Christmas in Aix en Provence

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13 November, 2021 to 9 January, 2022


Late November, for our great delight, Aix-en-Provence adorns itself with Christmas clothes.

Christmas market on the Cours Mirabeau, 13 desserts market, clay figurines fair, bravado and vigils Calendale , Pastorale Maurel , kings’ walk, concerts, shows … Many events are planned for you to prepare and celebrate Christmas in Provence.

Christmas Markets Aix-en-Provence

Fairs and Christmas markets

To taste all the Provence flavors during the holiday season, nothing’s better than the truffles, olive oil ( PDO Aix-en-Provence ) and 13 desserts markets.

Craftsmen and local producers present a multitude of products on their market’s stalls during Christmas

Do not miss the twin cities’ international market where the twin towns’ merchants , craftsmen and friends meet in Aix-en-Provence to discover their mutual cultural and gastronomic heritage.


Aix-en-Provence Christmas market • 17 November to 31 December 2021

International twin town market • 1 to 5 December 2021

Aix-en-Provence PDO olive oil market • 11 and 12 December 2021

Thirteen desserts market • 17 to 24 December 2021

Activities and shows for children

Whether you want to entertain your children with a story or a show, have they meet Santa Claus or having fun on the rides, here is a program full of magic to spend Christmas.


The Christmas carousels • 13 November 2021 to 2 January 2022

Giant Christmas tree and Santa’s letterbox • 3 to 24 December 2021

Santons fair Aix-en-Provence

Nativity scenes and santons

What would be a Christmas in Provence without the Nativity figurines, these small clay figurines representing the Nativity scene in a Provencal village?

Do not miss our different Nativity scenes: the Santonniers ‘nativity scene on the Cours Mirabeau, as well as the one of the Oustau in the Parc Jourdan and the Fouque House.


Santons Fair • 19 Novembre 2021 to 2 January 2022

Mass of the Santonniers* and Inauguration of the Fair • 28 November 2021

Nativity scene of the Santonniers* • 19 November 2021 to 2 January 2022

Traditional Provencal Crib • 10 December 2021 to 2 January 2022

Crib and table of the 13 desserts of the Maison Fouque • all year round

*Santonniers = Santon makers

Bravade Calendale

Christmas Provencal Traditions

Many rituals and customs punctuate the Provencal Christmas making it an authentic period full of wonder.


Sainte-Barbe • 4 December 2021

Christmas concert of the Tambourine Academy • 11 December 2021

Christmas at the Chapel • 18 December 2021

Veillée Calendale • 18 December 2021

La Bravade Calendale • 19 December 2021

Midnight mass in the Provencal tradition • 24 December 2021

March of the Kings • 9 January 2022

The Pastoral Maurel • 30 January 2022

Christmas concerts and events