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.
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
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
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