From 24th November to 30th December 2017
Visitors young and old have been coming to the Amiens Christmas Market since 1997. With it's 130 chalets that stretch for over 2 km, it has a great choice of gift ideas. This year the biggest Christmas Market in the north of France is celebrating it's 20th anniversary. From 24th November to 30th December, craftsmen from France and all over the world will offer a variety of handmade gifts, Christmas décorations and delicious delicacies.
For this anniversary edition, an extra touch of magic will bring life to the Christmas window displays. Pupils in Design from the Saint Luc Art School in Tournai, Belgium, led by Peter van de Kerckhove, will be creating ephemeral works of art in the spirit of Christmas.
Christmas in Amiens
Top things to do
for Christmas in Amiens
Marvel at the Christmas window displays
Pupils in Design from the Saint Luc Art School in Tournai, Belgium, led by Peter van de Kerckhove, will be creating ephemeral works of art in the spirit of Christmas.
Admire the sound and light show at the Cathedral, Notre-Dame d'Amiens.
Every evening during the Christmas Market a new polychromatic show, “Chroma” will shown at the cathedral. It uses colour and and infinite palette of nuances to trace the history of the cathedral. The Gothic architecture lends itself to strange optical illusions whilst the music adds emotion to the experience.
Visit the Circus
The circus, a must-see building in Amiens, seats between 1400 and 1650 people and is the largest circus building in France. The Jules-Verne Circus is also a National school of Circus and Street Arts whose main vocation is to promote circus art in all its forms, traditionnel and contemporary, as well as opening up to other artistic forms. Every year a special Christmas show with exceptionnal acts is proposed to the general public.