Christmas market in Orleans

ORLeANS celebrate christmas


Every December, Orleans city centre is transformed into Santa’s village.

In 2019, the Christmas market was held from November 29 to December 29.

Marché de Noël et statue de Jeanne d'Arc sur la Place du Martroi à Orléans

Christmas animations in Orleans

Orleans Christmas Market takes place on three main squares around the city. Head to Place du Martroi, Place de la République and Place de la Loire.

Light show onto Orleans Cathedral

Every evening, until January 5, 2020, rediscover the true spirit of Christmas projected onto the Sainte-Croix Cathedral (every 3 minutes)!


The traditional Christmas market

Place du Martroi

As the Christmas and New Year celebrations approach, illuminations and special events turn Orleans into a festive wonderland. For one month of the year, Orleans becomes not just the capital of Centre-Val de Loire but the Christmas capital of the region!

In the heart of Loiret, Orleans is filled with Christmas spirit to delight the whole family, young and old alike! Carousel, big wheel and ice rink await you Place du Martroi!

There’s no better place to feel the magic of Christmas than Place du Martroi where you can soak up the festive cheer at its famous Christmas market.

Christmas magic in Orleans

Eyes full of stars

Stuck for Christmas gift ideas? Local artists, designers and crafters at Orleans Christmas Market and on the shopping streets leading off Place du Martroi are sure to have what you need for Christmas!

Fancy going up in the world? The Big Wheel offers passengers an unmatched view of Orleans city centre and a chance to see the iconic Joan of Arc statue from way up high!

There’s mulled wine and waffles for foodies, toboggan runs and an ice rink for the kids, while Santa’s sleigh and carousel help keep the magic of Christmas alive... there’s something for everyone at Orleans Christmas Market!


Christmas at the Château

In the Loire & Loiret's iconic châteaux

Chambord, La Ferté Saint-Aubin, Meung-sur-Loire, Chamerolles...

Make sure you pay a visit to Loire & Loiret's iconic châteaux during your Christmas holidays!

The castles are somehow even more enchanting during the Christmas holidays, transporting you to another world.

Families can look forward to a host of Christmas activities.

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