Christmas Markets in Lille
The stunning city of Lille really shows off its assets in the winter when the French Christmas markets take over its streets. Pathways lit with dainty lights and wooden huts intricately decorated to give visitors the best festive feeling possible. The Ferris wheel offers incredible views stretching as far as the eye can see and children will love the fantastic mix of activities available. With Paris Christmas markets nearby, Lille puts on an impressive show to be one of the best Christmas markets in France.
Where to find Christmas markets in Lille
Follow the brightly lit Ferris wheel and you are sure to find the Lille Christmas market. The main square becomes home to over 80 wooden huts, each selling something quirky and unique. An 18 metre high Christmas tree fills the centre and all of the shops join in, decorating their windows with as much fake snow and fairy lights as possible.
When to find Christmas markets in Lille
Lille Christmas markets are great for winter holidays as there is plenty of time to visit. Starting from 19th November, the Christmas markets in Lille run until New Years Eve. Only stopping to rest on Christmas Day, the vendors are happy to serve you between 11am and 9pm all month long.
What's on offer at Christmas markets in Lille
After browsing the stalls and trying some festive foods, visitors can spend their time at the Lille Christmas markets or giving their Christmas lists to Santa. If you're on holiday in Lille during the last weekend before Christmas, keep an eye out for the spectacular event when Father Christmas 'falls' from the 80m high bell-fry tower at the Chamber of Commerce. Don't worry, he'll still be able to deliver the presents.
What to buy at Christmas markets in Lille
Like many other French Christmas markets, Lille prides itself with the variety of local products and food available for visitors to buy. Make sure you have space to take home some bottles of mulled wine and treat friends and family to some traditional French decorations. Invest in some delicate jewellery or keep it simple, and on a budget, with homemade preserves.
Christmas Market Holidays in Lille
The streets of Lille at Christmas time are idyllic for a winter getaway. Organising your holiday to France with easyJet Holidays is simple and with flexible deals available for all holidaymakers, finding a cheaper alternative is rewarding. Book your hotel and flight together for an even better bargain and save the money for the mulled wine fund.