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Lille Christmas Market

Discover Lille Christmas market with Eurostar's experts

The Lille Christmas market runs from 22nd November to 30th December 2023 and is perfect for a day trip. It might be small compared to Europe's other festive markets, but what it lacks in size it makes up for in convenience and Christmas cheer.

And at under 1hrs 30min from London St Pancras International, you can hop on a train in the morning and be in Lille before lunch.

Lille is also filled with an exciting range of restaurants, where you can refuel between Christmas shopping. You'll find plenty of options around the Grand Place, also known as Place du Général de Gaulle, so you won't have to wander far.

All you need to know about the Lille Christmas market

What to do at the Lille Christmas market

From the last week of November to the end of December, the Lille Christmas market welcomes locals and visitors alike with the spirit of Christmas. 

You can browse the market stalls for festive gifts and enjoy some mulled wine, gingerbread and chocolate praline. The kids will love the pony rides and the Friday night concerts under Lille's shimmering lights.

The Ferris wheel offers stunning views of the city and the huge Christmas tree is perfect for selfies. Plus, you can wander through the Old Town and admire the colourful Flemish facades.

Where to find the Lille Christmas market

The Lille Christmas market is located right in the centre of the city, with about 90 stalls on Place Rihour. Nearby, you'll find the massive Christmas tree and Ferris wheel at the Grand Palace. It's only a ten-minute walk from the station and is super convenient and compact.

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