Christmas in Reims

On course for France’s third biggest Christmas market! From 24 November to 24 December 2023, the Coronation City provides you with a magical experience for the festive season celebrations. Take a day or a weekend off and treat yourself to a royal break in the fairytale world of Reims’ Christmas market.

Grande roue - Marché de Noël (c) Pauline Colin Office de Tourisme du Grand Reims

Magnificent city, great Christmas market

With its 130 chalets and wide range of activities, Reims sees things in XXL size so as to ensure you enjoy an unforgettable Christmas in Champagne. You’ll love the colourful, festive ambience that reigns supreme along the city’s famous Promenades!

Climb aboard the Ferris wheel and admire the Great Christmas Tree all decked out in lights. Discover the many riches of local knowhow and learn all Reims’ secrets during a guided tour under the glow of its illuminations. As for the kids, they won’t be able to resist the enchanted world of the Children’s Kingdom and its Father Christmas’ house.

Looking for something to add sparkle to your Christmas Eve? In Reims, you simply can’t miss out on a festive Champagne tasting session in one of the city’s cellars!

Our ideas for a magical Christmas in Reims

Music, maestro!

And how about doing your shopping to music? Every Wednesday and Friday afternoon, a one-of-a-kind jazz-filled atmosphere reigns in Reims Christmas market. And on weekends, musicians wander here and there bringing a touch of joyful madness to the little medieval streets decorated for the festivities. Ideal for spending real quality time with your loved ones, rounded off by sampling some of our delicious regional products.

Le Marché de Noël 2019 à Reims..
Marché de Noël de Reims (c) Carmen Moya Office de Tourisme du Grand Reims
Parade bretonne au marché de Noël de Reims(c) Carmen Moya Office de Tourisme du Grand Reims
Spectacle Regalia sur la cathédrale Notre-Dame de Reims (c) Cyrille Beudot Office de Tourisme du Grand Reims

Whoever says Reims Christmas Market says gift ideas

The chalets in the Craftspeople’s Village have a whole range of original creations on offer, to discover in an atmosphere steeped in the magic of Christmas. Delight your nearest and dearest (or yourself!) with jewellery, glassware, ceramics, embroideries…you name it! And don’t miss the City of Reims chalet and its “Fier d'être Rémois” (Proud to be Reimian) creations!

Near Reims

Not for from Reims, the beautiful city of Épernay also decks itself out in lights. From 8 to 10 December, the “Champagne Capital”, organises video-mapping shows and other entertainments, cellar visits and tasting sessions. Everything you need to enjoy a dream Christmas in Champagne, in the midst of its emblematic Great Houses.

Habits de lumière Epernay (c) Alexandre Couvreux Office de Tourisme du Grand Reims

Reims through the seasons

The city where France’s Kings of France were once crowned, Reims is well worth exploring whatever the time of year. Its outstanding architectural heritage promises you full immersion in the history of France. Make your way into one of the great Champagne Houses to taste and acquaint yourself with all the secrets of the nectar of kings. And why not make the utmost of your visit by exploring Champagne’s vineyards?

View all our activity and accommodation ideas in Reims and its surroundings

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*The abuse of alcohol is dangerous for your health. Consume with moderation.

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