Christmas In Provins: A Medieval Market And Many Other Activities
Once a prosperous merchant city, Provins is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is in this enchanting setting that a medieval Christmas market is held every year, as well as numerous activities for the whole family.
The medieval Christmas market
This year, the famous medieval city of Ile-de-France celebrates Christmas in Provins during the weekend on December 10 and 11, 2022.
The highlight of this festive weekend is of course the 5th edition of the medieval Christmas market animated by troubadours, jugglers and magicians!
Throughout these two days, demonstrating craftsmen will share their passion for the trades of the Middle Ages. This market of the olden days will also continue at night, with a medieval ball, candlelight and fire animations that will transform the Place du Châtel into a magical place!
Not far from there, in the school yard, young princesses and knights will be able to challenge themselves to wooden games, archery or a pony ride...
- Times: Saturday: from 11am to 11pm, Sunday: from 10am to 7pm
- Price: free entrance
- Paying activities : archery and pony ride.
The living crib
During the Christmas weekend in Provins, performances will also be given in the collegiate church of Saint-Quiriace by 50 actors from Provins.
This show will tell the life of Saint Francis of Assisi who accompanied his father, a rich Italian clothier to the famous fairs of Provins and who was the first to reenact a representation of the Nativity in 1223 near Greccio.
The second part of the show will take you back to the foundations of the Christian era. No less than 50 actors will participate in this living crib, not to mention the ox, donkey, wolf, sheep, falcon, sheepdogs and camels of the Wise Men! Christmas Songs will bring the Nativity story to life.
- Times: Saturday: 2:00 p.m., 3:15 p.m., 4:30 p.m. and 5:45 p.m., Sunday: 2:30 p.m., 4:00 p.m. and 5:30 p.m.
- Rate: free admission and free seating
The Christmas Village and its ice rink
Another must-see Christmas event in Provins is the Christmas Village, a craft market where about 40 chalets offer mulled wine, Christmas tea and many other gastronomic specialties. You can also find wooden toys, jewelry and Decorative items to offer...
Santa's chalet and carriage are waiting for you, as well as multiple animations for children (tales, demonstrations and initiation to model making, face painting). But the main attraction will be again this year the ice rink of 200 m².
- Times: Saturday: from 10am to 7pm, Sunday: from 10am to 6pm
- Free admission (except ice rink)
This 37th edition of the medieval festival is devoted to the theme of the Builders
about sixty craftsmen demonstrators, troubadours, jugglers and fire-eaters
Medieval ball, fire show, living crib, guided tour of the Middle Ages, theatrical animation, culinary workshop, many animations await you