Christmas Market in Calais

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Unlock the Magic of Christmas in Calais: A Festive Guide for Britons

Are you ready to embark on a magical Christmas journey? Calais, with its enchanting Christmas market and a winter wonderland of festivities, invites you to experience the joy of the season. As the digital pen behind Calais Vins and Olivier Vins, let's dive into the charm of the Christmas Market Calais and discover why it's the perfect destination for your holiday shopping.

the Calais Christmas market in 2023

Discover the Charms of Christmas Market Calais

Step into a world of festive delights at the Christmas Market Calais. Nestled in the heart of the city, this market transforms into a dazzling spectacle, offering an array of artisanal gifts, festive decorations, and local treasures. It's not just a market; it's a celebration of the season.

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Immerse Yourself in Festive Atmosphere

Calais embraces the spirit of Christmas like no other. From the picturesque Boulevard Lafayette, with its pedestrian transformation on December 10th, to the exceptional opening of Calais Cœur de Vie on December 17th, the city becomes a winter haven. Enjoy free parking in the city center on weekends from November 25th to January 7th, making your visit convenient and stress-free.

The Dragon of Calais, until January 7th, takes you on a whimsical winter journey. With dragon rides, a winter menu in restaurants, and family-friendly animations, it's an experience not to be missed. If you want to enjoy a perfect day in Calais, this is the place not to miss.

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Festive Events to Light Up Your Visit

Great festivities and concerts for the whole family

Calais goes beyond the ordinary with spectacular events. From Super Heroes & Super Mario mascots parading on December 2nd to the mesmerizing Ice and Fire spectacle on December 9th, the city captivates visitors of all ages.

The Quatrio Concert on December 9th at Calais Coeur de Vie and the Christmas fireworks at Place Crèvecoeur on December 10th add a musical and visual treat to your festive itinerary. Don't miss the presence of Santa Claus on December 10th at Place d'Armes, creating magical moments for children.

Christmas Market Extravaganza

The heart of the festivities lies in the Christmas Market & Santa's Chalet 2023, transforming Place du Grand Théâtre into a holiday haven from December 9th to 17th. Immerse yourself in the charm of 40 Christmas chalets, offering a delightful market experience. Capture the joy with the mascottes Pyjamasques, the automated queue de pie on December 17th, and a rendezvous with Santa on December 23rd at Calais Coeur de Vie.

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Enjoy the Cultural Offerings

Enhance your Christmas experience with cultural events. Attend the free Gospel Concert at Église Notre Dame on December 17th, featuring two sessions at 5 PM and 6:30 PM. For a musical tribute, catch the Gipsy Kings concert on December 22nd and 23rd at Calais Coeur de Vie.

A Refreshing Start to the New Year

As the festive season concludes, embrace a unique tradition at Calais—the Bain Décalais on January 1, 2024. Plunge into the New Year with a refreshing dip at the Belvédère Beach, creating memories that last a lifetime.

Plan Your Perfect Day with Calais Vins and Olivier Vins

Amidst the festive fervor, don't miss the opportunity to indulge in a shopping extravaganza at Calais Vins and Olivier Vins. Explore our Pre-Christmas Shopping for Wine, Spirits, and Beers blog for expert insights. Discover the Quality and Savings When Buying Wine in Calais to make your wine shopping experience truly exceptional.

To ensure the best shopping experience, consider pre-ordering your wine from our Calais stores and take advantage of our special offer for free channel crossing.

Make the Most of Your Visit

Plan your visit strategically, taking advantage of the free parking, exceptional opening hours, and the vibrant atmosphere of Calais Ensemble. Whether you're capturing moments with Santa or enjoying the diverse market offerings, Calais promises an unforgettable Christmas experience.

As we bid adieu to the old year with the festive Rendez-vous Avec Le Père Noël on December 23rd, let's welcome the new with the unique tradition of Le Bain Décalais on January 1, 2024. It's not just a trip; it's a journey into the heart of Christmas magic in Calais.

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Conclusion a perfect Xmas shopping in Calais

In summary, your Christmas shopping day at Christmas Market Calais goes beyond mere retail therapy. Explore lively markets, witness spectacular shows, and be sure to add a touch of festivity with the high-quality wines available in Calais. Plan your visit during the festivities to fully immerse yourself in the Christmas magic of Calais. Happy shopping!

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