A month of magic...
Carcassonne lights up and puts on its winter coat, from the Bastide St Louis to the Medieval City of Carcassonne, to offer you the most beautiful Christmas: thrilling attractions, concerts, street entertainment, scenery and magic lights. Rink, Christmas market, ferris wheel, sledges, carousel ... and a multitude of shows.
2021 : The Magic of Christmas is back for an incredible edition!
With family or friends, be amazed for a dream month: stroll through the illuminations of downtown and the city, enjoy the ice skate, quad or go-kart, vibrate in front of an ice-cold exhibition or with the many free public shows, experience unforgettable experiences in virtual reality or at Santa Claus Park with its many attractions, treat yourself to the best products from our terroirs ...
Place Carnot: ice rink, Christmas market and entertainment
Skate around the Neptune fountain on real ice, before strolling towards the chalets of the Christmas Market (which surrounds it) with its gift ideas and gourmet delights. Many other highlights await you there too: animations, make-up workshops to make your children make-up for free, an advent calendar to try to win gifts by drawing lots, without forgetting of course the wanderings of giant robots and touching mascots downtown.
Place Général de Gaulle: Karting & Quad on ice, Rooftop altitude & its cable cars and Christmas Laser Game
Lovers of snow sports and thrills? Meet at Place Général de Gaulle to find ice karting tracks for adults and ice quad bikes for the little ones! Also back: the altitude rooftop with its cable cars to eat with friends or family while enjoying the panoramic view of the City of Carcassonne. A new universe is also taking hold on Place Général de Gaulle: come and challenge yourself at the Christmas Laser Game!
Square Gambetta: ice trail, virtual reality and sound & light show
New ice rink to discover on Square Gambetta: the ice path! Put on your skates and, on real ice, stroll along a magical course that will take you into a magical world. Also find Virtual Reality to offer you an ever greater experience: more than ten simulators to test for a maximum of thrills! But that's not all: this new place prepares you a frozen surprise and a magnificent sound and light show.
Square André Chénier: the rides in the Parc du Père Noël
The traditional Christmas rides are back to entertain you on Square André Chénier! And because great adventures whet the appetite, chalets will give you a gourmet break between two attractions.
Also find many events in the city:
LES ANIMATIONS DU MOYEN-AGE
The Municipal Tourist Office invites you to discover the secrets of the Middle Ages to your children (6-11 years old). These workshops will be a unique moment to unveil all the medieval arts in a small group of 5 children maximum with a trained facilitator. To discover every Wednesday, weekends and school holidays, from the end of health restrictions. Program: Alternating workshops changing every day 10 a.m.: Calligraphy workshop or Heraldry workshop 2 p.m.: Fou du Roi or Leatherwork workshop 3 p.m.: Workshop making medieval headdresses & dances or Le Parcours du Chevalier For each of the workshops (except Le Fou du Roi and Le Parcours du Chevalier), your children will leave with their own creation that will forever be a wonderful memory of their visit to Carcassonne: Calligraphic bookmark on Moulin de Brousse paper, wooden shield with coat of arms, bracelet in leather stamped with the child's first name, medieval headdress. Note that your children remain under your supervision during the workshops. Reservations required
L'INCROYABLE HISTOIRE DE CARCASSONNE
END OF YEAR CELEBRATIONS
Sound and light show / Duration: 25 minutes. Why do we have the City and the Lower Town? What peoples have passed here? What made our richness, our culture and our identity? You're ready ? So off to this fabulous trip. The Magic of Christmas innovates with "The incredible story of Carcassonne". The buildings of the Museum of Fine Arts and its surroundings are contorted in spectacular special effects, colored and adorned with breathtaking decorations. Comfortably seated in the gallery, take a family break to dream and (re) discover the history of Carcassonne, told for children.
ANIMATIONS DE LA PATINOIRE
DJ's - Musical entertainment on the ice rink - Free Tim Prax - Saturdays December 4, 11 and 18 from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Les Frères Rays - Sundays December 5, 12 and 19 from 2 to 6 p.m. Nocturnes Wednesday December 8 from 7 to 9 p.m. with HBCC and ASCXIII Wednesday December 15 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. with the USC XV rugby school
LEGENDES DE NOTRE ENFANCE
Come and share a magical moment with all the legends of our childhood: from Santa Claus to Santa Claus, from the tooth fairy to the sandman ... Many emblematic characters await you for an unforgettable show
PARADE - ROBOTS GEANTS ET MASCOTTES
Les Robots Géants Parade of giant luminous robots / Wednesday 8, Saturday 11, Wednesday 15, Saturday 18 and Wednesday 22 December from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. + Friday 24 December from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. downtown streets to meet the public ... Come and discover them and admire their luminous lasers. Free The Mascots Wednesday December 15 and Wednesday December 22 from 11 am Friday December 24: special Christmas stroll "Santa's hood" from 11 am The mascot parade will also be there for a moment of magic and dreams, with colorful characters. Hugs, kisses and souvenir photos will be waiting for you. Free
EXPOSITION A CROQUER : NOEL GOURMAND
This winter, let yourself be seduced by the new magical exhibition of Christmas Magic: immerse yourself in a soft and sweet universe that will warm all hearts! Come and meet cook bears, sommelier penguins, greedy mice, animated cauldrons, Santa Claus ... More 100 touching automatons, in real size, await you in a magical snow setting composed of fireflies, fir trees shiny whites, sugar canes, gingerbread and giant lollipops ... Meet at the Halles Prosper Montagné: push the doors of a wonderful world to enter an enchanted universe, from where little children and adults alike dreamers will certainly leave with stars in their eyes!
FESTIVAL OF SAINT NICHOLAS
Transport yourself, for a weekend, to the medieval world. Camps, craftsmen, workshops, games, Troubadours, medieval market ... Everything will be gathered to amuse young and old. Without forgetting the Torchlight Retreat which will benefit the Telethon. Free entertainment. Health pass NOT compulsory for outdoor events.
THE TORCH WALK
Fire show at 6.30 p.m. on the Place du Prado at the Pont Levis de la Cité - Departure of the March at 7 p.m. and arrival at Place Carnot around 8 p.m. As every year, the descent of the City lights up with the colors of flaming torches. Come and experience the fabulous Torchlight March in medieval costume or in civilian clothes, in the presence of medieval troops and various partners. Meet at the Pont Levis de la Cité at 6.30 p.m. for a fire show (sticks, diabolos, bolas ...), a cantèra with Canti Canta and to buy your torch: departure of the stroll in the streets of the city at 7 p.m. and arrival at Place Carnot around 8 p.m. A march organized for the benefit of the Telethon in partnership with the Rotary Carcassonne Bastide, the Echansons du Carcassès, Canti Canta, Botafogo and the Red Cross. Free buses will run from the Center de Congrès / Le Dôme station to the Cité at 6.30 p.m. and 8.30 p.m. Mandatory mask wearing