Discover Lille Christmas market this year with Eurostar's experts. Lille Christmas market 2022 runs from 24th November to 30 December. It's perfect for a festive day trip with fabulous gifts ideas. Lille Christmas market is quite small compared to some of the better known ones in Europe, but what it lacks in size it makes up for in convenience.
A visit to Lille Christmas market 2022 is perfect to ring in the holiday. At under 1hrs 30min from London St Pancras, you can hop on a train at a civilised time of the morning and be in Lille before lunch.
Lille is a foodie's delight with no shortage of good restaurants and food shops, so you can keep your energy up for browsing the market and getting all your Christmas shopping done. Most of the main shopping streets are around the Grand Place, also known as Place du Général de Gaulle, so you won't have too far to wander.
The Christmas market in Lille is in the centre of town with around 90 stalls on Place Rihour, and the massive Christmas tree and Ferris wheel on nearby Grand Place, so it’s very compact and just 10 mins walk from the station.
You’ll have plenty of time to browse the market, take a ride on the big wheel for some fabulous aerial photos, indulge in some delicious food and get a good bit of your Christmas shopping done, all before you get on a train home.
From the very last week in November to the end of December, discover the Lille Christmas Market and soak up the atmosphere of Christmas this season.
Lille Christmas market 2022 is the perfect place to go for a family getaway as it is relatively small. Enjoy mulled wine and French cheese, gingerbread and chocolate praline. There are also pony rides for the kids and Friday night concerts under the shimmering lights.
Wrap up warm and wander around the beautiful decorated old Lille to admire the colourful Flemish facades, get your Christmas shopping done in the shopping centre and relax at cafés and bars near Grand Place with the giant Christmas tree and the merry music.
A great market for a family break or weekend shopping trip at 2 hrs 1 min from London.
The perfect place for a romantic Christmas break, and just 3 hrs 30 mins from London.
The oldest Christmas market in Europe and one of the prettiest.
A little further afield, but well worth the trip for its traditional, festive atmosphere.