Christmas is a holiday taken seriously in the French city of Metz, where all the most important squares are decked out in festive decor throughout the Advent period, alongside plenty of delightful Christmas programming.
Considered one of the best Christmas markets in Northeastern France, the Metz Christmas market is a definite highlight of any winter trip to this rich, historic city.
If you’re currently planning your own trip, or simply curious about what Metz Christmas Market is like, then we’re here to help.
Read on for an overview of Metz Christmas Market, with official dates, hotel recommendations, and locations.
NOTE: This is a Christmas market we haven’t personally visited yet, so all the information below is taken from official sources for your reference! If you have any personal tips from first-hand experience to add, let us know in the comments so we can improve this guide!
Metz Christmas Market Dates
According to this official page, this year’s Metz Christmas Market will take place from November 24 – December 30.
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Metz Christmas Market Locations
You can typically find Christmas market stalls and programming in Metz at the following locations:
Place de la République
This is one of the main locations of the Metz Christmas market, and it’s in this square that you’ll find the city’s central Christmas tree and nativity scene, as well as a Christmas pyramid, ice rink, toboggan run, rides, and 30+ vendors in wooden chalets.
Place d’Armes JF Blondel
Additional wooden chalets can be found in Place d’Armes JF Blondel, along with the famous Metz Christmas Ferris Wheel, and light projections on the facade of the Cathedral.
Place de la Comédie
Tasty Christmas market food options await in Place de la Comédie (formerly known by the name Place de Chambre), along with additional light projections and ‘the Big Christmas Ball’.
For more shopping and eating opportunities, head to Place Saint-Louis, where there’s a fun little carousel alongside 50 more wooden chalets.
You can find about a dozen more Christmas market stalls in Place Saint-Jacques, along with a merry-go-round.
Gare de Metz
Last but not least, to get properly in the Christmas spirit, you can find more lighting projections and decorations (including a nice nativity scene) around the Gare de Metz train station.
Official Metz Christmas Market Website
For the most up-to-date information and announcements, be sure to visit the event’s official website.
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