The Magic of Christmas

A month of magic in Carcassonne

Carcassonne lights up and puts on its winter coat, from the Bastide Saint-Louis to the Medieval City, to offer you the most beautiful of Christmases: sensational attractions, concerts, street entertainment, magical decorations and lights, ice rink, Christmas market, Ferris wheel, carousel… and a multitude of shows throughout the month of December. Young and old alike will be amazed by the festive and friendly atmosphere of Carcassonne during the Christmas season.

The Magic of Christmas is back in Carcassonne!

See you between 3 and 31 December 2022!

From 3 to 31 December 2022, the City of Carcassonne invites you to its not-to-be-missed end-of-year event: the Magic of Christmas!

This year, the City wished to play the energy sobriety passing from 3 universes of ice to 1 single ice rink place Carnot and privileging illuminations in led lighting in order to respect the environmental measures in force and to realize essential energy savings.

Sobriety does not mean depriving the people of Carcassonne of festivities – quite the contrary! The City has rivalled in imagination to create a tailor-made, festive and family-friendly Christmas magic with its share of surprises.

For one month, share unforgettable moments with your family in the four corners of the city: from Gambetta Square to Carnot Square, from André Chénier Square to General De Gaulle Square, from the Medieval City to the Prosper Montagné Market, the City of Carcassonne has prepared an array of activities for young and old!

Throughout the illuminations, you will find all the emblematic attractions that make the Magic of Christmas a not-to-be-missed event in the south of France: the ice rink, the traditional Christmas market, the Ferris wheel, the Christmas park and its rides, the sensational attractions with virtual reality, the shows for young people, the rooftop and its high-altitude chalet with an unobstructed view of the Medieval City…but also new features in 2022!

Animations 2022 :

  • The Enchanted Bubbles on Gambetta Square, a timeless interlude with marvellous images forever engraved in your mind.
  • Wooden games from the past at the Halles Prosper Montagné for an afternoon in a good atmosphere with the family (about 18 games are waiting for you at 2€)
  • The sound and light show the Incredible History of Carcassonne at the Musée des Beaux-Arts for children to discover the city and its heritage.  (3€)
  • The Father Christmas Park on the Square André Chénier is back with family attractions and thrills. Ideal for the whole family! (between 2€ and 6€)
  • The Laser Game and the Wooden Track dedicated to quads on the Place Général de Gaulle for convivial animations. (5€ and 6€)
  • The Virtual Reality Space at the Halles Prosper Montagné, to discover another dimension with friends or family (5€)
  • Curling rinks at the Halles Prosper Montagné to discover this sport so appreciated in North America (3€)
  • Numerous animations, shows and strolls for young and old!And always the famous Ice rink at the Place Carnot as well as the Christmas Market and its products.

Medieval City

Family Shows

Various places in the medieval city are hosting family shows during the Christmas holidays. The Association of shopkeepers of the City, “Cité en Fête”, has put together an array of Christmas-themed activities for you. Make your reservations now