening Dates in France 2023

For now, only a few dates for France’s 2023 Christmas markets have been officially announced.

Here is a table summarizing the opening dates of the 2023 French Christmas markets that we know of so far.

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LocationChristmas Market Name2023 DatesOfficial WebsiteHotels
AmiensAmiens Marché de Noël Nov 25 - Dec 30Official Website
AnnecyAnnecy Noël des AlpesNov 18 - Jan 1, 2024Official Website
ArrasArrras Marché de Noël Nov 24 - Dec 30Official Website
BergheimMarché de Noël de Bergheim Dec 1 - 3
Dec 8 - 10
Official Website
BesançonMarché de Noël BesançonNov 25 - Dec 24Official Website
BordeauxMarché de Noël de BordeauxNov 24 - Dec 27Official Website
Caen Marché de Noël de CaenNov 25 - Dec 31Official Website
CastresMarché de Noël de Castres Dec 1 - 31Official Website
ColmarColmar: La Magie de Noël [Multiple Markets]Nov 23 - Dec 29Official Website
DijonDijon Marché de Noël Dec 2 - Jan 7, 2024Official Website
EguisheimMarché de Noël Authentique d'EguisheimNov 24 - Dec 23Official Website
GuebwillerNoël BleuWednesdays, Saturdays & Sundays from Nov 25 - Dec 24, 2023Official Website
GuemarMarché de l'Avent de GuemarDec 16 - 17Official Website
HagenauSacré NoëlNov 24 - Dec 30Official Website
KaysersbergMarché de Noël Authentique de KaysersbergNov 24 - 26
Dec 1 - 3
Dec 8 - 10
Dec 15 - 19
Official Website
KingersheimMarché de Noël de KingersheimDec 1 - 3Official Website
LubersacLubersac Marché de Noël Dec 1More Info
LilleVillage de Noël LilleNov 22 - Dec 31Official Website
LyonLyon Marché de Noël Nov 26 - Dec 24Official Website
MarseilleVillage de Noël MarseilleDec 1 - 31Official Website
MentonMenton Christmas FestivalDec 9 - Jan 7, 2024More Info
MetzMetz Marché de Noël Nov 24 - Dec 30Official Website
MontbéliardMontbéliard Marché de Noël Nov 25 - Dec 24Official Website
MontpellierHivernales de MontpellierDec 2 - 30 Official Website
MulhouseMarché de Noël de MulhouseNov 24 - Dec 23Official Website
NancyFêtes de Saint Nicholas NancyNov 24 - Jan 7Official Website
NiceVillage de Noël NiceDec 7 - Jan 7, 2024Official Website
ObernaiMarché de Noël de la Gastronomie et de l'Artisanat d'ObernaiNov 24 - Dec 31 Official Website
Marché de Noël d'OrléansDec 1 - 30Official Website
OstheimMarché de l'Avent d'OstheimNov 25 Official Website
ParisLa Magie de Noël - Marché de Noël des TuileriesNov 18 - Jan 7Official Website
ParisLa Défense Village de NoëlNov 16 - Dec 27Official Website
PfastattMarché de Noël de PfastattNov 24 - 26
Dec 1 - 3
Official Website
ReimsMarché de Noël de ReimsNov 24 - Dec 24Official Website
RennesRennes Marché de Noël Dec 3 - Jan 3Official Website
RibeauvilléMarché de Noël Médiéval de RibeauvilléDec 2 - 3
Dec 9 - 10
Official Website
RiquewihrMarché de Noël Traditionnel de RiquevirNov 25 - Dec 21 Official Website
SarlatMarché de Noël de SarlatDec 6 - 31Official Website
SélestatNoël à Sélestat [Many Activities]Nov 25 - Dec 29Official Website
StrasbourgStrasbourg: Capitale de Noël [Multiple Markets]Nov 24 - Dec 24Official Website
ThannMarché de Noël de ThannNov 24 - Dec 23 Official Website
ToulouseMarché de Noël ToulouseNov 24 - Dec 26Official Website
TurckheimMarché de Noël des Lutins
Nov 24 - Dec 30 Official Website

Help us improve this list of France Christmas Market dates!

Do you know of a confirmed French Christmas Market we should add to our list? Let us know in the comments!

6 thoughts on “France Christmas Market Opening Dates 2023 | Confirmed Dates So Far”

  1. Hi there,

    I’m wondering if you have any information about Christmas Market in Narbonne, Perpignan or Barcarès? I know it must be hard to set an opening dates due to the current situation.

    Thank you so much!


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