The Magic of Christmas

A month of magic in Carcassonne


See you in December 2022!

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 December.

While waiting for the 2022 edition, we take a look back at the 2021 edition in pictures:
©Sébastien Carles

Place Carnot

Ice rink, Christmas Market & Entertainment

Skate around the Neptune fountain on real ice, before strolling towards the Christmas Market chalets (which surround it) with its gift ideas and gourmet delights. Many other highlights are also waiting for you: animations, face painting workshops to make your children look good for free, advent calendar to try to win gifts by drawing lots, without forgetting of course the giant robots and cute mascots walking around the city centre.

Place Général de Gaulle

Go-karting, ice quad, Rofftop & Laser Game

Do you like sliding and thrills? Go to the Place Général de Gaulle to find the ice karting tracks for adults and the ice quad for the little ones! Also back: the high altitude Rooftop with its gondolas to eat with friends or family while enjoying the panoramic view of the Cité de Carcassonne. A new universe is also being set up on the Place Général de Gaulle: come and challenge yourself at the Christmas Laser Game!

© Roftop Carcassonne
© J.Roche - Ville de Carcassonne

Square Gambetta

Ice path, Virtual reality, Sound and light show

A new ice rink to discover on the Square Gambetta: the ice trail! Put on your skates and, on real ice, stroll along a magical path that will take you into a fairytale world. Virtual Reality is also available to offer you an even greater experience: more than a dozen simulators to try out for a maximum of thrills! But that’s not all: this new place is preparing an ice-cream surprise and a magnificent sound and light show.

Square André chénier

Santa’s Park Rides

The traditional Christmas rides are back to entertain you in André Chénier Square! And because great adventures work up an appetite, there are chalets where you can take a break between rides.

© J.Roche - Ville de Carcassonne