Christmas Market

And it’s this time of the year again! Winter is surely coming, but above all Christmas is. And if ever you have time to wander in Lyon, you should head for the Place Carnot, where the Christmas Market is held from November 25 to December 24.

Fairy lights, bulbs… The whole place is covered in decorations to bring the Christmas spirit to life. There are no less than 140 chalets (wooden houses originally from the mountainous regions) to discover. You’ll find there the work of artisans and traders. Various local products are displayed, going from handcrafted toys to Christmas decorations, and of course produces. But even if you don’t count on buying stuff, you can go there for the free activities. Those include performances of magicians, charity sales, various exhibitions… Some well-informed people even affirm that if you show up at Place Carnot at the right time, you’ll even get a chance to see Santa Claus himself!

For more practical information (and to be sure to approach Santa Claus), check out the website of the event.

Opening hours:
10:30 am – 8:00 pm everyday
Extended to 10:00 pm on Saturdays
10:30 am – 4:00 pm on December 24
Could be modified due to November 13 events