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Christmas in Marseille

From 16/11/2013 to 31/12/2013

Fairs and congresses

Until Decembre 31, Christmas Magic takes possession of Marseille. Many activities have taken place on the Canebiere and the Old Port since mid-november.


Come discover the famous Santon’s Fair, a bicentenary tradition which began in Marseille in 1803.  A santon manufacturing shop is held every Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays to present and explain the different steps of figurines creation.

The Ferris wheel is setting near the Shade house and offers its passengers a fantastic view of the Old Port. Rides also entertain visitors on Belsunce avenue until January 6, 2014.

Finally, as every year, the Christmas Market gather thirty craftsmen and designers of soaps, jewellery, decorations and many other products. Workshops will take place between the chalets to provide children with specific Christmas feast activities. Find a makeup workshop, letter to Santa workshop, a photobooth with Santa and also sled rides. These activities will occur every Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays and every day from December 21 to 26 (except on December 25, 2013).


For more information, please visit the website of the Santon's Fair and the Marseille’s Office of Tourism.