Soon Christmas, stars in the eyes of children, presents under the tree and (gargantuan) family meals!
To keep you waiting until that day, Chantilly-Senlis Tourist Office discover the festivities and events that will bring the Christmas spirit to life in the destination!

This year, the Chantilly-Senlis Tourist Office and its partners are playing Father Christmas
From 1st to 24th Decemberopen a box in our Advent calendar on our Facebook page  !
Every day = a gift!

Subscribe to our respective pages, answer the question correctly and try to win a great prize.  :
Entries at Asterix Park and The Sea of Sand A night for two at the Domaine Château Ermenonville and Château de la Tour - ChantillyA brunch for two at the Montvillargenne CastleAn aperitif in a restaurant The Vertugadin in Chantilly, A gift voucher for the @La Prego grocery shop in Chantilly, A gift voucher for two for guided tours of Senlis, Tickets to the Museum of Art and Archeology of Senlisat the Musée de la Dentelle de la City of Chantilly - officialat Chantilly Castleat Pavillon de Manse Moulin des princes in Chantillyat Domain of Chaalis and Garden of Princes,A large pot of Chantilly Cream from The Chantilly workshopTickets for the Senlis cinema and Cinéma Elysée Chantilly !

The winners will be decided by a draw each day!
Get ready!

Friday 8 to Sunday 10 December: Christmas Market of Chantilly on the small lawn
Friday from 10am to 8pm, Saturday from 9am to 8pm and Sunday from 10am to 7pm
Our chalet will be lit up for you for three days. We'll be serving Christmas cocktails, a wine bar and a few other surprises. Father Christmas will be there.

Batucada parade: Saturday and Sunday at 3pm, 3.45pm and 4.30pm.

From 8 to 17 December: Gouvieux Christmas Fair
Discover the full 10-day programme now!

  • 8 December at 6pm : Inauguration and illuminations in Place Amic, followed by mulled wine or hot chocolate in the Library Park, as part of the Christmas market.
  • From 8 to 17 December : The Christmas Market with its 48 traders offering a wide range of activities, everything you need for your Christmas shopping
  • 10 December from 3.30pm Les Foulées de la Mère Noël
  • 16 December at 7pm Fireworks display.

Saturday 9th December from 10am to 6pm Mortefontaine Christmas Market in the village hall
On the second Saturday in December, the village of Mortefontaine welcomes you to its traditional Christmas market. Decorations, illuminations, producers, designers and restaurants will transport you into a warm and magical atmosphere all day long! Salle polyvalente: 11 rue de l'église, Mortefontaine.

Saturday 9 December from 10am to 10pm: Christmas market in Barbery at Clos St Rémi
Giant cot, mulled wine and hot chocolate, pancakes and waffles, tartiflette. Activities with Father Christmas from 7pm.

Sunday 10 December from 10am to 5pm: Borest Christmas Market, place de l'église
Come and do your Christmas shopping at the Christmas market, with a range of stalls including decorations, jewellery, Christmas tree sales and food stalls selling mulled wine, crêpes, cold meats, etc.

Sunday 17 December from 11am to 5pm: Polo Christmas Market at Apremont Farm
An event bringing together the Polo Club and the region as part of the Christmas festivities in the barn at the Ferme d'Apremont. The Christmas Cup will be played from 12.00 to 13.30 followed by a prize-giving ceremony with the exhibitors in the Christmas market barn.


From 2 December to 7 January: 𝗡oël at Chaalis in 1900

From 2 December to 7 January, every weekend and every day during the Christmas holidays from 10am to 5pm
Closed on 25 December and 1 January
Ideal for families.

From 2 December, step back in time at the home of Nélie Jacquemart-André! The owner invites you to spend Christmas at her Chaalis estate!

Immerse yourself in the atmosphere of a Christmas party in 1900! You'll discover the customs and habits of the grand houses of the Belle Époque. A marvellous immersion in chateau life awaits you! But that's not all! Your visit will end with fireworksevery day at 5pm!

  • Continuous treasure huntfrom 10am to 5pm (last admission at 4pm)
  • Fireworks display at 5 p.m.



From 2 December to 7 January (except Tuesdays) : An enchanting Christmas at the Château de Chantilly
The Château de Chantilly offers you an exceptional event for the end of the year.
A magical and enchanting moment to experience with family and friends:

  • Decoration and Christmas animations, Christmas table in the château's Galerie des Cerfs, combining specially-created decorations and historical pieces specially set up for the festive season,
  • Exhibition of pastry masterpieces from 29 November to 7 January in the Galerie d'Office. These students from the Lycée Professionnel Roberval in Breuil-Le-Vert are paying tribute to the Château with their beautiful creations.
  • Christmas tales (from 6 to 22 December: every Wednesday at 11am and 3pm, from 27 December to 5 January: Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays during the holidays, at 11am and 3pm),
  • Santa Claus visits (Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays and every day during the school holidays from 2pm to 5pm),
  • Concert children's choirs and teenagers from Le Ménestrel Saturday 16 December from 2pm (subject to weather conditions), 
  • Concert by students in the harp class of Saori Kikuchi, teacher at Le Ménestrel, the Wednesday 20 December at 4pmwill be performing in the Galerie de Peinture. On the programme: Petit pas n°2, Mon beau sapin and Off she goes.
  • New horse show (2 December to 7 January).
  • For those with a sweet tooth, a mini Christmas market (23 December to 7 January),
  • Chantilly cream workshops (2, 9, 16 and 17 December at 3pm).
  • The animals at the Larris animation farm 23, 24 and 25 December from 10am to 5pm In the park, on the lawn in front of the Petit Château, you'll find a wide range of farm animals: rabbits, guinea pigs, chickens, ducks, goats and sheep, etc. There's also an animation entitled "Farm animals: food, lifestyle and habits", as well as workshops such as "From ball to bracelet", "Lawn man", "Clay modelling" and "Land'Art". In the park, on the lawn opposite the Petit Château.

From 2 December to 7 January: Christmas horse show "Désirée" at the Grandes Écuries de Chantilly
Don't miss the new Christmas creation from the Compagnie équestre du Château de Chantilly! Prouesses, quadrille, courbette, acrobatics, ground acrobatics, burlesque... This flamboyant equestrian Christmas tale will thrill and delight young and old alike.
Sessions at 2.30 pm  4, 6, 7, 11, 13, 14, 18, 20, 21, 24 and 31 December and 7 January 
Sessions at 2.30pm and 4.30pm 2, 3, 9, 10, 16, 17, 23, 26, 27, 28, 29 and 30 December and 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6 January.


From Tuesday 26 December to Sunday 7 January from 3pm. 
In the program : Guignol show in a heated theatre from 26 to 30 December "Turlupiton "Every day at 4pm and "Les Souris de Brigandouille" from 1 January to 7 January every day at 4pm with pancake sales.
No booking necessary.
Recommended age: 3 to 8 years.
Price: €10


From 1 to 24 December: Charlie et la Chantilly at the Atelier de la Chantilly
Look under the lid of your whipped cream jar! If you find any of the 5 golden ticketsIf you win, you will receive a private visit to the Chantilly workshop and a course for two to learn how to make Chantilly cream by hand! 48 rue du Connétable 60500 Chantilly.


From 29 November to 7 January: Chantilly and the magic of Christmas
The town of Chantilly has a whole host of events on offer for the month of December! 
In the program : Advent calendar in the town hall garden in the presence of Father Christmas, Santa's letterboxA stroll and a lantern-lit walk, Chantilly Big Bandmeetings Christmas shopping at the racecourse, Christmas party in the neighbourhoods, carousel The Belle Époque, Christmas adventure trail, donkey carriage tours with Ânes Victoires, Zumba entertainment, creative workshops "Paper Christmas wreaths", drawing and drawing competition Christmas stories  at the media library, concerts, Christmas shows, Christmas markets in schools...

Saturday 16 December at 7pm: La Cantilienne" race behind Chantilly town hall
To celebrate before the holidays with hundreds of runners dressed as Santa and Mother Christmas, take part in the family Christmas race "La Cantilienne". The organisers have planned everything by offering you a Father Christmas hat. A single course of 5.5 km around the racecourse, passing by the Castle. Zumba animation at 6.30 pm to warm up!


From Wednesday 27 December to Friday 5 January: Christmas at the Pavillon de Manse
Every day from Tuesday to Friday, come and enjoy our Christmas workshops for children aged 3 and over, as well as all our activities for the whole family! Go on a family visit in search of Santa's stockings and come and challenge the elves on our new treasure hunt!
Open to the public from 2pm to 5.30pm.


Mathé'magie  From 7 years old Cards, dice, geometry...
Wednesday 27/12 from 10am to 12pm and Wednesday 03/01 from 10am to 12pm

Santa's Laboratory From 7 years old Welcome to Santa's laboratory.
Wednesday 27/12 from 2pm to 4pm, Friday 29/12 from 2pm to 4pm, Wednesday 03/01 from 2pm to 4pm, Friday 05/01 from 2pm to 4pm

Party origami From 7 years old Folding: Make the most beautiful folds for the end of the year. Thursday 28/12 from 2pm to 4pm, Thursday 04/01 from 2pm to 4pm.

Sparkling Light Painting From 7 years old Our drawings glow in the dark!
Friday 29/12 from 10am to 12pm, Friday 05/12 from 10am to 12pm

Dominos From 7 years old 1 domino, 2 dominoes, 3 dominoes...
Tuesday 02/01 from 2pm to 4pm

Éveil Noël "The magic of Christmas From 3 to 6 years : Children get creative to make this Christmas magical!
Tuesday 02/01 from 10am to 12pm

Little Elf" Christmas alarm clock From 3 to 6 years Experiments and paintings for the end of the year!
Thursday 28/12 from 10am to 12pm and Thursday 04/01 from 10am to 12pm

Practical workshops : 10 per child - Duration: 2 hours
The workshops are for children only. Parents do not stay during the workshop.
Booking essential on 03 44 62 01 33.


Les lutins malicieux" treasure hunt From 6 years old 6 per person / €20 family of 4 (€5 extra per person)

Some mischievous elves have hidden Santa's snack! Come and take up their challenge and pass the tests as a family to help Santa. Will you outsmart the elves?

Wednesday 27/12 at 2.15pm, Thursday 28/12 at 2.15pm, Friday 29/12 at 2.15pm, Wednesday 03/01 at 2.15pm, Thursday 04/01 at 2.15pm and Friday 05/01 at 2.15pm

Family visit with "Santa's socks" animation From 3 years old 8 per person (adult or child)

Visit (adapted for children and adults): Come and discover the water-raising machine that supplied water to the fountains in the gardens of the Château de Chantilly in the 17th century. Marvel at the machines from the 19th before descending into the mechanised laundry where the Château's linen used to be washed.

Hosted by : Disaster! Marie the laundress has mislaid Santa's favourite socks! Help us find them - Christmas Eve is just around the corner...

Wednesday 27/12 at 16.15, Thursday 28/12 at 16.15, Friday 29/12 at 16.15, Tuesday 02/01 at 16.15, Wednesday 03/01 at 16.15, Thursday 04/01 at 16.15 and Friday 05/01 at 16.15

Practical Family Activities : Running time: 1h15
Booking required on 03 44 62 01 33


From 1 December to 23 DecemberWe look forward to seeing many of you there to experience the magic of the festive season with Lamorlaye on Ice.

Friday 1st December from 6pm :
Inauguration of the illuminations on the town hall forecourt. Come and enjoy the enchantment of the illuminations and take part in the various activities. Hot drinks and goodies for sale.

From 6 December to 23 December : Christmas Carousel - Place des Tilleuls - Charge

From 8 to 20 December: Activities (ice rink - sledges - quiz) and Christmas village in the castle grounds.

Sunday 10 December: Christmas entertainment at Château de Lamorlaye
Join AGORA for an interactive general knowledge quiz and a "Kim du goût" (blind tasting) on seasonal fruit and vegetables! For 6-13 year olds


Sunday 10 December: "Les foulées de la Mère Noël" race in Gouvieux
Come and work out with your family and friends at the Mother Christmas Races!
- 1st run at 3.30pm Families: 1.5 km (walk)
- 2nd stride at 4.30pm Teens aged 11/15: 3 km (2 laps)
- 3rd stride at 5.30pm Adults: 6 km (4 laps)
Lots of prizes to be won!
Free registration no later than 9/12/2023 Contact Catherine Ferary on 06 70 87 88 66 or by e-mail :



From 23 December to 7 January: Gaulish Christmas at Parc Astérix 
Find all the mysteries of Santa's wonderful gardens : explore the curious vegetation in the The Enchanted Woodtake part in the snowball fight in La Vallée Glacée and discover the secret of Gaulish toy making in Santa's Village. Maybe you'll even get the chance to meet Gaulish Father Christmas?
Find out more " Tous en Piste, the snow sports village "You'll find a skating rink, a children's area and toboggan runs. Visit the gourmet Christmas market for an unforgettable family experience. Come and admire the characters on the parade with floats in Christmas colours. Finally, to round off your day, attend the Final sound, light and pyrotechnics show: "L'île aux vœux" ("Island of Wishes").


From 1 December to 3 January: Christmas enchantment in Senlis Fairy-tale decorations and illuminations throughout the city from dusk until 11pm.

-Every weekend in December from 4pm to 7pm: Association Maille Rouge Team, rue Rougemaille
Pancake vendors, exhibitions, decorations.

From 16 December to 7 January (except 25 December and 1 January) : Free merry-go-round and sweets stand Place Henri IV in Senlis from 3pm to 7pm (6pm on 24/12 and 31/12 and from 3pm to 5pm on 7/01).

From Friday 8 to Saturday 9 December : 24h of Telethon to Yves Carlier complex
Animations all weekend long:
6pm to 6pm: The 24-hour Telethon with the Vélo club de Senlis, Vélodrome at the Complexe Sportif Yves Carlier
Friday entertainment:
From 5.45pm to 10pm: Bridge tournament at the Maison des Loisirs.
From 6pm to 10pm: Players born at the Maison des Loisirs.
From 6pm to midnight: Table tennis tournament at the Complexe Yves Carlier Saturday entertainment Basketball match at the Gymnase Yves Carlier.

Sunday 10 December: Neighbourhood events
From 2pm to 3.30pm at Val d'Aunette - Gâtelière - Arènes and from 4pm to 5.30pm at Bon Secours: Candyfloss stall, Santa's stroll.

Sunday 17 December : Activities organised by the Habiter Senlis Centre neighbourhood association
4.30pm: Storytelling at the Lycée Saint-Vincent
From 5pm to 6pm: Light and music parade with the Plailly brass band

Saturday 16th December between 2.30pm and 6pm : Events organised by the Senlis Traders' Association
A Gospel choir The BLACK HARMONY GOSPEL SINGERS will be singing the most beautiful gospel songs and Christmas carols from across the Atlantic and back home, as they wander through the streets of the town centre. The group is BLACK HARMONY GOSPEL SINGERS. 
The city will be decked out in all its finery, with decorated shop windows, Christmas music and a festive atmosphere! Most shops will remain open on the last Sundays before Christmas.

Saturdays 16 and 23 December from 3pm to 6.30pm You can come across Father Christmas in person in the town centre and in shops. He will also be offering people the chance to have their photo taken with him in his armchair, place Henri IVto light up the stars in the eyes of young and old alike.

From Saturday 23 December to Sunday 7 January: Santa's quest at the Senlis Museum of Art and Archaeology, 10am to 1pm and 2pm to 6pm
Someone's stolen Santa's sleigh! It's hidden in the museum, but to find it, you'll have to face a number of challenges... For children aged 5 and over, accompanied by an adult.
The cries of joy are resounding: children's favourite Christmas holidays are finally here! But Father Christmas is very upset: he's lost a treasure. The secret magic object that allows him to make the reindeer fly! And it seems to have ended up in the town's Museum of Art and Archaeology... Set off in search of it, to save Christmas.
Admission: €7, free for under-25s.

Wednesday 27 December: Workshop-visit "My beautiful tree...". at the Museum of Art and Archaeology
Drawing, erasing, copying, starting again and again... The paths of art are long and tedious. During the visit, children will discover all the secrets behind the works, before completing one in their own way. A smock is recommended!
10.30 am for 4-7 year olds and 2.30 pm for 8-12 year olds. Registration recommended!

Saturday 2 and Sunday 3 December from 10am to 6pm: Christmas exhibition and sale at Béatrice Bruneteau's sculpture-ceramics workshop in Vineuil-Saint-Firmin 
Exhibition and sale of ceramic sculptures, tableware and textile jewellery: 
On the programme: 2 days of sharing, marvelling and choosing gifts made entirely by hand by artists from the Oise region!

Friday 24 November at 8.45pm and Sunday 26 November at 4pm: "Sainte Cécile" concert by La Govelène, at the Église Sainte-Geneviève in Gouvieux
La Govelène, a mixed 4-voice choir accompanied by piano and chamber orchestra, invites you to its Saint Cecilia concert! On the programme: Haydn's Te Deum, Handel's Hallelujah Amen and a variety of songs from the Renaissance to the present day.

Saturday 25 November at 8.30pm: Concert in the church of St Martin de Plailly
Performers: Amadeus Orchestra (violins), Coup de Coeur de Plailly choir, Orchestre symphonique de Plailly. On the programme: Debussy, Willians, Beethoven, Vangelis...
Spectators at the "verre de l'amitié" at the end of the concert, organised by the Association Musicale de Plailly.
Heated church, free admission. Free admission.

Sunday 26 November at 5pm: Missa Santa Cecilia concert at the church of Saint François in Chantilly
The Orchestre d'Harmonie de Chantilly and the Ensemble Vocal du Ménestrel present: Missa Santa Cecilia by Jacob de Haan . Choir conducted by Agnès Dalarun, orchestra conducted by Jonathan Abbot.
Free admission

Thursday 30th November at 8.30pm : Jazz concert at the Jeanne d'Arc cinema in Senlis
The conservatoire's jazz workshop and Big Band will perform on stage. Come and enjoy this moment of jazz! Free on reservation :

Saturday 2 December at 8.30pm: Autumn Concert with the Da Capo Orchestra
Organised by the École de Musique de Lamorlaye, come and discover the Da Capo orchestra conducted by Philippe-Olivier Devaux. Soloists: Philippe Cuper on clarinet and Daniel Diez on trumpet. Works by George Gershwin, Leonard Bernstein, Nino Rota ... 
Tickets at the Foyer Culturel: Saturday 25 November from 9am to 12pm and on site from 7.30pm or book now by calling 06 07 82 44 99:

Saturday 2 December at 8pm and Sunday 3 December at 4pm: Concerts dedicated to French songs, at the Chantilly cultural centre
Concert organised by Musik'Vie and Chantilly Talent Jam Sessions, featuring French songs from 1960 to 1975.
Admission: €5. L'autre scène, 34 rue d'Aumale.

Saturday 9th December at 4pm Christmas concert "Les Chants Boul'tout" at the foyer culturel in Lamorlaye
Come and enjoy the Christmas concert organised by the CCAS (Centre Communal d'Action Sociale de Lamorlaye) in the foyer culturel hall in Lamorlaye! On the programme: French songs of yesteryear and today and Christmas carols - Conducted by Fabrice Lolivier. Free admission.

Sunday 10 December: Organ recitals at Senlis Cathedral at 4pm
The Friends of the Organs of Senlis invite you to organ auditions at Notre Dame Cathedral in Senlis once a month at 4pm. Marc SACRISPEYRE (titular organist - Senlis).

Tuesdays 12 and 19 December: "En voix" Festival in Chantilly at the church of Notre-Dame de Chantilly
The En Voix! Festival, organised by the Théâtre Impérial - Opéra de Compiègne, is back on the road in the Hauts-de-France region for its 6th edition, and this year it's stopping off in Chantilly. This festival of opera and choral singing, the only one of its kind in France to cover an entire region, is continuing its drive to bring choral singing and opera as close as possible to the people who live there, in towns and villages alike, and by creating new networks. The Festival En Voix ! is both an event that brings together exceptional artists and a major vocal event that is accessible to all, creates emotions and awakens curiosity. This year, Chantilly is delighted to welcome two dates from this fabulous programme.
Tuesday 12 December at 8.30pm: Les Brigades vocales " SOLEIL NOIR " by the Tempête and the Ensemble vocal du Ménestrel, Conservatoire de musique de Chantilly et de l'Aire Cantilienne.
-Tuesday 19th December at 8pm: In Winter's House, The Gesualdo Six
Price: €7 per concert, ticket sales on site only.

Saturday 16 December between 2.30pm and 6pm : Gospel choir in the streets of Senlis
Uhe Black Harmony Gospel Singers will be singing the most beautiful gospel songs and Christmas carols from across the Atlantic and back home, as they wander through the streets of the town centre! 

Saturday 16 December from 2pm : Concert by Le Ménestrel children's and teenage choirs to Chantilly Castle
Concert children's choirs and teenagers from Le Ménestrel (subject to weather conditions), 

-Sunday 17 December at 4pm: "Great pianists and young talent" concert at the Jeu de Paume in Chantilly
A concert of young international pianists, with the exceptional presence of the great French pianist Jean-Bernard Pommier, presented by Nelson Monfort.
Places are limited, so book online only!

Monday 18th December at 6pm Apéro musical by the Collegium de Senlis, at the Centre de Rencontres de l'Obélisque in Senlis
In music as in cooking, every chef has his own way of doing things! For the 1st edition of its Apéro musical, the Collegium de Senlis is opening up its kitchens and inviting you to discover its best-kept recipes and culinary secrets. It's a unique - and not-to-be-missed - opportunity to go behind the scenes of a choir rehearsal and sample some of the delicacies prepared by our singers, just for you: A nourishing experience from every point of view!
Free admission.

Friday 22 December 2023 at 8.30pm: Concert in Vineuil-St-Firmin church
The adult choir and vocal ensemble of Le Ménestrel, Conservatoire de Musique de Chantilly et de l'Aire Cantilienne, present a Christmas concert with a varied repertoire ranging from the Renaissance to Romanticism, including the lovely Missa Santa Cecilia by Jacob de Haan. Free admission.

Museums of Senlis The Musée d'Art et d'Archéologie and the Musée de la Vénerie are open Wednesday to Sunday from 10am to 1pm and from 2pm to 6pm (5pm on 24 and 31 December), except on 25 December and 1 January.
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Domain of Chaalis
The Domaine de Chaalis is open every day during the school holidays from 10am to 5pm. Closed on 25 December and 1 January.
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Chantilly Castle
The Château is open from 10am to 5pm, the park from 10am to 6pm and the Grandes Ecuries from 12pm to 5pm. Closed on Tuesdays. Open on 25 December and 1 January. Annual closure from 8 to 26 January inclusive.
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Garden of Princes
The Potager des Princes is open from 27 December to 7 January from 3pm to 5pm.
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Manse Pavilion
The Pavillon de Manse is open from 27 December to 5 January, Tuesday to Friday, 2pm to 5.30pm. Closed on 25, 26 and 31 December and 1 January.
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Asterix Park
Parc Astérix is open from 23 December to 7 January from 11am to 7pm.
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Chantilly Lace Museum
The museum will be closed from 18 December to 4 January. Open on 5, 6 and 7 January.
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