From 19th November to 28th December 2016
Get into the spirit of the festive season and enjoy the warmest of welcomes as you visit the Christmas markets on the city’s six main squares.
See the ice sculptures at the Frozen Fairyland, then warm up cold hands around a hot spicy drink or mulled wine.
Let the illuminations chase away the dark winter days, and enjoy traditional treats like the merry-go-round, a walk through the magic forest or take the chance to stock up on gastronomic Christmas essentials at the city market hall.
An ice-rink and big wheel add to the leisure activities for young and old alike.
The boutiques and shops are also open on the 4 Sundays before Christmas, so you can enjoy the sights, smells and tastes right up to the last minute on city breaks.
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Christmas in Metz
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for Christmas in Metz
Visit the Frozen Fairyland
In a setting of ice and snow, inspired by the wonderful fairytales of Perrault, Grimm and Andersen, artists from around the world have sculpted their favorite fairytale characters from ice. Don't forget your hat and gloves - the temperature in the ice palace is permanently under 6°c!
Take a ride on the big wheel beside the Cathedral
The Ferris wheel (60 meters high!) offers a stunning panorama of the city and gives you unforgettable close-up views of the Cathedral.
A stroll around the “Sentier des Lanternes”
Elves, teddy bears and toy soldiers are lit-up creating a captivating Santa’s workshop. Follow the lamp-lit walk to discover these enchanting characters, by Guy Untereiner. Directly inspired by East-European folklore, rekindle the embers of the Christmases of yesteryear.