From December 8th until January 6th, get into the spirit of the festive season and enjoy the warmest of welcomes as you visit the Christmas market on Dunkirk squares.

You will find activities on three squares: Place de la République, Place Jean Bart, and Place Charles Valentin. The town hall will even turn into the Santa’s castle to welcome Santa Claus, who will arrive on December 8th at 17:45!

The organizers of this event work hard every year to offer you a great Christmas experience: 50 chalets offering you a variety of handmade gifts, Christmas decorations and delicious delicacies, a Ferris wheel, an magic Christmas forest with its Christmas elfs, a free ice rink, and more than 60 activities are planned to make you have a wonderful time in Dunkirk!

- December 8th: Inauguration of the Magic Castle, and spectacular arriving of Santa Claus

- December 22nd: Street show with magicians and acrobats

- Everyday: Ice rink, ferris wheel, shows…


Opening times:

8 -22 December: 11:00-19:30 on Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays
14:00-19:30 on weekdays except Wednesdays

23-29 December: 11:00 - 19:30 every day.



You have many reasons to go to Gravelines throughout the year but Christmas is definitely one of the best moment! No matter how old you are, you will enjoy beautiful illuminations, the beauty of the Christmas market, toys and pieces of craftsmanship.

Gravelines offers a traditional and gourmet Christmas market in a family atmosphere. Craftsmen from France and all over the world will offer a variety of handmade gifts, Christmas decorations and delicious delicacies.

Let the illuminations chase away the dark winter days, and enjoy traditional treats as well as the Ferris wheel!


From 8. to 30. December, from 15:00 to 20:00 on weekdays, 11:00 to 21:00 on Saturdays, and from 11:00 to 20:00 on Sundays.


- December 8th : Inauguration with Miss France 2015

- December 15th : Parade with Captain America, Spiderman and Jedi

- December 19th : Traditional Christmas songs choir

- December 22nd: Fireworks